Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Gets better over time
When I first tried this mascara, I felt that the brush was too big and the formula was just too wet. (My favorite mascara is Voluminous, and I always wear waterproof due to oily skin.) To start off, I was actually using this as my "base" mascara - I would put a coat of this on, and then before it completely dried I'd put a couple coats of a different mascara on top. (I like mixing mascaras, and I figured this one would be fine as a base coat.) It worked great like that.
After a few weeks however, the formula in the tube got to a better consistency for me - it's not so wet and heavy anymore. And, after practicing with the huge brush over time, it's getting much easier to use. I've actually worn this mascara by itself (rather than layered under a "better" mascara) and I am quite pleased with the result. It didn't smudge off or flake off - it lasted for me and stayed put. I use several coats to get the effect I like, and this mascara worked just fine.
Now, it's not going to give you that luscious, falsie look, but it's a great everyday mascara, imo!
Most Helpful Critical Review Couldn't use it!
I was super excited to try new masacara. Well when I opened the packaging, I was shocked at what I got. There is litterally no way I can apply this macara without it poking out my eye! There wand looks like a drowned cat!
Reviewed by 155 customers Pretty Average Mascara
Lillian18 from undisclosed
I just bought this a few weeks ago. It isn't bad, just very dry. I can't really complain on the price, it's really nice. I would buy it again but nothing really wowed me. Its good if you're going out for a bit, but I found it to be a bit dried out, but definitely still useable. I wore it today, and had to reapply several times during the day. If you just want something pretty cheap and works this is good.
My new favorite mascara!!
BlairWolf from Manitoba, Canada
I have problems with watery eyes and this stuff still looked good after hours of my eyes watering and dabbing at them with a tissue. Also it just made my lashes look really gorgeous. This is my new favorite and I won't be going back to my previous one.
Grey clouds from New York
It gives a thicker lashes. It volumizes the lashes for a fuller look.
It's soooo close.
Shelbs from Lexington, KY
I'm gonna start by saying that I really want to love this. It makes your lashes so wispy and pretty; mind you, not too voluminous or long, but very pretty and natural looking nonetheless. The second good thing is how long-wearing it is. It DOES NOT BUDGE. All day. It's a bit harder to remove than some other mascaras; it kind of flakes off when it gets wet instead of running, but that's also why it's so long-lasting. The negative that makes it almost in unusable though, is that it's STICKY. Your eyelashes literally stick together like you coated them in lash glue if you apply too thick of a coat. It's sooooo annoying, and such a shame considering all the good things about this mascara.
Do I still wear it? Yes, but only when I know I need a natural looking mascara that's not going ANYWHERE.
kaitlyn573 from Canada
When I opened this I was overwhelmed by a vinegar smell so immediately I knew either this was very poor quality or old/rancid. The first time I opened it the applicator was completely dry. I had to scrap the sides to get any product. Definitely not putting this on my eyelashes because I do not trust the smell. I swiped it on my hand and there was basically no product. See photos.
Love this mascara!
Paybay from SLC, Utah
My eyelashes are already pretty long but they aren't very thick or voluminous so I love this product! Doesn't clump, goes on easy, I love the thick applicator! Definitely worth it for the price!
Probably won't buy again
Bananabelle from Texas
Meh. Not really volumizing. It's just ok. It stays on all day and it's not clumpy.
My new go to
Angel from Los Angeles
I've bought 2 now so I guess I'm in LOL
Best lashes ever for $4 YES THANK YOU. Would recommend
Best lashes ever!
Veronica from New Jersey
I recommend wiping some of the formula off before using so it doesn't clump as much. Even just running it through your lashes a few times makes lashes long and dark which is why I bought it.
savagesioux from Eugene
I love this mascara. It's my go to, it comes out a bit thick so I add a like but of oil to it and it applies very smoothly.
KnowWhatILike from Columbus, WI
Purchased at a Woodman's location. Because they didn't carry the product labeled Defining/Volumizing I tried this version. It was so dry, nothing came off on my lashes but chunks. 1st time ever that I'm returning mascara
PICK SOMETHING ELSE
JessicaPuja from Ontario, Canada
I bought this less than a month ago and I was super excited to use this mascara. By the way I do wear glasses so I cant wear fake eyelashes which explains why i would be excited to try this prodoct. Anyways when I opened it and tried applying it to my lashes nothing would actually transfer to my lashes. The wand is not picking up any product and it's a waste to buy this product. SAVE YOUR MONEY AND BUY AN ACTUAL MASCARA THAT WORKS.
I love it
insidersmakeup from undisclosed
Its great! I can get on several coats without being chunky or worrying its gonna look bad. I´m impressed of its performance for this money!
Cant get enough of elf products
DO NOT BUY!
tiffb29 from undisclosed
I bought this hoping it would be somewhat decent and it was horrible. It doesn't matter how many coats I put on, it does absolutely nothing to my lashes. It's also very dry.. Don't waste your money!
Makes top and bottom lashes stick together
Sheryl from Nebraska
It was very uncomfortable to have on. Felt thick and gloppy and made my top and bottom lashes stick together, which completely undid my curled eyelashes. Ever time I blinked, it would pull the curl out.
Scrunch from Illinois
Was using IT superhero mascara- thought I'd try this for this cheap price- love it!! Works just as good as IT and with only 1 coat. I never really need more than 1 coat with a good mascara, but usually do 3-4 coats with NYX when I use it. Makes my lashes thicker and more bold, again with only one coat.
This needs 0 stars
xjetti from Pennsylvania
I bought this because I was trying to find something cheap to replace my Lancome mascara. I wore them beside each other and this was horrible. It took forever to dry. When I blinked, it transferred on my brow bone. And plumping volume? Where?
kiki33 from South Dakota
I was a bit skeptical due to my past experience with elf's mascara, but this one pleasantly surprised me and is now the best mascara I have ever used! It has great length, volume, and definition! Even for someone like me who has short, stubby lashes.
Jaki from Detroit, MI
The price is good, but when I was applying there wasn't much product that went on my lashes. The brush is pretty small as well.
Andrea from Michigan
This is hands down the worst mascara I have ever used. It is sticky, burns my eyes, clumps horribly, doesn't wipe off of the skin easily, dries so quickly on your lashes that you can't do more than one coat. This mascara is simply not worth the money, time or trouble. I'll never purchase again.
What I've been looking for❤️
Connie c. from USA
This gives me amazingly long, curled, black, full lashes. My lashes are thick but they go down naturally, but with this mascara it beautifully curls them and I don't even need to curl them with an eyelash curler. I wasn't expecting much from this product. My mom has this mascara and I found myself with no mascara at the time since I lost it. I tried it and i really loved it. It isn't clumpy too!
Cheyanne from Farmington, NM
I would not buy this mascara again
Carol from San Marcos Tx
Flaky and dry!
Meggiesue from Eaton Rapids, MI
I usually love e.l.f cosmetics, but this mascara was terrible. My top and bottom lashes keep sticking together and it won't dry.
Abby from Indianapolis
Impulse bought because I just needed some new mascara, just awful! Won't come off at all and when it finally does I feel I've lost lashes in the process.