Eye Lashes: Short and weighed-down
This is the last product from my recent Kiko Milano haul. My Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara was drying up and was beyond its shelf life. I was thinking to restock it but for some reason, Maybelline products are very expensive here. So, I decided to pick up this standout volume waterproof mascara from Kiko Milano. Read on to know how this product fared out for me.
Water-resistant rich volume-enhancing effect mascara.The creamy and buildable texture doesn’t create clumps or leave residues underneath the eyes. It is easy to apply and provides a volume-enhancing effect in no time, for a 360° lash effect and a thicker, longer, more curled appearance.The mascara is tested for water resistance, for volume-enhancing effect lashes.The fibre brush has large reservoirs and ensures an instant volume-enhancing effect in just a few coats. The soft and long red-coloured fibres have a half-moon shape that combs through and lengthens the lashes. Thanks to this concave shape, the mascara gradually coats the lashes, which take on a thick, multiplied appearance with an exaggerated volume-enhancing effect.*
The formula is enriched with jojoba oil with its well-known nourishing properties**.
Available in one intense black shade.
*The soft and long red-coloured fibres, which comb through and lengthen the lashes thanks to their concave half-moon shape, capture the mascara and gradually release it. The lashes take on a thick, multiplied appearance, with an exaggerated volume-enhancing effect
** the formula is enriched with jojoba oil with its well-known nourishing properties and a special spherical powder for a volume-enhancing effect.
GBP 9.90 for 11.5 ml
My Experience with Kiko Milano Standout Volume Waterproof Mascara:
Packaging: The product comes in a standard black cardboard box which contains information about the product including the ingredients list. The product itself is enclosed in a stunning black metallic cylinder. The name of the brand is inscribed in white letters and the name of the product is written in blue. Despite being a metallic cylinder, it is quite lightweight and has an ergonomic handle. Overall, the packaging is travel-friendly. I love the stunning black metallic packaging. It gives a very modern feel.
Wand: The mascara has a very unique wand. Like mentioned in the product description, it has undulations or a concave shape. Thanks to this shape, the mascara can be build up for the ‘standout volume’ effect. I love the effect this wand creates, it lengthens the eyelashes a lot. It allows for a gradual build-up of the mascara. I comb my lashes, curl them and then start applying this mascara from the bottom of my lash line to the tips. In this way, I ensure that my lashes don’t weigh down. In terms of the volume effect, I think the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara performs better. This mascara gives a decent volume but nothing that is extraordinary. But what makes this mascara better than the Maybelline one is that it has a creamy formula which doesn’t clump. I have observed that if I do the coatings fast enough, then there’s no clumping! How amazing is that. My only complaint with the wand is its tip. Normally, I use the tip of the wand to reach the inner corner of my eyelashes but for some reason, the tip of this mascara accumulates a lot of the product making coating the inner corner a bit difficult. But, this is easily solved by wiping off the excess on the tube before application.
Lasting Power: In terms of lasting power, this mascara is amazing. It doesn’t chip or fade away even after 8 hours. It stays the same way throughout the day. This makes it a very good mascara for regular use. You don’t need to worry about touch-ups with this one. The formula is indeed water-proof, doesn’t budge when I wash my face with the product on. I remove this mascara with micellar water or my absolute favourite Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil.
In the EOTD that I have attached for this mascara, I didn’t make the coatings fast enough, so that’s why you see a bit of clumping.
Overall, I like this product for its packaging, it’s lengthening effect, lasting power, non-clumpiness and water-resistant formula. It could have performed a bit better in the volume department.
Pros of Kiko Milano Standout Volume Waterproof Mascara:
- Sleek modern metallic packaging, lightweight and ergonomic handle.
- Creamy formula is easy to handle and prevents clumping.
- Lengthens the eye lashes considerably.
- Provides a decent volume.
- Doesn’t start chipping and falling apart.
- Stays intact throughout 8 hours.
Cons of Kiko Milano Standout Volume Waterproof Mascara:
- Tip of the wand accumulates product, making it difficult to line the inner eyelashes.
- Volume effect on the eyelashes could have been better.
IMBB Rating: 4.2/5
Would I Recommend and Repurchase Kiko Milano Standout Volume Waterproof Mascara?
Yes to both. This is a good regular-wear mascara.
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