I had to toss this baby this morning and I was so sad! I really loved this mascara. What I loved the most about it was the brush applicator. The plastic bristles really get into the base of my lashes and added a ton of thickness. My lashes are fairly curled to begin with, but this just seemed to enhance the curl even further. I will say that the formula feels almost like a waterproof formula, and can be tricky to remove if you don't have a waterproof makeup remover on hand. I had this for over a year (I know, I really shouldn't do that!). I wouldn't say that this makes my lashes look fake by any means, but they give a healthy boost to a natural look. I would definitely recommend and repurchase.
Sadly I don't care for this mascara. On me, it doesn't hold a curl and straightens my lashes. Based on that, I can find cheaper formulas that work better on me than this.
This is a very hyped product, so of course my expectations was sky-high. The brush is brilliant, helping you to reach all the smallest lashes you don't reach with a normal brush. It's jet black which I love and the formula is okay. Sadly, this smudges a bit during the day, both under and over the eyes, even with eye primer. I think the hype is the brush and nothing else, so in that case it met my expectations. The smudging brings down the overall experience though. Also, very pricey in Sweden (where I live).
This may be an extremely unpopular opinion but i really do not like this! As a person with droopy eyelashes it did nothing to hold the curl and made my lashes go straight down! You can literally see the curl drop as 10 seconds pass. Also, with oily eyelids this smudges really badly, Im not crazy about what it does either, lengthens but no volume, formula is way too wet!
After first trying this mascara a couple of years ago (my sister sent me one from Australia) I was converted and fell in love! However, on buying on for myself in London it didn't quite have the same effect. Maybe they changed the forumla?! They also cheekily continue to up the price, which annoys me!
I think I'll stick with Lancome for now as I can't trust a product with isn't consistent!
I really like this mascara! But, as a lot of others have said, it is somewhat difficult to take off. It does a great job of making your eyes pop and making lashes look a lot longer. I don't really think it's worth the money because it's not as amazing as I thought it was based on so many raves I have seen on the beauty blogs. If you apply it carefully it's still a pretty nice result though.
I agree with the reviews that this makes you lashes. The formula stays on your lashes. The good thing is it does not come off. The bad thing is that it does not come off. I lost 2 lashes trying to get this stuff off. This is after soaking the mascara in a lot of makeup remover. I also did not notice it curled my lashes any more than any other formula. I found Voluminous to give the same effect after a few coats at a fraction of the cost. Definitely too much for the payoff.
makes my lashes stand out
clumps (makes it look like I have two eyelashes on each eye)
sometimes hard to remove
a little pricey
This mascara is okay, but I've definitely tried better. I've had some good days and bad days using it, but I think I'm going to try another brand. This just doesn't do it for me. After hearing all the hype about it, I was a little disappointed.
At first it made my lashes look really spidery and horrible. Then I decided to curl them and use a lash primer. Since then I've never looked back they looked curled, lengthened, winged out and just beautiful. Those who say it clumps and is horrible I understand because I felt like that at first but if you persevere with it and find what works for you it's brilliant. ... A particularly like the brush as the plastic bristles really get in between my lashes and coat every single one.
I received this as part of my birthday gift from Sephora. I have to say that it takes some getting used to and you do have to be somewhat careful as to how you apply it, but once I got the hang of it I really loved it. The first time I applied, I applied 3 separate coats. I did that mostly out of habit, because with some DS mascaras I use (and that's pretty much ALL I use) I usually have to apply that much. I was NOT impressed. My lashes looked clumpy, stuck together, and spidery. I couldn't understand what the hype was all about (all I had read at that point were the reviews on sephora.com which made it sound like the best mascara ever made) but I wanted to keep trying it. I gradually learned that the key to applying this mascara is NOT to overdo it. I apply one coat and that's it. That separates my lashes and lengthens and volumizes beautifully. They look soooo long and thick. I use Careprost (generic Latisse) so my lashes are fairly long and have a bit of a natural curl to them. This mascara emphasizes them so much! And I love that it lasts all day; my lashes never fall or start to look naked. No flaking or smudging. I do plan on purchasing a full size tube when my sample runs out. It's kind of a pain for me because I don't live near a Sephora and will have to order it every time I run out, but I think it's worth it.