TBS’s Big and Curvy Mascara review!

This evening I am reviewing The Body Shop’s new mascara – Big and Curvy!  It came out around two weeks ago and should be permanent in their collection.

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The packaging is GORGEOUS.  I adore the bright vibrant pink tube – it makes it very easy to find in the depths of my make-up bag, TBS are really going to town with their new colours and packaging recently.  The wand is thin, long and quite bristly, allowing you to coat every lash with just one swipe of the product.


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I find that all Body Shop mascaras give me wonderfully long lashes.  This one really lengthens and separates them as well as giving my normally invisible lashes, some brilliant volume and intensity.  One coat really is enough for beautifully long, striking lashes.


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Two coats obviously adds more length and volume to the lashes and makes the look more dramatic, which is great for transforming your look from day to evening.  It can verge on clumpy (which I find with every mascara I use – maybe I don’t apply it right?) if you pop too much on.  The colour of the black also intensifies with another coat.

Conclusion – This mascara is suitable for contact lens wearers (as are the other TBS mascaras) but the amazing thing about this one is – it does not budge!  This isn’t claimed to be a ‘waterproof’ mascara, but seriously, once you apply this, it will not smudge, bleed or flake ALL DAY LONG.  I can’t stress enough how tough this is, which is again why it would be great from day to evening wear.  The only slight problem with this is, it is a pain to remove at the end of the day.  I normally have to use a few pads of make-up remover and a wet wipe to completely remove every trace of this.  I haven’t yet tried using a waterproof eye-make-up remover yet though so that may possibly work better.  This can be found for £10 at all Body Shop stores, so if you like the look of it, check it out! Also, TBS has a 3 for 2 offer on makeup, so you could pick it up with a few other bits if you needed too!!

What do you girlies think?  I adore the packaging and the look it gives, do you?

P.S – This product was given to me free of charge as a TBS customer consultant, but it was not intended for to be reviewed.  All opinions are honest and reliable! X



  1. April 18, 2010 / 9:25 pm

    It makes your lashes look fantastic!!! The packaging is absolutely stunning too, I think I'm definitely going to try this as my next mascara

  2. April 18, 2010 / 10:44 pm

    This looks great! My kind of finish 🙂 I'll definitely get it after I've run out of my current stash of Colossal… I love TBS Super Volume mascara, it's so gentle but doesn't budge and gives me super lashes. Thanks for the review, Katie!

  3. April 19, 2010 / 7:39 am

    Lovely it looks!!And it make lashes gorgeous!!I'm going to try it!!!

  4. April 19, 2010 / 10:09 am

    no matter which mascara i use -more than one coat ends up looking clumpy. its hard to break away from lancomes hypnose which lets you build to desired thickness in the one coat. pricey though!! x


  5. April 19, 2010 / 4:54 pm

    Your lashes look amazing!x

  6. Anonymous
    June 15, 2012 / 6:15 am

    Love this! Body Shop still has this and I am DEFINITELY going to give it a shot~

    -Layla R.

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