I got this in a Play box six months ago, so it’s time to toss it even though there is a good bit of product left in the tube. The actual formula for this mascara is amazing. It is really long wearing and doesn’t smudge and is super black and may be one of the better formulas I’ve ever come across. It’s on par with the wear time you get from tube mascaras like Blinc. It doesn’t budge until you want it gone. It’s quite affordable, too. The full-size is twelve dollars. There are drugstore mascaras that cost more than this.
I will never buy this, however, because of one glaring problem–the damn wand. It’s rounded on two sides like a normal mascara brush and flat on the other two. At first I hoped this would be a good way to get at my outer lashes a bit more easily. The first few times I used this, it worked great. I got excellent volume and decent length with minimal clumping. Once it started to dry out, it was all downhill. The flat edges of the wand hold onto clumps and deposit them on my lashes or water line, depending on how the wand is turned in relation to my eye. Cleaning the brush with a tissue or paper towel helps to a degree, but the clumps are still there. Turning the brush to try and keep the clumps away from my lashes just gets annoying. It would grab groups of lashes and clump them together and just generally started to look terrible. This was after only seven weeks of air exposure. Mascaras are supposed to last six months.
This formula for this is so good that I thought about buying disposable mascara wands and just using those, but I shouldn’t have to do that. Just redesign the wand, Sephora! It’s a real piece of junk. If you just want to play around with it and try to get it to work, go for it, but don’t get your hopes up.
Don’t buy this! Seriously, don’t but this. If the day ever comes that Sephora redesigns the wand, run, don’t walk to Sephora and try it out. I’m not kidding when I say that the formula is amazing.
Sephora LashCraft Length & Volume Mascara: I don’t need this. I’m not going to buy it.