What they say:
" • Immediate Extreme Volume • Buildable Formula Without Clumping • Long-Lasting Power" -Jordana
As mentioned in my YSL review; my lashes have some length but do lack volume. So, I gravitate towards mascaras that offer volume. I had heard great things about this mascara prior to the purchase, and since the name sounded exactly like what I was looking for, when I finally came across it at Walgreens I snatched it right up!
Does it actually live up to all of the hype?
This product retails at $2.99 for 0.3oz
I don't really have a preference on mascara formulas (wet or dry), if it works, then I'm happy. The formula of this product is extremely wet compared to most mascaras that I have tried, so it does take a few moments to dry completely. After dry down the mascara can feel a bit stiff, but compared to other mascaras it's not too bad. *I have had this mascara for about 2 months and I have not noticed that the formula has dried out.
My lashes offer a natural curl, and I usually do not use an eyelash curler because mascaras will hold my curl. With this mascara, I notice that my lashes aren't as curled, they aren't sticking out straight, but just less of a curl than usual; therefor I would recommend curling lashes prior to using this product.
To start off with the wand- It has a straight brush head with standard bristles, (not sure if I call them "hair" bristles.. They're not plastic!). One issue I have with the packaging is when I take the wand out of the tube, there is so much extra product that I have to wipe off on the edge of the tube, and sometimes I'll still get way to much product applied to my lashes. I wish the tube would have a smaller mouth to take of the excess mascara.. but this also is a problem that may only irritate me because of pure laziness!
This mascara, as claimed, does offer immediate drama; with just one coat my lashes have been lengthened and coated with a magnificent jet black pigment.-This mascara offers one of the best, if not the best, pigmentation in a drugstore mascara- The element that is missing is volume. I do see some thickening of my lashes, but not much for what I'd expect from a "Extreme Volumizing" mascara.
|Nothing on lashes|
|After one coat of Jordana Mascara|
If I try to go back in to fix a few places during the first coat, or add a second coat, this is where I tend to run into problems. If I go back in before my first coat has dried to try and "arrange" my lashes or anything, it starts to clump up and not do what I am trying to accomplish. When I go to add a second coat my lashes then start to look spidery, and seperate into weird angles.
I have worked around this issue, and have come to the conclusion that since I am happy with one coat of this mascara, to just make sure to make one good swipe onto my lashes and call it good!
Although it seems like I listed more problems than good, this is a $2.99 mascara and worth every penny. It may have some packaging defects, or just some problems relating to my own laziness, but it does a good job and I am satisfied with my lashes. This is also truly one of the better mascaras I have tried from the drugstore and would recommend it for anyone to try out.. and for the price, why not?
Check out my holy grail mascara (atleast for the moment) here: http://beautyandtheflaws.blogspot.com/2013/08/yves-saint-laurent-babydoll-mascara.html