|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I really like this mascara because it separates and adds volume to lashes, without clumping or smudging.
It doesn't create flakes or dark under-eye circle either.
I have the one for blue eyes, and personally I don't reeeaaaallly see how it brings out my eye color, but that's okay because otherwise it is a great pick! In a way though, it does make them POP more that my Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion.
Overall, I would buy this product again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Samsaymeow, same here!! :( Loved the old one (llight interplay) in emerald SO much! Went through 4 of them. Could only find the new Volumizing one the other day- so I got it, but its definitely not as good as the older one! Should've stocked up :/
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I'm seriously so upset they discontinued and replaced this mascara. This is literally the only mascara that would not smear all the way down my face throughout the day, and I didn't even buy waterproof. As someone who goes to school all day then goes to work at night, this stayed on through it all, didn't clump, and looked natural and pretty on my otherwise short lashes. I wore this in Emerald Green.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is it! I've found my HG mascara**! A few years ago I thought I was done with mascara for good because I couldn't find one that wouldn't irritate my eyes. I had just come off a bad experience with L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara, which I had thought was fantastic until, just a week prior to my wedding, I thought I was coming down with Pinkeye due to persistent redness/itching (the product was only about three weeks old when serious eye irritations set in)! After a visit to an eye doctor, I stopped using the L'Oreal mascara. Still, I needed something else because my wedding was just around the corner. I had long ago given up on Physicians Formula Organic Wear mascara due to excessive smudging/transfer (loved the look of the tube, though!) and I had also outgrown Maybelline's Great Lash due to excessive flaking of the waterproof formula. With L'Oreal mascaras now out of the question, it seemed as if I might never find a product gentle enough for my dry, sensitive eyes again! Thankfully, I turned to Almay. I remembered a product I had used years before that didn't seem to plump up my lashes all that much but stayed put and wasn't irritating. Based on that history, I bought Almay Intense iColor with Light Interplay for Brown Eyes. In particular, I love the applicator brush. My lashes are long and this one doesn't turn them into spider lashes, the way so many mascara brushes do. Better yet, transfer, flaking and smudging are minimal too. I hope Almay never discontinues this product because I'm sticking with what works!
** Edit/FYI: This review pertains to the black tube with the silver cap and the silver type on the sides, the same as currently pictured. There is another Almay product featuring an all-black or charcoal color tube with the same name, but a smaller/thinner brush. The ingredients are different, too, although the name is the same. I suspect the original version of Almay Intense iColor with Light Interplay is discontinued, with this confusingly named product its replacement. Just when I find my HG mascara. Go figure...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I thought I'd love this mascara but I didn't like it. At first it was working fine but then it was getting too dry, clumpy, and flaky. The brush was too big & hard to work with. I am not buying this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
The brush is too large. Not what I was expecting. I won't buy this again. It's not the worst. Not the best. I think it thickens decently. I just can't stand how large the brush is.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I used up all of this Mascara, I liked it. It has a nice wand that seperates all my lashes and gives them some volume. I got the color Black and found that it wasn't a very black black. A great summer mascara because it isn't heavy. Great lasting power I could wear it all day without touch ups.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I love this mascara. I used to be a diehard Maybelline user. Almay was on super sale one day and I decided I had nothing to lose by trying it. I haven't looked back once! It made my lashes really thick and long. I originally purchased the Emerald Black but didn't like the color especially in the sun. When it was time to replace it, I got Black Flash and love it. It takes two coats to really get the result I want, but I rarely get unwanted clumps.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I got this mascara from a friend. At first I thoght that the brush is too big and it wont do a good job on my lashes. But I was pleasantly surprised that it actually made my lashes long, full and neat. Even my bf commented that I did a good job on my lashes when I first used it.
The only thing I don't like about it is that it becomes dry too fast so one tube doesnt last for too long.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I like this mascara a lot. It has that flirty look that I like without being too intense. I have the "chocolate quartz" for green eyes even though I have blue eyes, because I hate blue mascara. It has never made my eyes pop like a simple brownish black mascara does. Also the idea of it just strikes me as unnatural.
