+it has a great comb-like,thin,curved brush which grabs even the tiniest inner corner lashes and is easy to use even on lower lashes
+it doesn't have messy application,doesn't transfer to lid or under eyes while putting it on
+it quickly dries on lashes
+zero sticky lashes problem with this mascara
+it does a nice job in lengthening lashes
+it does a perfect job in defining and separating lashes
+it doesn't make lashes crunchy and hard even a bit
+it pushes up the lashes,so your lashes won't stay straight even if you don't curl them
+it doesn't smudge
+it's not difficult to remove it
+it's reasonably priced (just 5 USD here)
+I like it's purple tube
- can't keep a dramatic,90 degree curl
- it's not easy to build it in due to it's drier formula it can look uneven on lashes if you apply too much and not carefully
- it sometimes flakes a bit
- it's not much volumizing (but it doesn't leave lashes thin)
-it doesn't come in a sealed packaging (at least in my country) so I can't know if it's been opened before or not
This mascara has some huge pros and a few serious cons.I ordered it because I was curious about it's wand.also the mascara I used for my lower lashes wasn't usable anymore(it was WetnWild Megalenght waterproof and it's wand broke just a month after I bought it!),I'm glad to announce this is going to be more than just a lower lash mascara
Maybelline Pushup Angel's brush is thinner than what I thought and has a unique,comb-like shape(the only mascara I have ever seen with a slightly similar wand was Catrice Lash Dresser Comb Mascara),it's thin,curved and has plastic bristles just on one side.there's not too much mascara on it when it comes out of the tube,actually the first time I saw it,I thought there's no product on the brush.
the application is not messy at all and can be quick.there's no need to wipe off the extra product from the brush,there's no need to clean up lid with a Qtip after putting it on as it doesn't smear everywhere while applying it thanks to it's curved,thin brush and it's formula,which is on the drier side.there's no need to comb lashes afterwards and there's no need to wait long for it to dry down on lashes to be able to blink or put on the second coat.this no-fuss,quick application hands in hand with the natural look it provides,makes it a good choice for office/school mascara.
I know two ways to put on a mascara.in both cases I curl my lashes before putting on mascara..first way,which was the only way I knew when I was younger,is the look straight in mirror with open eyes and comb lashes with mascara brush.this way,there will be no mess but mascara won't tightline,won't curl lashes,sometimes even won't coat the base of lashes,,I usually use this method with wet,too black,dramatic mascaras when I'm in a hurry,it also works well with some mascaras that have flexible wands like L'oreal Miss Manga...the other way,is the way Paula Wolf applied mascara in Mascara Monday posts in her Instagram page which is applying mascara from very base of lashes while blinking in the brush(as if you're closing your eyes each time),when I use the second way to apply Push Up Angel Mascara,it curls my lashes,this is a big,pleasant surprise for me because it rarely happens that mascaras curl my straight lashes by themselves.usually if I don't curl my lashes before putting on mascara,it looks as if I don't have any lash,not with this mascara though.it literally pushes up my lashes so even if I don't curl my lashes first,I can achieve decent results.but if I want dramatic results,I can't rely on this one as my only mascara.eventhough it pushes up my lashes,it's not able to hold a 90 degree curl,it doesn't straighten lashes but it cavbn't keep my lashes in the highest possible position.
It lengthens my lashes very well(but not an extraordinary lengthening),it does a perfect job in defining and seprating lashes (it's the best mascara in this field I have ever had),but it darkens and thickens lashes just a little bit and is not much volumizing.all in all I like the look it gives to my lashes,I love that lashes look and feel completely soft and velvety not crunchy at all.I also love that there's zero sticking problems with this mascara..it doesn't smudge(sometimes flakes a bit though) and it's not hard to remove with a regular micellar water.I could have loved it much more if it could keep my lashes as curled as I'd like but as it is I use it as a daily mascara for times that I'm in a hurry or want a natural look.when I want a dramatic look,I can pair it with another mascara
Highly recommended if you want a mascara with quick,not messy application,I also believe you will love it if you have naturally full,not straight lashes and if you usually don't curl your lashes..but even if you're not in this group it's still nice to try it..it's a special mascara with a great wand (I thought I don't like thin,plastic wands but now I know some of them can be very good)
I don't think I'd repurchase it as I love trying different mascaras and this is not a HG for me,but after going through it,I will definitely keep and use it's wand with my other mascaras or as a lash comb