I got this in a birthday kit from sephora...I was pretty excited to try it honestly after hearing how wonderful it was. There is one sold every 20 seconds or something like that, etc. etc.
The Wand: This is not the kind of wand that I associate with volume or thick lashes. I particularly don't like the plastic bristle-thingys. I think this kind of wand is used more for lengthening and separation. For my lashes, it did give me length, but it didn't really separate them. Honestly, it gave me spider lashes. If there were more bristles maybe it would do a better job of separating the lashes for me.
The Formula: Is very, very wet and takes a while to dry for me. I also did not like that after it was dry, it flaked throughout the day. (I usually use a waterproof mascara because of this) On the positive side, the formula is very black and stays black after it dries.
Overall I prefer my Maybelline Falsies. I don't think that this mascara is worth the pricetag when you can get a very similar, if not better, mascara for a quarter of the price.
I bought this after hearing a lot of hype about how wonderful it is. My experience was not the same. I know some people really love the spiky ball at the end of the brush but for me, it was just a ball of clumped mascara. The formula felt so sticky on my lashes even after drying and by the end of the day it caused all of my lashes to stick together. It didn't add any length or volume to my lashes. I have several drugstore mascaras in my drawer and they are all better than this stuff.
A relative of mine gave me a travel sized version of the mascara. I heard rave reviews about it on Youtube so I was excited to try it out. It's pretty lengthening and added volume, but I honestly think that the Maybelline The Volume Express mascara does pretty much the same thing for a fraction of the price. I'm not saying that this mascara is bad, because it works well. However, for the price, it's not really worth the hype in my opinion. The Volume Express mascara gives the same volume for about a third of the price.
I got a sample of this product for my Sephora Birthday gift. I like the brush and how it has the spiky ball at the end to get all the tiny lashes. I think that when I curl my lashes and use this mascara my lashes are quite natural looking. Its more of a lengthening mascara than a volumizing one.
Although I like this mascara I don't think the formulation is any better than a drugstore one. I would reuse the brush for other mascaras as I really like the brush.
This product is not worth the asking price.
Makes eyelashes look perfect. If it weren't so pricey, I would use it every day!
This mascara is wonderful, it really makes your eye(lashes) pop, because it adds lots and lots of volume and length. The application is not troublesome at all, but I do find it a little painful if the wand touches my skin. Hence, I usually only start applying the mascara a little farther from the roots as I would have with any other mascara. Having said that, I must reiterate that the length and volume it gives my eyelashes is phenomenal.
Do follow their instruction to first apply is horizontally (wiggle it). Afterwards, 'comb' your eyelashes vertically with the wand to get that extra lift and separate your eyelashes. And mind to let it dry for a while, because this mascara is quite liquid at first.
I have worn this mascara for the last couple weeks, and living in a very humid country, I assure you that most mascara will smudge after a few hours. However, this mascara did not smudge for approx. 8 hours, except if you perspire a lot. In my experience, if you are in a dry/air-conditioned environment, this mascara shall not smudge for hours and hours (except if you cry or vigorously rub your eyes of course).
Taking it off is of medium difficulty. It's not waterproof, so oil based eye makeup remover will do good. One swipe will most likely not get everything off, but you do not need to pull your eyelashes either to clean this mascara.
Overall, I believe this is a pretty good product worth trying.
LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I currently have the tiny trial size from the "Primping with the stars" kit, but I will def be buying the full size. It is my new favourite mascara.
Only downside is the price, but I think its worth it.
i bought this mascara at sephora for 16euros(it was 35% off). At first I was excited,because when the sales assistant applyed it on me,my lashes looked fabulous. They were bigger and longer,and looked really full. BUT when i had to take the make up off,things got tough. I used special waterproof eye make up remover,and it still didn't work. The mascara was on,the next day i woke up,under my eyes.
In a few words,this mascara will make your lashes look cool,but it is impossible to remove it.
(sorry for my bad english)
(i wound definately NOT purchase this one again)
I received a mini tube of this for free at Ulta. I thought it was ok, not bad. I will start with the negatives.
The brush hurt my eyes a couple of times. The brush is like needles poking my eye and I assure you, this is not my first time putting on mascara. I think this brush would be really good if it was a bit curved, but its not. The formula takes a while to dry and it easily smudges.
The good is the intense black color. The brush at the tip has a spiky ball like point, very useful for hard to reach lashes like in the corners. Once it DOES dry, it stays put. I see the point of the sharp needles on this brush, its for separation! And it does a great job at that. It lengthens some.
Maybe I would buy this mascara, although it is not my favorite.
I naturally have long thick lashes so I don't think if it works as well on other people but I really like this mascara, it gives my lashes a nice volume and length. One of my favorites and will definitely buy again