Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
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