No Bristles

Defect: No Bristles

I have no idea what I was thinking when I purchased this product. I just knew that I needed a mascara and was tired of the same ole crap. I still haven’t found my “HG” and I’m still searching.

This stuff was straight up nasty. It’s claim to fame is that it is brushless and claims that you can coat each lash individually (who has time for that!) and looks like false lashes. As if! The “magic wand” is so primitive and I’m sure chimps in the wild could come up with a better way to apply mascara than this. It clumped my lashes into three huge spikes like some punk rockers mohawk. It is a very wet formula and would get all over the place. Tons of product would come out and I’d have to “tissue” it like it was cheap ole Maybelline Great Lash, which by the way is a thousand times better than this stuff. It took a long time to get used to applying it because it would skip lashes and was impossible to apply evenly and don’t even try to double coat. It was hard and stiff when it dried and took forever to remove even with my beloved Lancôme Bifacils. I can’t believe it is still on the market. I tried it a year ago and I wish I returned it instead of trashing it. My friends and family were like “I’m so happy you’re not using that stuff anymore.” when I sent it to the dumpster. I knew it looked bad but others noticed too. Shoot. I asked a friend who works at Sephora about it and she went off on me. She was like, “Why didn’t you ask me? We get tons of returns on this product. It is junk.” Well, whatever. I’m still searching for that perfect mascara that will give me the false eyelash look. But, the truth is nothing will, only falsies. And false lashes would of been a thousand times easier to apply each morning than Magic Wand Mascara. Save your $15 unless you only have one eyelash to your name that needs coated in mascara.

Tammys eye makeup looks better than mine did when using this stuff.

Tammy's eye makeup looks better than mine did when using this stuff.

I’m still searching for my HG mascara even after using Chanel Exceptionnel Intense Volume and Curve Mascara in Smokey Black. This is not the mascara for me. First off the wand is really hard to use. I’m a makeup artist, I’m supposed to be a little talented and applying mascara should be easy. This brush has “combs” just like Lancôme Fatale and then normal bristles like most traditional mascaras. However, the normal bristles are really short and don’t really touch the lashes. You are supposed to “twirl” the mascara from the lashline for a clump-free look. I twirled, I curled, I did it all and still had really clumpy lashes. It deposits lots of product because of the combs. The formula dries thick and brittle. The worse thing is that it flakes like mad all over my face. All day I find little black things all over my face and even on my chin looking like man whiskers. The mascara is very hard to remove at night and I use Lancome Bifacil and still can’t get it off. I have to use two rounds of Lancome’s eye makeup remover. The combs aren’t good at separating lashes. I have to use a traditional spoolie over this to define my lashes. And they call this brush innovative… This formula does add volume but it looks very unnatural and does have flaky fibers. Even though I dislike this mascara, I would recommend it to those that like Lancome Fatale or other thick comb mascaras. And I would recommend it to people that like “thick” mascara-ish looks, the looks that look like lots of mascara, not lots of lashes, mascara. This look was popular a few falls ago. Overall, I’m disappointed. This is not good for my everyday life. It takes too long to apply and looks really bad on me. This is a $28 mascara and I should of stuck with Chanel Inimitable. I haven’t found my HG but I know that I want separated lashes. I know that I need a “wetter” formula and a brush that is not like the one of Exceptionnel. I think I’m going to trade mine for Inimitable.