“With just one coat, you instantly get major volume, length, curl, lift and intense black color.” – Stila, HUGE™ Extreme Lash Mascara
I love big, bold, voluminous lashes. But then again, show me a gal who doesn’t.
This Stila mascara is the latest to join the The Chic Identity collection after the brand was recently added to Logical Harmony’s cruelty free brand list .
The Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara is marketed as the ultimate mascara for bold, dramatic looking lashes, coating each and every lash with extreme length and curl for an eye-catching look. Even with multiple coats, this flexible, buildable formula leaves lashes soft with no clumps, flakes, or fall out.
On the Stila website, the brand also makes the following claims about this mascara:
A custom blend of soft, flexible waxes build volume with no clumping
Lash conditioners lock in moisture so lashes stay soft, coat after coat
Crimped brush bristles hug, catch and coat every lash
The curved brush mimics the eye shape so it’s easy to grab every lash
Clinically tested. Suitable for wearers of contact lenses
It retails in Australia for $33.00 at Mecca Maxima and Mecca Cosmetica and you get 13mL of product.
I love the luxurious brushed gold tube and am a huge fan of the wand. It is very similar to the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara with its hourglass shape. However the Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara brush is slimmer than the Too Faced brush, making application even easier.
The curved brush really does allow for the wand bristles to grab every lash easily. Whilst it might take a little bit of getting used to if you’ve never used an hourglass shaped wand, it is very effective. Two swipes manages to catch every lash of mine and because the wand isn’t overly thick, it is easy to coat the bottom lashes also.
This mascara has a very wet formula – possibly the wettest formula I have ever used. However, it doesn’t bother me as it does dry. It means that you can layer the mascara easily without it becoming clumpy (just don’t sneeze because you might cause it to transfer). Once applied, even after one coat, it does provide an incredible amount of volume. The first few initial applications can be a bit intense as you do get a lot of product on the wand but after repeated use it becomes a little more user friendly. And not only does the formula add volume, but it adds some pretty impressive length as well.
The Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara claims to help curl the lashes and it doesn’t disappoint. This coupled with the length and volume given by the mascara creates a very bold, full, dramatic look. The mascara isn’t flaky, but if you have hooded eyes or long bottom lashes, you may experience a bit of transfer onto your skin over the course of the day. I find it very easy to rub off any of the transferred product with my finger.
THE CHIC OPINION
This is currently my most favourite mascara, even over the Too Faced Better Than Sex. I love how dramatic and bold the lashes look after only 1 coat (but who am I kidding, I am a 3 coat girl). It is so easy to build up the layers without any clumping, and as long as you allow the mascara to dry slightly between applications, your lashes shouldn’t stick together. The length and volume it gives my lashes is insane. Sure it might transfer if it can touch your skin repeatedly, but I have experienced that with all my mascaras in the past so it doesn’t bother me. So whilst it is long wearing, I did not find it smudge proof like it claims. Also, like a lot of mascaras I have tried in the past, this one really got good after a few uses, when the wand wasn’t so wet with product. I also didn’t find it difficult to remove (I usually remove eye make up with coconut oil on a cotton wool pad).
Like all beauty products, the Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara has copped as many bad reviews as it has good. But I love it.
For more reviews, check out Mecca here.
Would I repurchase? Absofuckinglutely 🙂