Mascara Monday – Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara

What did I try today?

Today’s Mascara Monday is featuring Stila’s HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara in Black.


This is a dramatic lash mascara in Black by Stila that seems very promising!

This mascara has a 4.1 out of 5 stars on  $23 on Amazon, but there’s a $4.60 coupon!

It also has 4 out of 5 stars on $23 on Amazon.

I believe this has been out for a while.  Stila makes some beautiful makeup products.  Some have worked for me, but some haven’t.  I’m excited to try this new mascara.

What it is supposed to do?

Sephora highlights this mascara as:

  • Long-wearing
  • Smudge-proof
  • High-drama
  • Bold, volumized look
  • Won’t clump
  • Curls lashes

Sounds amazing!  I love lashes that are beautiful and defined with volume!

The Wand

First impressions of this wand were good.  The first swipe was good with this wand, but the next couple ones became difficult.  I don’t know if it was the wand or the formula, but I couldn’t define my lashes.  It was all clumped up after two coats.

I couldn’t save the look with this wand alone.  Fortunately, I had an old wand from a different mascara that I kept for this particular reason.  I combed through the lashes to help save the wear.

Application and Formula

UGH. So bad. Ok, that’s brutally honest.  One coat was fine, but not enough for the effect I wanted.  It clumped everywhere.  It was almost too thick of a formula.

OH!  It also took forever to put it on.  I had to apply, comb through them with a clean brush, then reapply, etc.  Nobody has time for that!

Real Life Wear

Terrible.  It fell off underneath my eyes.  There were little fibers that fell and it was terrible looking.  I also did not like the way it wore on my eyes.  It wore off, clumped in certain places and was too soft looking.


Although this mascara was disappointing, I was able to remove it easily with face wash.  I wasn’t surprised though, since it had flaked so much throughout the day…

Overall thoughts

My final thoughts are, “How on earth did this mascara get 4/5 stars?”

I’m baffled by the great reviews with the experience I had today with this mascara.  I wish it would have worked out, but flaking and clumping make it a no-go for me.

My personal rating of this mascara is a 1/5 stars.  Unfortunately, this one didn’t work for me this week.

Have y’all tried it and do you like it? Have you had any of the same experiences?

Wishing you all the bright fireflies,




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