I really love the Clump Crusher. I haven't had it for very long, but, true to its name, it has zero clumps. I love the brush an the packaging is really nice. My only problem would be that I've found after three or four coats (if I do that many coats) it starts to clump a little, which I guess is explainable, but still....Anyways, I love this mascara overall.
it does what it advertises i guess...no clumps at all even with layering! i bought htis mascara on a whim at walmart for only 5$ and i was excited but with my straight short eyelashes it wont hold the curl at all! literally the second i put it on my curled lashes it goes back straight! i would recommend this if your don't normally have use a eyelash curler, it really gets every lash you have but just didnt work out for me
I wanted to like this mascara, I really did. Josh Collier of joshcolliermua spoke highly of it, and generally I find his product recommendations very useful, but this mascara just did not work for me.
The small brush made me less likely to hit my eyelid when applying. This is a common problem for me since my eyes protrude slightly.
The formula is smooth and creamy, and the short plastic bristles really do prevent any clumping. (Not that clumpy mascara is a bad thing. Sometimes I like to rock the spider lashes look.) It combed through my lashes with ease but still deposited a lot of product.
This "black" mascara is definitely a charcoal. Small issue, but come on. We know what black looks like.
The formula is supposed to be waterproof, right? And waterproof mascaras are usually waxy and quick-drying, which make them ideal for holding a curl. At least this has been my experience with mascara formulas. But this is not the case with waterproof Clump Crusher. I could see my lashes droop from perkily curled to sad and straight immediately after applying.
I gave it another go, this time curling my lashes so much that the tips went back and touched my eyelid, but still no luck. Clump crusher straightened them out just as easily. The formula of this mascara is too heavy and wet for my naturally straight-as-an-arrow lashes.
So in conclusion, if your lashes are naturally curly and generally don't need much help in the lift department, this separating yet volumizing mascara is great. But if you are like me, and have lashes that are stubbornly straight, I do not recommend waterproof Clump Crusher.
This is a decent mascara. It really does as advertised: no clumps! I like that the brush is small and curved, it gets into the lash line well and really huge your lashes. The reason this isn't my favourite is because I didn't find it gave overwhelming length or volume, just gave me kind of a natural look. Which is nice, and that may also be because it's waterproof (I got 'very black' and it was nice and dark). Would probably buy again if it was on sale, I got it right when it came out because i'd heard such great things, and it was about $11 (but i'm also in Canada).
great overall effect
gives length, separation and volume
doesn't clump (I've tried up to 4 coats, although 2-3 is usually good for me)
holds curl (and I'm Asian with straight lashes)
doesn't smudge or flake
solid black color
great brush, really grabs lashes
not water resistant -_- (won't hold up against a snow fall)
It gives a really similar effect to lash blast volume, which is one of my favourites. The consistency is on the drier side, which is good for holding curl. Overall, I love this. I would have given this a 5 if it was actually water resistant.
This mascara has several strong points: the brush is fantastic and absolutely eliminates any kind of clumping; on me, this does indeed last reliably throu a normal work day, and I have oily, hooded lids; the second ingredient is acrylates copolymer, which is one of the ingredients that makes tubing mascaras work so well for me; the color is nice and dark; the formula both thickens and lengthens moderately; it doesnt make my lashes stiff or flake; it removes easily with my normal face wash, warm water, and gentle rubbing; and it's very reasonably priced. The only downside i've experienced is that it seems a bit heavy and doesn't lift or hold a curl. That's a minor issue for me, though, and this has quickly become my second-favorite masara. I prefer the DHC mascara for similar reasons, and it keeps my lashes lifted. This one, though, is available widely in drugstores so if I'm in need! I know I will be able to rely on this. I haven't worn it in a rainstorm, but it has withstood normal allergy reactions without incident. I like it a lot!
