Tuesday, February 9, 2010

AMW Reviews: Stila Major Lash Mascara

It felt like forever since my last mascara review!  I have a secret to tell, I don't like wearing mascara!  *gasp* I know I should, but I guess I'm too lazy to remove it at the end of the day.  *sigh*    I know a lot of people have mascaras as their Mariah Carey Belting "Can't Live Without You"!  Definitely not me!  So you'll know the extreme effort I put to review mascaras!  *laughs*  Not that I'm complaining!  *hehehe*

 **photo from Stila website
Stila Major Lash Mascara says ---
This luxurious cream-based formula adds instant pigment to shine and define. Can be layered for a more dramatic look, keeps lashes soft, and curls on command. The best part there is no flaking and lashes remain large and in charge throughout the day. This is truely a Stila favorite. 

Size: 0.18 oz 
Shades: Black and Brown

Ingredients: water\aqua\eau, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax\cera carnauba\cire de carnauba, stearic acid, glyceryl stearate, polyisobutene, silica, polyvinyl acetate, aminomethyl propanediol, vp/eicosene copolymer, isostearic acid, panthenol, pantethine, sodium hyaluronate, lauroyl lysine, butylene glycol, peg-9 dimethicone, hexylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, simethicone, hydroxyethylcellulose, acrylates copolymer, bht, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, [+/- mica, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), ultramarines (ci 77007), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), aluminum powder (ci 77000), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), carmine (ci 75470), chromium hydroxide green (ci 77289), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140), manganese violet (ci 77742)] 

AMW says ---

  • no smudging
  • does not clump, definitely doesn't build up after several applications
  • does not irritate the eye
  • lengthens a bit but naturally
  • dries easily after application
  • brush is not too big or small, just the right size
  • I actually like the long wand applicator (some may find this a con)

  • no horrible scent
  • can be easily removed by regular eye makeup remover
  • volume is not enough, my lashes actually looks thinner than usual (photo below on nude lashes eeeekk)
  • doesn't hold the curl
  • has a tiny bit of fall out if applied too much
  • the formula isn't wet even when newly opened, makes the mascara easy to dry up in the long run
This is a so-so mascara.  Nothing I hate and nothing I love.  It's just a regular mascara that gives out a natural finish.  So why would I put on mascara if it'll end up looking like my regular lashes just a tiny bit darker?  Beats me!  It does not dramatically lengthen or gives volume to your lashes, so this is perfect for people who are born with naturally gorgeous lashes.  For non-existent lashes like mine, time to finish this tube, move on and try other mascaras! 

  • to increase volume, you can apply a mascara primer prior to mascara application
  • if this clumps your lashes, use a spoolie or mascara wand to brush the lashes gently after application
  • remove all traces of mascara before going to sleep to prevent eye allergies
Will I repurchase?

Where to purchase and how much?
I got this from Stila's Ulta Mate set at Strawberrynet.com 
$8.50 (approx Php391.00) at Stila Cosmetics website

Close up look on the mascara wand


Side view isn't that bad, but doesn't looks quite natural and can't really tell I have mascara on.  This can be good or bad, it really depends on your preference.


I'm still on the search for THE MASCARA 2010! 
I'll keep you posted for more mascara reviews!  I promise I won't be lazy! hahaha
Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



  1. Eek! It looks way too natural for me! I like the fake lash look

  2. i think i have this too! dont like it either :( i prefer to have really dramatic lashes!

  3. I have this too. It holds the curl down. Nothing really special. I thought that I would really have major major lashes but I got minor lashes instead. :(

  4. Very natural looking lashes with this mascara! Nice for those who don't like much make-up :D

  5. That's it, exactly: why go to all that trouble if it doesn't make enough of a difference at all? If we're going for no-makeup makeup, which is now the trend, this seems like too much of an expense for not doing anything much, LOL. Thanks for the review. You're doing such a great service, keep it up. And waiting for that mascara 2010 discovery. ;)

  6. Y, oh, I like the volume and length too! And this is a bit too natural for my taste too!

    Xin, no wonder we are sisters! We like and don't like the same stuffs!

    Pammy, I know, and for someone who's born with short and sparse lashes, this doesn't help much!

    Anastacia, thank you!The side view photo ain't bad, but look at the one on top view, I have almost NO lashes!

    Jo.Frougal, I agree! If I go for natural look, the lazy 'ol me will just go mascara-less! :)I also can't wait for Mascara 2010 Winner!

  7. Thanks for the review. This mascara looks too natural for me and too expensive for what it does.

  8. I have tried Stila Mascara before and you are right, it is a SO-So "/ It didn't even volumize or lengthen my so little lashes :P

  9. aww i hate mediocre mascaras :( hope you can return it :P


  10. Most of the time I can go comfortably without mascara,but now I'm taking off from contacts n start wearing glasses, I need something to spice up the eyes :p so I'd probably say hi very often to mascara lolz

  11. hi ms. nikki! we are sooooooo alike! my lashes could even be shorter than yours. and the worst thing is, my lashes seem to point downwards instead of curling flirtily upwards.. :( **sigh** you really can't have it all.. and just like you, mascara's one thing i don't get excited about. but on days that i really need to look like a "winnner", what i do is that i curl my lashes AFTER putting mascara, just making sure it's already dry.. it works for me. :) hehe..

  12. i have this but i haven't opened it since i still have some opened mascaras. this might work as an everyday mascara for me since i have long lashes already.

  13. Im never really particular about mascarra. Or i just havent found a product that will make me feel that its HG hehe. You look very pretty on your profile pic btw. :)

  14. Gio, I know what you mean, I'll feel bad if I purchased this individually, I'm glad this is part of the set :)

    Iyah, thanks for your comment, glad to hear a feedback from another user :)

    cathy, no, sad to say I can't :)

  15. hana, you are too cute! I can imagine you saying "hi" to your mascara every morning !

    Emoterang Karla, eeeekk same lashes as mine? OH NO! I know how you feel! But don''t worry, there's always falsies for us! Hahahah I'll share THE MASCARA 2010 if I find it :)

    Crystal, I have a lot of unopened mascara too! I opened this first thinking there will be something special between this and me :)

    Caby,aww thanks sweetie :)

  16. I said the same thing about this mascara. Where da volume at? LOL! Great review, mama.

  17. Thanks for the post on this mascara. I'm on the hunt for a new mascara because my favorite is not being sold in the US anymonre. I'm sooo sick about it. I live for Max Factor 2000 Calorie. I understand about not wanting to remove it at the end of the day, it is work.

  18. have this and not a fan either. I'm so annoyed by how thick the formula is. almost like a mascara cream...

  19. i have read so much complaints about this mascara before. and once again, you said just about the same thing. stila's doing poorly has a valid reason. its products are generally SO-SO!

  20. B, you have naturally gorgeous lashes and if you can't find the volume in this mascara, what's good to me? :)

    Hillerie Camille, I have yet to try Max Factor, I haven't tried much of this brand come to think of it, hey! thanks for the comment, nice to meet you!

    Connie, I find it a bit dry for my taste :)

    Jojoba, I guess no wonder they came down here and prices are just so so, not so jacked up :)

  21. B, you have naturally gorgeous lashes and if you can't find the volume in this mascara, what's good to me? :)

    Hillerie Camille, I have yet to try Max Factor, I haven't tried much of this brand come to think of it, hey! thanks for the comment, nice to meet you!

    Connie, I find it a bit dry for my taste :)

    Jojoba, I guess no wonder they came down here and prices are just so so, not so jacked up :)

  22. I think the mascara is way too 'natural'. well, I'm looking forward to more mascara reviews from you ;)


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