I received the deluxe sample as part of Sephora’s Lash Stash with 4 other mascaras. I throw my mascaras out after 3 months largely because my eyes are sensitive so deluxe size is perfect for me. I like this mascara but I didn’t realise the full size cost my arm!
I know the deluxe packaging is not the same as the full size however the gold lettering placement is the same. It’s rather disappointing that it’s on the lid because it comes off with continual handling so after a month or so it’ll begin to look like any random mascara.
I love the wand. I initially thought it was too big to do anything other than create a mess however it does a great job at lifting and separating my lashes. I don’t think it creates voluminous lashes in one stroke and I don’t know many people who would only run the wand through their lashes once so for me it’s not a deal breaker.
I like that I can coat my lashes a number of times without it drying and becoming clumpy. There is no smudging and the product stays in place all day so I’m quite happy with this mascara but I can’t justify the price of $55 especially if you’re the type who trashes the product after 3 months.