I specifically ordered the brown mascara, since I've been trying to have a more natural look and wanted to get something cheap. When it came in the mail, the bottle was very brown, exactly as pictured. But when I did a swatch on my hand, the color is distinctly black!! I mean, its a brown bottle, but on the top and if you look on the inside, it is a black liquid! I specifically needed brown, and I got black. But color aside, I wouldn't buy this product again just because of how sticky it was. It defined my lashes pretty well but every time I blinked, my eyelids stuck together haha. Not the best product and I won't buy it again. :(
Okay so despite of some of the comments I was reading here I decided to still try out this Mascara because...well its [$]! I was with my mind set out that I would be gravely disappointed. Boy what a shocker when I put it on. It didn't have the sticky texture I was hearing mentioned! It works better then any other Mascara in my make-up bag and for the first time in my life I can actually say it made my lashes look longer and even seemed to magically curl them. I have Mascara ranging in prices and companies from drugstore to big names but none had done this with so little effort on my part. I am sold on this Mascara and will be stocking up on it from now on.
I think that ELF's got a lot of great products for the price, but this mascara is not one of them. I like the concept of having both regular and waterproof options on the same mascara container, but neither the waterproof or the regular mascara goes on the eyelashes very evenly. This mascara tends to flake and irritate sensitive eyes/contact lens wearers. Also, there didn't seem to be much product in the container, which may be contributing to the flaking and smudging when applying. I think that this mascara would be good to have as a backup mascara when you run out of your usual stuff, but not as a product you'd use every day.
This mascara is great, especially for the price! the regular side definitely brings your eyelashes out for the world to notice and capture the beauty of your eyes. It separates, it lengthens and thickens, rarely clumps, it is just all around a good buy. The only issue i had with this mascara is the Waterproof side seemed to be less reliable in quality as the regular side. When i used the waterproof, it tended to clump often. Both mascaras included in the bargain, have great color and quality. I would advise being cautious while putting it on though. As other mascaras i have noticed, try quicker than these mascaras. As long as you are careful you should be okay =]
I admit that I don't use the waterproof side, I just use the Regular. I've tried many different mascaras (MAC, Victoria's Secret, and many other expensive brands) and I honestly like this one best. It's affordable and my main issue: it comes off easily. With my other mascaras, I'd have to use makeup remover to remove the black circles from under my eyes. This stuff dries on and doesn't do that. I admit that it does flake a bit, but I still prefer that to spending 2 minutes just getting my mascara off at night. I've also received many compliments on my eyelashes since I've been using this. Highly recommend and if you don't like it, you've only lost [$].In the picture below, I'm wearing the Regular black mascara with Everyday Minerals eyeshadow (with Urban Decay Primer Potion).
I just received this product yesterday. I was excited to try it this morning when getting ready for work. The first thing I noticed after applying was that it made my lashes look longer! I really like this and the affect it had on my overall look. It's been about 6 hours after applying and my lashes feel soft, not stiff like my usual mascara. I like it and look forward to using the waterproof side as well. Something that isn't "so great," but something that I'll get used to, is the way the duo is together. When I was unscrewing one side, the other would unscrew. Like I stated before, I think this is just something I need to get used to as I've never had a duo before.
I am in love with this mascara duo! I am one of those people who doesn't feel complete until I have my mascara on and this one does the job. Putting it on in the morning, I use both sides. I put on one coat of the regular and a coat of the waterproof. After doing this, I know that I don't have to worry about it smudging at all. The brushes hold just the right amount of product and they don't get gunked up. The brush evenly coats and separates my lashes. This mascara gives you the flexibility of doing a natural or super dramatic lash. The only draw back to this duo is the fragrance. I do not particularly enjoy it, but the smell isn't that strong and it fades with time.
