I got this mascara in a set. I had never used Korres products and had not read a review on this product, so I feel like I went in unbiased & with an open mind. I haven't had the best luck with mid price range mascaras so that may have been my only bias, I wasn't expecting much. My trusty go-to mascara has been Lash Blast Volume for the past 5 years. I have tried others but keep going back because it's reliable & inexpensive.
My biggest concern when it comes to mascara is that it doesn't leave pigment around my eyes when I remove it. I've used some in the past that are nearly impossible to remove from my skin, that is something I just can't tolerate since I have dark skin around my eyes in the first place. I can't look like a raccoon. Other things that are important to me are ease of removal, non flaking, length & being very dark.
I wasn't really aware of how natural this product was until I had already used it, but that is a definite perk. Bottom line, this mascara is impressive. When I opened it I was concerned because the brush looked questionable, but the reality for me is that its design grabs all the lashes, even the hard to reach and teeny tiny ones. That's a quality I've not experienced in a mascara within recent memory. +1 lippie
The first thing that I noticed with the intial swipe of the wand was incredibly BOLD black pigment. It's seriously dark. +1 lippie. Next, I noticed great lengthening with the first coat. As a teen & in my early 20's my lashes were very long and I didn't necessarily need lengthening from my mascara, but things have changed. Ever since I became a mom my lashes just aren't what they used to be and they need as much help in that department as they can get. This mascara got me to falsie length with a regular application. Happy to add another +1 lippie.
Lastly, it didnt leave me with raccoon eyes post-removal. Granted, I did use a makeup remover (Clinique Take the Day Off), but there was no residual pigment on my skin. I have yet to try it with plain water, but honestly as long as it's easily removable, I'm happy. +1 lippie
The only thing that sticks out to dock this for is the volumizing claim. It doesn't do that. Lengthening, yes, absolutely. But no volume to speak of. This isn't a huge deal to me as my lashes have decent natural volume, but since it's part of the name of the mascara and certainly doesn't deliver that, it warrants a deduction in that department.
Overall, I've been pleasantly surprised by this product. I can see me purchasing a full sized version in the future. I'm kind of surprised at the other reviews since several of my opinions are the opposite, but I guess it just depends on the individual's needs & perspective.