Sunday, May 25, 2014

Review: NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara

I'm pumping out the rest of the reviews I had lined up for my May Makeup Box. :) 
This review is on the NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara! I got this from my Influenster box last year! It is available for less than $5 at most drugstores. I've seen it at Shoppers, Target and Walmart.

What they say: NYC's Big Bold Curl mascara gives your lashes up to 12 times more volume and up to 99% more lift. One stroke multiplies your lashes by up to 147%. There are no clumps , just full-on drama and turned-right-up impact.

What I say: I do see volume and lift but I have no idea how these makeup companies come up with these numerical claims. The formula is nice and black and it does make my lashes look much bigger.

The first thing I noticed is that the brush is HUGE! It could be tricky to use for people with smaller eyes. There was a little bit of smudging if you are not careful and a bit of flaking at the end of the day. But overall I'm really impressed by this inexpensive drugstore mascara.

Look how big the brush is!

I love the natural bristles! There is a curve to the brush

Mascara Ratings 
Big lashes: 4/5
Blackness: 4/5
No clumping: 4/5
No flaking/smudging: 4/5
Easy to take off: 5/5
Value: 5/5

Overall 26/30    A

I thought this mascara was quite good value for the money. It's not the most super dramatic mascara but it does do a good job at enhancing my lashes! It gets much longer, thicker, and blacker. I find that it gets a bit crunchy if you try to apply more than one coat. But this definitely is a great mascara for every day use. And this gives bigger lashes than some of the higher end mascaras I've tried.

Bare Lashes

With one coat of NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara


  1. That is the biggest mascara wand I've ever seen! It looks great but I hate it when mascaras smudge so I don't think I will be getting this one. But great review! XD

  2. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog. ;) Maybelline really have lots of mascaras. And that is an unusual wand. Great review!

  3. The curves of the mascara is really interesting!