Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara Review, Swatches and Photos

When it comes to mascaras, the drugstore is always full of hidden gems. So when Milani Cosmetics introduces Total Lash Cover Mascara for Spring 2012, a new mascara with a one-of-a-kind 3 Zone Brush, I just had to try it out.

Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara
Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara

With both plastic and synthetic bristles, the 3 Zone Brush is split into three parts (pink, clear and green) to define, build and curl lashes. The mascara also boasts a long-lasting, non-clumping formula that feels comfortable for all day wear and is only available in one shade, 105 Black.

Yes the applicator does look super cool but I’m not sure if I like it. Getting the brush in and out of the tube is a bit difficult for me (I literally had to jam mine back in) and the brush soaks up a LOT of product. As a result, my lashes always clump up really badly. But the good news is, the spikes on the pink part do help to separate the clumps, so the more you brush the applicator through your lashes, the better your lashes will end up looking.

The wear is also phenomenal. The mascara always stay on all day without smudging or flaking yet comes off easily with warm water.

The verdict? Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara can be a nice mascara that delivers length and volume but time and patience is definitely needed to make it work.

Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara 3 Zone Brush

Wearing Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara
Wearing two coats of Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara

Overall Rating:

Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara is available at select Walmart stores in April for $4.99.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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