I really didn't know what to expect for just a dollar. I've bought every new mascara put out by Revlon, Maybelline, Almay, Cover Girl, etc., and most of them were a disappointment. This one did blow me away. [$] Put it on slow, and roll the brush as you go up your lashes and you get AMAZING definition. I am a fan of the new plastic brushes (like CG Lash Exact), but this traditional brush works very very well. I am so pleased. I really think I am going to stick with this mascara for a very long time. With two coats you get a very separated and natural look. With three coats you get dark, separated dramatic lashes (picture with two coats). Highly recommend this product. The only bad thing about it, is that it DOES flake a little after a few hours, but that's really to be expected with any mascara.
This is my first time trying e.l.f. products. I ordered tons of stuff and hardly paid anything. I tried everything out and I have to say I am very satisfied. I expected it to be junk. It's a dollar, like it would be anything special. But it is! It's great stuff. You would never guess by looking at any of the products they would only cost a dollar. I have loved everything I have tried so far, especially the mascara. This stuff goes on so nice, and it looks great all day long. It takes a little longer to dry but once it does it's amazing. I am so glad that I have found e.l.f. I plan to be a customer for years to come.
The best thing about this mascara is that it goes on really smoothly. It almost seems like there's conditioners built in, because it just glides onto my lashes. However, the waterproof mascara is difficult to remove, and the regular mascara does sometimes smear if you're not careful. It takes awhile to dry, which is sometimes a problem for me, because I have really long lashes and wear glasses, which sometimes causes me to get black stripes on my lenses... But it's worth it. I'm not terribly fond of the brush, but I use the brush from one of my other mascaras, and it's the perfect combination. It's worth the price.
I purchased this mascara a few months ago, and then I lost it. When I finally found it, it was all dried out. The tube and brush were very small, which was a letdown because when I saw it online I thought that it would be just a bit bigger. Also, it added volume to my lashes. However, I think that the source of the volume came from using the e.l.f. eyelash curler before and after application of this mascara. Another comment I have is that the waterproof side comes off with just water, so don't buy this if you are looking for a mascara that really is waterproof. If you're looking for a subtle mascara that comes off easily and is inexpensive, then this is the one for you.
Okay. This mascara is so great that I took the time to take a photo specifically for this review. This mascara is FABULOUS! I bought the brown and it truly defines AND separates my lashes. I am lucky to have long lashes so I only really look for volumizing mascaras. I couldn't believe how well this defined my lashes. Seriously, this stuff makes your lashes look very full and separated. NO CLUMPY LASHES! YUCK! I will absolutely be repurchasing SEVERAL of these. Way to go, E.L.F.
After hearing so much complaints, I was curious. With this curiosity does not kill the cat. This mascara is amazing. Both the waterproof and regular work wonders. If you've tried this before and didn't like it. I definitely recommend you give this a second chance. The formula is new and IMPROVED. It lengthens perfectly for me, much better than other mascaras I've tried, and for a dollar? Unbeatable, spectacular, marvelous. Simply amazing. This is for those that just want length. I haven't really noticed any volume, I may need to take a closer look. It took only a swipe for it to work. And it's really easy to take off for both formulas. I will definitely being repurchasing!
I'm not very makeup savvy, but I do know that I hate the clumpy eyelash look where someone has like three huge clumped gross eyelashes and this stuff makes that impossible! Lifts and separates, for mine it even seems to curl them up for me, and makes them a lovely black that stands out but isn't in your face. Just love this stuff. AND FOR THE PRICE IT CAN NOT BE BEAT! The one thing that is a little annoying is that by the end of the day it sort of 'powders' onto the area just under your eyes (this could be because I tend to rub my eyes and not the mascara but I thought I'd mention it) but I really don't think it is that noticable and I still love it and won't do without it.
I have really short eyelashes so I'm always conscious about the kind of mascara I use. I figured I would give this product a try because it was only [$] and I absolutely love it. Not only is it cheap, but it actually works. It makes my eyelashes more noticable without the clumping. The only problem I have to say that I've had is it tends to flake off if you've kept it on for a while. I'm a culprit of coming home late and being too lazy to take off my mascara so it does flake, but it shouldn't be a problem if you're using it for regular use. I'm happy I've switched from $17 mascara to a [$]mascara that works.