Doesn't hold a curl (despite being water resistant formula)
Not much volume
Takes a long time to dry and set
Like others, I saw rave reviews for this mascara so I decided to give it a shot even though I'm usually pretty meh about CG mascaras. It's kind of pricey in Canada as I've seen prices ranging from $8-11 but that's just stupid Canadian prices for you. Overall, I found this mascara to be a pretty big fail. I have straight Asian lashes of decent length; while I curl my lashes everyday, once they're curled they tend to do ok (WP formulae = perfect curl, regular formulae = slightly droopy at around 40 degree angle).
This mascara has a really wet formula despite being water resistant. While this wetness means that you can comb through your lashes more easily and thus get a cleaner finish, this also weighs down lashes and makes them go straight less that 3 seconds after application. It's also so wet that it takes a good 5 minutes for the mascara to dry (really not joking) - after waiting around 2 minutes, I ran the back of a finger against my lashes and there were streaks of black mascara on my finger. I waited two weeks and while the formula is a tad dryer, it still doesn't hold a curl. I've also never experienced mascara smudging on my eyelids with either regular or wp formulae but this one smudged if I even blinked. I did see quite a bit of length but not much volume. Overall, not impressed at all with this mascara.
Sooo.. I got this mascara after hearing good reviews about it. Where to start? Hmm... I'd like to point out that I love the original water proof lash blast, it really holds all day for my pathetic straight asian eyelashes haha (though when layered a looott it CAN get clumpy but I find if I comb through my lashes, it's fine). The important point here: my lashes are absolutely pathetic. So when I buy a mascara, I need one that is pretty waxy (as opposed to water-based).
First attempt with this product: As usual, I curled my lashes and then applied this mascara on alone- as in, without using another mascara to layer (sometimes I like to use the original water proof lash blast with Maybelline's Falsies), but this did not work for me. I find this formula much more watery than the original (which seemed to be more wax based, thus it holds a curl very well). Literally seconds after applying it, I could see the curl of my lashes going back to straight.
Disappointed, but determined to make it work, I decided to apply the original lash blast with a very thin layer and then apply this over it and I find it works pretty well! The curl is held by the first product and then the clump crusher can add a couple extra layers without clumping (that- no clumps- it does do well by the way haha!)
Overall, with the way I use it, I find it to be a pretty good product (though it does sucks that I can't use it alone). But hey, I can't complain with the turn out- my lashes look a lot fuller and it is for sure not clumpy. (As for the 'Would you buy this product again?', I put 'no' only because of the fact that I need to first use the waxier mascara first... if it were the same waxy consistency as the original, it would have been a yes)
I am sure those who are blessed with already curled eyelashes will enjoy this product by itself! Those who find your curl not to hold, I recommend using it the way I did! ( :
Oh and PS: the brush is a lot nicer than the original lash blast. Thinner and curved so you can get to your lashes better, even in the corners without smearing it on your face.
This mascara is water resistant, not waterproof, but on me it wasn't even water resistant. I usually wear wp mascara because my eyes tear from allergies. I had trepidation about buying a mascara that is merely water resistant, but I didn't listen to my gut and got it anyway. Within a short period of time, almost all the mascara on my top lashes migrated to below my eyes. By the end of the day, I hardly had any mascara on my lashes but I had a nice case of raccoon eyes. A disaster! On the plus side, it didn't clump but I had to apply many coats to get significant volume and length. I will not buy this again.
I was disappointed in the water resistant version. I know it's not waterproof but I was hoping that it would stand up a little harder to my allergies which sometimes make my eyes water quite a bit. I always use waterproof mascara on my lower lashes and normal on top. On a normal day that's all I need and my last waterproof (Maybelline Falsies) held up all day with my allergies. This one lasted barely an hour. Which disappoints me because it looked so great on my lower lashes. They were very individual and lush. But I had to go out and get another Maybelline waterproof so it would last. I will continue using this on my top lashes though. It doesn't clump at all after two coats and it looks very nice although I noticed the curl didn't hold like other reviewers mentioned. I think most people will like this as a normal mascara but not for a true waterproof, which it doesn't claim to be anyway.
I will buy the normal version of this mascara mostly because they make it in brown and that's so hard to find. So kudos to Cover Girl for making brown mascara! continued >>