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on 5/4/2018 12:31:00 PM
More reviews by SteffStarrr
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Other
I think this is meant to be a mascara topper, but I use it as a primer. It's so effective at making my stick straight Asian lashes hold their curl, and adds some extra length and volume so that any mascara I apply on top looks better. I don't find this any more difficult to remove than any other waterproof mascara, so I just remove with an oil cleanser or bi-phase eye makeup remover. One tube lasts awhile - about 5 months of daily use, and they're fairly cheap to get off Amazon if you live in the US. The first time I bought it, it was off Amazon four about $7, and then I repurchased it in Japan at an Etude House boutique for about the same amount. Super reasonable price and REALLY effective product!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 3/18/2018 12:02:00 AM
More reviews by Shelly1010
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
This primer really DOES IT All!It length, separate & hold a curl the entire day.The clear-gel formula makes It smudge/clump free & it works great on lower lashes too.HG, right? Well.. it’s also a pain to remove!!!The amount of cotton swabs & waterproof makeup remover it’s takes.. OMG! 😫 My lashes almost come off in the process...Unfortunately, this is a dealbreaker for me. :(I’ll use it in days when I go full glam,tho.
on 9/12/2017 11:08:00 PM
More reviews by peggy1234
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
I guess this is meant to wear under mascara but I have always used it over my wet mascara and great results. It takes clumps out and waterproofs. I really love it!! I bought mine on eBay from a Korean location.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 9/5/2017 1:14:00 AM
More reviews by paranoiaa
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I love this! Living in a super warm and humid area, coupled with watery eyes and oily skin, it is impossible to wear mascara without it smudging under my eyes by evening. Until now! I usually apply one coat to each eye, and then my usual non-waterproof mascara. The mascara then stays on for one full work day (10 hours!) until I take it off at night - without smudging. Pretty impressive, especially given the low price. Will highly recommend!
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 7/4/2017 12:59:00 AM
More reviews by shuppet88
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
On my first use, it held curl amazingly well. I have ridiculously straight and short lashes that don't show at all if they're not curled. And so many mascaras have just made them drop almost immediately. This item is going to be an everyday item for me. I used it today to waterproof my mascara and had a short swim with DH. It actually worked. Curl stayed mostly intact and i did not have any smearing. If you have absolutely wimpy lashes that lose a curl right after you put mascara on, get this. I got it for $9.99 on Amazon with prime shipping. The only thing I noticed is that it seems to work better with wetter mascaras because it dries quickly and drier ones were not the easiest to brush through. I can overlook that because the results are worth it.I recommend removing it with an oil because regular eye makeup remover will not be enough. I first used Bliss Lid + lash makeup remover but i still saw white on my lashes. I went after it with argan oil which did the trick. Overall highly recommend this product for lashes that frankly suck like mine do.
6 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 2/15/2015 7:19:00 PM
More reviews by viciousvices
Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse
I got this at the recommendation of saaammage on YouTube, she's my GIRL and I trust her to deliver. She demonstrated it on someone, and showed that it can hold a curl no matter what mascara you put on top of it, waterproof or not. This review is coming from an Asian girl with lashes that not only cannot hold a curl, but grow downwards. So I really need to defy all sorts of gravity. *Price: So cheap. Like $7 CAD? How can you go wrong? The shipping from Etude House was next to nothing, too. *Packaging: I have this in the new packaging. Not the cutest. I also feel like it's full of air, which is a little concerning? I've heard other girls say they've gotten bad tubes where there was no product and it was all air. It's also entirely in Korean so I can't read a damn thing on the back.*Product: A miracle! It's a white/clear gel. Dries at the same speed a normal mascara would.*Positives: It works. That's the bottom line. You curl your lashes, put it on, wait for it to dry, then put on any mascara over top, and the curl will hold. I use this with my TF Better Than Sex Mascara and it brings my lashes to their full potential (which isn't that great, but you gotta work with what you got). I've heard that putting a waterproof mascara over it will really make it COMPLETELY waterproof (because we all know waterproof mascaras do get a little funky in the water) but I've never tried that.*Negatives: Since it's clear, you can't really tell if you've coated every single lash. If you don't completely coat every single lash, once you put your non-waterproof mascara over it, it'll just uncurl and be sad looking. I suppose the clear colour is good for girls who just want the curl and don't want to put a mascara over, to give the illusion of naturally curly lashes. Also, it'll make your lashes crunchy and stiff, and if you don't comb them out before it finishes drying, they'll dry in whatever clumpy position you left them in. Another thing to note is that I've heard it's difficult to take off. I don't feel that, personally, but I only use coconut oil or Bioderma for my eye makeup, both of which takes absolutely EVERYTHING off. **EDIT** I have sensitive eyes and sometimes it seems "strong" and makes my eyes water a little. But that goes away very quickly. I would say this is a staple for any girls with difficult, straight lashes. It's not that much of an extra step in the morning and does wonders. The downsides are insignificant compared to the results you'll get. No more sad lashes! No more weak curls! You'll finally be able to use non-waterproof mascaras, too. I knew I'd like this right away and I purchased 3 tubes the first time I got it. I don't use it every single day (I wear falsies a lot) but when I do I don't feel insecure about my own lashes anymore.
