Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review The Holy Grail of Mascaras!
I thought that Tarte's Better than Sex mascara was the one and only that I still do Love but this, regular formula, non waterproof kind, I rec'd in my Ipsy for August and OMG! Thee best Ever! I slept with it after applying about 10:00am and wanted to give it the sleep test, which I never do, but I woke up this am w nothing smudged, flaked and it looked as tho I had just applied it! I don't know what I'd do if they ever stop making this Perfect mascara!!! I'm going to stock up and buy one every couple of weeks so I never have that worry! I can't wait to try the waterproof one, too! It is as black as black can be, doesn't flake at all! I mean at all! No smudging and I have oily eyelids when I don't wear eyeshadows and I just can't say enough great things about this! Thank you Ipsy for I would have never have found this without you! Oh! I don't wear contacts but have very sensitive eyes and this doesn't irritate in any way! Curl that lasts until it's taken off, lengthens to my eyebrows! Separates and gives tons of volume! I've never wanted to bother w falsies and now I don't have to! Try it! If it's not for you, return it. But I bet you wouldn't dream of being without this after just one try! One coat is a more natural look; build it up for the ultimate lash experience! It's just the Bomb! I'm 53 and look wide eyed and bushy tailed w just this and some lip cream by Urban Decay, I own 16 lipsticks of theirs! And you're beautifully set for your day into night!
Most Helpful Critical Review Disappointed
Love the brush, hate the formula. Too wet, very messy. Will not purchase again. Bought Maybellines full and soft mascara to replace. A third of the price and better than this!
Reviewed by 268 customers Very dry and no volume/no separation
Sammie from Phoenix, AZ
This product was incredibly dry upon first opening. I had high hopes based on reviews. I ordered 2 during the 21 days of beauty sale when it was half price. Wondering if they were old or poorly stored which is why they were pushing product for such a low price.. Did not separate lashes or give any volume. Cover girl lash blast is already marked less than half this price regularly and performs more like a high end mascara than this brand, so that I do recommend!
Unicycle Girl from Grand Rapids, MI
I will be returning because it didn't do anything for my lashes. I have purchased better mascara for less than half the price.
A Perfect Gift!
Nazary22 from Vancouver, WA
This was for my sister, but I can't stop hearing about it and how great it is. She's in love and will definitely be buying more of this! Her work requires her to be up and moving all the time and she has long thick eyelashes which with mascara can cause them to be droopy. She says this prevents all that and keeps her lashes looking long and curled. Kudos.
Nice definition and curl, messy removal
Elizabeth from Charlotte, NC
This mascara applies nicely and gives good definition and curl. It doesn't go on clumpy and separates my lashes nicely. It stays wet a bit longer than I'm used to and therefore it's easy to smear it while doing the rest of my makeup. My biggest con is removal; it smears and flakes and is very difficult to remove. I'm used to my face wash removing my eye makeup, but this stuff requires makeup remover. Overall, it's not my favorite but it's a good reasonably priced option.
Links from Chicago
It'sa great quality mascara. Would buy it again.
Not for me
L from North Carolina
I thought I was gonna love this but, it's just not what I had expected. It doesn't curl or even define my lashes, I prefer other mascaras over this.
Messy like your ex
Quesito from Alabama
I bought this mascara during Ulta's 21 days of beauty sale and let me just tell you I am so happy I did not pay full price. The mascara is super wet and takes forever to dry and since I can not go 3 seconds without blinking I got it all over my eyes. Once it finally dried it did nothing for my lashes except make them look darker. The L'Oréal telescopic mascara is 1000% better or if you are boojie the Lancôme mascara.
Nothing special and not worth the price
haneen from Chicago
I was not impressed with this product and would not recommend. I have long eyelashes and I needed a mascara that would give my lashes some volume and curl. This product didn't do either. The only positive is it doesn't clump. Loreal telescopic does a better job.
Loe from North Carolina
A friend gave me this mascara to try and I'm in love. I put it on and about 20 minutes later I accidentally fell asleep (lol) I woke up expecting to have dark smudges under my eyes but there were NONE!
The next day I went out and got a tattoo which I laid on my stomach for... still no under eye smudges!!
The mascara isn't thick and heavy like my normal Too Faced go to. It's more of a natural look which I am all for!
