|Would buy this product again.||46%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I love this product! It's very natural, but even better with an eyelash comb. I also like to pair this with a lengthening mascara for a more dramatic look. Does have kind of a funny play-doh scent, but mild enough to get past it. Very dark too. Overall wonderful product and my go to everyday mascara!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I like this product. The wand is just perfect, and the formula did not irritate my eyes. It gives me a natural soft look, and is fine for work and daytime. I bought it in brown because I am very fair and blonde. I would repurchase.
I have to say, negative reviewers may not be taking into account that this product is meant to give a very natural subtle look. It is not a nighttime clubbing mascara, but a gentle and soft look. I like it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I read good reviews on this mascara and had great expectations as I have liked all other Lavera products I have tried (lotions & moisturizers) and really wanted to find a good natural cosmetics mascara.
Unfortunately I was disappointed; there was too much mascara in the brush, it spread all over (had to clean a lot with cotton sticks), it dried slow and what was most disappointing, it irritated my eyes a lot. I had to throw it away only after few times :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I used to use pout's now discontinued mascara, which I loved because it separated and coloured my lashes without clumping them.
I switched to the Lavera partly because it was natural and my eyes can get irritated after a few hours of most mascaras, and partly because I wanted something similar to the Pout mascara's narrow wand.
I do like this mascara; it isn't too wet nor is it too gloopy or dry when it goes on. I love how it really separates and lifts my lashes (long but fine) -including the bottom ones and the very corners. It's probably more suited to a daytime or low-key look as it you have to apply several coats to get any real thickness, like a lot of commercial volumising mascaras. However, I do like this mascara because it defines without making them too long; as they're quite long anyway, too much longer and they just smear against my glasses (not a good look). It's lasted quite a long time, too, so pretty good value for money at just under £12 for a mascara that defines well and doesn't irritate my eyes. The packaging is fine -not exciting, but quite slim so it fits in my makeup bag without adding too much bulk.
The only downside is that it appears to dry after a while -if I wear it for a day at work, or an evening out I get little flecks under my eyes, which is why I have only given it 4.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
My review is for the 'Intense Volumizing Mascara' in black. I bought this at Target for around $12. First off, this mascara did absolutely nothing for me. No volume, no lengthening, nothing. After about 3 coats I could see some minor difference, but not much. I do have fairly long dark lashes to start with, but it was shocking how little this did. I've used lighter/natural mascaras like Aveda and Besame 1930s mascara before, so I'm not always after false-type lashes, but this literally looked like I had NO mascara on at all. Secondly, I do not have overly sensitive eyes, and in my 20+ years of wearing cosmetics, I have only had a reaction to ONE other product (Diorshow mascara). Two days into using the Lavera mascara, I had to throw it away. I had the *exact* same reaction I had to the Diorshow - horrible eye itching, swelling, and redness. I'm not sure what is in this product since it is supposedly all natural & safe, but it made the rims of my eyes itch so horribly it was unbearable. Red eyes & itching for 2 days after I tossed this. I am typically not one to post bad reviews, but if I could give this zero stars, I would. Zero performance and extremely irritating ingredients. Avoid at all costs!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
To clarify, my review is for the 'Intense Volumizing Mascara' in black. It is a fat oblong tube and is found at this link here: http://www.lavera.com/products/Intense_Volumizing_Mascara_Black-987-1000024.html
This is another mascara that does absolutely nothing for me.
To begin it is important to share a few things about my lashes and my product experience so that you can take away from this review useful information for yourself:
1)my lashes are black and long and I have lots of them, but they are thin. So what I want is just volume or thickening.
2) Most mascaras smudge on me as I have extremely oily eye lids. This includes high end department store mascaras. As a result I only put mascara on my top lid, I don't even bother with the lower lash line (unless I get a water proof forumula).
3) My favourite mascara so far is Maybelline Full & Soft because it is so dependable. i.e. It does not smudge or flake and gives me a soft volume. Nothing crazy dramatic, just lush volume.
So my expectations from this Lavera Intense Volumizing was just to match the volume from Full & Soft, I wasn't actually expecting *intense volume* like the name implies.
Unfortunately this mascara was only able to add a tiny bit of definition to my lashes in that it made them a bit more 'black' looking. But there was NO volume or thickening to my lashes. So what I wanted from this mascara was not achievable.
The brush is very large and thick and not easy to use. It has so many bristles that I could not get my own lashes down into the crevices of the brush to get a proper coat of mascara on. As a result it look a while to apply this mascara as I needed to work very carefully with the brush.
The formula was smooth and creamy and applied easily (other than the brush issue). I did not have any smudging which is a great thing. Most mascaras can't say the same thing on my eyes ;) It is a wet formula so I needed to be careful not to get it on my lid.
And the price tag of $26.00 CAD was too much for me, but what I am understanding now is that when it comes to 'all natural' mascaras one has to cough up a little dough. Okay, fine, I can come around to this idea. But if I *am* going to cough up the dough then the product *needs* to do something and unfortunately this one missed the mark.
Because the formula is creamy and glides on nicely and there was no smudging I am giving it 2 lippies. Thank goodness the store took it back.
The girl at the store said she uses the 'Double Black Lavera Mascara' which has two ends/brushes to it and she swears by it. She was wearing it and I could tell she definitely had some thickness. But her lashes were very different than mine so I am not sure how it would perform on me. If I feel like risking another $26.00CAD I might give it a try. But for now I'm a little gun shy. (Another option the ladies at the health food store gave me is Dr Haushka's Volumizing mascara but that is a leap in price point and I'm not sure I would be able to take the disappointment if that one didn't work either ;)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
My eyes, normally not overly sensitive, looked AWFUL with this on. After ten minutes I had eyes SO red they appeared to have pink eye. Hurt awfully. Had to rush home in middle of errands to take off and was soooo relieved when I did.
Would not buy anything from this line again. It's supposed to be natural, and for the sensitive? And the blue was not good. And the brush was old-school. (NOT in a good way.)
Save yourself the aggravation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this mascara. I'm fortunate enough to have long lashes as it so I wanted something to make them pop a little more and thicken them, this does just that! It doesn't crumble either so you won't look like a raccoon by the end of the day. It is a tad pricey but it's worth it since it's natural and does exactly what I wanted it to do. Itís my new fav mascara and I will continue purchasing.
UPDATE 02/27/12: not liking this anymore. It's starting to crumble throughout the day, I end up with little spots all under my eyes, it's been giving my styes (weird!). I never got styes until I started using this mascara. Still gives my lashes crazy volume and thickness but I won't be repurchasing. I have now moved on to Tarte lights, camera, lashes.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Horrible. Absolutelly horrible. i totally regret buying this mascara. i only managed to use it 3 times and everytime it irritated my eyes so much that both my eyes began crying.
this goes to trash can. :(
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I like the fact that this mascara is natural. It doesn't make my eyelashes brittle, or fall out, as all the chemical-laden mascaras do. My eyelashes were getting so short and thin before I started trying natural mascaras.
However, this does not give the dramatic, 'false eye lash' effect that some of the more chemical-laden mascaras give. It lengthens a bit, thickens a bit, and blackens quite a lot. It smudges a bit, but many non-waterproof mascaras will do that anyway. It is great for daytime wear.