My first impression of the mascara was something unusably noticeable, the scent. It is strong when it is opened & settles down when applied but would easily be a turn off for most people. Secondly the plastic bristles felt like they weren't combing through my eyelashes like it was just pushing them around. I found to make sure when applying to not only zigzag the wand but to curl it around so the brush would push right into the lashes, in order for my lashes to separate and lengthen.
I do have to agree that it defines the eyelashes, however clumping is easy because it seems to dry fairly fast on me so you have to be quick in between coats.. And because the eyelashes do get defined, when it clumps it easily turns into spider lashes. I don't really like the long & thin separated lash look without volume, which this mascara does not provide enough, so I use this to layer over the top of a voluminizing mascara which works better than applying One by One beforehand, so the already defined lashes wont clump.
- Separates and lengthens eye lashes.
- Good for layering with volumizing mascaras.
- Flakes throughout the day especially if you touch your eyes a lot (I do.. I play with my eyelashes -naughty- but I notice it flakes a lot more than the average mascara)
- I am also worried that my eyelashes may be coming out because of the flakiness.
- You have to be fairly fast in between coats otherwise it's clump heaven.
- Lacks volume & thickness.
- Strong floral scent if you are not into that.
Disclaimer: please ignore the unmade eyebrows & eyes & the messy application!
|Bare, lightly curled eyelashes.|
|One coat of One by One on it's own.|
|Second coat of One by One|
|One by One with Max Factor False Lash Effect. This is the day I started liking the mascara!|
Overall once I learned how to use One by One properly I started to like it as a layering mascara but it did not provide enough volume & thickness on it's own, although it does separate the lashes, and the fact it causes clumps easily is a nuisance. I wouldn't rule it out of never buying it ever again but I couldn't state it as my holy grail as I would like one mascara that has the whole package. I probably will never use one own it's own again, though!
I still plan to use this for another couple of months as I hate wastage but I will soon be opening The Falsies Flared which I have high hopes for.
Thanks for reading hope it was helpful xx