Since I started this blog, I have reviewed 18 different mascaras and I've tried even more (I know, bad Diva!). Although I found some good ones, I have never been able to find the perfect mascara...until now. I can't say enough good things about this mascara. My biggest problem with all mascaras is that they smudge. I already have dark circles under my eyes, I really don't need to add to them. To avoid it I would have to get waterproof or the tubes. The tube mascara doesn't smudge but it doesn't really give much volume and once it sets, you can't add layers. Waterproof formulas seem to make your lashes hard plus, some of them still smudge. I don't know what they did to this formula but the regular mascara DOES NOT smudge! Even when I've fallen asleep with my make up on (one of the greatest sins), it looks great when I get up.
Although being smudge-proof is very important, it doesn't count for much if your lashes look like Tammy Faye Baker. The brush for this mascara is different than anything I've come across and it's not just a gimmick. There are bristles of different lengths and thicknesses around the brush. You can use these in different ways to get different looks. For daytime, I mostly use the longer bristles on the top to give a more natural look. At night, I hold the brush sideways close the the base of my lashes, wiggle it a bit and the roll it up to the ends. This gives a very lush, thick lash. Then I use the longer brushes to separate. (I think one of the biggest mistakes people make when applying mascara is not taking enough time.) Sometimes I use an eyelash comb to finish off and sometimes I don't. It lasts a couple of months before starting to get a little clumpy. I noticed that when I did use an eyelash comb, some small flecks would come off so I knew it was time to buy a new tube. The best part is that is available in drug stores at drug store prices.
This is definitely my favorite mascara and I can't see any reason to try another so this may be my last mascara review. So, go, buy it now!