I'm a pale blond, totally one of those girls that have no eyelashes without mascara. I bought Elf's Duo Mascara because for one thing it's actually brown and I wanted to try a waterproof mascara. I've been wearing it all summer with no problems. Usually my eyelashes end up all clumped together and looking like spider legs. This stuff didn't do that! It gives me doll lashes. My one complaint is that there doesn't seem to be enough in it. I wish they sold each type not stuck together, but eh, it's so cheap who cares! If you're having trouble with removal, apply the regular mascara first and then the waterproof. It won't run and it'll come off easier when you wash your face. LOVE IT!
I decided to use the regular side of this mascara today before going to work. It was a hot, hot day and I just got home and my mascara hasn't budged at all! Usually on hot days I can't keep my mascara from smudging onto my eyelids and underneath my eyes, but this mascara looks exactly the same now as it did when I put it on 6 hours earlier. The only con is that I wish it gave more volume and that it came in it's own seperate tube because I don't ever use waterproof mascara on my lashes, no matter what brand it is. This mascara is good for defining and lengthening your lashes...and it doesn't budge! :o)
I needed a new mascra and i really didnt feel like buying a $9 mascara without knowing anything about it. I saw this mascra for the amazing price of [$] and figured why not try it. I loooove it, it addds so much length volume and thickness to my lashes. The only problem with this is that i have to swipe the brush because so much mascara is in it but other than that its amazing and I recommend it!
I got this product thinking "Yes, a waterproof mascara that's only a [$]!" but now I realize it's so much more than that. This product is amazing. I have had no problem with it at all. When i put it on, it dries very fast and makes my lashes look very long. It's not to heavy and is light enough to wear anytime. I also love the removal. When I'm in the shower, I wait a couple minutes for the mascara to get wet, and I gently pull it off and POOF! it comes right off. I have been using another brand of waterproof mascara that takes forever to come off. I'm so glad to have found this mascara. For the people who say this product makes their eyelashes droopy, find a mascara with a dryer formula.
I used to love this mascara... I know how to apply mascara very well so I had no problems applying this product...I really liked how natural my eyelashes looked after applying this mascara...my eye lashes looked very black, thicker, and longer...but still very much natural...I only used the waterproof mascara so I can't say anything about the regular side (this mascara is double sided). However, I have noticed that the waterproof side dries up too fast...maybe in less than a month..It's a shame that this happens because this mascara leaves the lashes looking very sexy...I did buy a couple to leave in my bag but these dried out too...even if I didn't use them...I won't be buying this again.
This product is good and bad....The mascara itself has a nice and thin formula! One con about the product is that it doesn't come with enough inside the tube so in less than a month, so I recommend that you buy 2. This mascara is great for day and night 1 layer provides a natural look with a little length, 2 layers is great for making a statment during the day, and 3 layers is perfect for night. If you want to do a night look you should alternate layers between waterproof and regular. This product is worth it, but i do recommend buying 2 and the price makes it easier on you to buy an extra one!!
If anyone is debating whether or not to purchase this product. I would tell you to do it. I got this as a gift from an [...] seller while purchasing elf's liquid eyeliner. I didn't think much of it and didn't think that I would like it because the bristles weren't ones I would usually want to buy. But nevertheless I tried it and FELL IN LOVE. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW AMAZING THIS IS. It applies evenly, no clumps and the formula really adds volume while lengthening. I would rather use this than my 20 dollar benefit mascara. The only thing that i don't like is that it is a bit sticky, when I run it along the lower lashes it tends to stick to the top when I blink. This is a great all around product
This mascara works incredibly well. The only problem is that some tubes (I have purchased this around four times) are more dried out than others. BUT, this is easily fixed by just adding 1-2 drops of water on the brush and 'mixing' it in the tube, or directly put 1-2 drops of water in the tube, then mix. This mascara lasts all day, yet is very easy to remove. You can go for a natural, casual look with 1 or 2 coats, but can also easily go for a dramatic look by adding a couple more coats. Very rarely does it clump. If it does, I just use a eyelash comb. Again, though, this does rarely happens.
