Bare Escentuals • Buxom Amplified Lash • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
The original Buxom mascara is my HG mascara, so when I saw the newer formula and brush, I jumped on it, hoping it would be a nice volumizing alternative -- essentially, a Buxom that I would wear at night for bigger, bolder lashes with a smoky eye.
It wasn't the worst mascara (I did use up the tube), but it was really underwhelming for me. It didn't apply smoothly like the original Buxom, and the adjustable brush did pretty much nothing for me. There are other, better mascaras for adding lots of volume if that is what you want, and the original Buxom is smoother and goes on much nicer.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
As of right now, Buxom Amplified Lash mascara is my HG of mascaras. I've tried plenty of mascaras in my lifetime. I've seen plenty of brushes. Whether it's the two-timing brush or the formulation that Bare Escentuals has created for their Amplified Lash, it definitely works.
My lashes are shorter since I've become older. It's a fact of life. I don't particularly like it and I do use lash serums. But I also have to use a really good mascara that creates volume. And I have rules that my mascara must adhere to. Especially if I'm going to pay $22 for it. I want the wand to be the right size and have the correct bristles so that I don't have to constantly use a q-tip to clean away the black drops that didn't quite make it to my lashes. Buxom has that covered with this mascara. You have a choice. You can twist the end of the brush to extend it to a full position for volume and thickness. One or two swipes coats my lashes with layers just enough darkness for my fair eyes. Twist the wand back down into the compact position for lengthening and defining. Some short sweeps across your lashes and you're done. How simple is that? No clumping, either. The formula is creamy, not runny, not clumpy at all. It's a rich, dark black that highlights your eyes beautifully. It dries quick enough. In between the two first coats I use a lash curler and my lashes are the best they've been in a long, long time. I used to be a fan of Clinique's High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara but that doesn't come close to Buxom's Amplified Lash. I'm delighted that the brush works on both my upper and lower lashes without a problem. Clinique came out with their Bottom Lash Mascara Long Wearing Formula which is a tiny brush formulated for the lower lashes, designed for ease and I tried that but that was more of a gimmick. I've had no problems at all with this brush on my lower lashes. As far as all day wear, it stays in place without smudging or flaking. When the day is over, it's easy to remove with my normal skin care routine. I don't have to use any special makeup remover to get all of it off. It washes off easily, which is a plus in saving your lashes. All in all, it's worth every penny. Also, cruelty-free.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Got a delux sized sample of this. The idea of a wand that you can twist up or down to change was intriguing but in reality it doesn't work. I get decent looking lashes when I apply with the extended brush. When I shorten the brush I get clumpy lashes with no length and not much volume. Using with the brush extended I was happy with the way the formula looks on though I found it is really hard to reach some of my eyelashes on the inner corners with the brush in either position. It lengthens and to a lesser degree volumizes a quite decent amount. However, this stuff is near impossible to get off. Even with makeup remover I struggle to get it off. Its just too hard on my lashes.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Grey
This mascara is amazing! I have thin and short eyelashes, and this mascara brings them to life and length in just one coat. The mascara does take a little while to dry on your lashes, which means if you plan on curling or re-curling them after, you'll need to wait about 30 min or so. It is also a little pricey, but you definitely get what you're paying for. This mascara does not flake, and you can easily remove it with even the most simplest of face washes. It lasts all day and stays true to its color upon application all day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I started using this product about 2 or so weeks ago, and I really loved it initially. I was in Sephora because I had lost my Lancome primer that I use with my Lancome L'extreme mascara, but I was curious about trying something else out. I have volume, but I love length, and a lot of it. I mainly use this in the extended position, even though that's supposed to be for volume, because I've found that it actually causes less clumps and separates my lashes better. I don't know that I'd necessarily repurchase, but it gets the job done for me now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Absolutely love this. I am always asked if I am wearing lashes because it adds so much volume.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I'm surprised this mascara got crap reviews for the most part! I love it, and I've bought it twice now. The brush is big and works really well, the actual product separates without clumps and makes my eyelashes full and pretty. It reminds me of BeneFit badgal but I like the brush better and the formula is not as thick..
