Small brush for precise application
Lifts and helps curl eyelashes
No flaking or smearing
Needs multiple coats to show best results
Wand bristles are very short
Is not budget-friendly
Kevyn Aucoin The Volume Mascara
We purchased Kevyn Aucoin's The Volume Mascara so our writer could put it to the test. Keep reading for our full product review.
Whether it be volume, length, separation, or all of the above, mascara is always a welcomed product into our daily beauty routines due to how quickly and efficiently it can wake up our eyes and add instant growth to our lashes. While you might have specific ideas about what a mascara should do for you, each mascara formulation and brush is designed to suit a bevy of needs from anyone wanting to see a difference in their eyelashes. Ahead, I tested out Kevyn Aucoin’s The Volume Mascara to see if it really would add instant volume to my eyelashes, and the results were quite good.
Keep scrolling for my review on this popular mascara.
Best for: Eyes, eyelashes
Uses: Volumizing and lengthening lashes
Potential Allergens: Titanium dioxide, silica, carmine
Byrdie Clean?: No
About the Brand: Launched in 2001 by pioneering makeup artist Kevyn Aucoin, Kevyn Aucoin Beauty offers cosmetics and tools rooted in its namesake's expertise, creativity, and fearlessness.
About My Skin: Daily makeup wearer
Mascara is one of my favorite products to wear because I love how it instantly transforms my eyes, and I can wear it alone without eyeliner and eyeshadow. I have fairly long eyelashes (I’ve used lash growth serums for years), and my eyelashes also go through phases where they will fall out and grow back at different lengths which is totally normal.
When I look for a new mascara, I always ask myself the following question: Will it give me volume and help separate my lashes so they don’t look clumped together? I tend to wear makeup daily, and my everyday products consist of foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, highlighter, brow gel, and mascara. Some brands I wear often are Victoria Beckham Beauty, Nars, and Giorgio Armani Beauty.
How to Apply: Straight-forward
Like any mascara, the application of this one is pretty straightforward, but there are a few things to keep in mind to get the best results from this product. First, the brush is much thinner and smaller than other mascara wands, so you will need to hook it at the bottom of your lashes and wiggle it to really get a good start on applying. Move the brush upward to coat each lash, slightly bending the lashes as you go to add volume. Since the brush is smaller, you will need at least three to four coats to see the formula start to work and set in.
Another way you can utilize this mascara is by using it as a base or top coat if you’re someone that likes to combine the use of multiple mascaras to achieve results. Because of the fact it helps to add volume and separate lashes, it’s a great product to use in conjunction with others for something different.
The Results: Takes a few coats
I had to apply a few coats to really see the magic of this mascara begin to take place.
I immediately noticed was that the formula did add more volume to my lashes, and they stayed that way throughout the day.
Often, I find that I need to reapply mascara through the day to keep my lashes looking lifted, but that wasn’t necessary with this formula. It took a few coats for my eyelashes to look as separated as I wanted them to, but overall the formula wore well, did not flake or smudge, and came off easily with eye makeup remover at the end of the day.
The Value: A bit pricey
For $28, this mascara is priced higher than most others, but if volume is what you’re after, you will find it delivers, no matter the length of your lashes. If you find you have shorter, stubbier lashes, this mascara would be the best investment for you.
Similar Products: Cheaper options
Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening Mascara ($26): With a slightly wider brush compared to The Volume Mascara, this Benefit Cosmetics mascara promises instant length upon application and helps to separate lashes. Bristles help to grab close to the root of lashes to ensure each one is coated and looks thick and full.
L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara ($11): The thin, precise wand of this L'Oréal mascara is suited for shorter lashes that need help with length and volume. The comb helps to separate eyelashes while the flatter side of the wand adds length and volume.
Kevyn Aucoin's The Volume Mascara is absolutely worth testing out to add some volume and length to lashes. Wear it alone or as a base/top coat to other mascaras to add some separation and beautiful jet-black pigment.
- Product Name The Volume Mascara
- Product Brand Kevyn Aucoin
- SKU 836622000797
- Price $28
- Weight 0.18 oz.
- Color Rich Black
- Ingredients Water, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Ceteth 15, Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera) Wax, PVP, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Laureth 21, Jojoba Oil, Squalane, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide.