|Would buy this product again.||48%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I usually use Giorgio Armani Eyes to kill (which is my HG) and I made the mistake to buy something different when GA reached its expiration date! I watched a review by Goss Makeup artist on You Tube and he was raving about the mascara by Givenchy. I went to the counter and bought it. What a mistake! It makes my lashes spidery, it clumps them together and makes a real mess. It is worse than drug store mascaras (Max Factor is ssooo much better). I hope it will dry out soon! Would not repurchase, much ado about nothing.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I like this mascara. It's not total love, but it's not return-worthy either. I have really long, thick, curled lashes already, but it does definitely improve the curl of them. I had an easy time getting used to the little spherical brush as well. The brush is great as the shape and size force me to slow down, concentrate, and really coat every last lash, instead of rushing through with a normal brush. It really does give great separation and makes it really easy to catch all my inner and outermost lashes. I only do one coat on each upper lash line, and use the remainder of each eye to go over my bottom lashes. Sometimes this can be too much for the bottom ones and make them look very, very noticeable and doll-like, which I do enjoy but not every day.
The formula leaves something to be desired though. I don't have issues with it smudging or smearing, especially not after hours of wear, but it does feel oddly waxy and thick if I touch my lashes. That's just a minor peeve though. Also, it takes quite a bit of time to remove, but I don't mind the trade off of having no flakiness or smearing either. Overall it's a nice mascara with a brush that really makes the product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Well the cool kinda wand that's used to apply the mascara sort of got me suckered into buying it. It does help lengthen and curl lashes, however I am one of those girls that just cant stand clumped up lashes. Also I lack the patience required to learn the technique of using the wand...guess i am just use to the normal mascara brushes. However it is fab for getting into the fine lashes towards the inner eye. However I dont think I'll be buying this again, going to go back to my normal brand for mascara (Dior backstage).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I got this mascara for couple of months. It is really great for defining your eyelashes. It can certainly reach the furthest eyelash therefore it makes your eyes pop.Yes, there is a learning curve for the brush. You have to be patient during applying the product and you should use different angles for holding the mascara for the best results.
Only DOWNSIDE is it causes smudging and racoon eyes couple of hours later. I'm tired of checking my make up every hour because of this!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have had this mascara for a few days and yes there is a learning curve on how to use the mascara. Yes it does take time to get used to.
Can't say I can rave about it, the mascara clumps at least on my lashes it does and it does smudge easily unlike the Kevyn Aucoin mascara I love so dearly.
The lashes do look longer and curl easily however the clumping is not a good look therefore I will not repurchase from my online store Fresh, sorry guys but this is a dud :-(((
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I absolutely hate this mascara. I originally purchased this mascara because I wanted to try out the brush since it looks like it would give great definition and volume, which it does once you use it a thousand times and finally figure out how to use it without it smudging all across your eyeshadow. I knew there would be a "learning curve" with this mascara because of the brush but it was just ridiculous, it took me forever to figure out how to do it without smudging everywhere. And then once you get the mascara on, it never dries. It is tacky even hours later and if you happen to rub or brush your eyes with you fingers or sunglasses or whatever your lashes will stick together since the mascara is so tacky and sticky, leaving you with looking like you have spidery, clumpy lashes. This is something I would expect for a drugstore mascara, not a high-end once that costs about thirty bucks. This is the most expensive mascara i have ever bought and I have to say I was not impressed at all. I truly hate this mascara. I used it for about a month or so before I decided I wasn't even going to bother getting my money's worth out of the product because it was too irritating to use every time. Not to mention it takes forever to get off because it just smudges black crap all over your face. I use waterproof eye makeup remover and it still took me a good fifteen minutes to get this crap off my eyelashes. I will most definitely NOT be repurchasing this.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Medium, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy Eyes: Blue
HG WORTHY!! I have virtually invisible lashes. Thin, short, just blech and this is not to mention the bottom lashes I barely have. After seeing Wayne Goss' review on you tube for this, I had to try it. The price really gave me pause but I've wasted so much money on other mascaras that I talked myself into it. LOVE LOVE LOVE It! There is a tiny learning curve with the wand which is very unusual however the instructions in the box are easy to follow. This mascara gave me instant results, I have length and since it coats every lash it seems to add fullness. Doesn't run or smudge for me and I'm a VERY watery eyes girl. I definitely will re-purchase this. The only small con is the price of course but I really feel the results justify the cost for me.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I really love this mascara! I have thick lashes but they tend to be rather straight and this wand works VERY well for making them easy to see. I do not recommend wearing it if you're going to an event that will make you cry as it will run like mad! But otherwise, it's a HG for me!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Blond, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Oh No, No! I use mascara every day, but mainly buy them for my make-up kit. Therefore, the novelty brush does nothing for me, since I use disposable brushes on my clients. However, I am always looking for amazing formulas and use myself as a guinea pig. I found the formula was horrible, smudged. clumped and moved like crazy. No thanks, for now I will stick with my Geisha Ink Mascara.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Maybe I did something wrong, but this mascara SMUDGES / RUNS / ETC! I come out looking like an addict at the end of the day. I am so disappointed in the product & I would return it if I didn't throw away my box. I just picked up a $7 tube of Loreal mascara & no smudges, running Nirvana-era mascara.
I am not Courtney Love!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Really love this mascara. It´s rather thick and shiny, people have asked me if I was wearing fake lashes. Actually the dramatic effect lies not so much in how many times you brush your lashes, but how. If you apply with care, you get a nicely dramatic effect without overdoing it. Using a little will diminish the dramatic effect but still leave you with pretty curled, nicely divided and somewhat longer lashes.