Anyway I decided to try this because I had favorable results with almay's eyeshadow stick, and it was the cheapest mascara available at Walmart. I love the way it looks- I'm not sure what the heck that light interplay technology is but this mascara makes my lashes look longer and thicker without giving me a creepy doll look or getting clumpy. Its not black, but it's a lot more intense than my usual black-brown something or other. The only issue is, even though almay's is supposed to be made for sensitive skin, this is the only mascara that has ever felt weird on my eyes. I think it's because it makes my lashes really stiff , so if I rub my eyes they irritate the skin around them. It stays on really well, but if you wash your face and don't bother with makeup remover you get instant raccoon eyes. I like a little grapeseed oil, I find it gets rid of the mascara really well without irritation. Basically its a great buy, just don't do any serious crying and you're golden.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
My mother got this in a makeup set and gave it to me. I am pleasantly surprised by how good of a mascara this is.
I have fairly sensitive eyes and most mascara will start to irritate me after 3-4 hours but I can leave this on for 6-8 hours and be fine. It gives pretty significant volume and length and doesn't clump. I don't find it to have much glitter like many 'eye colour'-themed products do, which is perfect for me (I kind of despise glitter in makeup).
I can't speak to whether or not this makes my eye colour pop, because I have almost-gray eyes (so there isn't a colour to pick up), and because I tend to wear fairly heavy black makeup which tends to neutralize eye colours.
Overall, however, this is in my top three mascaras ever.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This is the best mascara I've ever tried. I tend to go for Maybelline mascaras though I'm not sure why, they never seem to do the trick. I usually spend a long time on mascara but this one was great! It only took a few strokes for me to have the longest lashes I've ever had. They were thick, black and very long. I have naturally light brown, short lashes and this is the best result I've ever had with any mascara. It comes off pretty easily, I just use makeup wipes. It didn't flake and even with it being new the texture wasn't gloopy. Very happy with this product, this might be my go to mascara now. I would definitely recommend this.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is one of my favorite mascaras to date!! And so affordable, I use the blackflash (brown eyes) one.
Background: medium-short, thickish lashes that point downish. The ones on my right eye are shorter than my left eye and more annoying
Pros: cruelty free, volumizes, lengthens, doesn't budge ALL day, cheap ($5-$7), wonderful thick brush. Deep black color, gives a separated, volymized lash look, looks like your lashes are just naturally dramatic and kickass
Cons: when it gets older it can flake
Wonderful mascara is all I can say, possibly my HG :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I normally have to use waterproof mascara, but this stays put as well as waterproof, without me having to add an extra makeup-removing step at night. I am so SO pleased, because the formula is fantastic--thickening, lengthening--and I don't even care if it's enhancing my hazel eyes or not. (Though I think it is.) It's just great mascara.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've tried about 6 or 7 mascaras and the only reason I found this was because it came free with my eyeliner and I had run out of my typical mascara. It does have a larger brush, but it makes eyelashes longer, fuller, and somewhat curls them. I'm very pleased with this product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this Almay Intense I-Color Mascara in Chocolate Quartz. The brush is very big (much bigger than other mascaras) but I didn't find it too difficult to use. (I did knock off one lippie for the size of the brush.) It separated the lashes very nicely and the mascara did not clump or streak. The formula is neither too thick or thin. I had no problems with flaking and it was very easy to remove.
