|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I have very quickly become devoted to this mascara, which is really exciting for me. I think this must be the first mascara that I have really *loved*. My ideal eyelash look is feathery - I don't like lashes to clump together, and while I like volume at the roots, I don't want a lot of it through the mid-lengths and tips of the lashes - separation and definition are key. I don't favor massively lengthening mascaras since my lashes are pretty long, but I do like ultra black formulas which will find every last lash and make them all show up.
In the past I've usually sought out softer formulas which leave lashes flexible, as I do find these more comfortable (and my lashes have a natural curl, so I don't need much hold), but more recently this is less important to me. Instead, I am prioritizing long-lasting, non-smudging, non-flaking mascara, and proper waterproof-ness.
A lot of this is life-style changes - I need my mascara to still look pristine at the end of a long, long day. And I'm going to go ahead and be fairly personal here: I need my mascara to hold up to heavy crying. I'm a counsellor/therapist, still in training, and the demands of this path are highly emotional (obviously). I'm not saying I cry my eyes out every day, 'cause I don't - but I study and work in the exploration of feelings - those of others and my own. If I'm emotional in personal development group, it's really, really nice to not have mascara running down my face for supervision. If I see my counsellor in the morning, and end up having a good cry, it's nice to still be wearing mascara when I see clients later in the day. It's one less thing to worry about. So consider Fasio Full Dynamic Volume fully tested against the rigours of crying: excessive eye-rubbing can result in the tiniest bit of flaking, but that's it. It doesn't smudge, melt, migrate, or wear off. Once it's on, it's on until you take it off.
Speaking of removing this mascara -- I would *highly* suggest that you use a separate mascara remover of the type popular in Asia. I use Kiss Me Heroine Make, which comes in a mascara-like tube with a plastic wand. I just sweep it on over my mascara and give it a minute or two to 'soak in' before I go through my usual makeup removal and cleansing routine (cleansing oil --> rinse --> moisturizing creamy cleanser). Taking this mascara off with oil cleanser alone (which usually melts throguh everything with ease) is a pain - you'll waste time, tug at the eye area too much and lose lashes. I can't speak through direct experience as to how well other eye makeup removers deal with Full Dynamic Volume, but honestly I wouldn't bother.
Along these lines, I will mention one draw-back of this formula is that it's not very easy to clean up mistakes. Most mascaras will, if you let them dry first, fairly easily flake off the skin if you get some on your eyelid ... you can clean up without ruining your eyeshadow. This one isn't so forgiving.
On the other hand, for me the combination of formula/wand/packaging is pretty user-friendly. The wiper prevents the wand from coming out of the tube over-loaded (which is a pet-peeve of mine) so I'm a bit less likely to blob it in the first place. The brush is a fairly classic shape (gently tapered, no curve), but the bristles are more stiff/firm than most. I think it gives decent control. The formula is on the wetter side, but sets pretty quickly; while it's wet it's important not to smudge it or let it transfer (for example, if you have hooded lids etc.) Any corrections like combing through if you've got a couple lashes stuck together need to be made pretty quickly. I'm happy with Fasio Full Dynamic Volume for lower lashes too, especially since it doesn't over-lengthen them.
Price is on the high side, for me at least, due to lack of local availability (I'm in the UK, so this is an online purchase) - there's always that mark-up, but really it's still under the prices of a lot of higher-end brands, so I'm content.
Biggest problem? I'm fearing imminent discontinuation, although as of the time of this review, Full Dynamic Volume is still listed of Fasio's website.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
First off: it doesn't say so on the package, but this is VERY WATERPROOF! You will have to use a very good oil cleanser and really use your time to get this off. This is one of the mascaras I could suggest wearing to the pool if you must.
It's a pretty good mascara: it has a good brush, it doesn't apply lumpy, it gives volume and you an build it a bit. My only complaint would be that although it doesn't run or smudge on me during the day, it may occasionally flake just a tiny bit. Flaking mascara is one of my pet peeves, but this happens so rarely that it doesn't matter. Anyway, I like the look of it - it can look pretty natural and doesn't giver spider lashes. I also like that I can use this for situations that require waterproof makeup - you know: not all "waterproof mascara"s are actually waterproof.