I am a serious sucker for natural looking mascaras, since most mascaras make my (very long) eyelashes look like the legs on a spider. I only apply mascara to my upper lashes, since my lower lashes are, well... Freakishly long.
My sister had tried this mascara out for a while, and she couldn't make it work for her, so she gave it to me. The second I got home I curled my lashes (they don't curl naturally at ALL) and I carefully applied this as if I was 'coating' my lashes - no quick movements, no side-to-side movements, I just started at the root of my lashes and sloooowly pulled the brush upward 'til the end of my lashes. After applying the mascara, I use a heating eyelash-curler to top off the look.
The result? AMAZING.
I always use brown mascara, but I got this in black, and even so - my lashes look (with this particular technique) soooo natural and long. I love the texture of this stuff - it truly does feel like it is 'caring' for your lashes - VERY smooth without wearing off.
My eyelashes truly does look like a bambi, and I'm sure that you can make the look dramatic if that's the look you're aiming for, just by using another technique.
**I use the "soft black".
I can't believe I've overlooked this before! I've tried every mascara in the known universe for my pale pathetic lashes. This one is amazing. It builds up really easy to make the softest lushest full-bodied lashes - so much so I rarely use my Clinique lash primer underneath this as I don't have to.
It doesn't make your lashes go crispy, it doesn't produce those horrible 'bobbly' bits on the end of your lashes, and the best thing of all is that if you're touching up your make up later in the day, you can apply this on top of what's already on your lashes and it almost 're-wets' and softens the mascara so you can build it even more!
I'm on my 3rd tube of this and I think I've found my perfect mascara!
I have been using this mascara everyday for a month now. The wand is a little longer than I am used too, but the smaller brush head (as compared to Maybelline The Colossal) makes it easy to get to my inner corner lashes, and can coat bottom lashes without any smudges. I can build up a LOT of coats without any clumping at all, and my lashes stay soft and flexible throughout the whole day. I have never had this smudge, or experience any fall out or those annoying black flecks on the top of my cheeks. I also think my lashes seem to be in better condition, and fall out less since using this mascara. The only reason I have left off one lippie is because I think it needs a smaller neck on the tube, as the brush does come out with excessive mascara on the end, which I need to wipe off. But I will be buying this again :)
I'm not very picky when it comes to mascaras so perhaps that's why I didn't notice this one perfoming any better than my other ones. The formula is nice, it doesn't smudge or flake but the wand does pack on waaaay too much product so I have to wipe it before application. This has resulted in the top of the tube looking like a big mess and because the packaging is white it is even more obvious. I don't have any other complaints but it's nothing special either.
I was a bit skeptical when I went out and got this, since I was really disappointed with their Volume Glamour mascara. I must say, though, I'm loving it!
The formula is light enough not to weigh my lashes down, and thick enough to create drama. No clumps, no crumbles, no smudging, no flaking...
It builds up volume, separates, lengthens and even curls my super straight short lashes! And just to make my dream come true...finally a mascara that doesn't irritate my eyes...not the least bit!
I love the white tube, makes it unique-looking. The brush is feathered out well and it was the main reason I got encouraged to buy this.
I apply a light layer to the top of my lashes, then I start swiping under the lashes while turning the wand and wiggling it right to left. A m a z i n g.
Writing this review right now made me realize I found my HG mascara! Guess I was so used to not liking something about every mascara I didn't notice this one hit all the points! Thanks to all the MUAers here!
I like this mascara.It gives my lashes volume and separates them perfectly.It does not clump and looks natural.
This is one of the best mascaras I've ever used. It gives beautiful volume that stays all day. Doesn't clump or smudge. The consistency is so silky, it glides on the lashes and separates lashes so they don't look sticky like spider legs. I really like the brush, it's full with many bristles and in medium size, so you can catch all lashes without making a mess around your eyes, unlike with those ridiculous giant brushes. I'm not so sure if it makes lashes any healthier and I must say that I wear contact lenses and I could still feel the mascara in my eyes like with other mascaras, maybe it made my eyes sting a little bit more than with some other mascaras I've used. 2 layers of this mascara and my lashes look amazing all day. The only disappointment for me is that it doesn't hold curl, I need to use a lash curler. But overall it is a great product worth buying.
Love this mascara, i keeping going back to it and never fails me whether it's nice and light for the day time and heavy and voluminous for a night out. The best part of it is that after a long day at work, it stays put and doesn't flake, there's nothing more annoying than flakey mascara to irritate the eyes or make you look like you have panda eyes. And it feels so silky and smooth when you apply.
Great mascara, a HG product from me, and i will keep repurchasing over and over.
I would recommend, as you take out the wand swirl it around to remove a bit of the mascara.
I like this a lot - gives me volume without clumping, leaves my lashes soft and does not itch my eyes.
Why i give it a 4 - well too much comes out with the brush and it tends to clump if you don't rub some of it off and that can be a bit messy. My all time fav Mascara has to be Maxfactor More Lashes so i keep comparing it.
Love! I bought it in 11 noir/black. I cannot attest to color or if it holds a curl because my lashes are naturally black and curled. Leaves me me with a volume I would describe as fluffy and lush. How can you not love that?!