Saw the innovative double-sided wand it came with so I was eagar to try it. Turns out I like the Lash Expander (volume) better. I am aware that this is a *lengthening mascara* and to do it's job, this mascara has little fibres - but I find it's effect quite a hit-or-miss. There are days (namely the first few) where I get super long lashes with this (no base)... and other days, average length. I can get those long long lashes once again by using Shiseido's Mascara Base underneath. Plus, I find the fibres can get VERY messy. They are never evenly distributed! My lashes won't know which direction they're going so I end up with a goopy mess. =( Will not repurchase.
I do like this mascara but it has flaws.
It adds length but nothing dramatic. The only reason the lash looks longer is because it's thicker, the fibers don't bind well to make the lashes look extremely long.
This mascara doesn't last as long as the regular lash expander.
I find that this starts to really flake after 5hrs while the regular can last 12+hrs without a trace of panda eyes.
This happens if you don't use a top coat mascara over it.
This mascara has a lot of fibers that can fall in your eyes and on your face so after applying you need to go over it with tweezers making sure you pick out all the strays.
Sometimes you have to use some kind of heated curler to get the tips curling in the right way after it dries. hair drier to a spoon or a proper heated lash curler...w/e as long as it's hot enough to make it bend the other way again.
It flakes too. Also the tube does not last very long as it gets clumpy faster than older version of this line.
Wonderful product in my opinion! The little fibres in this really helps lengthen my lashes although it doesn't do much volumn-wise. The mascara helps keep the curl as well and I've received a number of comments about how long my lashes look.
Like with all other MJ mascaras this is really hard to get off without a good eye makeup remover but my Loreal eye makeup remover works really well. I've heard people complaining about the annoying fibres but that didn't bother me much. Definitely repurchasing.
This is the upgraded version of the famous Lash Expander. The applicator is a double sided comb, one side is the regular comb, and the other has more shallow rideges. The ridged side is to be used first to build up volume and make it look like your lash line is filled with liner, then the comb side is used to build length. The result reminds me of Lash Gorgeous Wing. It gives a bit more length and is a bit more dark than Lash Gorgeous Wing though. I find Lash Expander Neo gives thicker lashes and this version gives a more natural effect. The texture itself is much like Lash Expander Neo, a sticky wax fiber. I think this version is more fiber-y, as you can actually see fibers on the comb. The fibers do not fall onto your face like Lash Gorgeous Wing does, so no worries there; however, the fibers are a bit messy on the comb and will need some getting used to during application. It holds a curl awesome, as do all MJ mascaras. This mascara does fair job at adding length but lacks in the volume department. If it's volume you crave, I suggest sticking to Lash Enamel Glamour Neo.