Neutrogena • Healthy Volume Waterproof • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||52%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I was pleasantly surprised. I've tried so many drugstore mascaras and always go back to my HG L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof. I have to have waterproof formula as somehow, with any non-waterproof formula I use, it always ends up in a goopy mess under my eyes within an hour or so. While the Neutrogena formula does tend to smudge occasionally beneath my eyes (whereas L'Oreal doesn't), and the brush is a little too big for my preference, it's still workable because this mascara is so buildable and makes my lashes look so beautiful, that I can overlook the flaws with the brush & formula. Somehow, the word "healthy" in the name really does make my lashes look healthy. It sounds crazy, but I feel like my lash count has doubled since using this mascara. I love this as my everyday mascara, as with 2-3 coats, it's subtle yet still makes my lashes pop, and when I layered L'Oreal over the Neutrogena, it was so perfect for a night-time look. I will definitely buy this again, as this has become my new favorite daytime mascara, although I think I will try the Healthy Lengths next.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
This mascara is so amazing! It is one of the few mascaras that is actually waterproof which is fantastic. I am very athletic and run 3 seasons of the year then swim in the winter. This stays on through the many workouts I go through and DOES NOT BUDGE AT ALL!!!! I wear the color black/brown and it is the perfect color for my green eyes. I love the big brush that really does add volume to my lashes unlike others. It doesn't clump either so it looks amazing. It comes off with makeup remover too. This is probably the best mascara I have ever used.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
For me, this mascara is an answer to prayer. I don't normally write reviews but I'm posting this one in hopes that it will help others who suffer from the same problem I have. I had used Maybelline Great Lash waterproof mascara for more than 20 years just because it was inexpensive and I saw no reason to try anything else. Over the past few years, my eyes have become more and more watery and irritated. My upper eyelids were wet at the outside corners and which was super annoying and made a mess of my eye makeup as I was constantly dabbing at my eyes. I consulted an eye doctor and a pharmacist and was told that dryness or allergies could be the cause of the irritation. They suggested various eye drops which didn't help at all.
I was sure my mascara couldn't be to blame since I had used the same product for so long. Finally, I started doing research and discovered that mascara does sometimes cause eyes to water. I don't know if Maybelline changed the ingredients or if I became allergic to something in the product over time. Giving up mascara wasn't an option because I have blonde very sparse eyelashes and look awful without eye makeup. I can't afford permanent eyeliner and have had no luck learning to apply false eyelashes.
I started trying different mascara products. (Inimitable, Telescopic, L'Oreal Double Extend.) L'Oreal Double Extend was the worst - It made my eyes sting so much that I had to remove it immediately. The others were less irritating than the Maybelline Great Lash but my eyes still watered. I considered trying the Blinc mascara since many people report that it's non-irritating. However, it's also known not to be very dramatic so I haven't tried it yet. I used Neutrogena lengthening mascara for a while but it isn't waterproof and kept washing off the outer corners of my eyes. I then tried the 100% Pure Mascara (Blackberry shade). I thought it would be the answer since it doesn't contain any chemicals. Surprisingly, it made my eyes sting so ot was back to the drawing board. Recently, I read on a blog about someone who was having the same issues as I have with stinging, watery eyes. She said that the only mascara that doesn't irritate her eyes is Tarte Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara. It is made without many of the chemicals found in most mascara. I tried it but it also made my eyes water so apparently products that work for one person may not work for another.
A week ago I bought the Neutrogena Healthy Volume Waterproof Mascara. Voila - problem solved! For the first time in years, I've enjoyed dry eyes with no irritation. I'm so grateful and relieved to find mascara that works for me.
I had no problems with smudging at all. This mascara is fairly dry. I would say that my lashes feel a little powdery and if I touch them, the mascara could flake off but it isn't a problem since I don't touch them. I do hate the big brush. My eyes are small and because of my short lashes, it's a challenge to use such a huge brush. I'll gladly put up with it. This mascara is hard to remove. I use Vaseline which works.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I love Neutrogena foundations, so I thought I would try this mascara, ewwwwww! The brush gets mascara on my eyelid and crease. I can't get my outer or inner lashes with the brush. It does give my lashes some volume, but not much. For a Neutrogena product, this is dissappointing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I am in love!!! I naturally have long, thick lashes, but they're light at the tips. This darkens, defines, lengthens, and thickens beautifully. One coat is great. No clumping, whatsoever, it just looks like just really awesome eyelashes!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I rate my mascaras based on whether or not they can hold a curl: this one didn't. I always go for waterproof mascaras because they tend to hold curled up lashes better than non/waterproof mascaras (I have poker straight lashes). Plus this mascara flaked a lot. I got this for $4 at rite aid since there was a buy one get on 50% off deal for all neutrogena products.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I gave this only a 3 even though it's my favorite mascara, until I run upon a better one. I think the best thing for mascara is to have tricks up your sleeve. Befor applying mascara I make a paste from baby powder and a bit of water. Apply it with a clean wand, let dry, then brush through with a metal eyelash comb, then apply my mascara. Also there is another product I use prior to my lashes as a primer, but cant suggest it bc its not made for eyelashes and I would hate to.cause someone to have irritation but it's work for me for years. All mascaras run under my eyes bc I use sunscreens, foundation, and lotions. Using this secret and powder helps a lot. I'm also trying no foundation and only spot covering which has been doing really well. There has to be a good mascara primer out there. Until I find it I will keep doing what I'm doing carefully. Hint: Matte hair sculpting aide. I looked up the ingredients and found most in cosmetics already. This mascara is the best I've tried so far, I just wish I didn't need a primer or that they actually primers easily avaible!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Gave little volume, didn't flake, and clumped a little, stayed in place but gave me a natural look that's why I gave it 4 lippies.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Wet smudgy flaky raccoon eye'd mess of a mascara. Digging up my receipt to return. The only good thing about it was the brush. The formula was awful.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Good Lord how can we have such divergent opinions??? I walked outside in the heat and had immediate curl droop and flaking. WTF?? Do the science nerds even test this stuff? I am starting to have rage issues...over mascara no less...gotta go pet my dog. CVS is making posters with my face on it: Too many mascara returns!! Just kidding (or maybe not. Gulp)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm going to add photos to illustrate just how waterproof this product is. I have fine, medium length, naturally curled lashes and mostly I just want some natural-looking volume and just a bit of length from my mascara. And since it's about to be summer, I wanted something I could go swimming in.
