Estee Lauder • Projectionist High Definition Volume Mascara • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
This was my HG mascara for YEARS until one day I bought a tube at the counter and paid full-price only to have it dry out in two weeks. I was convinced I paid full-price for an old product so I contacted Estee Lauder for a refund and I have never used it again. I have since found a mascara that I like better so everything worked in my favor, I suppose. This mascara does not clump on my naturally dark, long lashes, and is not harsh on my sensitive eyes. I used it just for what says, volume. However, it can flake off throughout the day. It removes easily with makeup remover, but it does dry out faster than some of its other competitors on the market.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Overall an okay mascara, I get this as a gift with purchace. Not impressive and not bad. Curl the lashes but weight them down throughout the time. Give a nice, neutral volume and length but not Wow effect. Do smudge but no flakes. And I cannot wear it in summer because it is not waterproof what so ever, when I sweating and this mascara get into my eyes and make them tears so bad.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I've received this as a Gift With Purchase quite a few times now. While it's not the best mascara in the world, it's not bad either.
The formula is not super dry, but it's more on the dry side. I don't really like super wet, thin mascaras but I don't like dry, thick ones either, and I think this is a happy medium. It's wet enough to be nice and waxy to really coat your lashes but it's dry enough that it won't smear everywhere after applying.
The brush is bristled and cone-shaped. It tapers down to a relatively thin point at the end so it's easy to get your inner corner lashes. I've been going more for rubber wands lately but I do like the bristles on this. They aren't spikey and the product doesn't clump up on the brush.
As far as performance, this mascara does provide good volume at the base of my lashes. Nothing crazy, not really a "WOW" factor to it, but it's nice. It adds enough length to make my lashes more noticeable, but again, it doesn't give "Wow, look at those lashes!" length. I'd consider this a more natural looking mascara, which is good for everyday, but I typically prefer my lashes to stand out a bit more.
My biggest issue with Projectionist is that it tends to dry out rather quickly, and when it starts drying out, it gets super goopy and thick. The main part of the wand still picks up the right amount of product without being clumpy, but the tapered end of the brush will come out with gobs of gooey, thick mascara that takes ages to wipe off. Even after getting off as much as I can, it's still difficult to get the inner corners without getting a big old black glob on the corner of my eyelid. I don't think this is just because I've tried GWP sizes, though, because each one I tried did this and I try lots of deluxe sample sized mascaras that don't dry out this quickly.
Overall, this is a decent mascara. I wouldn't shell out money for it myself, but I wouldn't mind receiving it as a gift or as a GWP again.
(By the way, I think the price on this went down? Last time I was at a counter I thought it was $25+, but I'm seeing it online now for $21.)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Really good mascara that gives my thin, short lashes lots of length. The volume is not maybe the best but if I put on 2-3 coats it looks quite good. The staying power is great. It does not fall down and the consistency is neither too wet or dry. It just perfect for me. I bought mine online for much cheaper than what it costs in department stores. I think I found a replacement for my previous favorite Diorshow.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Brush: The brush is a medium sized brush in a cone shape with densely packed bristles. For my opinion, the brush itself is quite hard to get a hold of, making my application of this mascara the messiest of all the mascaras I've ever encountered in the past.
Formula: The formula is a so-so for me. It claimed that it gives you volume where as in fact, yes, it gives volume but I find this formula gives me more length than volume. The worst thing about this mascara for me is that the formula is too wet for me and it takes time for me to let it dry making my already messy application an even messier application. Also, I love the jet-black color since it gives my eye an even sharper edge.
Packaging and Price: The price is quite fine for my opinion as Estee Lauder is one of the high end brand. It's quite reasonable. About the packaging, I love that unique packaging.
