This is a good mascara, one of the best drugstore mascaras I've seen. It adds volume and length in a few coats and the wand makes it easy to avoid clumps. I gave it four lippies because the formula was a little on the dry side which is something I'm not fond of. Also, it didn't hold a curl and it seemed that the mascara had worn down a lot by mid-day. Although, I must say that for special occasions, It actually is possibleto give the "false lash effect" with additional layers. The biggest down side for me was that it didn't hold a curl. But for the price, I think it's a good thing to have in my makeup bag.
I've bought this twice thus far. I like it. I like to use it as my first "base" mascara and then use my 2nd mascara. My other favorite base mascara is the Maybelline full n' soft. This one is a bit less than $10. I think I got my first tube on sale because when i bought my second tube I was surprised at the price. Around $8 I think. I think it's a pretty good DS mascara and i'm not a big fan of CG products.
I just love this mascara so much. It defines my short, straight lashes, and keeps a curl, which a lot of mascaras don't really tend to do for me because of my almost-monolid. Most importantly, it gives volume and because of the brush shape, it never clumps. It's amazing, and I feel a little lucky to have bought this on a whim having heard no hype about it and having it work out great. Even better, it was around $5 when I bought it and I will definitely be buying again.
LOVE! I get asked if I'm wearing false lashes when I use this mascara. For me it volumizes, lengthens, curls, everything. I love it more than the Lashblast, both the regular kind and the fusion. Probably my fave mascara I've used.
I cant believe the great reviews this got (MUA Top Picks!)...and it is horrible. This REMOVES volume from my lashes. Makes them stick together in little spiky pieces. Horrible. Tried several techniques to put it on, over 2 weeks and gave up. Throwing it away.
Gives gentle volume, easy to apply. No clumping, but the thing i love the most about this mascara is the texture it gives my lashes. No brittle, painful, crusty feeling. My lashes feel very even with a smooth leather-y texture :)
My HG mascara for the last 7 mo the has been Laura Mercier's Full Blown Mascara be ause I have lots of lashes, they just need volume and slight length.
But I ran out recently and I couldn't get to Sephora to buy some, so I consulted the reviews here for a drugstore volume mascara. This one was only .2 lower in ratings than Full Blown!
Bought it up in a second and love it! The only difference I see between the two is the formula. LM's is a little less drying. But CG's is great with volumizing and it only flakes a tiny bit...great for a drugstore brand! I like that my lashes are still 90% flexible with a formula that seems to be not as moist as LM's. The brushes are seemingly identical too.
I will be repurchasing this as soon as it's out...no need to spend money on a bigger named product here.
One of the better drug store mascaras out there. I love the brush but felt the formula was a little uneven. Some days it looked great on my lashes, other days I struggled to make it look good. I would say it's a great blend of voluminzing and lengthening. Also kept the curl all day which I usually struggle with. Used the tube up and kept the brush to brush other mascaras thru - it's that good! I can't say the formula is HG however but I would not hesitate to buy this again!
I was looking for a natural lash-looking mascara and this works perfectly! I have it in black and it lengthens and separates my lashes very well to create a natural look. It doesn't volumize as much as other mascaras, but I like that because, again, I want a natural look.
It's really just mediocre. I think it's best for an average everyday mascara to give a light coat to the lashes, but really doesn't do much for volumizing or lengthening. For anything dramatic, I still go for Armani.