I've been having so much fun getting re-acquainted with Stila since they became cruelty free again last month! My latest obsession has been with Stila's Huge Extreme Lash Mascara* ($30 CAD). I'm not too picky when it comes to mascara, partially because my lashes are horrible in their natural state. However, I do like mascara to add some volume and colour to my light blonde lashes.
Stila's Huge Extreme Lash Mascara is packaged in a beautiful gold tube that's quite large and in charge. The brush itself is also very large, and made with plastic bristles. The bristles are packed in dense, and grab on to every last lash. my one issue with this packaging is that the wand pulls out without any resistance. Most mascaras have a slightly narrow opening, so as you pull out the wand, excess product is removed. This mascara doesn't have that feature, so you do end up with more product on the wand than you actually need. I just gently scrape the wand against the tube opening to remove the excess product, but it would be nice if I didn't have to do this every time I wanted to use this mascara.
That minor packaging issue aside, I'm crushing hardcore on this mascara! Yes, it's a tiny bit clumpy, but honestly that's not a big deal in my books. I like this mascara because, as the name suggests, gives my lashes great volume and drama. My lashes already have a natural curl to them, and fairly good length, so I can't comment on how well this mascara would work for someone with stick straight, short lashes. I also really love that once this mascara is on my lashes, is does not budge all day long. While this mascara isn't waterproof, unless you're actually swimming, or showering, I don't think that you'll have any problems with raccoon or panda eyes while using this mascara.
Looks like I've got a new favourite cruelty free mascara! If you're looking for a volumizing mascara then I definitely think that you should check out Stila's Huge Extreme Lash Mascara!
What are your favourite cruelty free mascaras?