Wednesday, May 22, 2013

NYC Big Bold Curl mascara review - before and after photos

A mascara that costs the same price as a cup of cawfee and won't give you the jitters?  Sign me up!  Budget friendly brand NYC's latest offering in the mascara department promises 12 times more volume and up to 99% more lift.  This arrived at Girlie Towers a while back and was rediscovered when I was organising my stash last month.  Let's take a closer look at it shall we?

Now, let's talk wands.  You know I like a grand big wand but this is by far the biggest wand I've ever had this close to my eyeball.  And I was nervous for the first time ever using a mascara!  Do you know how weird it is to be bringing something close to your own eyeball and leaning your head back at the same time?  It's massive but once you get to grips with it, it's plain sailing as the bristles comb through the lashes effortlessly, separating and lifting them.

As a mascara fiend, fiend I tell you, I have different mascaras for different needs.  The Big Bold Curl mascara promises both volume and curl and it certainly delivers on both of those.  It gives volume without plonking a load of product on the lashes and gives an almost wispy, feathery look making it a perfect day time mascara for me.

In terms of curl, it holds my lashes up effortlessly all day.  I'm a huge advocate of applying lots of mascara to the outer lashes to elongate my eyes and to give them a little lift.  I need all the help I can in that department!  I want to look wide eyed and bushy tailed and this definitely gives me the wide eyed effect.

It definitely gives length to my little non existent lashes and you can see from the photo above that there's no clumping at all at all.

For €3.49, you can't go wrong.  This is a fantastic every day mascara and well worth giving a shot.  Did I mention it was €3.49?  You probably have that much in coppers in your purse.  No excuse!


  1. Iv heard great things about this, Il have to go and pick it up! xxxx

  2. NYC? Really? I will just have to pick one up, especially if it holds the curl. I too need all the help I can get in that department! :)

  3. Serious difference. A friend of mine at home was telling me I need to check out their mascaras, but I can't seem to find NYC here... I'll have to stockpile when I'm at home.

  4. I love NYC mascaras! I've stopped spending £25-odd on mascaras now because I just can't justify it. These do a brilliant job for about £3.50.

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx


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