She makes two mascaras, one for definition and length called Illicit lash Mascara, and one for volumizing called Great Big Lashes Mascara. I decided to try the Great Big Lashes Mascara since I am always searching for a great volumizing mascara that doesn't flake or smudge. (I really like L'Oreal's Voluminous Mascara, but it smudges under my eyes about halfway through the day.)
It is packaged in a plain black tube with the name of the mascara printed in white. The brush is a medium-sized natural (non rubber) bristle brush. It seems like a standard mascara brush.
- Goes on quickly and easily for maximum results, fast
- Creates impressively long, impossibly thick lashes
- Leaves lashes soft and conditioned
- Will not smudge under eyes
- Will not flake off or clump on lashes
- Comes off easily with Paula's Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover
- 100% fragrance free
This is a kind of a dry mascara for one that is supposed to give tons of volume. I like wetter mascaras, like the L'Oreal Voluminous, since I think they build up more quickly. It doesn't give me quite the volume I was expecting. I was hoping for a false lash effect, but I get more length and a moderate amount of volume with this. I experience some very minor clumping. It dries quickly without leaving the lashes feeling "crunchy". I don't experience and smudging with this, but a very little flaking by the end of the day.
Overall, I was a little disappointed with this mascara, but I think it's because I was expecting a mascara that would give super amounts of volume in one coat. I do think it lengthens nicely and does give some volume.
Great Big Lashes Mascara is $9.95 and Paula's Choice is available at www.paulaschoice.com. (not an affiliate link)