I do love an impulse buy, I am a companies marketing dream. As soon as I see an advert I like, I will instantly be on a mission to buy the product. This was exactly the case when I spotted Maybelline’s new mascara on the telly, I knew I needed to try it.
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara is Maybelline’s first double brush mascara. It has a brush on each end, one aiming to push up and widen the top lashes and another mini brush for bottom set of lashes.
I find that this mascara has aspects that work pretty well, as someone who never wears mascara on my lower lashes I was always going to be intrigued. The mini brush is really easy to manoeuvre and it only picks up a small amount of product which I liked as there is nothing worse than clumpy bottom lashes.
The push up brush that is designed for the top lashes did fan them out slightly and my lashes appeared a lot longer, although I didn’t see much ‘pushing up’ going on. Compared to other mascaras I have used it doesn’t really stand out too much.
I do really like the effect that this mascara has on the bottom lashes and will probably be trying it more often as my eyes look a lot wider. I think that this on its own creates a bit of a 60’s inspired look. My only niggle is that a lot of smudging went on under my eyes, creating a bit of a panda eye effect..boo! But I am not sure whether this is down to the product or me forgetting it is on the bottom and rubbing my eyes.
I found that overall I was ever so slightly disappointed. I really like the bottom brush but the top was nothing to write home about and compared to the advert I didn’t quite find that the end result was as good for me as it looks on the telly. I do tend to find this always happens though, maybe I shouldn’t be such a sucker for advertisements! ♥