Next time I need mascara I will be back for this brand!!
Very black, high volume, good length, awesome wand
Mandy< 3 from San Francisco
In addition to being really black, this mascara adds amazing volume and a really good amount of length. One of my favorite things about it is that it thickly coats the lashes without making them "spidery" or too spiky - like they don't stick together in clumps any more than they should ... if that makes sense? Because I want a LITTLE bit of that, but most mascaras that have that affect are just too much. Also, the shape of the wand being curved is weirdly and unexpectedly awesome. It might be in my head but I honestly feel like it makes it easier to use. I really do think it made it easier to get the product evenly distributed without having to keep adjusting the angle that I'm holding the wand... again, I hope I'm describing that in a way that makes sense. Because that's one of the most tedious and annoying things about straight wands - you have to keep shifting the angle and trying not to poke yourself in the eye or go over the same spot too many times. It's honestly in my top 5 mascaras. It's a contender, for sure.
Rsquares from KU
So far I really like it.
Not sure if me or the mascara
Erin from Georgia
So my mascara applying method is to use a curler a couple times at base and mid of my lashes, so I don't know how well it helps curl, and my lashes are long already but it clumps a little bit and I'm not sure if I did something to the brush but the brush like bent after a few times using it?
Not what I expected
Tabbymakesover from Ranson, WV
The product is a nice mascara but not at all what I expected. I expected a false lash look with an intense hue. Not what I get.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!
SK from VA
Lashes appear long and thick. Eyes have a more dramatic look. I absolutely will purchase in the future!
kayla from NJ
i was hesitant to buy and spend $26 on mascara but I've been desperately looking for a new mascara because the nyx mascara I've been using for years was discontinued, I needed something cruelty free and a curled wand is a must for me because I have very long lashes, but i most certainly dont regret buying this one it's amazing i honestly think i like it better then the one i was using ! and I like the squeeze tube it comes in maybe you get more out of it then the normal plastic ones but this mascara definitely makes my lashes look amazing !
T Puddle from Anaheim, CA
Love this mascara. The only one I've found to not flake or bleed and dries fast.
Not my least favorite...
Dcm from San Diego
But not great. I wish I had returned. The brush curvature does nothing for me but make it harder to apply. And the coverage was meh at best. I wouldn't buy it again.
Kat from Fort Myers FL
I have used this product for a week now and am disappointed. Yes, it definitely gave volume with some curl.
Did go on heavier than I normally like but lashes stood out. Only curled side not left. Some clumpling. Flaking at end of day but it was less than other mascaras. Very difficult to remove and my eyelashes started falling out! Very disappointed.
Natty from Austin, AX
Pretty sure this is the only mascara that doesn't flake or smudge. Worth every penny!
Not for me
Andrea from Tel Aviv
I never understand the low reviews of highly rated products, but here we are. I am a Mascara Girl. I curl my lashes, so I don't really expect mascara to curl them. I just want lots of volume and length. This was a total dud. It performed like a half-empty tube. You know, like you can still use it, but it doesn't have the magic of a new tube of mascara. I have the Eyeko Skinny Brush long & tall and it gives me WAY more length than this. This will be the mascara that gets put on for the dog park.
Ella from IL
Got a sample of this at Ipsy destination, and man I thought it would do nothing for my lashes, but its one of the first mascaras i tried that really transformed my lashes making them very pretty. This is definitely one of my favorites now along with the telescope mascara.
NOT A TUBING MASCARA
CVega from Bay Area
This is not a tubing mascara! i bought it because i wanted a tubing mascara and this is not it. If you want a true tubing mascara, buy Blinc!
AB from US
A solid mascara. Adds length, holds a curl, doesn't clump. It's not a dramatic mascara but I love that it does all of the above and defines my lashes without giving me spider lashes or flaking. A beautiful every day go to. People complaining about it being hard to remove just need a good makeup remover because it does fully wash away if you have something to break it down.
My new favorite mascara
Tina from PNW
There isn't anything I don't like about this mascara. It doesn't flake, or smudge. Lasts all day.
Best Mascara out there
Meghan from Des Moines, IA
This is the best mascara I have ever used. I have tired other top sellers but this one knocks them out of the water. This one goes on, makes your lashes look longer, and lasts! I even stays on after an hour long hard kickboxing class and still looks great!