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BUXOM Big Tease Mascara Review


Her Campus recently sent our chapter a fall survival kit, and one of the items I was most excited to try was the BUXOM Big Tease plumping mascara sample. As an Asian girl with thin hair and nimble short eyelashes, I have been on the search for the perfect mascara ever since I started wearing makeup. Sadly, even with mascara on, it still barely looks like I have eyelashes, so this review should be taken with a grain of salt (unless you don’t have visible eyelashes like me, in which this may actually help you out).



I wore the mascara every day for a week, for over eight hours a day, and the final verdict is that the mascara is a 6.5/10 overall. Here’s my breakdown of it:


  • Volume: This mascara claims that it has a “plumping formula for full, voluminous lashes”, and I sort of agree. I have to apply a few layers, but by the third coat, my lashes feel lifted and slightly fuller. The difference from my regular volume isn’t drastic, but it’s noticeable.

  • Smudging: This is one of the issues that I have with the mascara. It smudges pretty easily, and by the end of the day, I’m usually left with a light shadow of the pigment under my eyes (not a cute look at all).

  • Packaging: I like the wand a lot. The mascara goes on smoothly and the bristles separate my lashes well.


The above photo is what my eyelashes look like with the mascara on (yes, it’s a bit tragic because they’re barely visible). There is also smudging at the bottom of my eye after around eight hours of wear.

Given the retail price of the product ($22.00 at Sephora), I would not recommend this product to anyone nor buy it for myself. I think this mascara is honestly mediocre compared to other high-end mascaras around the same price range. I currently use one from the drug store, and I like it a lot better than this product. However, I would like to clarify that this mascara isn’t bad at all, just not worth the bang for your buck.


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Shirley is a fourth year at the University of Virginia. She loves coffee, books, and plants. She also hopes that you'll enjoy her articles!
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