Makeup Artist Essential
This mascara is an essential piece to my makeup kit. I have both waterproof and original in black. It is the most perfect formula and doesn't flake. I recommend this to every bride that I work with and swear by it. I love it because it hold a curl all day and give you the longest most sexiest lashes even without a lash curler. I recommend this to my Asian babies too since this can keep a curl on even the most stubborn lashes. For stubborn lashes that don't like to curl I find that the waterproof formula has bulletproof staying power for fabulous lashes all day and night. Two thumbs up!
1 of my all time favs!
This is such a great mascara! Really gives great length & volume which is hard to find in just 1 mascara. It is also really black which is sexy :) The only reason I didnt give this 5 stars is bc when your getting to the bottom it gets SO clumpy when other mascaras get to the end yes, they will get clumpy but NOTHING like this one :(
I find it hard to judge mascaras in store, since you really can't play around with the wand and get the full effect. So I had apprehensions when I brought this home.
I have to say, this is my favorite mascara now! I have pushed my Dior aside and am having an exclusive relationship with Smoky Eyes! It just makes my lashes full and long, and doesn't stays in place all day! I use a couple coats on both top and bottom lashes daily. I feel like this is a great mascara to use without eyeliner (a look I don't go for a lot), because it really sticks to them. I don't get that tarantula-lashes-look a lot of mascaras give when they say they make your lashes look "full".
I will say one "con" with this product is that it's tough to remove. you definitely don't want to be tugging at your delicate eyelids, so use an oil-based remover. I got a deluxe sample size of their "sens-eyes" remover with this, and that does the trick, too.
I see a lot of people are unhappy with the price on this, but there are definitely lots of mascaras out there with higher price points. In fact, at $22, it beats my Diorshow $24.50, and is in line with my Buxom amplified and my Stila major MAJOR lash.
Great but $$
I'm going to start by saying, I really wanted to hate this mascara given the $22 price tag. However, after my first use I realized how amazing it is. One of the key elements in this mascara is the wand, I am not a fan of plastic bendy hard fake brissles so the fact that has natural hairs is awesome and makes it so much easier to apply. The effect this gives my lashes is incredible, they look super black, long and thick. I did not notice any flaking, but as my tube got older the formulation seemed to clump a bit. I didn't really mind so much because the results were worth the extra effort. I've since finished my tube and have not yet repurchased for two reasons: 1) I no longer live near any Sephoras (so sad!) and 2) I really can't justify the price tag, given that there are so many other wonderful mascaras for half the price. A great alternative is Clinique's high impact mascara ($14.50) which has a similar wand and gives great natural looking lashes. Drug store options include Loreal Voluminous (beware of clumping!) and Maybelline Full n' Soft (one of my all time favs). If price isn't an issue for you though, then I highly suggest this!
Great but to much $$
Ok so I love this mascara. I have literally had it for 6 months and its still not dried out on me (but I do love a drier mascara). I love the fibers in it and its super black. The brush grabs onto every lash and defines them BUT it's expensive. Meaning I won't be repurchasing. It's just mascara. Loreal Voluminous and Covergirl Lash Blast are just as good...
Does the job
I think this mascara is okay. It's nothing really special in my eyes. Just for reference I have thin, straight eye lashes. So this product does not hold my curls at all. I might just try the water proof one. Since everyone says that the water proof one hold curls better.
I have two holy grail mascaras and this is one of them. I have long lashes so I look for volumizing mascaras, not lengthening. I heard good things about and I was so happy with it. It does not flack and it real tries voluminize. When I wiggle it in the roots it does it's magic but without making it look clumpy.
This is probably my favorite mascara! it's a bit pricey but I purchased it in a makeup eye kit from sephora. Everytime I wear it, I get asked if Im wearing falsies! I recently ran out, so i have to get a new one asap!
I am so disappointed by this mascara.
I wish I was as impressed with this mascara as everybody else, but it didn't work for me.
- 22 USD w/o tax.
- nothing magnificent. simple & to the point.
Quality & Formula:
- It gave me false looking lashes, so I thought I was going to love it, but this mascara flaked so badly for me. I would look like a raccoon in 4 hours.
- The formula is a good medium between wet and dry. Wet enough, dry enough.
- I have straight eyelashes, medium length that stick straight down if not curled. I bought this with the intention of having a good curl and good length. I didn't care so much for the volume, but that's about the only thing it gave me.
- Sephora says that: The tough, dense brush of this Sephora-exclusive mascara penetrates into the roots of the lash to ensure that lash is completely coated with mascara.
- I say: The tough, dense brush did coat my lashes, but would make a mess if I really wiggled it into my lashes. I tried many techniques with this brush to find a way that would work, but it just didn't work for me.
Would I recommend it or purchase again?
- No, I've tried many other mascaras both more expensive and a lot cheaper and this one just wasn't worth the price for me.