Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
Mascara To Avoid
I bought this product after I went in to a boutique to see if they still had the travel size combo pack of flawless definition and flawless definition volumizing mascaras (which I LOVED). Since they were discontinued, the sales girl highly recommend this as a replacement.
It's among the worst of the mascaras I've tried.
I found both the full size tube and the travel size to have the same issues: the formula is so thick it clumps easily, glues lashes together and goes on too heavy. The more you build up coverage trying to remedy the issues, the more caked on it looks. There is no separation, thickening and lengthening. Also I found that after switching from the pressed powder to the liquid BE foundation, this mascara began to transfer to the skin under my eyes when I squeezed my eyes shut, like during a sneeze. I experimented with not using any liner/shadow/mascara on my lower lashes to see if that was the issue, and it still kept transferring. I thought I was getting sick - no, it was this mascara. If you watch any of the video tutorials when they use this mascara, you can see the issues I'm explaining here - the lashes are glued together, clumpy and too heavy with product. Furthermore I found if something were on my lashes, like a hair, fuzz, etc, when trying to remove the foreign object I would inadvertently glue those lashes together because the formula is still gooey, hours later! (I'm thinking this is why it transferred). I use cleansing cloths at night to remove make-up and it took forever to get all the mascara off.
I've since ditched this formula and went back to the flawless definition.
Let me just say that I am on a quest and intend on trying every mascara on the BE line to figure out which is my favorite. I've also only used to sample size so far (it's been over two weeks of use, and still going strong). So far, this is definitely my favorite :)
My favorite part of this mascara is the fact that when I remove my eye make up at night, I don't lose any eye lashes (a chronic problem I've had with drugstore brands). It lifts and separates my lashes so they get horizontal volume and look full, while also giving them length and curl. It seriously does everything! As soon as my sample size runs out, I will be purchasing a full-size tube for sure. I tried to take a picture to share, but I am absolutely terrible at taking selfies.
Maybe I'm just lucky, but I haven't had any of the problems that other reviewers complained about (clumpiness, racoon eyes, overly dramatic look). When I first pull the brush out, I will wipe off any excess. Then I use the brush on both eyes (upper & lower lashes) without redipping it (one coat only), and I find that I can get the natural, sexy lashes that I want. If I want a more dramatic look for going out, or just for funsies, then I'll apply a few coats (still not redipping the wand). It does take time to properly apply the mascara (as does all BE mascaras from my experience), and I am by no means an expert. But for me, wiping off the excess and not redipping the wand have been two key tactics that I found very helpful.
I like this formula. Goes on smooth, no clumps no lumps. Builds beautiful lashes. What I don't like is the hard plastic brush. I hurt myself constantly. I will stick with curl and lengthen. The brush works great. Bare Escentuals makes fabulous mascara.
Love the Flawless Definition Mascara Better
I tried this mascara and it is not for me. I do believe it's a great mascara but it's just too much for this stay-at-home mom. I absolutely love the Flawless Definition line of mascara. The Flawless Definition is just the right amount of color and product per application for me. The lash domination lives up to it's name but I prefer the natural look when it comes to my eyes.
Best High End Mascara!
I tried this impulsively at Sephora the other day and was surprised to find how amazing it was. It curled my lashes and lengthened them and kept them looking natural, but fabulous. I've had no issues with clumping or smudging and will definitely be using this mascara for a long time! Great job, Bare Minerals! :D
It seemed really good in the store, but if you are looking for a mascara that is easy and fast to apply, I wouldn't recommend this. Goes on clumpy and smudges frequently. It makes your lashes look good if applied correctly, but correct application is hard to master. There are other mascaras that do the same thing with less trouble.
I'm shocked to read bad reviews about this mascara. I love it! I've always used a cheap, convenience store brand prior to this and the difference is outstanding. Definitely recommend!
I had such high hopes for this mascara, after seeing all the good things this website says. It does give fantastic volume, length, thickness, and separates like no other mascara I have tried, but I can not love this at all, because an hour after applying, I had raccoon eyes :( I still am on my quest for my holy grail mascara... on to the next!
I bought 3 of these at separate times for me and my girls and it is the worst mascara.
It leaves massive clumps in your eyelashes. Even if you try to work it up and down really good. It gets in your eyes and you feel like your blind.
I thought it might be old but I bought it at the Bare Escentuals store so I can't imagine it would be. Each one I bought was the same way.
This is a inferior product that should be removed from the line of. However, I love all the other mascara's from Bare Escentuals.
Protects eyelashes, but...
I purchased this mascara for the 10-in-1 benefits. Unfortunately, I was pretty disappointed. The mascara smudges under my lower lashes and I don't typically wear mascara there. I will be sticking with the Flawless mascara...