I’m undecided when it comes to this one. Is that allowed?
I read loads of reviews that the mascara was crumbly and had a tendency to end up under eyes rather than on eyelashes and that it was a terrific mascara primer. I pretty much had the opposite experience.
First things first – did it activate my lashes? Yes and no. Yes, for the first two weeks I noticed an amazing difference in the length of my lashes. Definitely the length and definitely not the fullness. Not that it ever claimed to increase the fullness, but I just wanted to make that clear.
Now, the nitty gritty. If you want to use this as a mascara it has the usual pros and cons. I thought it was a terrific mascara as far as staying power and texture. It wasn’t crumbly and, like many expensive mascaras, it didn’t end up under my eye at any point. However, it’s a very “natural” looking mascara. It doesn’t give “extra” length (except for the fact that it encourages your lashes to be naturally longer) and it certainly doesn’t add any volume. I liked this for mooching around at brunch on the weekends, grabbing the Sunday morning papers for the boyf and things like that.
After reading reviews that this worked well as a primer I tried that out a lot. Especially seeing as on a daily basis I am a fan of a false lash effect with big length, big volume and inky blackness. Oooh, this did not work out for me! I was constantly struggling with crumbles, the other mascaras would always end up clumpy and I’d end up taking the whole lot off out of frustration. And I’m petrified of spiders so being able to see spidery clumps of lashes all day was freaking me out!!! No no no no no!!!!! No, I did not enjoy that part of the experience!!!!
So, I’m on the fence. I’m now about to embark on a month of L’Oreal’s Renewal Lash Serum. This time next month I’ll let you know the same kind of review as well as a comparison between the two.