Sunday, 8 June 2014

Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara

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I don't really know where to start with this review, you know that part in 10 Things I Hate About You when the friend says "I know you can be overwhelmed and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?" Well whelmed sort of sums up my feelings towards the Maybelline big eyes mascara.

I fell for the flashy adverts a few months ago, the ones where we all know the models are wearing a million sets of false eyelashes but we still need to try the mascara in the hope it'll make us look like them. Anyway I don't normally wear any mascara at all on my bottom lashes so I thought I'd give it a go with this because the brush looked cute and I'll always opt for anything gimmicky.

The product is the same in both tubes with only the brushes being different, when I used it on my upper lashes I wasn't wowed by either the lengthening or curling abilities. It just looked, well, average. I tried piling on another coat but this sort of clumped and then throughout the day my eyes were really itchy and a bit flaky.  I quite liked what it did to my bottom lashes but as I said before I've never worn mascara here so I've got nothing to compare the big eyes mascara too on that front

The staying power isn't great either because it seems to dry quite quickly and detach itself from your lashes half way through the day, so no eye rubbing whilst wearing this!

As you can see from the before and after photo I don't have a whole lotta lashes to work with anyway,  but I just don't feel the "after" photo is all it could be? As I said before I've been left feeling whelmed and for £8.99 I expected something with a bit more of a wow factor. It's a mascara I'll use up but I don't think it's a repurchase for me!

Have you tried the Maybelline big eyes mascara? What did you think to it?


  1. This looks amazing! Can really tell the difference with your lashes :) lovely review! xx

  2. I think this looks like it works really well! I'm yet to try it, but I think I still will (mainly because the brush for lower lashes looks cute haha). Love the 10 things I hate about you reference!

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  3. Haha, I do remember that 10 Things I Hate About You quote! Thanks for the thorough review- this really does make your lashes look lovely :)


  4. Hahahahaha got to love a post with a 10 things I hate about you quote! I've found myself 'whelmed' at pretty much every mascara I've tried lately xxx

  5. This is a great review! I have been eyeing up (pardon the pun!) this mascara recently and was wondering if it was any good, so thanks for the review as it has helped me out loads :D I like how you have shown the before and after with the lashes too, really shows the effect it has :)

    p.s. got to love a good quote from 10 Things I hate about you, brilliant film!
    my friend and I used to quote that specific quote back in the school days haha!

  6. Love double ended mascaras! defo gonna try! xxx Marina

  7. This mascara didn’t wow me much either!

  8. Great review, I have to agree! The results just aren't anything to shout about! I love big dramatic lashes, and this mascara just doesn't do the job xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. I dunno babs, the second photo does look quite good! I'm quite picky about my mascaras, I want big impact but hate the clumpy look - there has to be definition and it's really tricky to find both. Think it looks pretty on your lower lashes too sweet! ♥ Claire at Jazzpad


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