I love all of the elf products I've tried except this! It's fine as a mascara, I used the regular side, kinda scared of waterproof. But when I washed my face at night, the mascara became a black waxy mess under my eyes that is sooo hard to remove! I've never bought eye makeup remover because I've never had this problem with any other mascara. I ended up washing my eyelids with soap because my facial cleanser wasn't getting it off and removing the rest with witch hazel. It's all I had! It's an okay mascara but be forewarned- you will definitely need an eye makeup remover with this stuff!
I was a bit disappointed in this product. I originally meant to order the other Elf mascara, but somehow this ended up in my cart instead. My eyelashes are lighter, so I ordered this in brown. I didn't think about it at the time, but when I received the product, I realized that the waterproof side is black. The brown, regular side is all right, but it isn't amazing. It was worth what I paid for it, and not much more. I put that I would not recommend this product, but I think it just depends on your situation. It would probably work better for me if I didn't look bad with black mascara.
-Surprisingly the reg side doesn't smudge too...i considered it similarly waterproof when it didn't give me raccoon eyes in the shower. -the Waterproof side's brush oddly had a different brush head...which is a bit difficult to get used to. -I use a curler and eye lash comb when applying this. My eyes look more natural than using other mascaras...which are harshly too black -The price is unbeatable. -Lasts long. -Easy to wash off, I didn't even use makeup remover/soap. Just press with your fingers and pull the mascara off in the shower. -THE ONLY MASCARA THAT DIDN'T IRRITATE MY EYES!!
I absolutely LOVE this mascara! I was debating on which e.l.f. mascara to buy, and got this one on a whim. It is truly amazing: it goes on easily adds a ton of length, not much volume but, hey, I've got that already :D, the color is a nice, soft, natural black, and it doesn't clump! I also love being able to choose regular or waterproof. I went swimming with regular on and looked awful, but what would you expect? They both stay on very well (except in moist conditions for regular!) and they both come off SO easily!! Just soap and water! This is a great mascara for just every day, but it adds so much length and definition it could easily be an on-the-town mascara, too! Thank you, e.l.f.! you're amazing!!
I was really frustrated with this product at first but the tip to apply one coat regular then one coat water proof made it work so much better! I have light skin and small eyes and like the natural look during the day for school and work, so I wear the brown and it looks great. I have the black too, but I wear that less often. It does clump, but i always brush out my lashes when I apply any mascara anyaway so that doesn't add anything to my normal routine. Weird thing is that water proof is not so water proof, unless you do the one coat regular one coat water proof, then it's great
I have both the black and brown and like them both. I have been using the regular more than the waterproof so that it is easy to remove. I was having flaking issues, so I had went to a makeup store to buy a non-flaking mascara. The associate told me that the problem was more likely with not getting my lashes clean enough. Putting new mascara on over old will lead to flaking. This was spot on since I didn't want to do anything that would cause my lashes to fall out. So now I use the mascara a bit more sparingly (esp for daytime) and spend a little more time removing it each night.
If I could rate each side, I would give the regular a 4.5 out of 5, and the waterproof a 2 out of 5. The waterproof side worked for maybe a week, and now has a nasty sticky texture that clumps my lashes together and is very difficult to remove. The regular side on the other hand is marvelous and work just as good as some of the popular, and considerably more pricey drugstore brands. The colors I have purchased so far are brown and black, though I have yet to try black. The brown is great; subtle enough for daytime but easily made sultry with some dramatic eyeshadow or a dark lipstick. I may try the ELF studio mascara (NOT WATERPROOF) and see if it is similar, but for a $ you really can't beat this product.