The brush works really good, but you really have to sort of paint your lashes ´one´ at a time. It takes a few times to get used to it, but once you are, it goes pretty fast and has a really great result. I dont need a lash curler when I use this one.
I don´t use it every day, because I really love Loreal Beauty Tubes as well and find that one better for a night out, but it surely one of my favourites. Am i glad my mascara was finished on holiday so I used this one from my friend and have been hooked ever since!
It stays on practically all day, it does smudge a little on the lashes under your eyes (not with the waterproof version though) and it comes off well with Neutrogena´s oil-free eye make up remover.
The packaging is good but not perfect, there is some excess after a few usages on the wand, and the tube is rather small compared to other products, but I think that is a pro. I use multiple mascaras and vary a lot, so I never get to finish them within 6 months. This one doesnt dry out quickly though! Besides from that it looks like a regular mascara except for the ball-brush
just like any regular mascara, only with a different brush, but youll get used to it quickly. Its a bit expensive (26€ duty-free shop) but well worth the money.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a mascara you have to get used to. I find that if I sort of paint my lashes with it ( as descrubed in the product directions), almost one at a time, then it looks great. It goes on very wet, so I comb my lashes after applying it while it´s still wet. It does give me dark full lashes and seems to last all day. It is expensive, but I would buy it again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I find mascara is one of the few products you can use that makes an immediate, dramatic difference. Even if you're only wearing a wands' worth. So having a good one on hand can be a savior on a rushed morning.
The first person to see me wearing Phenomen'eyes asked if I was wearing fake lashes. That's what a difference it makes. I bought the waterproof formula so that I could use the product on my bottom lashes, and I've had no trouble with any smudging (on top or bottom). I did notice that there is quite an excess when you pull the wand out of the tube, but I just dab it off and carry on to keep from smearing any around my eyes/lids as it dries.
I love the ball-tip applicator, as it allows a full range of motion to really get those lashes worked up -and of course the more you work with it, the more dramatic the results.
The tube seems small compared to most mascaras, but then the wand isn't massive, so it makes sense. I find I don't actually need to use much product really, it's all about the application. I don't yet know how long it will last, but I do expect I'll pick up another one when this one runs out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this as a gift/swap. I exchanged my Stila mascara for this Givenchy. Had this in my makeup cabinet for a month or two before using it. Love it. It makes me look like I have falsies on! gorgeous. I love especially when i layer this on at the base & corner of my upper lashes, it darkens & makes a huge difference. my eyes look amazing. Bad thing: smudges by 2 hrs, on bottom lashes! Only problem. Use a lil makeup remover, takes it right off.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This one of the best high end mascaras that I have come across. I was hesitant to try it becasue of the price and what the mascara ball looked like, still none the less I thought I would try it because my hunt for a great mascara was beginning to become expensive! I was pleasently surpised by this mascara. I did get length, curl and volume. I don't find this to be the blackest mascara out there, but I'm willing to compromise on that. It is pretty expensive and it takes some getting used to compared to the "traditional" mascara wand. I didn't experience any flaking, clumping or smudging on my upper lashes, however some smudging if applied on my lower lashes. I don't really tend to wear mascara there often, so not a deal breaker for me. I do enjoy the effect I get from this. I do give it 4 lippies for the lower lash smudging, but most importantly the price. I will repurchase again because I haven't found a mascara better than this in my opinion.
*For reference I have short, yet thick black lashes.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This product was returned because it smudged horribly, just like I was warned. I thought maybe it was unique to a few reviewers because Wayne Goss recommended it so highly. I would have kept it and used a mascara fix product (Clarins) but I didn't like the torture wand. It took me twice as long to apply mascara. I did find it wonderfully lengthening (which is my goal at my age) but the cons outweighed the benefits.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
I adore this mascara! My eyelashes like to curl up and go ALL over the place- this product catches EVERY single lash and brings them front and center!
The ball tip does take some getting use to, but after using this product for a year, my lashes always look great! I get compliments on the time!
(For an extra glam look, I use additional defining mascara on top of this one)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I wish I had read the reviews prior to my purchase. Love the brush, but the product inside um not so much. Smudges terribly and really ruins the brush concept. Very disappointed and will definitely not be a repeat customer!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Other Eyes: Black
This mascara is merely a lengthening mascara, doesnt give much volume. I have tried applying it with the wand tip directly facing the lashes as this is supposed to give volume and when you swipe it as you normally do with all mascaras then it lengthens. It doesnt volumize at all, as for lengthening it does what it says.
One thing to look out for is spider lashes cuz this will do that to you if you dont work with this slowly. the wand is nice and small so you can be sure to get all your lashes coated, especially the small tiny ones in the corners which is my issue. But I think there are better mascaras our there, I mean for lengthening I love this but I think there are drugstore mascaras that could do the same thing, I have yet to try some more lengthening ones. I use this and then use my drugstore volumizing one on top and it gives me the fake lash effect.
I dont about others but I got this in the non waterproof and it doesnt dry all the way, it leaves your lashes wet feeling. Dont know if everyones is like this. But overall I wouldnt buy this again cuz I think there are better things out there, especially with mascaras, most people stick to drugstore. Curiosity strikes sometimes and I end up trying highend ;)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is very volumising on my lashes and they don't end up clumped together, but they do look somewhat spidery so I have to be very careful when applying this. However I don't find this thickens my lashes at all. It doesn't dry out on my lashes, they are still moveable. It's one of the better mascaras I've tried but whether or not I would repurchase is 50/50.
I like the wand as it makes it easier to get into the corners, but obviously different people like different styles of wand, and it will depend on your eyeshape as well.
To give some comparison, I like it better than Lancome Hypnose.