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Review: Milani Big & Bigger Lashes Mascara - DISCONTINUED

Milani Big & Bigger Lashes Mascara

Mascara Specs

  • Color: Black
  • Vegan: Vegetarian but not vegan (has beeswax)
  • MSRP: $9.00
  • Size: 0.50 oz/14.4 g
  • Applicator: Large brush with flat tip.
  • Manufacturer's Product Description: Big & Bigger Lashes Maximum Volume Mascara saturates each lash in rich black color and special conditioners for a show-stopping look and a lush feel.

Results of Performance Testing

Experiment Result
10 hour wear held up
Joggingheld up
Doing everyday chores in the homeheld up
Running outside errandsheld up
Sitting in a steamy bathroom
(to simulate humidity)
held up

Clumping: Barely any. I wouldn't do more than 2 coats, though.

Smudging: A little but mostly in humidity.

Curl: Some.

Length: Incredible lengthening here.

Thickening: Yes! But again, careful with how many coats you apply.

Volume: Incredible volume here.

Longevity: For a mascara that isn't waterproof, I was very pleased with how long it held up. I didn't really start to notice any smudging till about 7 hours in.

Ease of Use: The giant brush makes it a little difficult to get into the inner lashes. It has a semi rounded tip but because the top of it is flat, it tends to collect a lot of mascara there.


Pros: If you want voluminous and long lashes, this is the mascara that will do it for you.

Cons: The flat tip brush. The size of the wand doesn't bother me much but I do wish the end of the wand was more rounded, like a ball.

End Result: I absolutely loved this mascara. One coat is enough to give you the effect it promises, 2 coats gives you more.

Ingredients: Water (aqua), cyclopentasiloxane, Cera alba (beeswax), copernicia cerifera cera (carnauba wax), alcohol denat., palmitic acid, nylon-12, VP/eicosene copolymer, stearic acid, triethanolamine, Acacia senegal gum, polybutene, phenoxyethanol, polyvinyl alcohol, VP/VA copolymer, aminomethyl propanediol, panthenol, propylene glycol, polyquaternium-10, ascorbyl palmitate, ethylhexylglycerin, iron oxide (CI 77499).

Yisell Santos MUA

Mascara review by Yisell Santos. Born and raised in NYC, Yisell has been in the industry since 2004. Her portfolio includes work in print publications, TV, film, music videos, and bridal. Visit Yisell at yisellsantosmakeup.com.

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