Rated 3.9 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 312 customers This will be my go-to mascara for years
Amanda E. from Rensselaer, NY
Length, separation and long wear.
I've used this product for over 2 years and love it!
Kins the athlete from Lakewood, Nj
I use it everyday. I mainly use waterproof because I don't want my mascara to run especially while working out or playing.
I liked the non-waterproof better
Makeup Novice from Los Angeles
I bought the non-waterproof before and loved it. This one is a disappointment
Mom from Indiana
Waste of money. Could barely tell I was wearing mascara. I'll stick with Estée Lauder mascara.
Waterproof is right!
Chart from New York, NY
This waterproof mascara is great. I cried three times today and my lashes still look perfect. Highly recommend!
Not Worth the Money
EsDeeGee from Austin
It does a decent job but there are plenty other mascaras for lesser money that do the same job.
The product is perfect! I use it on a daily.
Shadda The artist from Chattanooga, Tn
This product was perfect not to thin not to thick and works amazing
I wouldn't buy this again
Re-sister from Michigan
This mascara stays on and doesn't flake but it is impossible to remove. This may not seem like a problem until you consider what you are doing to your lashes trying to get it off. Pricey mascara that I will probably end up throwing out
No I don't think I'll will buy this again.
Florence from NV
Nice brush and adds volume, no length, not for me.
My Favorite Mascara!
Margaret from Columbia, TN
I have the MOST finicky eyes on the planet! A lot of products make my eyes water, as does sun, humidity, allergies, wind, you name it. I tear a lot so I need a mascara that is as waterproof as it claims to be. I also have eyelashes that seem to disappear if I'm not wearing mascara and I have tried just about every type and brand out there.
Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara meets and exceeds all my expectations! It gives my lashes definition and volume and it stands up to my teary, goofy eyes in rain, sleet, snow, and amazing sunshine! I don't have mascara garbage under my eyes at the end of a long, active day! Love this mascara!!!
I would buy this again!!
The best sister from Ocala, Fl
Pricey, but worth it!
Mrs. LCW from San Jose, CA
I have very oily eyelids and mascara tends to smudge and smear. This is the first mascara that makes my lashes look full, long and fabulous. It doesn't smudge or smear and stays put. I wish the price point was a wee bit lower.....
Best mascara everrrrrr
Mrs Kelly from Michigan
I love to wear this everyday , it is the best mascara I have found. Makes my lashes look very very long and full . It stays put for a long time. I noticed I have gotten a couple styes since using it but I think it is because it is SO good ( it stays on through anything) . It is my fault for not removing it at night and then it blocks the ducts . I use this mascara every day , double coat of it for date night. I just got Lancôme CILS boost xl as well , works wonders with this mascara. ❤️❤️❤️
I love this product it stays one to look nice!!!!
Sharon from Waterford
I stays on for a long time I love it!
Mouseonstilts from Pennsylvania
I use on the top and bottom lash lines
Emily from Memphis
This is the only mascara that doesn't melt to my under eye area after an hour and give me raccoon eyes. I love it so much.
I love this mascara!
Kelley from Palm Desert
since this mascara was introduced to me by an Ulta sales clerk last year I haven't used anything else.
Clumpy and flakey
Ber from California
I rarely leave reviews about products but this mascara was disappointing. When you take the brush out the mascara is caked on it so you have to scrape it off and it gets really dry and flakey if you apply it more then a couple times. On a positive note, it does last a long time and is waterproof.
New favorite mascara!
Verito from TX
I absolutely love this mascara! I've been curling my eyelashes with a spoon since I was a teenager (just how I learned to do it and I kept with it, plus I'm not a fan of eyelash curlers for some reason) and only waterproof mascaras will hold my curl. I've tried several different brands and had always stuck with Too Faced Better Than Sex, but this mascara beat out my old faithful! I love the volume it gives my lashes, and held my curl all day! Awesome product!
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.