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Blue
Why so many bad reviews?
I think this mascara is great! It makes my lashes look awesome. I dont really know what else to say about it >< I guess that product itself is a bit wet, which is annoying. but overall i like it
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
For the price of $22, this mascara is complete garbage. The formula is extremely WET and CLUMPY!!! Although, I like mascaras with a creamy texture, this felt like I was coating my lashes with liquid liner. Plus it smudged on my upper eyelids. Long brush...short brush, didn't make any difference. After giving it a week, I just gave up and returned it. The only pro is that it made my lashes very black. I prefer my Bad Gal Lash.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
at first,i wasnt too impressed with this mascara,but after playing around with it and trying it i actually liked it.the long brush,with the bristles more separated did separate my lashes,and lenghtened them.then turning the dial to the smaller brush,it did make my lashes fuller.the look of the lashes,to me did come out as promised.buuut,i personally dont like the look of my lashes with that mascara.not a bad mascara at all though! <3 i reccomend it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I ran out of my usual BADgal mascara, and figured that I would try something new. I really thought this mascara would be nifty, considering that you can change the brush and I have always been a fan of Buxom lip gloss. I was very disappointed in this product. The brush and formula caused my eye lashes to clump (even after trying several times, re-doing it in a vain hope I would like this mascara.) I plan on taking it back to sephora and getting my money back. Some people seem to like it, and some people don't....to each his own. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Lemme just say I love it if you're too lazy to read on. (Bare) Essentially, you're supposed to use two coats of this for the full effects. The first coat is with the wand in its extended, longer position. This leaves more room between the bristles and therefore more product between them. Supposedly this is the step to give your lashes volume. The second coat is done with the wand in its compact position, where the bristles are closer together. This separates and defines each lash.
I personally don't like the crispness of applying a second coat of mascara on top of one dry one, and I didn't feel like it was beneficial with this mascara anyway. I much preferred to do my first coat with the wand extended, then while my lashes are still wet, comb back through with the wand winded to its scrunched mode. This left me with long, dark, false-looking lashes. Perfect.
I'm taking off one lippie because it's expensive, but mostly because it doesn't live up to its promise of volume. But length and separation? Definitely. Once I'm done with this mascara, I plan on trying the wand with different products...and repurchasing!
Somehow, my friend managed to get her review in before me, the one who actually owns the mascara... :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
2 words....Hot Mess. that is the best way I can describe this mascara. I saw it on display and was mesmerized by the idea of an adjustable lash brush. The brush reminded me of my HG Max Factor lash Perfection brush, but without the Max Factor results. I kept going in between this amplified formula and the regular formula. I made the wrong decision. My lashes ended up looking clumpy had huge gaps because all of m lashes kept grouping together. I went to the BE site and even the model on the video had spikey looking eyelashes. I took this back to Sephora and got the regular buxom mascara instead.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like Buxom mascara. I had the original and kept the brush after I used it up. I wash it regularly and use it to "comb off" the excess of other mascaras. It's true that these mascaras are a bit too wet when new. My original Buxom got better as it got older because it got thicker and creamier. I don't think I'll buy this one because the original one has a big enough brush for me. I want to try the blue one. 4 lippies only because of the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
this formula is very black, very wet, and terrible at separating lashes. my cover girl super thick lash volumizes just as well and separates waaaay better than this mascara, but amplified lash is worth buying because it is again, VERY black, and the dramatic *combination* of length and volume it creates is amazing. because this is so expensive and somewhat time consuming to use, i will stick to CG STL for everyday, and save amplified lash for when i go out, brushing STL on after the final coat to separate.
UPDATE: I am extremely disappointed that the twisting portion on the top of the cap that controls the length/volume settings broke waaaaay before i finished the tube. this product costs too much money for me to afford that happening!