For me, this mascara did exactly what I wanted it to do. It gave a natural look which just kind of made my eyes "pop". I'm not sure that this product would be good if you actually wanted to layer it on thick or have anything that looked like really thick lashes. I would definitely buy this again and would recommend it to those looking for "better that your normal" lashes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have only tried the shade Black Flash, which is marketed for brown eyes. I don't know about making my eyes look brighter, but I like this mascara a lot because of the formula and brush. I've tried a lot of mascaras, ranging from drugstore to designer, and this is my 2nd favorite. However, my favorite is Armani Eyes to Kill, which is $30! So I think for a much cheaper drugstore product to come in second to it is really impressive. I also have sensitive skin and sensitive eyes, normally even Almay mascaras irritate my eyes, but this one gave me no reaction what so ever. It didn't start to flake over time or anything either. I just think it's a fantastic product for the price. Not only would I recommend it, but I've actually bought it for people before.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
This mascara has a wet formula that thickens and lengthens your lashes and the wand is huge. I'm not a fan of the wet formula and the big wand combined - I have small eyes and the mascara tends to get all over my eyelids, so I usually put an index card behind my lashes when applying it to prevent that from happening. However it is easy to remove the mistakes since it's not waterproof. It's also very easy to take off at the end of the day with just water. After about a month or two of everyday use, the bristles of the wand got icky and lost it's shape so I tossed it both times I purchased it. I like what the mascara does for my lashes, it makes them so long that if I look upwards my lashes touch my eyebrows but it is a little clumpy. It's not something I would repurchase often, maybe once in a while. Both times, the mascara came with a free Almay eyeliner that I like, which is the only reason why I purchased it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I bought this mascara because at the store where I was it was only $2.99 (US) and came with 15 free eye makeup remover wipes. Also the packaging was just so nice and sleek. So I bought the only color available, which was Chocolate Quartz, which is for green eyes. This mascara said it uses "light interplay technology" and I assumed it was sparkles. The mascara does have sparkles, but they are very fine and can only be seen if looked at closely or if the light reflects off the sparkles at the right angle. They aren't distracting at all and even if you look closely you might not see them. I don't mind, since I'm not a big fan of sparkly mascaras anyway. I have dark medium length lashes, so this mascara looked black on me, fortunately. If you have light lashes, I will imagine it will look dark brown. The mascara brush is HUGE. Compared to Covergirl LashBlast, LashBlast is tiny. I almost laughed, because I thought Covergirl's brush was pretty huge. Nope.
After I got over the enormous size of the brush, I applied. I have a monolid, since I'm Asian, but the brush didn't bother me much. However, if you have small eyes, you might not like it, since it would be hard to apply the mascara with the size of the brush.
The mascara nicely lengthens lashes, adds a lot of volume and thickness, but still manages to look pretty and not spidery and clumpy. If you have any problems with clumps, you can easily slowly wiggle a spoolie up your lashes, and the clumps are gone. The mascara somewhat curls your lashes, too, if you go in an upward motion, pushing the lashes towards your eyelid.
I think it really brought out my eyes.
The only problem is that it slightly flakes, and I HATE flaking and smudging. I wore this to my ballet performances, and it flaked a tiny bit. However, even though I am a huge disliker of any sort of flaking or smudging, I didn't really mind it. If you don't put the mascara on your bottom lashes, I find the mascara barely flakes at all.
Yay! I will definitely buy this again. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
First, can we all agree that "Light Interplay Technology" is hilarious?
I've had this mascara for a couple weeks and I can't decide if I love it or hate it. The brush is HUGE, which can be a little difficult to get used to, but it's easy to coat your eyelashes with just a swipe or two.
I have very long eyelashes, but they're a little thin, and very pale. I've found that this mascara doesn't lengthen my eyelashes (which for me is good--they don't need any help!) but it does a pretty good job of coloring and thickening them. I usually place the wand at the base of my lashes and wiggle it back and forth gently, without lifting to stretch the lashes. It gives my lashes a nice dark, fluffy look without giving the impression that I'm wearing super-long false lashes.
Overall, I like it. It is very difficult to remove, though. I bought the non-waterproof kind, but rubbing with soap and my normal eye makeup remover doesn't remove it completely. After a few nights of rubbing my eye area until it was sore, I started using some baby oil to finish removing the mascara. Annoyingly, while it's difficult to actually get off, it WILL run when it gets wet.