Maybe I got this product when it already had an expired shelf life, but it was clumpy and hard to use. It did nothing for my lashes.
I have been on a hunt for a amazing mascara seems like forever. If you check all my mascara reviews you will see theres a ton and I haven't even reviewed all the mascaras I have tried. First off, this mascara isn't for natural looking lashes. If you want natural looking lashes try all the drugstore mascaras. I don't remember how I came across this mascara but just one day I think I stumbled on Bourjois official website. I ordered this off of ebay for quite cheap. I think I only paid 10 bucks including shipping. I have the shade absolute black. The color of this is absolute black. Bourjois has an even darker shade than absolute black they have extreme black I think its called. I'm giving this a 5 out of 5 which is rare for me to give a mascara because I am so picky. I have long blonde thin eyelashes. I want them to look like fake lashes. I want dark, defined, thick, long lashes. I put this mascara on for the first time last night and I AMAZED by this mascara. I put on two coats and I have amazing lashes. After the fourth coat this started to clump a little on me but I didn't really mind. I can't believe the results this gave me just after one coat of mascara. My mom even asked me what I just used because my lashes looked so good. This is just great, even without a mascara primer. I also tried it with shiseido mascara base and it just made my lashes even more feathery looking. I have super sensitive eyes and this didn't bother them whatsoever. The mascara brush reminds me of MAC's Plush Lash( my other favorite mascara). It has one flat side and a volume side. I put a couple coats of the flat side on and then wiggled the volume side on my lash for a couple coats as well. I have already ordered two more for back up(one for my mom and another one for me). I also want to try the brown one just to see what the color would look like on my lashes. I can't get over this mascara. I'm in love. I will have to post some before and after pictures with this mascara. I also have ordered their new 2 in 1 false lash mascara but haven't received it in the mail yet.
Update: Still loving this. I had two people compliment me saying " I thought you where wearing false eyelashes!" . The only down side is this is reeeeallly hard to take off. I have to soak a cotton ball in neutrogenas oil free make up remover for like 5 minutes. But oh well, I think for me its worth it.
Update: I ordered the brown color and also the ultra black. I love both of the colors as well. I do find that the ultra black brush is a little tiny bit different. The Ultra black has more of a bigger brush and its a little fuller. I love Bourjois and I think they make the BEST mascaras ever. I am so excited and happy that I found mascaras that I LOVE!:D
I was on vacation in London, England and came across this in SuperDrug. I remembered reading about this on the British Cosmo and thought I'd give it a try. I curled my lashes and put about 3 coats on. Immediately it clumped and I got no length and very little volume. Very disappointing. When I came back to Canada, I tried layering this with a lengthening mascara and the results were much better than expected. I curled my lashes and applied maybelline lash stiletto, waited for it to dry, combed through with Sonia Kashuk lash comb and then applied Bourjois volume clubbing. I wouldn't say my lashes look like falsies but the look is more dramatic with minimal clumping. Definitely much better than my first impression of it. Overall I gave it a 4 because its not that great without a lengthening mascara underneath it but the staying power is amazing. I cried/slept in this and woke up hours later with no smudging or flaking. If it didn't need the lengthening mascara underneath, I would give it a 5
I purchased this mascara due to the clubbing liquid eyeliner that came free with it. I really like the eyeliner because of the thin brush tip. I was disappointed with this mascara. It's very clumpy, cakey, and flaky.... all the no-no's in a mascara. The thing I did like was the wand. If they can change the formula to not cause the clumping, I would try it again. If they change the formula, I would try it again.
Ok first off, I like enormous, fake, outrageous, huge, fat, big and thick lashes- the bigger the better as far as I'm concerned. I want my eyes to be uber-dramatic, the kind of lashes that can be seen from space! Don't even get me started on clear or "subtle" mascaras- whats the point??- its either huge lashes or none at all in my opinion. Having said that, this mascara goes the furthest to acheive this goal than any other mascara I have tried. Lets make no bones about it- the packaging is rubbish- cheap and nasty looking but the actual mascara itself is wonderful- my lashes are enormous, thick and lucious. Yes, it does cake and clump very slightly over time but for me, I kinda like the odd small clump as it helps me to acheive overall lash bigness so that I don't mind. I wouldn't say this mascara was perfect (sadly no mascara has acheived true HG status for me yet as none of them can really acheive the full thickness of lash that I crave...) but as far as thick, big lashes go this is your best bet so far and thumbs up to bourjois for being so bold and for blowing YSL out of the water when it comes to the fake lash look.
This mascara is great for those that really want almost fake looking lashes. I wouldnt say its great for everyday as yes it can be annoying to take off, but definetly something to use for nights out. It does add a lot of volume and lengthens. I was pretty surprised to see some bad reviews for this product but i guess you either love it or hate it. I'd give it a go if you love that 'false lash' look. But one downside is that once it gets quite old it can clump, so i had to repurchase and not even because i'd finished the tube.
This is the ugliest stuff I've seen in a long time. I paid about $8 for it on eBay. First, the container looks like something off the .99 shelf (all it's worth including shipping/handling). Then the brush is so stiff you can't work with it. The color is an icy frosty, light blue. You put it on and it not only clumps like crazy but it does not separate lashes at all. Lashes stick together with this making your eyes look like something your little niece has been playing with. I would never purchase this again.
this product has vinyl in so its an amazing mascara if your into the 'fakefakefakelookatme' lash look like me! ^_^
the brush is flat on one side which you coat the lashes in then turn the wand to brush through & wow! i absoultely love it always get compliements.
but unfortuatley i have to agree it can be difficult to remove the first few times.
also id like to add do not bother with the 'volume clubbing ultra black' as its a different brush an formula altogether... and may i add very flakey!
This seemed promising with it's fat brush and smudge proof promise. Unfortunately it is fiddly to apply without clumps, and more importantly, really, really irritated my sensitive eyes. I found it really hard to remove without it disintegrating into tiny pieces, which as I wear lenses then get in your eyes and irritate. No way would I buy this again - very disappointed.
This is my HG mascara. It takes a little practice, but this is the only mascara that give big lashes and doesn't flake.