I have extremely long, thin, light colored lashes. 99% of mascaras clump up my lashes and weigh them down. I am deathly afraid of eyelash curlers. I also have a sightly hooded eye that gets more hooded as I age. I also have sensitive EVERYTHING. My eyes water a lot. This usually presents a problem for me when it comes to mascara.
I received a sample of this in an order I purchased online from Clinique. I was skeptical of it, because almost all mascaras let me down in one way or another, because I am demanding. I used it once and had not a single complaint, except, it takes awhile to dry. The applicator brush wasn't some scary contraption and coated my lashes great. No clumps, no reaction, didn't weigh down my lashes no smudging or flaking, despite it not being waterproof, which I love. Waterproof is usually too difficult to remove and the pulling and tugging isn't worth it. I'll be switching from the NYX one I currently use.
for the last month, I have noticed an annoyance with this product. All of us ladies and gentlemen who wear eye makeup are familiar with the black, stringy weirdness that happens in our eyelids. I actually didn't have this problem with my last mascara, and it scared the crap out of my husband when he saw a black stringy thing in my eye. He had never known of this, because I didn't have them before and he doesn't wear makeup. In the past, I used a mascara that did this, and switched. No irritation or inflammation that I have noticed over the month, but these black strings in my eyes are embarrassing and annoying.