From time to time, I get sent makeup samples for review, and I try them for a while before making a judgment. I've worn this mascara daily for over two weeks now and I've nothing but praises to impart:
It makes your lashes longer, fuller, and gently curls them all at the same time, without caking or clumping. In fact, you can put on two coats and add a coat later in the day without the mascara looking heavy or crusty.
It doesn't start flaking halfway through the day and begin to "snow" into your contact lenses and onto your cheeks and under-eyes. Very important for me as a contact lens wearer.
It conditions the lashes — none of that lash breakage that happens with some mascaras. I don't know if they have any studies on this, but I personally feel my lashes look longer now, even when I'm not wearing mascara.
It stands up well to the rain and drizzle we've had over the past few weeks — no Bozo the Clown eyes when you get inside.
It stands up to crying pretty impressively — I've seen a few sad movies in the past two weeks and tons of commercials (yes, I'm a commercial-crier), and I haven't had mascara running down my face once. A big plus, since I tear up at both sad and happy and everything in between.
It washes off really well. I use the Oil of Olay cleansing cloths some nights, Clinique eye makeup remover other nights, and I've had no complaints.
They call it the False Eyelashes Plush Mascara, but I don't think it makes your eyes look like you've got on serious eyelashes in, say, the way the DiorShow mascara can — this makes it look like you've just got naturally beautiful lashes and eyes, without calling attention to your mascara.
Next time you're at a department store, stop by the Prescriptives counter. This really is an excellent product. You can also visit their new Lash Finder to view the various mascaras and get step-by-step tips.
Glam Verdict: Great for an everyday mascara.