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e.l.f. Volume Plumping Mascara Black - .24 fl oz
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on 4/2/2018 7:40:00 PM
More reviews by KeithRichards
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine
Despite my 3 star review, I'm really excited about this mascara, because out of the hundreds I have tried over the years, this is the only one that doesn't irritate my extremely sensitive eyes. Even the most organic and hypoallergenic mascaras still caused me some irritation, but this one by e.l.f. doesn't bug me at all.However, I don't prefer the wetness of the formula. It takes forever to dry on my lashes. Once I put this on and then sneezed, and it looked like I sneezed so hard I gave myself a black eye. Lol, so it tends to smudge.All the formula does is make your eyelashes black. Despite its claims, it doesn't volumize or lengthen whatsoever no matter how many coats you put on. This isn't necessarily a bad thing because I often like to go for a more natural look these days anyway, but I feel like a mascara called "volumizing" should at least do something that resembles that kind of result... this doesn't.All in all it's a pretty good mascara if you don't have high expectations. Great for sensitive eyes and a natural look. Not great for frequent sneezers. I look forward to trying other mascaras by e.l.f.
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on 12/20/2017 4:03:00 PM
More reviews by JullieB
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Well, who knew? The mascara I had in my travel bag was 'smudge-city' no matter what I did. Making me nuts as I hate constantly monitoring black shadows under my eyes when I already look tired enough! While in the grocery store I picked this up and it's been great so far. No smudging, makes my lashes dark and defined, but still natural looking. Formula is not too gloopy and the brush is full and easy to use. It's not diva-level mascara or something you'd necessarily want for a big night out, but for every day, it's does the job. It comes off easily with soap/water or a makeup wipe. Try it! For the price, it's a steal.
on 6/13/2017 3:36:00 PM
More reviews by vickybaby82
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I really had high hopes for this mascara, but it didn't live up to expectations. The brush is very large and made it difficult to apply, especially on lower lashes. The formula is dry, which I usually like, but it dried up really quickly. Lastly, it does not hold a curl. It's fine as a basic mascara for the price, but I'd rather spend more on a better product.
on 4/19/2016 7:05:00 AM
More reviews by SithLady
Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
$3.99 mascara: used twice, then returned, as the product was wet and gel like on the brush, and came out gloopy, requiring the brush be wiped with a tissue before using.Subtle, natural lashes. Not the mascara for me.
on 2/27/2016 6:33:00 PM
More reviews by Rachey101
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
The only mascara I have purchased in my life that hasn't smudged onto my face when applied to the bottom lashes. I usually buy mascara that states that it's waterproof but was a bit skint for money one month and bought this mascara. It was a bloody great decision. Would recommend to anybody. Works well for those who prefer fullness over length.
on 8/30/2015 4:08:00 PM
More reviews by thatjenchick
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
I would not recommend this as a mascara, BUT I discovered in fact an AMAZING LIQUID EYELINER!!!I've used this as a mascara a couple of times as well so I'm including a review for both uses separately. When I use this as a liner I put the product on my hand with the tip of the wand, and use a brush to apply it to my lid.As a MASCARA:The formula is a very pigmented black, but it's very thin and liquid, and does not really give any volume or a lengthening effect. It sort of just coats your lashes with an intense black and gives a very natural finish. I have very long and naturally curly lashes so I can get away with using this if I just want it to look like I have naturally black and slightly thicker lashes. The thin consistency does however make it great for using just on the bottom lashes for a very natural look. The wand is down right terrible, and part of the reason you cant really build this mascara. The bristles are too far apart, so if you try to apply more than about two coats of mascara, the brush is no longer able to separate the lashes, and the more you try to comb through the worse it gets, until you eventually have 5 reeeally thick lashes. I guess a different brush could fix this problem but I haven't bothered trying because I imagine that I would have to clean the wand every time it's been used so the mascara doesn't dry on the wand and cause clumping on the next application.As a LIQUID EYELINER:Here the liquid consistency is a huge advantage, and again the pigmentation is really intense and gives a super sharp line. It goes on really smooth, but it does dry to a slight (very slight) shine. This isn't very noticeable, I only bring it up because I personally prefer a really matte finish. After I found out how well this worked as a liner I decided to try all my other (drugstore) mascaras as well to find out if this was a universal trick. What really sets this apart from the rest is first and foremost the consistency. Other mascaras are thick and not as pigmented, and the result is dry, uneven application and not a sharp line at all. Also other mascaras smudged way more easily.Staying power is where I assumed this would fail, as it didn't blow me away in the mascara department. I am however shocked: This this stayed put an entire day without powder on top, but even more impressive I slept with this on because I was lazy AND IT FRIGGIN STAYED PUT!!!CONCLUSION:How this turned out to be a below average mascara and yet the most amazing liquid liner is a complete mystery to me, but it seems that where this fails as a mascara, it somehow has the exact properties to make it perfect for liner.NOTE: the consistency does thicken as you use it and it starts to dry out. This makes it less ideal for bottom lashes (clumps) but has no effect on liner properties.
