In this blog post I’m going to be doing a simple review on Stila’s Huge Extreme Lash Mascara, which I bought a few weeks ago from Harvey Nicholls in Knightsbridge, London.
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The Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara claims to give major volume, length, curl, lift and intense colour with just one coat. It also claims to be buildable, leaving behind no clumps, flakes or fall-out.
When I first sampled the Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara in the shop, I was amazed at the length and volume it provided to my eyelashes, so much so that I purchased this on the spot. The wand is very similar to the ‘Better than sex’ mascara in the sense that it has a natural bristle brush. I’ve been using this mascara for one month now and I must say I am disappointed in the results, as it differs hugely from the results I received in the shop.
Before and After
This Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara does provide length, volume and a dark intense black colour with just one coat. I don’t think the photo depicts the true difference this mascara makes to my eyelashes, but with a full caked face full of makeup it almost looks as though I’m wearing a pair of falsies. As a result, there’s really no need to build it up because one coat really is enough.
I must say I’m disappointing in the Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara after using it several times and I’ve come to believe that these issues are heavily due to the formula of the product. The formula of this mascara is very wet – in fact it’s probably the most wet formula I’ve used. Though initially when you apply the product you think it’s great because of the instant difference it provides, as someone who has naturally good length eyelashes, having such a wet formula means a few problems. Firstly the mascara clumps my eyelashes together, which I’m really not a fan of. The photo above is the best results I’m able to get with this mascara at this present time, yet still you can see that my eyelashes aren’t separated as much as they should be. If you are looking for a natural mascara that’s going to give you a lot of separation then this mascara is not for the one for you.
Another problem I found is that the Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara does transfer to my lid very easily throughout the day, which means I need a few cotton buds to hand. As a result I would probably only use this mascara in the winter time, where being hot and sticky wont be a problem for such a heavy wet formula. If your eyelashes aren’t long enough to touch just below your brow area after you’ve applied mascara then this most likely wont be an issue for you. However for people who are like me, I’d definitely recommend that you look for an alternative mascara for your summer routine.
All in all the Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara has the potential to be great. So far it’s the best mascara I’ve come across for getting that “dramatic” look, thus providing good length and volume, however the clumpy application and transfer issues let it down. For £18 I don’t feel that these issues should be present and as a result I would not be purchasing this mascara again once it finishes. I would definitely recommend looking around for an alternative mascara if you’re thinking about purchasing this particular one. I’ve actually realised that this is not my go to mascara when getting ready for a night out or even day of work. I find myself reaching for my old mascara because I know that even though I wont get as much length and volume, I wont be fighting clumps on my eyelashes and risking my eyeshadow look from the clumpy transfer to my eyelids after application.