I returned this. After reading the reviews, I couldn't wait to try it out. I have delicate sparse lashes and small eyes. This just looked ridiculous. I could literally see this thick coating on my lashes and it did not hold a curl. Just too heavy for me. I do however LOVE the water-proof millions of lashes by L'oreal. Try it instead.
I have read various reviews, and I have my opinion regarding this mascara smudging or not being very water resistant. I live in Florida, where humidity and heat can be a REAL issue. After experimenting, because I like the look of this mascara, I have found this formula to work very effectively. Use this mascara in the regular formula, give it about 1 minute to set. Then apply a second coat with the waterproof formula. This prevents the mascara from running, but since you have put the regular non-waterproof on first, you do not need a eye makeup remover for waterproof eye makeup. Yes, I understand this means two tubes of mascara, plus two times the expense, but I have found this to work very well.
This mascara really didnt do much to my lashes. It sort of gave it some length but def. no volume. I don't think I will be repurchasing this again. My lashes seem so wispy that it kind of looks like I don't have any mascara on and when it comes to my eyes I do not like an au natural look.
..not too satisfied
Great mascara! I normally get it on sale for $5-$6. I would repurchase.
This product has me on the edge. It's a great wand and packaging. The actual product though is odd. Sometimes, it gives me pretty enlengthed lashes & sometimes it gives me weird spidery lashes. I think the trick is to not put as much product on your lashes as you do with other mascaras. I'm not sure if I'd buy it again
This is the only masacara I have repurchased multiple times. I used to be in love with the Diorshow mascara but this is comparable. It lengthens and volumizes my lashes without making them clump. This is my HG mascara.
This product is ridiculous. If you have oily lids, pls do not buy. I know I live in a hot climate. But this smudges by noon? No way. This is up for swaps. If nobody wants it, I shall throw it away. damn expensive too. LOL
Best ever. Really adds volume, to the point where people ask if I have false lashes. I have been using it for at least 20 years. I have tried others for maybe a day, just to see if anything comes close. I do have oily lids and it doesn't smudge. I use blackest black. I do put on several layers, but not all at once. make sure you are brushing and separating lashes prior to application. I put it on after all other makeup. clean the brush prior to application. Put on a layer on one eye then go to the other eye, alternate application for each layer. as to let each layer set for just a moment, but not completely dry. do as many layers , depending on the occasion. For the final touch, I pit a bit extra on the ends of the lashes, extra kick. Also, it does help if you use a shadow primer/ foundation on your lids and a touch of powder prior to application. As another review stated, it gets better after 2 or 3 uses. I can't live without it.
Looks great 5 seconds after it's on. After that, it weighs down all my eyelashes. It looks disgusting.
This mascara did a very good job of adding volume and definition without clumping or messes. I bought the color "very black". It made my lashes look great.
However...by early afternoon my top and bottom lashes were smudging a bit. I was so disappointed because I really liked how my lashes looked. By evening, I had terrible panda eyes.
I tried Voluminous 4 days before I gave up. This might be a good mascara for people with dry skin, but if you have oily lids or wear under-eye concealer, this mascara won't stay put :(