What it is: Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara
What they say: Give lashes infinite volume for endless possibilities. Dramatically thickens, lengthens, curls and sculpts lashes with each stroke. Lightweight, nutrient-infused formula leaves lashes super-shiny, soft and clump-free all day long.
How to use: For best results, work the mascara brush from the root of lashes then wiggle it up through the lashes. Pull the formula out to the very tip of the lashes. Repeat for added volume.
What I think: If there's one product I never leave the house without, it's mascara (and in the off-chance that I do forget to put it on in the morning, I keep extras stashed everywhere in my purse, car & office).
So, needless to say I'm always up for trying a new brand or formula. I got a sample of this Laura Mercier version in one of my Birchboxes.
My first impression was that I was really impressed. I hate clumpy, spidery lashes and tend to prefer a more natural look, but I still want length and definition.
The Full Blown Volume Supreme Mascara offered the natural looking length and definition I was looking for in just one coat. Two coats upped the ante.
However as the day went one, I noticed it started flaking and falling off below my eye. Not cool, especially since I have dark circles and don't need flakes of black adding to the effect.
I continued using this mascara for a couple weeks, but, unfortunately, each day ended with me wiping away flakes of black mascara.
Overall, while I loved the length and definition this mascara added, the flakes were too much for me. I won't be purchasing this product or making a switch.
Buy it online: Laura Mercier $25 for 1 tube