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NARS Climax Extreme Mascara is an innovative mascara that delivers extreme volume, extreme black pigment, and extreme performance in one coat.
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Rated 3.47 out of 5 stars
I got this as a free sample along with my order and was absolutely blown away! I have very short straight lashes and could not find a mascara that made a difference...until now! I see so many people complaining about this mascara and I'm like how??...What kind of magic did you put in this mascara NARS? I've NEVER seen my lashes look like this! Purchasing the full size now! Like, right now lol
I must say that the NARS Climax (the non-extreme, red version) is my favorite mascara, ever. My lashes are not super long (I'd say about medium length) and are not very curly. I was using drugstore brand mascaras throughout high school and early college simply because I didn't spend much time on makeup/learning about it so I didn't think it was worth it to spend the money on the quality. When I eventually began to care more about makeup, I tried so many different mascaras, including some of the most talked about (Too Faced, Buxom, Lancome, etc..). They were all okay, but it wasn't until I came across NARS' Climax mascara that I literally fell in love, lol. It is so easy to apply and while I don't particularly love how it occasionally clumps when applying additional coats, I DO love how it makes my lashes go from practically non-existent to flattering and eye-shaping. I guess I have what you'd classify as "big brown eyes" so NARS Climax mascara has really helped accentuate this feature (which has now become my favorite).
WITH THAT BEING SAID... I saw that NARS had released an Extreme version and figured that given my love for the original, why wouldn't I love this one? Unfortunately, my expectations were definitely higher than the first impression left, which was definitely disappointing. Granted I was putting it on in my parked car (I was too excited to try it once leaving the store lol) so I guess I should try it again sometime in front of my vanity - although I put my red Climax mascara on in my car at work all the time and I must say that's convenient LOL.
The Extreme Climax mascara clumped immediately once putting it on. I guess I should have expected that more as it seems they were going more for Volume with this version, and I think my lashes require more of a length focus. So with that in mind, I guess just think about the type of lashes you have and your needs in a mascara. It was SUPER pigmented, like black-black, which was pretty nice.
MN from Austin
For years I've searched for the best mascara. I've tried all the so called top mascaras. I settled on the Benefit mascaras, and was happy with them…. Until I tried this mascara.
It is incredible! One coat is all you need. The lengthening and thickening of my lashes was amazing. I accidentally fell asleep with it on, it BARELY left a trace under my eyes. Normally I wake up looking like a raccoon, but not with this mascara! No clumping, no flaking, just gorgeous lashes. It's almost as good as fake lashes!
I'm tempted to throw away all my other mascaras and only use this!
Sadie from SC
rachael from Tampa
This is one of my favorite mascaras! It lasts all day and gives you those bold beautiful lashes with no clumping and doesn't dry out!
Christy from Illinois
This mascara is the only one is use. It gives me a lot of volume .I love how dark my lashes look after applying it and the length is extreme .it's definitely worth trying
FMac from NorCal
I think this is one of those mascaras that gets better a few days after you open. I experienced some smudging in the beginning but not after a few days of using. My lashes have thinned as I get older and was I was beginning to think I would have use falsies or extensions but this mascara gives me both length and volume. I'd say at least 3x the length of my natural lashes. I do find that I have to take my time when I apply to prevent clumps but that's true for me with most lengthening or volumizing mascaras. Also I do add a coat of essence waterproof princess at the last coat which may help with flaking. I do this step with any mascara that isn't waterproof since I workout at the end of the day. Love this mascara and I can really tell the difference now that I'm out of it and am using Tarte because it was already in my stash. No comparison
Sassyred from San Diego, CA
I had tried the first Climax mascara and was not impressed, so hesitant to try this one. This went on dark pigment first code, curled up, gave me volume, and some lengthen. It wears well all day. I am one who always needs two mascaras, but IF I had to wear one, this would be it thus far. I have "many" a mascara over the years. Good job Nars.
LilBkrBabe from Baltimore, MD
This is a highly concentrated formula with an impressive application wand. I was surprised to learn that it isn't waterproof, unless I overlooked something. It does not come of with soap and water, it requires eye makeup remover.
It's a great product. Period.
pariska from undisclosed
This is honestly, next to Marc Jacobs velvet noir, the best mascara i've ever used. Keeps the curl, is super dramatic, and doesn't smudge at all even though my eyes are super watery
Sheila from Los Angeles
This mascara is the only "one & done" out there! On the days you need to dress ur lashes quickly while ur running late, on ur way out the door...you can literally put just one coat of this amazing mascara on and fly out the door. I call it THE ONE SHOT! It's just that good! Also, it is a 3-in-1 mascara!
It CURLS, VOLUMIZES and LENGTHENS! Ladies, get this on-line becuz it's always out of stock in-store!
Leo from Bay Area
Applies on beautifully, but smudges SO terribly. Not for me.
Meagan B from San Antonio, TX
I wanted to like this mascara so much! It looks GREAT when first applied, I was super pleased. But within 3-4 hours, my lashes would start clumping/sticking together in away that I found to be VERY irritating in the middle of my work day. Then it never failed that by the time I left work, there were black flecks all under my eye which quickly morphed into raccoon eyes. Tried it a few more times, with/without any eyeliner (to make sure that wasn't the problem) and got the same results each time. Not worth it. Will continue to stick with my Benefit Roller Lash.
Shep from undisclosed
Sorry I took the chance and tried this new product - it's thick, clumps and smudges. Not for me!
Adeleeerr from Washington
Worst mascara I've ever had
New customer from undisclosed
Best my mascara yet - does exactly what it promotes - although needs more than soap and water to remove.
Kandi from Jonesboro, AR
Only thing I'll never forget to put on!
ArtLady from Milwaukee WI
Bought the trial size (in front of registers…an impulse buy)…wish I hadn't wasted my money. Packaging is cool, actual product is- meh.
KD from Georgia
I first tried this mascara in a holiday set but the wand broke right away. I should've just returned it and gotten my money back, but I decided to pay more money for a new one (the holiday set was cheaper than the regular mascara). I've tried this twice and within an hour it looked like I put it under my eyes, lol. It does add great length and fullness, but if you tend to have mascara move around, even a little, this is a NO. I'll just stick with my drugstore options
Favi from Texas
Excellent makes my eyes look very intense
TiffanyN from Seattle, WA
High Volume, Dramatic
Hannah from Seattle
This mascara is clumpy after just a few swipes and smudges easily.
VGee from Spartanburg, SC
Love this mascara! It really makes your eyelashes pop without the falsies lol. I wish it was waterproof though but overall my favorite. Might have to replace my MAC mascara lol.
Dee from Ohio
Jenny from Nevada, CA
I would use this product on my eyelashes sense mine are long been wanting a mascara that makes my eyelashes look natural
J from K
I have a eyelash lift Thais mascara is great. And I'd compare it to Chanel volume. Just different brush.
Ren from Flint, MI
I used up a whole tube. What I've gathered from this mascara is, it adds thickness and curl, no clumps in sight, but unfortunately no length. I have short lashes so when I use this it's like I just got a thick black rectangle of mascara on my eyes. This would be amazing on long lashes though. It looks like you have 2 coats on with only 1. It lasts if you fall asleep in it, and doesn't have any fallout! Way better than the red tube.