Rated 3.89 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Took time to try then review...
I have seen 2 reviews thus far, one stating this is the worst, the other stating this is the best, neither with any real information given. So, I decided to buy this and put it to a fair test in various conditions. Wearing it every day I can say it wears well, looks nice, doesn't flake, and lasts all day. It does take some building up, you can't just use a few strokes of the brush, you need to fully coat your lashes with several brush strokes. I wouldn't say this volumizes hugely. It does darken the lashes, does add some volume and length, and what I appreciate more than I had expected was how my lashes looked like, well, lashes. Some mascaras make your lashes look like false lashes, some make your lashes look really volumized or lengthened yet clumpy, some are heavy and make your lashes lose a curl (I have a natural curl) and fall stick straight. I actually, for the first time - and I have tried a myriad of mascaras (L'Oréal Lash Paradise is a favorite), received a compliment on how nice my lashes looked. They don't look like you're wearing mascara, they just look nice. I also tried using this and then sleeping in it, just to see what would happen with it. I've seen mascaras cake black under the eyes, I've seen them clump after sleeping with some friends or family members, I've seen them wear to nothing...even after sleeping this mascara looked great. I had some flaking under 1 eye, but very little. I don't recommend sleeping in mascara, but it can happen to the best of us on occasion. I wore this in the shower and in the bath. It did not run, it didn't change at all. It wore quite well in water. Upon using a makeup remover to take it off, I found something interesting. Every mascara I've removed has smudged with the cleanser/remover being used, which is to be expected upon removal after all. This one comes off on the cotton pad, but barely smudges on the skin. It comes off so cleanly. It does smudge a little, so a follow up cleanser is still necessary, but it's worth noting that it's quite easy to remove. Quite impressive considering how well it wears. Because it takes some building up, and I don't find to be quite worthy of the title 'Monsieur Big', I am not giving it 5 stars, but it is a very very good mascara. I would recommend it. Hopefully this has been an informative and fair review, and helps you in your decision to purchase.
Most Helpful Critical Review Um.... NO.
I purposely didn't seek out this mascara, but received a free sample size. In no way will I turn down a new mascara, and I've been intrigued by some of Lancome's other formulas... so gave this a shot. Big mistake. Literally, I think my lashes look better WITHOUT using this product. Ha, it just about SHORTENS the length of my lashes. The result is short, stubby, and a "gentle" sort of black pigment. (if that makes sense!) I try to not give up so easily, but the bristles are clumsy and difficult to work with without getting smudges everywhere. (Even using the SHORTER sample size!) Don't normally use a waterproof, and didn't struggle removing it. Heck, by the end of the day, there was very little product to remove at all! (And I had applied THREE coats!) By the fourth time I used this mascara I immediately tossed it. Just not worth the trouble and frustration... esp when I have a stock pile of favorites that deserve my luvin'! < 3
Reviewed by 293 customers I would buy this mascara again
Senior Gramma from Schenectady, NY
I like the way it covers my short and sparse lashes
Doesn't come off
Basic Beauty from Maine
Had a very had time removing, even with proper eye make up remover. The formula was also extremely clumpy. I enjoy the original best.
Finally a waterproof mascara w/o clumping
Cyndi Hall from Omaha Nebraska
first of all, I was skeptical. Honestly didn't expect much from a waterproof mascara. So I got the travel size. 5 hours of water-skiing and no smears. Every waterproof mascara I have ever tried has been clumpy or stuck together if you tried multiple coats. Not this one! Just like every other Lancome mascara....as you apply additional coats its almost like it melts into the previous one. Separated, fuller and dramatic. Everyone knows that eyelash curling won't hold unless you use waterproof mascara...i immediately bought 3 more so I could keep one in car and one at gym.
Knocked it out of the park again Lancome!
Grim from Houston
I was optimistic but this product failed me. I tried it several different times and the results were the same. Clunky thick eye lash chunks. Not attractive at all. Even the picture on the site shows the globby chunky lashes. I was hopeful for thick long lashes, while still looking like individual lashes. Cannot recommend as I believe it's too thick and globby.
Best water proof mascara
Love makeup from Gilroy,ca
Love this mascara my eyes water all day and this mascara will not run
I would not buy this product again. The results do not match
Hanna from State College, Pa
Very disappointed with this product. The price tag was too high for the results.
