Rated 4.28 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review A+++++++++++++
BEST MASCARA I HAVE EVER USED. I swore by Better Than Sex until I tried this. It's 100x better. My lashes are long and thick but not clumpy. It looks like I am wearing falsies but nope, just this mascara. Everyone comments on how good my lashes look and I've brought my friends over to the dark side. Dark, long, thick lashes that is. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
Most Helpful Critical Review one of the worst mascaras I've ever used
I've tried dozens of volumizing mascaras ranging from high to low end and this is easily one of the worst. The formula is not deep black at all, but more of a grayish black. The consistency is sticky, heavy, dry, and difficult to layer. Even with a lash comb, it was impossible to sculpt lashes or break up the clumps, and my curl completely disappeared after one coat. My lashes are naturally fairly thick and long, and this mascara made them look so much worse than they actually are by clumping them together into wiry, anemic-looking spider legs. Layering this mascara over a primer helped a little with the volume and spreadability, but not enough.
The brush looked interesting at first, and if your lashes are thin I could see how it could provide some definition. But ultimately the tiny bristles on the rubber brush are too short for anyone with thicker lashes, and they just make a gloppy mess. The only thing I ended up liking about this formula was the packaging. There are much, much better volumizing mascaras out there. Don't waste your time on this one.
Reviewed by 1867 customers literally the best mascara
Katie the Lady from Utah
This is the best mascara if you want volume and separation and length. I have tried so many high end mascara and this one keeps me coming back.
Never buying cheap again!
Ccbeauty from Mankato, mn
I have been going through hundreds of drugstore mascaras over the years and never found one that worked for me. I received a free sample of this mascara for my birthday and it is my go-to! Not only does the bottle last a long time, my eye lashes look amazing, and I get compliments on them all the time.
Raccoon inspired for the 2pm workday
KDee from Milwaukee, Wi
For the price, I would not recommend this mascara. Everyday I would look in the mirror mid day and I'd have mascara around my under eye. I've paid less money and had a better product that gave me a great length, volume, and did not run.
DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS, IT'S TRASH.
Won't ever look for another mascara.
Beth from New York
I got this mascara as a mini size in a gift bundle one year and I never cared enough to try it out... once I did, my life was changed. I have long, thick lashes, so I don't know how it wears on other types. But since I do have that lash type it's been hard for me to find a mascara that actually evenly spreads them out and lifts them without drooping or smudging. No flakes whatsoever, literally not one in all my experience, and no smudges EVER. I used to swear by Too-Faced Better Than Sex for years, but after using Maneater I realized how awful that mascara is now. I've never gotten compliments on my lashes like I do now and it's all because of this formula. It also doesn't dry up fast and one tube will last a couple of months (even if it shouldn't). The only almost con is that it's very wet at first and a little harder to use but after a few uses and it airates a little, it's perfect. People think that having a lot of lashes is easy but so many mascaras clump them together and make them heavy and fall within minutes. This mascara is definitely for you if you have average or a lot of lashes.
Seriously the absolute BEST
JD from Long Island, NY
Honestly, this mascara works wonders! I'm not one for thick looking volume. This mascara darkens, pumps, and most importantly...lengthens! All in a clean fashion, no clumps. It defines each lash without grouping chunks of them together and they look natural!
I'd recommend ensuring you moisturize beforehand so that your lashes are a little wet and have a sheen, it results in this going on even smoother and cleaner!
WAS my long time fave....WAS!
MonBonBon from PA
This was my all time, hands down, favorite mascara that made my lashes look flawless...and then for some unknown reason they changed the tube color which should have been my first clue that other things were different. The applicator is now a plastic piece of trash. The old applicator was a lush, full wand with a great design that was perfect for separating lashes and coating them fully with a more full, larger area covered with bristles and man, how I miss it. The formula also seems to be a bit different where it now is not as great of a quality, requires multiple layers to coat the lashes and no longer provides that full, desirable look. I have since switched back to Too Faced Better than Sex mascara and enjoy that look and product as my next best. I'm disappointed in the re design/packaging and now I won't use the mascara. Honestly, a drug store brand is better than this current formula.
katie from ARIZONA
i apply 2 coats and they look great!
Slim from Leander, Texas
Best mascara, lasts a long time.
BEST MASCARA EVER!!!!!!
Carrie from California
I have 5 on hand... so never want to be without
mg from nj
Decided to try something new but pretty disapppinted. It seemed very dry and needed more than one or two coats. Also the brush is so huge - don't think i will buy again but if you're someone who only likes light mascara you might like this.
I was REALLY, REALLY wanting to love this.........:(
Kells from Woodbridge, VA
So as I said I am a natural redhead and have blonde, short lashes and my eyebrows are the same. I really read the comments on mascara and brow items so I feel that maybe this ONE time that they got it right and I didn't just let ULTA or "THE OTHER STORE" hold my money until I can finally get back up to the store to return it. The girl that I asked to help me went right to Maneater after I told her my needs and she took a look making it seem like she was diagnosing and didn't show me anything else. Its so, so hard to shop at one of these stores these days of the RONA when it's all about color matching, feel of the product and then you have people like me who HAVE TO HAVE foundation matching help because again, light, freckled, red splotchy skin the second my internal clock goes up a degree.
