I have short/medium length lashes that are naturally curly. I also wear contacts and some mascaras tend to make my eyes feel uncomfortable. I saw Nicola from Pixiwoo on YouTube use this mascara several times and her lashes looked great with it, so I had to try it. Revlon Grow Luscious is a good mascara, though I can see how it isn't for everyone. The formula is extremely wet, which can cause lashes to clump together and can disturb eye makeup on the eyelid/crease area. You need to let it dry, especially if you're going to apply multiple coats. A good tip for this mascara, and really any mascara that pulls a lot of product out of the tube, is to wipe the tip on a clean paper towel and *lightly* roll the sides of it onto the paper towel afterwards. This will remove excess product and kind of "dry" the product out a little bit, making it a lot more manageable and easier to work with. The brush on this mascara is on the larger end. It is compareable to Almay's Get Up & Grow. I prefer a smaller brush personally, but this one isn't hard to use if you're careful. I keep an eyebrow brush & lash comb handy for combing my lashes through after applying ANY mascara, but I definitely suggest it with this one. Elf has a cheap one that does the job well. With one, cleaned up coat of this mascara I definitely feel like my lashes are nicely seperated, darkened and lengthened. They look like real lashes, and they're light and soft to the touch. Extremely comfortable. This will not give you a dramatic, faux lash look. I also have not experienced any eye irritation, smudging or flaking. The non-waterproof version removes easily with water and baby shampoo on a cotton ball (my eye makeup remover of choice.) People who claim this mascara is making their lashes grow are suffering from a Placebo effect. If you read the disclaimer/fine print on the product, it claims, "Lash enhancing formula improves lashes overall appearance and condition with each use. Does not cause new lash growth." I would say this is accurate. Is it everything I want in a mascara? No, but it's far from a bad mascara and I'll gladly use up the tube. I wouldn't even be opposed to repurchasing it in the future, just because the price is great and the downsides are easy to work with. Almay Get Up & Grow is a good alternative to this mascara. It has a similar brush with a much drier formula with similar results, but it is a little more difficult to remove (though it's not bad.)
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