Want to splurge into a mascara that won't clump, flake or even smudge? I recommend Make Up For Ever Excessive Lash Arresting Volume Mascara. I bough mine at Makeupstoriesph on Instagram. It was a steal for me because she sold it for a low price since I got the 0.08 oz. When the parcel arrived, to my surprise I also got a lip mask and a sticker with my name on it as freebies.
The reseller told me that she bought it on Sephora USA website. The price for its full size (0.15 oz) is $25. You guys are now thinking that it's pretty expensive because you'll pay $25. In Philippine peso it's 1255.80 for a 15 oz. mascara. But I won't mind splurging if this mascara wouldn't end up smudging under my eyes by midday.
According to it's product info, this mascara can give your lashes an alluring volume and bold definition with its exclusive, small brush. Don't underestimate its small brush like what I did the first time I saw it. It's like a magic wand that can award you with a dramatic volume of lashes. It's because the brush was designed with hard and soft fibers that work together to create definition and great volume. Mascaras with larger brush can be messy if you're careless or in a hurry. I admit it. I'm such a mess everytime I apply my mascara. Small brush like this makes my mascara application easy as pie. Another star for this brand.
While applying it, I can see that it's easy to glide and unlike other mascaras that I used, my lashes remained separated and defined. It doesn't smudge even though I'm sweating under the sun. It dries up easily as well. What I love about it is it doesn't smell awful and my eyes don't feel irritated. I don't know if my eyes are just sensitive since I'm wearing contact lenses or it's just the formulas of other brands are too strong that gave my eyes an itchy burny feeling. The downside of this product is it can't do too much curling and lifting. You have to use an eyelash curler if you have straight lashes like mine. All in all it was good. I can give 4.5 out of 5 stars. Am I going to repurchase this again though it's quite a bit expensive? Definitely!