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on 7/20/2015 7:03:00 PM
More reviews by anakay44
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
This is actually some pretty dang good stuff. I just tried it today. I got it on clearance for $1.50 so you reallllly can't beat that price. I wouldn't say it adds much volume. But it holds a curl pretty well and definitely adds length and makes lashes much darker. It's a very wet formula since it is new but I think if I let it dry up a bit it would be something somewhat similar to Better Than Sex. Calculating in the wand, the price, the formula..it's a winner to me!!
on 3/22/2015 8:02:00 PM
More reviews by Jessica24601
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
No volume, zero plumping...But, what did I expect for $4.50 CAD? I guess part of me was secretly wishing for a hidden gem. It's certainly not terrible tho. Separated nicely, not too wet nor too dry. As many before me have stated, a good day-time or natural my lashes but better type of look. I actually just ended up trying it once, then sanitized the brush & gave it to my good friend's 12 almost 13 yr old daughter. She loved it! So it was def not a total waste. I just have 7rl mascaras on the go right now, so it will not be missed.
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on 1/5/2015 11:49:00 PM
More reviews by jgotlieb
Age: 18 & Under
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
There are many things about this mascara that I love although there are many things I hate. To start off; this is NOT a VOLUMIZING mascara. Despite its name 'volume plumping' it does not make them any thicker and bolder. Instead this mascara lengthens and separates your eyelashes.I find this mascara makes your lashes very long, wispy and non-clumpy. It is perfect for a 'no-makeup' make up look. When wearing this it literally looks like you aren't wearing mascara but have naturally flawless eyelashes.Another disappointment for me is that it does not hold the curl in your lashes throughout the day. By the end my eyelashes appear non-existent. But I must say it does not smudge or flake.Then again this mascara was $3 so i'm definitely not complaining. packaging is good for he price.Overall i would not recommend this to everyone. If you like non-clumpy and naturally long looking lashes than go for this product. But if you need volume in your eye hair don't even consider this product.
on 12/28/2014 5:41:00 PM
More reviews by AgentMakeup007
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Relaxed, Coarse
Really great quality for 3 bucks! It has a HUGE bristled wand and thick textured black formula that does elongate and volumize the lashes pretty nicely! The packaging says it has Vitamin B for the lashes as well which is great. It works good for me because I have long curly lashes to begin with so I can't provide a good statement for those women with short straight lashes.As for the cons of this product: It is not waterproof, which means it won't hold a curl if you use an eyelash curler prior to applying. Also, since it is not waterproof you will have a mess on your face when you cry because of PMS or because you found out your boyfriend was cheating on you (that's my story lol). Another con is that such a huge bristled wand is a total mess to work with when using it. You will probably smear this all over your brow bone in your first couple of uses. Any who, for $3, nice product!
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