***Quick View:*** A sale. A mascara addict. Need I say more? This mascara makes huge claims. I expected to hate it but I don't! It certainly doesn't live up to the crazy claims but it's decent - with a few drawbacks.***About Revlon 3D Extreme Mascara Black*** I think I bought this JUST because the claims were so outrageous that I wanted to debunk them. Revlon says this mascara will create dramatic lashes with extreme fullness, curl, and length. But it doesn't stop there! I am supposed to have 25 times fuller lashes (25 times!), 70% curvier, and 80% visibly longer lashes. Oh, COME ON! No mascara on earth does that and I should know. I think I have tried them all! There are good and bad about this mascara. First the good. The brush is small and allows precise application to even tiny lashes It is tapered to get into the corners and coat every lash. One coat really does lengthen and add volume. Two does even more but nowhere near what Revlon claims. The length is average but it does add quite a bit of volume to my thin lashes. I bought Black and it is very dark and dramatic. It doesn't flake but, if I rub my eyes, it will make give me worse raccoon eyes than I already have. It comes off fine with regular facial cleanser. I didn't buy the waterproof variety because I don't like to force mascara off or to use oily eye make up remover. This didn't run but I didn't get it wet. The bad news is that it has the tendency to clump. I used a few coats and then combed through with a lash brush. I could have worn it the way it was but I like separated totally unclumpy lashes. And it doesn't curl a bit. In fact, it is so heavy that it drags my lashes down rather than curling them. I saw no signs of this mascara lifting or curling my lashes. So, we have mascara that does lengthen and does add volume. It adds drama and color. However, it tends to clump, especially with multiple coats applied, and it will rub off. It also does not curl at all even though it claims it will. But, despite the drawbacks, I will use this again. I will only use one coat though because my lashes look much less stuck together and clumpy that way. ***My Viewpoint*** Well, this mascara certainly can't possibly live up to its claims but it is quite dramatic and does get at every lash. I wish I could rate it 3.5 stars because it is not quite above average yet it is better than average. Since I can't, I am going round the rating down to ***3 stars but it is better than most of the average mascaras I have reviewed. ***I will wear it again and it does add some length and volume. And clumps. Sigh, why is nothing ever easy?
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