14 of 14 people found this helpful.
on 9/1/2014 6:18:00 PM
More reviews by bbyhaeiny
Skin: Dry, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Curly, Coarse
This is a godsend. I saw it on a random girl's instagram and decided to see how it reviewed on makeupalley. It had 3.5/4 lippies, so I thought - okay, what the heck. I'll try it. I was never a mascara user until this product. I researched, tried, and attempted several mascara brands like Cannonball, Dior, the pink Maybelline one, Buxom, etc., hoping a product would help my short, sparse lashes curl and look full. All mascara's, even the best reviewed and stubborn waterproof ones failed to stay put on my eyes. Within the hour I looked like a sad raccoon. The product came, and finally, FINALLY, I was able to indulge in fringey, natural looking lashes. I haven't worn fake eyelashes since. It lasts forever. I think I've used a tube for about two months. It's clear and all you have to do is curl, coat your eyelashes top and bottom, wait a minute or two, then put on whichever mascara you desire. Voila.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 7/21/2014 6:54:00 PM
More reviews by xxxcarol
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Wavy, Medium
This does hold a lash curl without a doubt. I tossed it into the Korean shopping cart because it sounded interesting, but I'm basically trying to re-create my late lamented Neutrogena lash tint--natural, glossy, thick but not spiky or spidery lashes, and this is not the solution. Still, I sometimes wear it at the base of my lashes, after curling but without mascara, just to add a little something. Unfortunately it dries stiff and I'm looking for soft, but I bet it does work well if you use it as a primer under mascara to create a really dramatic look.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 1/19/2014 9:52:00 AM
More reviews by bananashake
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This product is great for people who have super straight lashes that point downwards like me. Just curling with the eyelash curler is not enough to keep my lashes up in the air - they'll sag downwards again after I apply mascara. Before I tried the Dr. Mascara Fixer I usually didn't bother doing my lashes as they'd sag down anyways. But now I've finally found a product that holds the curl throughout the day! I'm so happyy! I use it as a primer: curl lashes, apply the mascara fixer and then mascara. It doesn't take long to dry or anything. It's also affordable, just around 50-60 HKD or 4-5 euros. I guess it is a little hard to remove, but I found that carefully rubbing it a little longer with my cleanser does the trick. I don't really mind as it does its job so well! I've already bought back ups. Definitely recommend!
on 12/11/2013 9:14:00 PM
More reviews by stimwink1
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
When I was looking to re-order the Etude pencil I saw this and decided to try it. I like my IT lash primer but this is pretty amazing and you can use it over your mascara as well as before. The product comes out of the tube a greyish color but goes on the lashes dark. It doesn't clump nor causes the lashes to clump and it does hold the curl and stop alot of the smudging I get with some of my mascaras.Alot of people complain about the removal but I have the same issue with IT primer as well. I found a solution, Coconut oil. Buy it in a large jar at the store and not only can you cook with it you can remove just about any eye makeup not irritate your eyes and your not putting alot of chemicals in and around your eyes either! I will use this product especially when I have some smudgy mascara. I am really liking this international line!
8 of 8 people found this helpful.
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