Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara review


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?

xo

Megan Jane
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18 comments:

  1. It's a shame this wasn't completely what you hoped for, but at least it lives up to the claims of being useful for the bottom lashes!
    Spider Leg Lashes xo

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    1. I think for now I'm just going to use it for my bottom lashes and use Benefit They're Real for the top. There's a YSL mascara I love so I may end up repurchasing that next time! :) xo

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  2. It's nice to see the high street brands coming up with a similar offering to the Clinique Botton Lash Mascara. I find that the Boots Natural Collection one is nice for the lower lash as the wand is quite thin.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. Oh I'll have to have a look at the natural collection mascara! xo

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  3. I am quite interested to try this, purely for the bottom lash brush! The L'Oreal Miss Manga mascara is very good for bottom lashes too, the high street brands are obviously cottoning on to a gap in the market! x

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    1. Yeah I expect to see more and more brands bring out bottom lash mascaras this year! xo

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  4. There was a maybeline mascara I used a while back but because they change their mascaras way to frequent when I went back they had stopped selling it. Its very annoying even when the bigger brands do it. Anyway glad you at least found one useful for the buttom lashes.

    LONDON CHARISMA

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    1. It is frustrating when that happens! I can never keep up with all of the new releases! xo

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  5. I can never find the right mascara - I'm sure it should be easier than it is!

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    1. I know what you mean! There's a YSL one I really like, so may just got back to using that one! xo

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  6. This is a really good idea actually, I always get smudges underneath my eye from reckless mascara applications with a brush that's too big :P

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  7. I have to hold up my hands up and say this isn't an everyday problem I have ;)
    www.beautykinguk.co.uk

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    1. Haha! Not one you'll be picking up then? ;)

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  8. I've seen the adverts for this mascara so many times! I can't say that I've been tempted to buy it, but my usual mascara wands do miss out those little bottom lashes. However, I don't like my bottom lashes to be too defined anyway so it isn't something I worry about. I'm glad there were positives and you'll still be able to use the mascara, but sorry it wasn't what you hoped for! xxx

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    1. It is a shame it wasn't as good as I thought it'd be, but still definitely going to use it for my bottom lashes! :) xo

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  9. I got this in this months Glossybox and I'm not overly keen on the mascara itself, it doesn't really do much to my lashes, however I do love the lower lash wand!!

    rosecharli.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I love drugstore mascaras! better then a lot of the higher end.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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