Multiple applications needed to build up lashes
copperness from Los Angeles
Multiple applications needed to build up lashes but it wears well all day. Definately need a makeup remover to remove mascara.
Do not purchase...
Shelly from Harrisonburg, VA
I have purchased Monsieur regular mascara in the past and not had any problems using it and liked the applicator as well as the staying power. This mascara appears dry and does not go on well at all.
If you have straight lashes you NEED THIS!!!
Michelle from California
OMG I have never found a mascara that keeps my lashes curled!! This is now my holy grail for my short, straight lashes. Just know that when they say waterproof they really mean it, its tough to get off but so worth it!
Great mascara for great looking lashes
Danvillegirl from Richlands, NC
I use this product daily. I like all Lancome mascaras, and find that I prefer this one due to the brush size plus how my lashes look after applying.
Love this mascara
Jo from Bellingham
I usually don't write reviews but here it goes. I am in the medical field so I am wearing a mask and shield all day. I have been searching for a mascara that doesn't give me raccoon eyes by the end of my shift. I bought this mascara last week and it has lasted be a 10 hour shift in a mask and shield with VERY minimal smudging. If you're looking for something that is going to stay put all day, but still come off nicely with a micellar water, I would try it. It's not the most dramatic mascara I've bought which is why it got 4 stars, but its the only one I've found that lasts me the work day.
I would not buy this product
Plentyofwater from lutz florida
its to clunky
Used this before hours of pool and lake time, never ran!
NatW from Sullivan, WI
Will definitely be one of my always products!
The best waterproof mascara I have ever used!
Kat from Houston
Yes I will buy again
Grams from Maine
Love this. Best mascara and I've tried them all.
Tallulah72 from Oregon
I did not like this mascara whatsoever. It was clumpy and just made my lashes a stubby looking mess. There was absolutely nothing "big" about my lashes. So disappointed.
It really is waterproof
Anddddrea from New York, NY
Doesn't smudge and it will keep your eyelashes exactly where they are! It's difficult to remove it even using Lancome's eyes makeup remover.
Not a Mermaid from Folsom, CA
Another waterproof mascara that's...meh. I can testify it's waterproof. Also certain it's nuclear apocalypse proof as well, since it's nearly impossible to take off. That said, if you're a crier, a chronic sweater, or a mermaid, you'll love knowing your lashes won't rub off into raccoon eyes. I also had no issues with flaking, I mean, this stuff was superglued to my eyelashes. When I apply mascara, I expect my lashes to become beautiful, billowing fluffy bushes of beauty. This made them look like creepy spider legs. **shudder** Would recommend in a pinch if you plan on getting water boarded as a spy torture method, but would not recommend if you're looking for a convenient waterproof mascara that's fairly easy to take off. The trouble taking it off wasn't worth the just "meh" results. Probably won't buy again, but don't let that deter you! Try it out and see what you think, since other people love it.
Stays on great, doesn't clump
Ulta reviewer from Quakertown
I love Lancome mascaras & this waterproof one didn't disappoint!
I would purchase this product again
Satisfied from Chicago
I use this product every time I wear makeup. I like the way way my eyelashes look.
Louisa from IL
I've been buying this product again and again basically because of the length it adds to my eye-lashes. Although it's kind of expensive...
I would say this works very well when you cry, it stays water-proof.
Repeat buy Waterproof mascara!
Splinter from Morgantown, WV
Keep making it!
Can't live without this!
Lorilee from Reynoldsburg
I love waterproof Monsieur Big! It make my lashes look huge. It builds so you can seriously make them even look like fake lashes ( the professional kind).
I recently went into a lash salon just to enquirer about the cost, etc.
The lady said your lashes look great. I told her it was b/c of M. Big. She thought it was my natural lashes!
Best Mascara EVER!!!
MichelleJo from Wausau, WI
This mascara is the BOMB!!! I'm extremely picky about the kind of mascara I buy and how it looks on my lashes. This makes my lashes look long and curled even if I don't curl them ahead of time. I get compliments all the time on my lashes and it's because of Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara! You can't go wrong!
Alisol25 from Dallas, Tx
I am loving this mascara! I have oily skin so I use the waterproof formula and it is awesome! No flakes, no smudging. Of course because it is waterproof it comes off best with an oil make up remover which is what I recommend. Makes my lashes long and full. The only down side is that the formula is somewhat wet and it doesn't last wet enough for me. If this formula was made to last a bit longer and not dry so fast it would be awesome!