I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find applying mascara to my bottom lashes a real pain. Most mascara wands are just a little bit too big to apply the right amount of product to the bottom lashes, often causing them to clump together or print onto the skin. When I saw the Maybelline Big Eyes Volum’Express mascara advertised on TV, I noticed it had a bottom lashes wand and that was me sold! I popped to Boots, picked it up and couldn’t wait to try it out.
Side 1 - Top lashes
As you can see from the images above, the Maybelline Big Eyes mascara has two sides to it, one for the top lashes and one for the bottom. The wand for the top lashes is slightly bigger (but still relatively small and thin compared to other mascara wands) and has a curved design which is supposed to ‘push the lashes up and wide.’ Unfortunately this just doesn’t do what I wanted it to. Yes it lengthens the lashes significantly, but it doesn’t really add any volume or thickness, leaving them looking a little on the spidery side. Having said that, the mascara does dry quickly and there is no sign of flaking, even after wearing it all day, so there are some positives!
Side 2 - Bottom lashes
Whilst I’m not overly keen on the mascara as a whole, I do actually like the bottom lash wand. Maybelline claims that this wand will 'magnify tiny lashes' and I have to agree - it does! It is the perfect size for applying mascara to the bottom lashes and manages to coat even the tiniest lashes which are often missed.
Since I did actually buy this mascara for the bottom lash wand, I don’t feel like I wasted my money, but I can’t say that I would pick it up again. If you want to simply lengthen your lashes then this mascara is great, but if you want the whole shebang, I would try something else! The Maybelline Big Eyes Volum'Express mascara is priced at £8.99 and is currently part of the Boots 3-for-2 deal.
Have you tried this mascara? What did you think of it?