I'm a makeup newbie, and this is my first ever mascara. This mascara does a good job on lengthening and volumizing my lashes once I put it on, and it's not heavy on the lashes. Makes my eyes pop and look alive. It doesn't smudge and dries super fast. You have to be careful when applying it because it can make your lashes clump and the fibers can get in your eyes, and because of the big wand you can unintentionally get the formula onto your eyelids. I usually go for two layers and it does a good job holding the curls for a day. Super easy to remove, all you need is water and you can rub the formula off. As for making my lashes longer, I can't really say. I've been using it for only a month and not every day, but I'll keep checking to see any progress.
6 months ago