THE SKINNY: Despite a very strange brush that's a little scary to use, Givenchy Phenomen Eyes Effet Extension is an amazing mascara.
The brush is a little spiked ball. It catches a few eyelashes at a time, but leaves them looking long, thick and very dramatic. An extra coat adds more volume and glamour.
It takes a few strokes to get used to the little ball thing, which feels pretty sharp. I wouldn't want to poke myself in the eye with it, that's for sure. But once I got used to using it, I got faster and more precise. The little ball thing was excellent for catching those fine lower lashes, too.
I received a one-use sample from a recent makeup purchase, so a full-size brush might be easier to use.
It's expensive mascara, that's for sure. But if I needed full-on makeup regularly, this mascara would be worth the expense.
At the end of the day, my lashes still looked thick, long and defined and the mascara never flaked off. It all washed off with face soap, too.
This stuff is amazing.
KEEP OR TOSS: I'd keep it, but this was a one-use sample.
CHECK IT OUT: Phenomen Eyes Effet Extension mascara comes in two colors: Black and blue.
-- Tested by Shay