So, here I go again to return. My sister mentioned to me, just go get the fake lashes put on at a salon. Which might be a great idea along with my microblading.
Kate from New Mexico
I got this as a free gift and had to throw it away. I would definitely try lights camera lashes over this.
Do not like
Carrie from Syracuse New York
This does nothing for me.... looks like my lashes are straighter than before I put it on....
Don't buy it.
Lisa from Pennsylvania
It definitely wasn't worth the cost. It clumped up & within a few hours it was smeared on my eye lids. Very frustrating.
By far my favorite mascara!
Kayla from NH
This mascara separates and lifts my lashes like no other... and they stay that way throughout the day.
Gorgeous sexy lashes
Mama Lash from Fl
Mascara is one of those things that I've always had the most fun playing around with. Finding the newest and greatest. And there are a lot of good ones out there but this one here is just gives you such easy gorgeous/sexy lashes. You can seriously put layer upon layer with this one and it will never clump. There's no tea technique needed like some. It just works and is worth the splurge.
Originally a free gift
Lindsey from FL
I originally received this product on my birthday from ULTA as a free gift. Needless to say, I have been hooked ever since. I love this product! It's all the things I've ever wanted in mascara. It doesn't clump, I can make my lashes as thick, thin, short, or long as I want because of the brush and quality of mascara.
Quality control issues!
CaliMC from SF Bay Area
I'm pretty upset about my recent purchase of Maneater mascara full size in the black tube. To start I am a dedicated Tarte user, for years, and have never had a complaint like this about anything they have made. I used lights camera lashes for years and raved about it to friends. Earlier this year I bought a travel maneater (gold tube) and was shocked at how amazing it was. Went on smoothly, great brush, tube cleaned brush perfectly so no extra wipe off needed before application, lashes perfectly separated, beautiful black color, added incredible length, fullness and volume to my lashes with an easy 3-4 swipes, never runny or flaky. This immediately became my go to mascara and I vowed to permanently replace my lights-camera-action with it.
This weekend I bought a new tube (it's black, not gold). First, the brush was noticibly different with fewer bristles and they aren't as fine. Second the tube opening is so wide it doesn't wipe off any product so a full thick slab of black product comes out each time (everyone knows that semi-suction sound of a decent tube when you pull the wand out and the entrance grabs the excess off....this doesn't do that at all). I didnt worry about the visual differences of the tube, thinking it should be the same product but it is not the same product. It is extremely thick and clumpy with lots of crumbling fallout as I try to apply. My lashes stuck together in huge paste like clumps that would not separate making them look flat and fake in a very bad way. Tried past 3 days, even lightly applying after wiping off all product, but am still getting the same terrible results. I'm so disappointed.
A.Arlena from Santa Rosa, Ca
I love this mascara! I've worked in cosmetics and I've used so many (I can't say all but getting close) mascaras and they all run or if they don't run they don't do the job. This one doesn't run and my lashes look amazing! It separates lengthens and is voluminous my lashes! I've already bought it several times. I do not see myself switching mascaras unless I have to!
Why doesn't everyone love this?
Incitatus from Ohio
Best mascara ever, better than BTS. This works really well for me! The bristles are super short, so I wiped the extra product off on the sides of the tube before applying just in case it was too much "wet." It's perfect this way; I've never tried it without the extra wiping, but it's not that much trouble. The result is the thickest, flutteriest lashes I've ever had, and they actually hold a curl! ALL. DAY. IN. SUMMER. My lashes can't hold a curl much at all with other mascaras, and they look perfect and doll-like with MANEATER. It's a great confidence-booster.
Kara from St. Louis
I used to love this mascara when it first came out. I am always trying new ones so I veered away from this one for awhile. I purchased it about 3 weeks ago and I absolutely hate it. It clumps my lashes together and doesn't lengthen them at all. I am very disappointed and I will not be buying this again.
Brooke from SLC, Utah
Love this mascara. I usually go for bigger wands (Better than Sex / Lash Paradise), but this did a great job on making my lashes longer with more volume. No smudging or flaking.
The best mascara I've ever tried & I have tried A LOT!
Brandy Jo from Tennessee
This Mascara makes my lashes look longer & fuller without looking caked on! I love it!
Sm1213 from Chicago
I got a free full size of this and just purchased my replacement because I am never buying another mascara! It separates the lashes so well and never clumps giving a gorgeous falsies look. No flakes and long, full, sexy lashes.
Liz from Columbus
Definitely buying again (...and again....and again...and....I think you get the idea lol) I have fairly short, somewhat thin eyelashes with blonde tips and this helps lengthen and thicken while still looking natural. If you're looking for that incredibly glamorous look for a night out, maybe try a different mascara but it's perfect to boost your confidence on a normal day