FLOWER Beauty • Lash Knockout Volumizing Mascara • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I wanted this to be my HG mascara! I've been searching high and low for a mascara that was animal friendly, affordable and didn't smudge. This mascara was affordable, went on perfectly, but by the end of day was all under my eyes. I am a no fuss kind of girl: I want to be able to apply my makeup in the morning and expect it to be there, where I left it, by the end of the day. Cover Girl mascaras are the only mascaras, which I can apply and they don't budge until I wash it off at the end of the night.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love love love this mascara. It gives the Fokine of a super dry mascara but it is moist and doesn't flake! The packaging of the whole line looks bad in the store but it's so much better when you get it home! No more Lancôme! Flower beauty from now on when it comes to my lashes!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This mascara didn't take the cake for me. It's better than a lot of other mascaras on the market, but for what I look for in a mascara, it was a let down. I like my mascara to really build up the volume of my lashes and make them look thick and full, and this product failed miserably in that regard. My HG mascara is Maybelline's Volum' Express Colossal, and Lash Knockout cannot compare to the volume I get from that one. I also noticed that it seemed to start flaking off as soon as it dried, but that could be due to the amount I glopped on trying to get it to look good, as I didn't have consistent flaking throughout the day. I found that after a couple coats, it is basically impossible to build the product up any more. It kind of gets to a point where it just stops going on. This is good if you're trying to avoid it getting clumpy, but bad if you're TRYING to build it up.
That being said, however, there are several things I did quite like about this mascara. The formula is very smooth. It's not too wet and not too dry, and it's not sticky or clumpy - in fact, I would say that the smooth formula is this product's best aspect. I really tried to cake it on. I put many coats on when I do my mascara, and I did even more with this one because I was trying to get it to the level of volume that I prefer. While I didn't succeed in that respect, not once did it clump on me or begin to get sticky (though, as noted before, I did get some flaking). However, I also only used it for a few days, so I can't speak to how the formula holds up over time when the tube is no longer freshly opened. And it dried very well. It didn't feel wet for an excessive amount of time as some mascaras do, but it didn't dry so quickly that I had to rush as I was adding more coats. The product came out on the brush very well; it wasn't hanging off the end in globs or anything. The brush itself was a little underwhelming; it was not as thick as I expected it to be for a volumizing mascara, but then, I'm used to the Colossal brush, which is thicker than most brushes I think. The brush was good in that it did get every lash and it wasn't awkward to use or oddly shaped.
This mascara didn't do it for me in the volume department, but I did think that it looked very good as just a basic, everyday eyelash look, if you like to look more natural. It did darken my lashes and added a little bit of length and a just a little volume, enough that it opened up my eyes and made my lashes more noticeable, but not so much that it made me feel like my lashes really looked great. But if you don't like the thick, heavy eyelash look, this mascara is probably a good choice. Overall I can't say I will be rebuying this product as it just didn't tick enough boxes for me, but it wasn't horrible at all; I appreciate the quality of the formula and would definitely recommend it as a basic, everyday, natural-looking mascara.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Finding a great mascara that works for me has been my lifelong makeup mission. My lashes are not only wimpy, but they're also very fragile - any mascara that's even a little drying causes lash fallout. I've tried them all, from high to low end, obscure to best selling, and I've yet to find one that works well for me, much less be HG. But this one gets very close!
It's not too wet, so it holds a curl well and can be layered (just make sure you don't wait too long, since it sets quickly). It lasts all day without making me look like a raccoon, plus it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes (I can't wear Lancome or Maybelline, for example). I usually don't look for overly dramatic mascaras because I find they weigh my wispy little lashes down and ultimately cause them to break off. For my taste, my lashes get enough volume from this, plus I also get a little length and really nice definition. All this for around $7 - such a steal!
I haven't tried the other Flower mascaras, but based on my experience with this one, I'm definitely game. I did get a bunch of other Flower items (reviews in progress), all which I find pretty impressive, given the quality and the price point. I swore off buying any animal-tested products years ago, and this line is cruelty free, another great bonus. Try the line if you haven't - their products are super cute and they work. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love this mascara and I'm a makeup snob. It lasts all day, looks great even after just one coat. My former faves have been Dior Show and Benefit They're Real. This one was only $7.98, made in USA AND isn't tested on animals. It's also not hard to get off, yet lasts all day in the FL heat and humidity. Love it and will go out of my way to go to Walmart to try more Flower products!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
YES! This is my holy grail mascara (so far). I've only had it for about a week and a half, but so far I love everything about it. I'll start from the outside and work my way in.
The packaging is sleek and pretty chrome green. It is made in the USA and not tested on animals.
The wand is full and doesn't grab a lot of extra product goop. The fibers grab every single lash with not a clump to be seen.
The consistency of the product is perfect, not thick, not watery.
One coat makes a pretty natural look, two coats is just enough drama and volume for me. It could probably be built up more, but I'm not into the heavy, sooty fringe look, so I can't say for sure.
My lashes look shinier and more supple with and without this product now (must be the red seaweed extract?).
It lasts 8+ hours without smudging, flaking, or fading.
Removes easily with oil free makeup remover or soap and water without much effort.
I highly recommend this product, and once again, I'm excited to try more FLOWER Beauty products. I guess the only catch is that it is exclusive to Walmart.