I was satisfied with the formula, but the wand is a little tricky and it takes a minute to get familiar with...though it does work pretty well, it takes a bit longer to lash-up and I'm not willing to take the extra five minutes to do the lashes....
I picked this mascara up at CVS because with the sale and a coupon it was less than $3. I don't normally wear L'Oreal products, and wouldn't have normally picked up this mascara, but I was out, and it was cheap. The concept is interesting, but there is a learning curve for the wand, and it does take a few minutes longer to apply and get the look I want. I cannot stress enough: the wand must be held vertically rather than horizontally. The first time I used this, I loved the result. My lashes are already long, but not full or defined. This mascara had a lengthening and defining effect. However, with extended use, I find the wand picks up more and more product, which is either transfered to the lashes, or wasted in a tissue. The color is very black, and does tned to flake. If you have the time, the effect can be dramatic. However, I would rather use a cheaper, traditional mascara and save the time.
Awful, I returned it (something that is very rare for me) and took the money to put gas in the car.
When I first bought this mascara, I LOVED it. Now as I have it for a little longer, it's not what I really hoped for. Yes, the brush is very nice for those hard to reach lashes and is a great alternative to givenchy's version, but I just really couldn't stand the fact that the product gets all "gloopy" and stuck right behind the ball shaped brush. Because of this, you have to be careful you don't touch the wand to your face/ accidentally get a stray hair in your way or you'll have a mess on your hands. Also, the stopper in the bottle is quite strange and has really begun to annoy me. It doesn't really scrape excess product off; instead the excess product collects in the opening of the bottle and gets all clumpy and gross. I find myself frequently using a q-tip to wipe all the clumpy mess off the top of my stopper so that the clumpiness doesn't end up on my lashes. All in all, it does make your lashes longer. Fuller? Not so much for me, unless I layer another mascara with a normal wand over it. However the color is great, the lengthening is good, but I just can't be hassled with bad packaging and a stubborn wand anymore. For how much I paid for this (it was new and just came out) I'll try out some other drugstore mascaras.
I was hesitant to try this, because normally my lashes don't respond to anything but the bigger, thicker brushes; however, I was super surprised at how much longer and more defined just one coat of this mascara made my lashes look!
PROS: Great at definition and length; the brush really gets every single lash; flexible wand; good if you're looking for a natural look; nice as a "base mascara" if you layer yours with another mascara
CONS: Doesn't hold a curl well; flakes/clumps fairly easily; not a very dramatic look
This mascara has a great concept. The brush is fantastic however the formula isnt great. It is extremely creamy and thick, which is okay for the first three days. After that however, mascara collects on the wand, the brush and around the opening of the tube. The formula doesnt dry quickly and it doesnt give the clean look the LashBlast from Covergirl does. Its fantastic at getting those hard to reach lashes, but once you do, its not satisfying. it also takes forever to apply. I wish I could stick this brush in a different formula mascara. Great concept, poor execution.
At first, I was excited to use this because even though it got some pretty mixed reviews, I decided to be optimistic and hope for the best. The first time I used it, it was over a volumizing mascara and I was actually quite impressed. It made my lashes look great. I thought hey, for the price this is actually pretty good. Not the best for volume, but it was great at lengthening. But the next day I used it and for some reason it didn't look as good. I even did my mascara the exact way I had the day before. I'm not sure what happened but I wouldn't say this is a HG mascara for me. I also agree with other reviews about the color being grey-ish blue. It does not look black at ALL. *Sigh* Oh well, the search continues for a mascara that makes my lashes look perfect.
I just bought this last night and used it today. I already hate it. It clumps and the wand is too flimsy. Save your money with this one. I'm going back to Covergirl Lash Blast.
At first, I didn't like this product because applying it was awkward the first few times. Once you get used to it, however, it really does reach every little lash. The latest batch of mascaras I've tried (including Avon Supershock and Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof) have all left awful smudges underneath my eyes after just looking down, reading for 40 minutes or so. This mascara, however, doesn't leave any smudges at all! It does leave a barely noticeable bit of black powder on my lower eyelid, but it's diffuse and, like I said, barely noticeable (and far better than smudges). It helps define my short, wimpy eyelashes. After checking it a few hours later, it has still maintained some curl - not all, but I haven't experienced a mascara lately that can do that. I think my eyelashes do look longer. I'm not sure about "volumized", but this mascara is still a huge improvement over my recent experiences with mascara. I'll definitely use this everyday and buy it again unless there's another drugstore mascara that's even better...maybe I'll try Cover Girl Lash Exact Waterproof in a few months and see how that stacks up.
The brush is indeed great - it applies mascara evenly from corner to corner and has a nice stiff bristle that separates lashes. The mascara is only OK. The trick is to wipe the brush with tissue so it doesn't clump and to apply carefully. You can get a nice look if you're careful and you do need to practice. The first couple of times I used it were awful - goopy and clumpy. but once I wiped the brush, I started getting a nice long and full look. Diorshow is still my favorite. maybe I'll try Dior with this brush...