I received this mascara as part of a sample program. I tried it almost immediately after getting it, because it just sounded so cool. Mascara that forms tubes around your lashes? Fun! Mascara that lasts until you take a shower? Even better! However, I didn't expect this mascara to have so many flaws. As someone who grew up learning to apply mascara in the car (passenger side only!), I've gotten pretty smooth at the process. But with this mascara, I was constantly ending up with huge streaks and smudges. It was just a pain to apply. And the end result really wasn't worth the hype. My lashes looked darker, but also a bit clumpy and without and volume to speak of. So no, I will not buy this product. I will continue to use my current fave, Wet N Wild's Mega Length, which is under $3 and gives me better volume despite only claiming to be a lengthening mascara.
I received a sample of this product and decided to try it a few days ago. I was quite skeptical about its claims (that it is very easy to wash off with just water) and I also wasn't impressed with its packaging which looked quite tacky to me.
Nonetheless, I think this Mascara may impress some people-it just depends on what you are looking for. I personally liked that the formula was quite wet and easy to apply. This mascara does not give any volume at all, but it does provide very clear definition and I want to also say some length. I think it is great for those wanting to have a very nature look with little or no makeup. I actually enjoyed it too, although I often wear much more voluminous mascara.
I was a little weirded out by the plastic-looking appearance of my eye-lashes. They looked a lot like fake lashes to me because they were so incredibly black and shining (like plastic). I don't think it was necessarily a bad thing, but I think it would take some getting used to.
As far as removing this mascara is concerned, I honestly didn't really care. I have never been bothered by using eye make-up remover but I decided to try removing this without any. I quickly realized that it would save me a lot of trouble if I simply used the remover instead.
However, if you take a shower at night, I found that removing the mascara was possible but I don't think I would ever prefer removing it in that manner.
All in all, I really don't think it is a bad product. I will finish using my sample, but I don't plan on dishing out the money to buy it again.
I have long lashes, so I usually go for mascara that will provide volume. This doesn't really offer too much in the volume department, but what it provides in definition and separation really does make up for it. This gives a finish that looks natural but still noticeable, which I love. The only con for me is the price, as I've never paid $25 for mascara. I'll see if my mind changes about that after I've finished my sample.
This mascara is great ONLY if you have smudging issues. As in, after putting on mascara and wearing it for over an hour you find those irritating black transfer dots on your lids, and under your eyes., These dots ruin your make up, your eyeshadow, and irritate the hell out of you because you really did put time and effort into looking pretty in the morning. Yet this smudging thing ruins your whole made up face and instead of looking pretty, you think you look more like a hooker who went to bed with her make up on and rubbed her eyes:).
This mascara won't ever do that!!!! Yes, even if you're a hooker who doesnt take off her make up and goes to bed, rubbing her eyes. The only way it comes off is with warm water and mild pressure from your fingers, not make up removers, not cleansers, just water!!!!!
Other than the smudging issue this mascara is pretty much equivalent to Maybelline's great lash. In other words, it does nothing, just puts on color. Does zero in terms of volume, and zero in terms of length. If you care about smudging Issues ONLY then this mascara is perfect for you!!!
This really is a mixed bag for me. It does as it says for it is waterproof, sweatproof, and won’t irritate my sensitive eyes. I was crying just the other day with this mascara and it stay put! However, Unlike other high end brand mascara I can't blink as soon as I apply it because it's still wet and will get on face. I've learned that it takes a few seconds to dry before I can blink. Also you can only do about 2 coats because by then the formula (which is thin and runny) will have already formed little tubes around your lashes.
The cons are that it doesn't volumize or lengthen, just defines. I can't say much about it holding a curl as I already have naturally curled lashes. It did seem to push the down a tiny bit, which is weird. A mascara has never done that before for me. This mascara also gives you that crunchy, stiff lashes. It annoys me to no end. They look fine, but as soon as you touch them, they are stiff. This was always the case as I always use two coats.
Lastly, this is hard to come off. I've never gotten them off with just water. I've always had to use makeup remover.
My Blinc mascara came in a Sephora mascara sampler set I recieved from a friend for my birthday.
This mascara has some very good things going for it. The best feature is that it doesn't wear off or smudge once it dries - no raccoon eyes! This makes Blinc a great choice for hot weather or any time I know I won't be able to touch up my makeup. It's definitely come in handy on vacation in Florida!
The next good point is that application is a cinch. Just a few swipes and my lashes look thicker, with no clumps in sight. It gives good lash separation as well, and again, I love the clump-free nature.
Removal is also easy. I hold a warm washcloth over my eyes for a few seconds, then gently pull down a little. The little tubes come off easily with little to no lash damage, and they stick to the washcloth - not to my face.
Now, onto the bad. On the minor end of complaints, I don't notice any lengthening with this mascara, and it makes my lashes feel a bit crispy. This doesn't bother me too much because at least it doesn't make my lashes look crispy.
My main complaint with Blinc is that it refuses to hold a curl, and curled lashes are an essential part of my makeup routine. Within 15-30 minutes, any curl I put in is gone. It doesn't bother me so much for daytime/work, but I would never choose Blinc for an evening look.
I have such a difficult time finding a good tube mascara. Used to use Texas Lash by Cargo but Sephora in Canada no longer carries it (and ones I've found elsewhere aren't the same thing!). This one is just OK. It is a tube mascara, which I love, but it doesn't extend and plump my lashes the way Texas Lash did. Soooooo looking for a good tube mascara to replace Texas!!!!
This is a definite no-go for me. I have really long, thick, curled lashes, and I actually see them go downhill when using this. It makes them look like itty bitty sticks! I've gotten two tubes of this (one from my Birchbox and one from a mascara set from Sephora) and both have done the same exact thing. Could I have gotten two bad tubes? Maybe. But I think it's more the fault of the mascara. I've used tubing mascaras before to great success. This formula just doesn't agree with my lashes. On the pro side, it does remove quite easily for me. The brush is also quite nice, and there is no offensive scent to it. However it just isn't for me.
I have used this for 2 years now and love it. I live an active life- travel, waterspouts, biking. This holds up all day with no smearing- I spent my whole life cleaning up the dark smears under my eyes and - no more! And removal is so easy- a warm washcloth and the little tubes come right off the lashes. Can understand people prefer fullness, but for me this works great!
I have been wearing mascara for 35 years. My biggest problem that I have searched to cure was the under eye smudging. Hated it. Since I found Blinc, I NEVER have under eye smudging. It stays on all day, comes off easily with gentle warm water and a washcloth. Otherwise, it stays on my lashes. Love it!!! Never go anywhere without it!