I'm not entirely convinced. I have tried this and Lancome's Oscillator and I prefer this BY FAR. What is better about Lancome's is the packaging - with EL, it's vibrating as soon as you start unscrewing the brush whereas with Lancome there is a little button you press to vibrate this. I prefer the latter to the former: if I want to rinse off the brush, or just get a small eyelash hair in the corner, the battery continues to vibrate thus wasting "applications." But the mascara and brush is far superior than that of Lancome - you get a nice full set of lashes, very little to no clumping and all in all good mascara. I don't know if the price tag warrants the results or if they are that much more "spectacular" than another high end mascara but it certainly is one of my top performers.
This is my new HG mascara, LOVE LOVE LOVE it! My short sparse lashes are so full and long with this mascara. Very easy to use too. Well worth the money.
Excellent product. I was never really a mascara person (shock of shocks!) because I've been so jaded by all the mascaras I've tried - I am Asian, so while I am infatuated by the look of long fluttery lashes, I neither have any nor do I have the noticeable eyelids. Because of the contact between my lashes and my lid, I suspect most mascaras would smear the heck out of my eye. The only one that I ever used before Imju Fiberwig, which I love because of the ease of use and removal, but it only added length not curl.
Zoom to a few days ago. Tried Lancome's Oscillating mascara, was not impressed. Tried EL's TurboLash - CONVERTED. Instantly. Not only do you not have to do that time-consuming wiggle movement with your wand (it's recommended you don't, actually), but the formula is perfection! It will not clump if you tried, plus it gives even my godforsaken straight lashes looong length and incredible volume, and on it's own even a pretty subtle curl (enhanced further by an eyelash curler before the mascara is put on, and after it has completely dried). Wore it for a whole day with zero smudge (considering I'm an unconscious eye-rubber). As for the vibrating motion, I find it really fun although it's only your applying hand that will feel it (your eyelids certainly won't). Impressive! Expensive, but definitely a repurchasing 5 lippies for me!
Love this stuff. I was very skeptical about vibrating wands being a total gimmick until I got one of these to test. Wow! My lashes were coated and full in mere seconds. The formula does not flake or smudge and is nice and black. I love the blue and gold package and that the wand begins to vibrate the second you unscrew it. My fear of putting a vibrating stick near my eye dissipated once I used this in real life--the vibrations are so subtle you barely notice them, but they do pack on the product very nicely. I've also tried Lancome's oscillating mascara which I do not like as well. If I buy another vibrating mascara it will certainly be Lauder"s.
I am not one for returning things, but at $34 this is going back as soon as I find the time. As a mascara junkie I just had to try it, to see what all of the hype was about. I have short, fine, blonde lashes that do not hold a curl. I have had the best luck with the following...Maybelline Volum Express turbo WP, Diorshow Iconic and EL Sumptuous. For nights out though, I still go with fakes because no mascara has proven to give me anything close to the length of fakes.
As for Turbolash...first of all, I dislike the feeling of the vibrating wand. It tickles my fingers to the point of being very annoying. I also am so used to applying my mascara a certain way, so this new way of just holding it and slowly moving it up the lash(no wiggling or twirling) felt weird, and not something I think I can get used to. Now for the results. There was some length, some separation, but zero volume. If your lashes are nice to begin with, you might love this. If you need mega OOMPH!! like I do, don't waste your money on this one.
I think I found the HG of mascara's and I am a total mascara junkie. This mascara gave me back my lashes I had in High School! It does mostly lengthn and seprate. The volume and curl on this product is weak. It is expensive, around $35.00. I guess a battery cost $10.00 more. However, for the lashes of my youth I guess I am willing to pay that.
Sorry guys but this stuff did nothing for me. The SA told me to layer it on top of my daily mascara to get more volume-why would I want to do that? If Iím going to buy a mascara itís b/c I want it to do its job on its ownÖwhatís the point then of using Turbolash? I just didnít see any difference with this mascara vibration or not. The formula did seem nice and not heavy or sticky but for gals like me that have thin, stick straight lashes that uncurl as soon as the mascara hits the lash this one just didnít cut it and failed just like all the other mascarasí Iíve tried.
I have used so many mascaras and this is by far my favorite. Although I'm not sure if it's the vibrations doing the work, the gel formula works wonders. It doesn't clump and allows me to keep going through my lashes until I get the results I want. It also definitely lifts and seperates my lashes. My lashes look bigger than ever when used with the Lash Primer Plus so definitely use a primer as well as the Turbolash.
I am very pleased with the results of this mascara though I don't know if the vibrating wand actually works or is just a gimmick! It does define my lashes very well, separating and lengthening and gives some volume. My only complaint (and why I haven't awarded a 5) is that it isn't great at holding a curl upon simply curling lashes and then applying the mascara. To get this effect from it I have to curl my (dead straight and fine) lashes, apply the mascara, allow to dry and then (naughty, I know!) re-curl. Then it DOES hold the curl and I get wow-factor lashes. With most other mascaras when I have tried this my lashes stick together but for some reason I can do this with Turbolash and it just works! Also it is great if you want to apply a bit more mascara later in the day-again when I have tried this with other mascaras it has clumped my lashes together and made them go dry, heavy and clumpy-this mascara though is very buildable. It doesn't clump and the result is natural-feeling lashes that don't look spidery or clumpy. Usually I find the only mascaras that give me long and thick enough lashes that stay curled don't look very natural and tend to feel stiff and crunchy or else look a bit spidery. With Turbolash I get the benefit of soft-feeling, natural looking lashes but with the "oomph!" I'm looking for!
One lippie removed due to having to curl lashes after mascara application as well as before and also the hefty price-tag; I like the vibrating brush but I have a feeling the application may be more down to the formula-guess I'll find out when the battery runs out!
EDIT: After using a few more times I've upped my rating from a 4 to a 5-if I use my heated lash curler first my lashes don't wilt so much and I've come to the conclusion that I'm getting the best results from this I've ever had from any mascara!
I received this as a surprise xmas gift from a family friend. After spending 3 years searching for the best mascara I could find (many of my experiences are documented on MUA) I was content with Diorshow. I even turned my MIL, BF, and Aunt onto it...we were all hooked. I had heard the buzz (pun intended) over vibrating mascaras, but I just wasn't interested...they seemed gimmicky and why would I waste my time on them when I had my lovely, reliable, Diorshow. I didn't know the mascara was vibrating when I opened the package, I turned the top and was surprised when it started vibrating, it was a good laugh when I tossed it up in the air in shock. After a few minutes of play, I applied the mascara just as I normally did, zig zagging from the base of my lashes up. I was absolutely stunned with the results this product produced. My lashes were long, dark, full and totally out of this world...never in my life had they looked so amazing. It applies smooth with no clumping. I was certain it would fade, flake, streak, etc. but it endured all of xmas eve...even after I broke into tears after my hubby gave me a diamond ring. When I look at photos of myself at xmas I am blown away by how awesome my eye make up was thanks to this. My DH went on and on about how cool the mascara is, how wonderful it looked, etc. - this coming from a guy who never ever wants me to wear a stitch of make up.
Don't let EL's some times fuddy duddy products fool you, this product produces miracle results. Diorshow, who?