I paid about $8 for this at Ulta, which is on the cheap end for mascaras there. It thickens nice and gradually, so I don't end up with those thick, clumpy lashes so many girls seem to covet. The bristles on the brush are good for getting out clumps (but it still helps to have a clean wand to brush them through), but the wand itself is pretty big. It's not a huge deal, it just makes getting into corners and getting the lower lashes kind of tricky. Still, it gives natural-looking lashes with a lot of thickness and a decent amount of length, and I love it.
This mascara is extremely waterproof. I put it on, waited 15 minutes, and then got in the shower for ten minutes, letting the water hit my closed eyes as much as possible. I got out and my lashes still looked perfect, they only smeared slightly when I rigorously rubbed my eye as though it was extremely itchy (and even then, the smearing was minimal).
Getting this off is a battle -- makeup remover doesn't seem to work. Using a cotton ball with baby oil does the trick, though I have to flush out my eyes after since the oil inevitably gets in them. Taking this mascara off gave my lashes a bit of a beating and I lost a few of them.
Overall: Great, natural-looking mascara, virtually impossible to smudge, but getting it off is difficult and a little rough on the lashes. I wouldn't use this everyday just because removing it is such a hassle.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my go-to mascara. It looks so good that my checkbook doesn't miss Diorshow one bit. Every time I stray from Neutrogena Healthy Volume to try to latest new thing I regret it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really like this product. It doesn't clump and makes my lashes fuller and longer. I don't mind the brush size, it works well for me. There are other brands of mascaras that make my lashes look even longer such as the Fresh mascaras but they aren't waterproof so what I'll do is apply the non-waterproof and then use this waterproof formula to seal my lashes and it works really well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
This did the job of giving me full and long lashes, but I was soooo annoyed with the HUGE brush! I was scared I was gonna poke my eye or something. Definitely took a lippie off for that. It's a nice mascara but so not worth it for the big applicator. I will use it until it runs out but I will not repurchase.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is great for fluffy, volumized lashes. This was actually waterproof and I had not smudging/flaking issues. Not the most volumizing mascara ever, but good and the brush defined each of my lashes. I really like how I got no clumps with this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have naturally long lashes, so when I wear mascara, I generally only need a light coat. This is my favorite of any mascara I've tried, hands down (although, to be fair, I never buy high-end mascara as I don't wear it enough to warrant the cost; I spend the extra moolah on other types of makeup). My lashes are much lighter on the ends, and this mascara is perfect for lightly applying top and bottom for some extra definition. I think one layer looks pretty natural. It doesn't clump, and it stays on all day, although I never wear makeup to work out, so I can't say how it performs when I'm extremely sweaty. I can see how the large brush might make application difficult for some, but since I only apply it to tips of my lashes, it's not a problem for me. It's also easy to remove with olive or grape seed oil. I really can't ask for more from a mascara.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Not bad at all. My eyelashes are pretty average, but this mascara gets the job done in a natural-looking way for everyday wear. However, I don't really detect any curling ability of this mascara...
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
My eyelashes are SHORT and STRAIGHT. For the past 2 years I have been using this product, and what I like about it the most is definitely the true volume it provides. I curl my eyelashes using my Tarte eyelash curler (Sephora, $15) and then apply the mascara. Sometimes I may experience some clumping which is difficult to remove without smudging since it is wateproof. The brush IS big, but that has not been much of an issue for me. It will last me throughout the day and night.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this mascara. It really works for me and I always repurchase it. One of the great things about this is how build-able it is. you can get really natural tinted lashes if you use a small amount but you can build to a higher intensity if that's what you want. I LOVE IT
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Add me to the list of people who don't understand all the negative reviews for this product. I've used L'Oreal Voluminous waterproof mascara for years, but recently found that for some reason, it no longer works for me (clumping, etc.) My lashes are fine, mostly blonde, and can easily become gooped up with the wrong mascara. This one, however, seems to be a little drier formula, so that my lashes don't clump or look spikey -- they look more natural, which I like for daily wear, but can be amped up by applying additional coats. I also love the huge brush! I was afraid it might make the mascara harder to apply well, but the opposite has been true for me. The "waterproof" aspect has also been excellent for me. I remove it pretty easily with the remover I've been using for as long as I can remember -- CoverGirl Clean Eyes Make-Up Remover for Eyes & Lips (and just for the record, YES, it does remove those 24-hour super long lasting lipsticks, too.) Bottom line, I have a new favorite waterproof mascara! As long as they don't change the formula, I'll continue purchasing this one.