a month ago
I slept on this mascara for a long time, partly due to the fact that CG wasn't cruelty-free, and partly because I typically go for very dramatic lashes, and I'd seen a number of reviews saying that this didn't do much for volume. But I tried it today after running low on my Exhibitionist mascara (my HG), And I really love it! My modus operandi in terms of makeup as of late has definitely skewed more natural than before, focusing on lips rather than eyes. It's just easier, and I love the girl next door kind of look more than a dramatic, smokey eye or winged liner. Because of that, I wanted to find a mascara that didn't make my lashes look clumpy or spidery, but gave enough length and volume while still maintaining a more natural vibe. This mascara delivers on that. The first coat is unimpressive (as I find most mascaras to be), but the second coat yields a pretty, fluttery look with decent length, a little volume, and (true to its name) absolutely NO clumps! My lashes look fanned out and curled because of the curved brush, but not at all crunchy. I enjoy this on both my top and bottom lashes, since application is a breeze. I don't find I get a lot of mascara on my lid when using this, which is also a huge benefit for me, since I get pretty frustrated with the constant cleanup of blobs that I get from other mascaras. Others have mentioned that this mascara is dry, but I find it's more middle-of-the-road. It's not goopy or tar-like, but isn't so dry that it'll make your lashes look pixelated. Also, I haven't experienced any flaking, and it's been on for three hours now. Normally by now, I'd have flakes all over my cheeks if I was wearing a mascara that was prone to such an issue. The packaging is cute, but bulky. I do find that the tapered cap sort of makes it a little more awkward to hold than a standard cylindrical design. But, I love the wand. I mean LOVE the wand. It really does comb through the lashes as it applies product, which makes them look super defined and pretty. I paid about $7 USD for this at Walmart, which is insanely cheap for such a great mascara. There's also a primer that I'm interested in trying underneath this to see if I can coax more volume out of it, so we shall see! All in all, this is, to me, the perfect everyday mascara for those who are seeking definition, a bit of length, and a pretty, easy look. Again, it's not going to deliver on mega drama, but it sure does make my thin, sparse lashes look pretty!
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SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
HairBrown, Wavy, Fine