Milani Big & Bigger Lashes Maximum Volume Mascara ($7.99) is a new volumizing mascara that launched with the Milani Spring 2016 Collection. I gotta say I love Milani but their mascaras are always such a hit or miss for me (miss mostly!).
This formula promises intense volume with a buildable formula that doesn’t smudge or flake up.
Let’s take a peek!
Milani Big & Bigger Lashes Maximum Volume Mascara is one of those big old Covergirl Lash Blast style mascaras with a HUGE applicator that comes housed in a big, old chunky barrel. I find mascaras like this very messy to work with and I also feel like I’m about to poke an eye out using them. Less is more my friends when it comes to packaging and applicators on mascara.
The plastic brush promises “max definition and volume”. It has a very slight curve and tiny little spikes all around it which act to grab and pull lashes outward. Apparently those spikes are great for hard-to-reach areas (not so much since I struggled getting mascara on the inner corner lashes of my eye).
I find the formula quite lightweight on my lashes but application is a little tricky and doesn’t produce the results I was hoping for. My first attempt I ended up with a lot of clumps. My second attempt was better as I curled my lashes prior to using. Sadly, this doesn’t produce any curl and actually seems to almost straighten my lashes versus curling them. I got some length from it but not the fullness or volume that was promised. I also struggled with the applicator as it didn’t quite grab the lashes at the inner corner of my eye. It wore well and didn’t flake, smear, or smudge on my drier eyes but as far as volume and fullness I’d say that was a busy. I just dislikes the overall look of this on my lashes as it seemed like my lashes kept sticking together with each application.
I wouldn’t say don’t buy this. I think products like this and Covergirl Lash Blast do work on a certain lash type. Typically those with fuller lashes see way better results with mascaras like this. I have longer lashes but not fuller ones so I didn’t exactly get the results I was hoping for!
Milani Big & Bigger Lashes Maximum Volume Mascara just wasn’t working for this girl.
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