Will I buy this again? Straight answer, no. I can find a better mascara in a cheaper price than sticking up for this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
First let me start by saying that I am a mascara junkie! I am always on the hunt for the perfect mascara but hate paying top dollar for tubes that dry up in 2 months. I love this mascara! It is the only one that I have found that gives volume & lengthens without smudging. I will & do continue to repurchase this one. It gives such great length & definition. I do use a Shu Uemura eyelash curler first(will never be without one!) So I'm sure that helps. I get compliments on my lashes frequently...and alone they are short & straight...so this mascara does a lot! I tell everyone how much I love this stuff & my hunt is now over for the best mmascara.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Well ,firstly this is way to overpriced for what it does.Gives definition,but smudges like crazy.I have to put multiple coats of this on just to see some volume.I found this in my stash,and now i remember why i didnt use it for a while.There are way cheaper mascaras out there .That simply outperforms this.Mx factor is a great line of mascaras for less that half of the price.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my favourite mascara, the brush is big and thick, and really gives me the volume and definition I want. It never clumps on my lashes and it doesn't irritate my eyes. The formula is amazing, this stays on till the end of the day. I find it so easy to just put this on in a few strokes and I'm done. I would recommend this to anyone who can afford this because it's such a great mascara, but a little out of my price range.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Defines lashes very nicely. Does not smudge. Perfect for natural makeup looks.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
EDIT 5/2/2011: Changing some portions of this review, because apparently I've been taking this mascara for granted
This is my go-to favourite mascara. I find it gives my eyelashes (which are fairly long and thick, but also very pale) excellent definition without making them spidery, fake-looking, or even like I'm wearing a lot of mascara. I originally didn't think much of the "volume" aspects of this mascara, but I recently tested it against some other mascaras I own, and inspected it carefully. This mascara really does volumize nicely -- it makes my lashes look lush and thick, without clumping them together. I always comb my lashes out after applying mascara, but I find this mascara one of the best I've used for giving a good, natural-looking effect upon application. I don't have to comb as much, because my lashes aren't as clumped together.
I love this stuff, and when my sample runs out, I'll definitely be going out and buying a tube, since it's now my mascara staple.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is the best mascara i've ever used. It gives my lashes length and just the right ammount of volume without clumping. Also my lashes feel like lashes when I touch them, instead of feeling dry and flaking off like most mascaras i've tried.
This doesn't give enough volume for a night out look really, unless you put a couple of coats on.
I really like the packaging, it's good quality and feels classy, and the mascara wand is quite long which makes it easier to get under the lashes. The brush is the best I've used, at the end it gets smaller so it's really good for the corner lashes.
The only downsides to this mascara is the price. At £18.50 it's way too expensive for me to keep re purchasing. I'll definitely keep using this til it runs out and save up for another one though :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
This mascara is ok for daywear: it defines and separates the lashes pretty good, but won't add much volume... It is the right mascara for daytime. If you want a more dramatic look, I would suggest you try YSL Faux Cils.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I absolutely LOVE this mascara.
I have extremely long lashes, the strands are thick but I could do with some volumizing and separation. I've tried several drugstore brands and while many add length they can't even compare with how much body this mascara gives me.
This mascara separates, adds volume, does not clump, and the color (01 Black) isn't a super harsh black so actually looks pretty natural. I only need a single swipe and I'm good. I can get all my eyelashes easily with the brush.
The price is steep, yes, but it is worth investing in products that work over having a drawer full of products that only half do what you need them to do.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is currently my HG mascara!! I Love it! It goes on so well for me and separates my eyelashes wonderfully. It add as much volume and length as you want, just depending on how many coats you apply. It does not do that spider-lash effect which i think looks terrible, yet adds a good amount of length without going overboard. I think this mascara is wonderful and im not sure why the rating is so low :/
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I tried and also have quite some drugstore brands mascara's and they're all pretty much ok. Some are better than others. Depends on what you want and like at the moment. I got this mascara as a gift and I thought it wouldnt be much different than drugstore brand. Well all I can say is I love it! Intense black, stays put, curly lashes stay curly. Just perfect! Only downside is the price. Dont know if I'll buy it myself. For a mascara, quite expensive. I think I'd wait for a good deal and then buy it =)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I actually got this as a GWP. I hate that it makes me lose my curl as soon as I swipe it on. The color is good - very black. The effect it has on my lashes is a "feathering effect". There is no volumizing effect. It does add definition and length. Overall ---- would never buy the full size. waste.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
First off this has such a low rating due to the high price I do not feel this mascara does anything better than what a drugstore brand does yes its a good mascara no clumping a very pretty feather and lengthing effect and also last all day but no better than some of my drugstore brands I've used I don't feel it gives you your moneys worth at all.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love this mascara! It's one of my absolute favorite mascaras ever! It's definitely my favorite high-end mascara. I have the sample tube, but I'm definitely going to get the full size. This mascara is great for people who want more natural lashes. It's perfect for me! The brush gets smaller at the end, so it's great for reaching in to the corners of your eyes. I love the brush! It's dense and perfect for giving just the right amount of volume and definition. It hold curls well and I just can't say enough good things about this mascara!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I like this mascara. For someone whose lashes just go straight out when they apply mascara (like mine!), this mascara is pretty good. Definition is clean and it gives length, as well. I find the body to be perfect, not too much and not too little. Nice packaging.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A really good, solid performer. Quite a dense, large brush is great for thick lashes, as it separates and coast them evenly. I don't think it lengthens them very much, but the definition and colour is very good. Overall, above average, but not HG.