January 27, 2016

Milani Big & Bigger Lashes Maximum Volume Mascara Review

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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

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).

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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 before after

Oh well!

Milani Big & Bigger Lashes Maximum Volume Mascara just wasn’t working for this girl.

Get it now at drugstores or drugstore.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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  • kellly

    I’m sort of a volume mascara fanatic, so thanks for this review to keep me from being tempted to try one of these. I don’t like spending $20+ for a tube of mascara. My HG for quite a while has been essence “I Heart Volume”. Inexpensive and it delivers the goods. And I see on their site that they now have a waterproof version and if that’s not enough, essence is coming to Target! What more could I ask!?!

  • Cel

    Ooh, looks like the type of wand I like. Sorry this didn’t work for you, but I might check it out!

    • Isabella Muse

      If you like wants like this it’ll probably be good for ya Cel! 🙂 Let me know how you do if you try!

  • Bárbara

    Is the same after photo you used in the review MILANI LASH TRIFECTA???? I dont understand