Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
I received a mini tube of this mascara about a year ago and used it once or twice and tossed it the trash because it smudged so bad (to be fair, most mascaras smudge on me because my skin is oily but this one was much worse than most). But because I love most Bareminerals products so much, I decided to give it another try. Sorry to say, it is still a disappointment to me. I bought the Locked and Loaded to put over it and that took care of the smudging, but the overall performance was just average at best in my opinion. Yes it does make your lashes look thicker, but it doesn't add any length which I need. The brush seems to be too thick and is difficult to use on short lashes. I poked myself in the eye the first time I used this mascara--that was painful! The one thing I did like was that this mascara isn't clumpy and goes on smooth. If you already have long lashes, this might be the mascara for you. But if yours are short like mine--keep looking. I get better results from my drugstore brand mascara.
full lashes that smudge
I can use this mascara without an eyelash curler, and my lashes look long and full. However, the mascara smudges even when it isn't hot, so I use it only when I'm going out for a few hours.
no problems here
I'm amazed that there are any negative reviews for this mascara. Maybe they have reformulated it because it was nothing but perfect for me. No smudges and a generous amount of the product to spread on my lashes. I have super sensitive eyes and it didn't bother me. I was kind of hard to get off, but that's a good thing-I want something that stays on. Maybe you should try it again if you didn't like it the first time.
Great when first applied
I love the look of this mascara when I first apply it. It makes my lashes look so full and long. However, not an hour after I apply it I am walking around looking like a raccoon. So disappointing.
Gosh, ladies, I'm not sure why you're having issues with this mascara. It makes my stubby little lashes long and full - no smudging, no irritation to my eyes, just gorgeous. Plus it has the best mascara wand ever.
a smudgy mess
really didn't like this - makes a mess on eye lids - smudges like crazy later - truly dreadful mascara which is odd cause everything else (except lipstick) from BM i've loved.
Not buying again
I love Bare Minerals products in general. I have very sensitive eyes & skin and these are the only products that don't irritate either. But this mascara is clumpy and smudges easily. I don't like it at all. It also makes my eyes itch. Will not buy again.
I love the deep black color, it is easy to put on however a major problem exists; this mascara smudges and smears within the first hour of putting it on ( w/o my even touching my eyes). Even though it easily smudges, it is very difficult to get off! I would not recommend this mascara to anyone.
This really gives you the lashes of the decade. DON'T fall asleep in it because your eyes will kill the next day. The formula could be easier on the eyes, but the volume is so awesome, no pain, no gain. The brush is AMAZING. Every time someone sees the brush they're mesmerized and want to try the mascara. I LOVE IT!
I was excited to try this and really wanted to love it. It went on fine...great length and color. Unfortunately it smudges under my eyes within an hour. I tried it several times hoping to get an different effect...no luck. Don't waste your money.
One coat and I was 20 again. Long- one coat. Thick second coat!
Looks Great Initially, but Smudges within Hours
I love the brush and the look of the mascara initially. It definitely adds volume! However, after a couple hours, I find mascara smudged under my lower lashes. I have never had this problem with the flawless mascara. I even bought the Locked and Coated to use with it. It seemed to help a little, but not enough.
these is the first time I've used a mascara but I think is really good. I only do one coat and my eye lashes feel long.
So disappointed in this mascara. I love Bare Minerals products because they are pure and effective, and will continue to be my go-to for make up. But there is no other way to describe this mascara, other than "clumping", which is just too hard to work with. I would neither purchase it again, nor recommend it to a friend, unless the formula is improved and the product states so.
This was the only item I've ever purchased from Bare Minerals that was less than 110 percent, triple A quality.D in Chico
I'm a believer!
I have used L'Oreal Voluminous since the mid 90's, NO exaggeration. Over time I've tried other brands but they were all lacking or my eyes reacted poorly to something in them. This product is the first time I've been really happy. Was skeptical at first bc of the brush, seen it before and results were terrible. Not sure what it is, but with two coats and also swiping on the side that touches the lid (so three?), my lashes look full, long and separated. One morning I did get a little clumping but it is because I did not pay attention to getting the blob off the end of the brush. My lashes are also not stiff! Surprisingly when I touch them they feel nearly the same as when I have no makeup on.
The sales associate raved about this product but when I tried it at home it did exactly what she claimed it wouldn't: clumpy, spidery lashes that felt heavy and crusty. Will be returning this.
Love and hate this mascara
I absolutely love how this mascara goes on and how it looks on my lashes! The applicator is perfect. It is dark and glossy. But there is a major problem; this mascara just doesn't dry! It smudges and smears throughout the day. I have to continually wipe it off my lids and under my eyes. And even though it easily strays out of place, it is very difficult to get off! Like I said, it doesn't seem to really dry so it is still tacky when I want to take it off. I really love how this mascara looks so I hope a formula is created that produces the same look but not smeary and tacky.
Lash Domination 10 in 1 - Great, but smudges
I bought this product and used it in various scenarios, wedding, all day, at night, during the heat, etc... This works as well as it said, but the only problem is that it smudges under the eye within 2 hours.
This would have gotten 5 stars if it did not smudge so badly. Please think about revising the formula where no smudging occurs.
LOVE the applicator, HATE the formula.
The applicator for this product is probably the best mascara wand I have ever used. It is AWESOME. The formula is clumpy, smudgy, and flakey, though I liked how pigmented it was. So sad.
Leaves much to be desired
This mascara was great the first couple of times I used it. However, after a few uses the formula thickened and little flecks formed in the tube, which causes massive clumping and the undesired "spider leg" lash look. I have to comb my lashes repeatedly with a spoolie brush in order to separate the clumps before it dries. This is not what I expect from a mascara with this price tag! It's a shame because the volume and jet black color were incredible the first few uses. Also, it is very difficult to remove. My usual eye makeup remover was no match for it, despite being powerful enough to remove previously used quality mascara formulations. I am left with raccoon eyes after the first attempt to remove it, which is not good since I try to avoid tugging at or disturbing my eye area as much as possible.
Definitely the best mascara I've ever used.
I bought this because the saleswoman told me it wouldn't clump, wouldn't smudge, and went on smoothly. It was awful. Very, very clumpy, and at the end of the day, I had raccoon eyes. Very difficult to get off. The brush is so thick and clumsy, that you can't' get to the corners of your eyes. I hate it. Going back to my old mascara.
I made the switch!
I received a sample of this mascara with a starter kit about 2 months ago- wow! When my sample ran out I tried to switch back to my drugstore mascara and could not deal. I literally got in the car as soon as my mascara was dry to go pick up the full size Lash Domination. I love that it gives my skimpy lashes volume and length while keeping them soft. They never look crusty or crunchy and they really pop with a curler! Best part is I've been able to scrap my eye makeup remover all together- this mascara washes off with a little coconut oil and a wipe at the end of my cleansing.
My only whisper of a complaint is that it takes a little longer to dry so I have to really wait a while to curl my lashes. Other than that, it has held up in humidity and rain without transferring- a huge deal with my oily skin!
One product at a time bareMinerals is making me switch- this is just the most recent in my growing collection! (Seriously my bathroom looks like a bareEscentuals boutique...)
Normally I do not wear mascara that isn't waterproof, but I LOVE Lash Domination!
I received a sample with an order and tried it and loved the look and feel of the mascara. I'm a redhead, so my lashes are practically invisible, but with this mascara they shine! It took a use or two to get the hang of proper use of the wand, but once I did my lashes looked amazing.. unfortunately I did have problems with raccoon eyes. I found Locked and Coated waterproofing so I ordered it along with a the mascara and haven't had a problem since!
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.