I normally gravitate toward only waterproof mascaras because my eyes water like crazy but decided to try out a water resistant one and was really curious about clump crusher. This does not smudge on me which is amazing considering that a lot of the waterproof mascaras I have tried smudge (Maybelline Full and Soft, Almay Get Up and Grow, Covergirl LashBlast Volume). I like the rubber wand and how well the rubber stopper does and getting the excess mascara off. This is a good product. Holding a curl isn't too bad but not the best. I curl my lashes lightly after application for better staying power.
I had high hopes for this mascara after reading such rave reviews. I bought it in the water resistant formula. I always buy waterproof mascara because my lashes are very straight and regular mascara formulas don't hold a curl. I was so disappointed when I first tried this. As soon as I applied it my lashes went flat. I even tried layering it over a waterproof mascara and my lashes were still not curled. The formula is very very wet and heavy on my lashes which is probably why I got that result. Definitely would not repurchase!
Wow. Now I'm not much of a mascara user because I don't need it (I have naturally black eyelashes with a considerable amount of length and thickness). I normally only want mascara to finish a look, and it has to be bold but natural in texture.
I couldn't get this to clump if I tried. 2, 3 coats, still smooth. Very impressed. And it wears all day with a pleasant amount of water resistance. It comes off just fine with my Aveeno cream cleanser but doesn't budge all day. Good stuff.
I'm an enduring fan of Maybelline Full n' Soft (why did they discontinue the dark brown colour!?) and of Clinque's glossy mascara, for reference.
Unfortuantely I was not at all impressed with this mascara. Didn't hold my curl, flaked, and somehow made my lashes look wispier than they do without product. I did really like the brush (great for those corner lashes), but the formula just didn't cut it for me. Won't repurchase.
This product is ok. It still leaves clumps and i have to put 2 layers on.
I normally use definicils, but on a recent trip I forgot mascara and hit Walgreens for a cheap replacement. I picked up this on a whim, because it was on sale.
The wand is amazing - rubbery and drags the mascara through lashes to prevent clumps. I got the blackest black shade.'
It lasts all day with no flaking and no racoon eyes and truly lengthens and thickens. I love it and will repurchase for sure. And, despite it being water resistant, my cleansing oil takes care of it easily, as does foaming cleanser.
I only use waterproof mascara because it holds the curl. I've always wanted to find a product that would eliminate clumps. Honestly, I liked the brush, I liked how it initially left my lashes, but I did not like that it didn't hold the curl. That, for me, is the deal breaker. A potentially good product, but I really need something to hold the curl.
I bought this on sale at Shop Rite and I had a coupon so I got it for under $5. While it doesn't clump it doesn't give me much volume. I'm not fond the the plastic bristle style brush either the bristles are too short. I've been using this on top my my Loreal Million Lashes. The Million Lashes has a plastic bristle style brush too but the bristles are a little longer which does give me some volume but may clump so I go over it with the Clump Crusher to get them out. I may buy this again if it's on sale.
UPDATE*** I have been using this everyday since I bought it. It does separate my lashes nicely and does not run or smudge. I've actually gotten to like the brush. I have since repurchased this twice.
I was running late to work so forgot to apply mascara. I picked this up in Duane Reade on the way to the office. I am TOTALLY impressed with this product. I generally dislike waterproof formulas, but this one actually doesn't flake and comes off with normal eye makeup remover. I have good lashes so I don't really need lots of volume or length, but this mascara really made my eyes "pop". Very creamy, no clumping at all and no smearing on my eyelids. The brush is terrific with the right amount of curve. I find th eoverall look to be "enhanced natural" which I really like. I will buy this again.
They should call this the Curl Crusher. Dropped my curl like a non-water resistant mascara. Adds a little length, no volume. Will never buy again.