I am not the girl you will catch spending 30-45+ mins applying foundations or even eye-shadows to perfection. Instead, you will definitely catch me spending that amount of time on perfecting my lashes! When it comes to my daily make-up routine, my mascara application takes the longest and is the most important, so it's not surprising that I expect A LOT out of a mascara. The main things I look for are: Volume, separation, and NO clumping! I do not wear falsies, and my natural lashes are very long and naturally curled.
I just tried this Voluminous mascara, and my take is that it does a tremendous job with separating my lashes and adding the length! I did try the primer as well, but I am not sure how I like it just yet (as I couldn't really understand the need for it). The mascara alone worked great and did not add any clumps. However, I do apply many layers of mascara, and oddly enough, I cannot rave about the volumizing effects of this mascara; the separation and lengthening were what I got most from this product. I think applying a few more layers will start to give more volume, but I applied heavily and I know other brands that would have my lashes very full in only a few strokes. Overall, I really like this mascara, and maybe the primer will grow on me with a few more uses. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]