Okay, so on my journey to find the BEST waterproof mascara, this one came up in various reviews as one to try. I wanted a waterproof mascara for daily use -- to wear to work (as I find it flakes and clumps less and I'm a bit of an eye-rubber) and for exercising and riding and showing my horse. I have fairly sensitive eyes that easily get annoyed with mascara (yes, I mean you, L'Oreal), so that was a hugh consideration as well. Full and Soft really fit the bill on this one -- a nice, natural glossy look that holds a curl nicely and doesn't clump, look spidery or flake. Doesn't lengthen, but makes your lashes look, well, full and soft. Doesn't irritate my eyes. Holds up well during exercise; however, after snorkeling and swimming with it on a vacation in Maui, definitely came off a little under your eyes in water. But for a good cry-proof and exercise-proof, natural looking daytime mascara, it's pretty terrific. And really, you can't beat the price.
I'm a HR Vertiginous and Long Lash fan, but since I heard they'd be pulled from USA shelves at the end of July, I figured I'd get prepared and go on a drugstore HG mascara search. I don't find myself at the mall often, and paying $20+ really doesn't appeal to me for mascara, so I thought I'd start with the inexpensive and go up from there...if I *had* to. ;) Anyway, IMHO Full-n-Soft is definitely the best drugstore mascara I've used...so far. The pilgrimage continues, but FnS is faboo! VERY much like the HR Vertiginous that I adore, but a mere quarter of the price. At first opening, the formula is a bit wet, and you need several coats to get sufficient drama, but once it dries a little, it's excellent! I have the straight brush, which at first I found intimidating (very large and bushy), but now I love it! It manages to grab all my lashes very nicely, yet never clumps. Still and all, I do plan on trying the curved brush next, based on the good reviews it's gotten. I have the WP formula, and would definitely rave about the way it performs. The black is nicely dark, and my lashes really do feel "soft" when they dry. FnS certainly plumps them up nicely, but more from a lengthening and "visually fringey" standpoint, rather than a volumizing one--like I have more lashes, not necessarily thicker ones. As far as I'm concerned, FnS is a winner in every way. No smearing, smudging or sagging, and only the merest speck of flaking on my longest days. A definite keeper! :)
I liked it at first, but after a few weeks, it seems like it starts getting a little clumpy or something. It's also not as waterproof as it claims to be. I think I would like something that's not so heavy and seperates my lashes better....
Waterproof mascara = EYELASH LOSS. Lol. So what if you cry and smear a lil mascara? You can always reapply. I used to use my mom's waterproof and it wouldn't come off easy, and every day as I put a new coat on every day, would pile up giving me the "tarantula" eyes look. Lol. And it would pull eyelashes out. I only use washable mascara now.
I normally hate mascara, but I liked this. It's the most natural looking non-clumping non-stiff mascara I've tried and that's why I liked it. Not very dramatic, but leaves my lashes darker and soft. I'm sure that there are other waterproof mascaras that are much more waterproof than this one, however - came off by the end of the day. Wonderful texture though and NO CLUMPING!
One of the best choices for a natural lash look. I have this in dark brown for a softer edge and it only cost me 3.99 at Target. I curl my lashes with a manual curler prior to applying mascara, and the waterproof formula holds my curl pretty well. But after a sweaty 4-5 hours or so, you start getting smudges. Not my favorite, but a nice cheap mascara in general.
this is an okay product. its pretty clumpy and can make your eyelashes really stiff if you apply more than one coat. it smudges too. it does add volume, though.
I really like how soft this makes my lashes. It did give me some minor clumps, but I haven't used it for a long time and I wasn't terribly proficient at applying it when I had it. The waterproof formula is good, but it gives me dark purple smudges under my eyes if I go swimming (I think it's because of chlorine).
After trying Great Lash a while back, I was a little scared to buy any more of Maybelline's mascaras, but this one's a keeper. It's one of the best drugstore mascaras I've tried, mainly because it doesnt give me that clumpy look that many others do.
This is my HG of mascaras because it makes my lashes look so full, yet soft. I love how it curls up my already long lashes and how it never smudges on me. I am going to be buying this mascara until it gets discontinued because it's truly a value-for-money buy :)