I am a huge lover of Maybelline mascaras. Yes they have had some misses but the majority of the releases are huge hits. I was super excited when they released the Big Eyes mascara and I am happy to report with after using it non stop for 3 months it is love.
Little bit of eyelash background, they are straight and I mean straight, we are talking they cover my eyes they go down that much. However nothing a good eyelash curler and a good waterproof mascara can't sort out...kinda. Enter Maybelline Big Eyes. A mascara with two ends one for your top lashes and one for your bottom lashes, now feel free to correct me but I think that Maybelline are the first drugstore brand to do this. I know we have had double ended mascara before but not one intended for your bottom lashes right?
First off we will talk about the brushes, the top one is a chunky brush, not too big, its regularly shaped, I was expecting it to resemble The Falsies brush but its more like The Colossal Brush. Overall its a good shape for providing length and loads of volume. The other end is a small tapered brush that makes its so perfect for the lower lashes, how many people can put up their hand up and say they have smudged their under eye area trying to apply mascara with a huge brush? (*raises hand) well with this brush your problems are fixed, if I had to compare it any mascara I would say its very close to the Clinique bottom lash mascara, but obviously a bit cheaper. Also the brush works well for getting right in the corner of your top lashes.
I bought the waterproof version mainly because I need to make sure the curl lasts all day and I can happily say with this mascara it does. The overall finish isn't too dramatic of a look but the lashes look defined and have a good amount of volume. So if you are looking for a everyday mascara that keeps the lashes curled and gives them good amount of volume or if you even just struggle with applying mascara to you bottom lashes then give this one a whirl, you wont regret it.
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara retails for €11.99 / £8.99 / $9.49