Doesn't hold curl very well. Unless you have naturally curled lashes I would not recommend this.
I have been looking for a great w/p mascara for a long time. This one is the best for me. Such soft lashes for a waterproof!
I'm LOVIN' this mascara!!! At the recommendation of my new MUA friend (and fellow mascara junkie!) I gave this a try and am so so glad that I did - Thanks, Claire!
I bought the w/p version (even though the non-w/p seems to get better reviews) b/c I needed something that would hold up to my watery allergy-prone eyes. I do intend to purchase the non-w/p next and will review. Just for reference -- my lashes are rather full and long, but I love the look mascara adds and don't feel MU is complete without it!
First off, I LOVE the brush - it is thick and full all around, also it does not pull out too much of the product. It isn't too thick and isn't goopey or clumpy at all. I find it non-drying, soft but defining, and this mascara does not run or cause racoon eyes for me like it does for some. It does give my lashes GREAT volume and seperation - I am not trying to achieve curl, so I can't speak to that.
It is definitely MLBB (My lashes but better)!!!! I do recommend for sure and will repurchase (probably at the same time I buy the non-w/p kind!).
(Gen. Info.: My lashes are sparse and short and have no natural curl.)
This is excellent for everyday wear. Not a lot of volume, but definitely just the right amount of subtle length and enhancement for my short lashes. Not bad at all. I think for how often I use it, it's worth the $7.50 I paid.
I had much expectation when I bought this product given such high rating given by the MUA. I love the feel of this product because it's texture is creamy and moist, which is rare among the waterproof mascaras. But, unfortunately, it gave me raccoon eyes within a few hours. Not really good.
I bought about 8 waterproof Maybelline mascaras on sale and am slowly reviewing them all. On one eye, I put on Lash Expansion, and on the other Full 'N' Soft. Lash Expansion won, hands down, for volumizing. Lengthening ability was equal. Maybe it is a softer mascara, but when Lash Expansion waterproof was better at volumizing, it makes no sense to keep Full 'N Soft too. Back to the store this one goes.
UPDATE: later in the day, the Full 'N Soft mascara eye had smudged beneath my eyes. The Lash Expansion had not.
I really wanted to like this mascara but it smudges which was a huge disappoint for me. On all other things it does pretty well, good volume and curl. Also leaves my lashes feeling soft instead of stiff like others have done.
After reading and reading reviews I bought, yet again, another mascara because of curiosity. Lord knows I have about 4 at home right now and I didn't need another one. I was at Target last night I just couldn't pass this up. I always choose waterproof mascaras because I find they hold the curl that I work so hard for. The non WP ones tend to make them straighten out. Very painful experience having your eyes fabulous and then ruined with a mascara. But I digress. THIS mascara is so so very nice. It really made them full, long, black and just plain beautiful. I had thought that CG Exact Lash WP was my HG. I would try others, but return to it. Then I found that MF Volume couture WP was exactly the same for me so I would use either or. Now comparing this to those two I see a difference. I would say that the MF and the CG are both "crunchier." I think they have more shine too, which is the only thing they have over F&S. What F&S does for me that is better is it lenthens more, helps the curl curl MORE, thickens a touch and fans the lashes out. It results in a very doll like lash look and more dramatic for me than my old HG's. I haven't had clumping issues and I put on two coats.
I know these are all DS mascaras I am discussing here. I would like to say that I have tried mutliple HE mascaras that I just didn't like. MAC, Lancome, UD you name it. I would eventually like to try the Doirshow and have that on my list to sample. If it can go even more dramatic than F&S I will add on to my collection!
I really liked this mascara, except for the smudging factor. I would have a little smudge under my eyes after coming back from school. It does hold a curl relatively well and really does make my lashes full and soft. Good for a natural, pretty lash look.
After reading the excellent reviews of this mascara I rushed out to buy it. Unfortunately this wasn't as waterproof as I wanted. I applied this in the morning and after about 6 hours this had smudged terribly under my eyes. I have never had a waterproof mascara do this to me! On the plus side, it made my lashes look long and thick, without looking too fake. It kept a curl and was easy to remove. But it just doesn't perform in hot weather. And living in South Florida means that I need heavy-duty makeup. I also hated the brush. I am so used to the smaller brush that CGs Lash Exact comes with, that this bulky bristly brush just didn't perform as well. I will continue to use this tube up but I won't purchase again.