Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara Review

Hunger Games comes on Friday w00t!

But I’m fan girlish enough to say that the most exciting part about heading to the movies to check it out is to see the trailer for the final installment of the Twilight trilogy.

If you’ll allow me to steal 14 seconds of your life away, here it is:

Enjoy Twi-harders!

For the beauty budget girls I have a little Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara, physics and rocket science degrees may be required for this one!

Take a peek!

Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara defines, builds, and curls lashes with a brush that’s divided into three parts. Honestly, you need to have a rocket science degree to explain this brush and how it works. Sheldon would be proud.

The applicator brush is made up of plastic as well as synthetic bristles. It has a full bushy look with a slight curve towards the center for curling lashes. The center bristles work to build lashes up, providing length as well as curl while the inner and outer lashes are pulled forward with the outer end bristles on the applicator.


Told you it was complicated.

What it actually does? It creates fuller, longer lashes with a nice curl. That’s the simple explanation.

But things don’t come together that easily….

I find the applicator is a bit cumbersome to use as it saturates heavily with product so as you stroke it through your lashes it’ll begin to clump up and create a bit of a mess. My method turned from “quick, I wanna get out the door” to “slow and easy wins the race!”. You’ll want take a little time and patience during your application for the cleanest and best results. With that patience comes reward as you will find it creates a very nice volumized lash look.

The formula is a little heavy so it curls well enough but doesn’t hold curl due to the heavier texture of the mascara so you’ll notice a little droopiness to your lashes as the day progresses, but nothing too noticeable.

Overall, Total Lash Cover Mascara is for the girl’s who take a little more time with their makeup application as for the rest of us in a rush, well, avoid it. I find it needs a little tender, loving, care to get into place correctly without clumping up and creating a mess. Sadly, I can’t use a formula like this in the morning when my life just seems to be one big rush. I’ll keep it around for evening wear or weekends when I have the time to spare to baby the application.

This one is $4.99 and will be available at Walgreens this April.


This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 3/20/12 19:00 Jasmine:

    I love Big Bang Theory! Bahzinga!


    • 3/21/12 9:53 the Muse:

      hehe me too Jasmine!


      • 3/23/12 2:37 Melissa:

        me 3.


  • 3/20/12 19:25 Leticia – Cosmetics Aficionado:

    Your lashes in the after look so long and luscious!


  • 3/20/12 23:01 Quinctia:

    New, weird brush? Prime situation for me jabbing it straight into my eyeball. :(


    • 3/21/12 9:50 the Muse:

      ha story of my life with mascara quinctia!


  • 3/20/12 23:06 ididmyface:

    Thanks for the review. I so would have tried this out if I had seen it in the store before your review. I’ll skip it:) Its too high maintenance for me. The wand is pretty awesome looking though:)


  • 3/20/12 23:25 Andrea:

    sounds indeed complicated, but the result looks nice


  • 3/21/12 9:33 Ruth:

    I don’t get the fandom for twilight. I read the book and thought that is wasn’t well written and the characters were flat. My friends conviced me that the movie was better, and didn’t care for that either. But the Hunger Games? I totally get that! The books were awesome, well written, detailed, and characters were multi-dementional. One of my friends is going to take her daughter to the midnight showing; the daughter is 12 and that so exciting for her!


    • 3/21/12 9:40 the Muse:

      mmmm even I can admit that it is corny and I loved the books (although the movies are pure cheese hehe but still fun). but agreed, the hunger games had a lot more meat ;-D aw that’s awesome! She’s going to have a blast ;-D


  • 3/21/12 10:46 LC:

    For only $4.99, I’m willing to try this one out. That brush is just CRAZY.


  • 3/21/12 11:07 Twirishlady:

    Muse, you should read this. I laughed so hard after watching that 15 second teaser (of a teaser) trailer.


  • 3/21/12 11:21 Kate:

    LOL I am about to finish my degree in Aerospace Engineering and I don’t think I could explain the physics of that brush or what they were thinking when they made it! I do secretly wonder, though, when makeup companies design their applicators, if they use AutoCAD like engineers for making 3D models of the stuff before production, heehee!

    I honestly don’t care too much for products where the wand ends up retaining a lot of the mascara because like you mentioned, it ends up clumpy and you get too much of it on your lashes! Ick! I had that problem with the DiorShow 360 rotating mascara (excellent concept, in theory but terrible in execution) and thus had to return it. D:


    • 3/21/12 11:27 the Muse:

      lol kate I love that you actually almost have a rocket sceinctist degree haha ;-D your input on the physics of mascara is greatly appreciated ;D!


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