Tuesday 18 March 2014

Review - Maybelline Big Eyes Double Ended Mascara

Hi guys, review time again!  I recently went to Boots and picked up the new Maybelline Big Eyes double ended mascara, phew mouthful!  I know it's been out a little while but there's still promo stands in our little branch of Boots, so I'm still considering this to be 'new'!

Ok, first off when I got this mascara it had £2 off (gotta love a bargain) and of course I couldn't resist trying out a new Maybelline mascara, since they've always been my favorite brand and of course the idea of having a separate smaller brush just for the lower lashes seemed a great thing to try out.

The normal sized 'Upper Lash' wand

And the smaller, thinner sized 'Lower Lash' wand.

And now the weird eye pics lol! :-)

 This is just a pic of my natural lashes, with no makeup on at all.

This is just using the upper lash wand.  I've put about 2 coats of mascara on and I noticed straight away how much longer it made my lashes look but... I did also think it made them have that 'spidery' look, which I'm not a great fan of.  I like my lashes long and voluminous and this didn't seem to give me any volume at all.
Now normally I'm the first person to rave about Maybelline mascara's, they've always been the best out of all the ones I've tried and tested over the years but this did leave me feeling disappointed.  The formula didn't seem to be up to the normal Maybelline standard and was even a bit dry and flaky (as you can see in the next photo)!  Sadly it's not one I would like to use again.  On a plus note though, even though it doesn't state it on the packaging, it does seem to be waterproof which is another thing I usually look for, especially this time of year when the cold winds make my eyes water like crazy!

On to the smaller wand, one of the things I really liked about this was how easily it coated the lower lashes and I do quite like the 'fuller' effect that it gives having both top and bottom lashes coated. It's not a look I generally go for but after trying this, I definitely think I will give it another go.  Although in future I will most likely use a different mascara for the upper lashes!

Have you bought this, what did you think?  Let me know in the comments below :-)

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  1. It's coats the lashes well. But made the lashes look a bit spider leggy-y
    You should try No 7 high definition lash (by now you know who this is huh ;P )

    This has one brush. But three in one. One side is long, the other short. What I like about this is that as you sweep up you can spin the brush a little so using short and long..
    So the longer brush deals with the lashes closes to your eye. Separating your lashes while coating.

    1. Lol, that's great, thank you for your comments and I will definitely have to try that one. I will have to get my friend to show me, funnily enough she's a big fan of No.7 as well! ;-)

  2. So sorry! The grammar and English is terrible. The joys of being stuck on your phone :(

  3. I love how this mascara has a wand for the lower lashes. It's always a struggle to use a giant mascara brush on those tiny lashes. I will definitely try this out for that reason :).

  4. Hi Tori, yes that's exactly what I liked about it too, as I said it'd not a thing I usually do but I will be a lot more often now! Thank you for you comments :-)

  5. Wonderful post...I like your blog.^^
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    Lovely greets Nessa

  6. Hi Vanessa, thank you so much for your comments :-) Yes I'd love to follow your blog, it looks great, love the white blouse! Hope to hear from you again! Dani

  7. Thank you so much for the follow.
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    Lovely greets from germany and keep in touch... ;-)

  8. Hi Vanessa, thank you for your comments (which I've only just found lol), I hope you're well and your blog is going well :-)


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