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Milk Makeup Kush Mascara review

Quick verdict: This double-duty mascara delivers on its promise to lengthen and volumize your lashes at the same time.

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Quick verdict:

This double-duty mascara delivers on its promise to lengthen and volumize your lashes at the same time.

What we liked

  • Lengthens and volumizes at the same time
  • Free from fragrance and parabens
  • Vegan and cruelty-free

What we didn't like

  • Can sometimes transfer
  • Applicator can cause the product to clump

Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara launched back in 2018 and has gone on to gain cult status in the beauty world.

It's renowned for its ability to give wearers that fluffy lash look, i.e. lashes that are long and thick. While the brand also carries lash serums and other waterproof formulas, this is the only mascara available from Milk Makeup.

The Kush Mascara is one of – if not the – first of its kind. The formulation uses CBD and hemp seed oil to condition lashes.

What does it do?

Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara promises to lengthen and volumize your lashes, holding its wear for a long period of time.

It has heart-shaped fibers, which lie in different directions on the wand for a soft, feathery effect. The criss-crossed bristles catch and coat each and every lash, and the pure pigments ensure an intense black finish.

As the name suggests, this mascara contains hemp-derived cannabis seed oil. This works to condition your lashes, all while helping to fuse the fibres and prevent any product fall-out.

Does it work?

I've been using the Kush Mascara consistently for three months now, and I can say that I'm really happy with how it performs.

I will say that, at first, the formulation can feel a little wet and I found myself wiping the brush a little before applying it to my lashes. However, over time, this adjusts, and I was able to go straight in without hesitation.

The formulation is super long wearing, as in, it holds to the lashes really well. They stay curled and lifted all day long. However, I have noticed some product transfer, specifically on my waterline – and nobody wants panda eyes!

My favourite thing about the Kush Mascara is the wand and the packaging. The bottle feels heavy and luxurious and the mascara wand is unlike anything I've used before. It miraculously coats every single lash and really opens up the eyes.

Comparing the mascara on just the one eye

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The final result of the mascara

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Should you buy it?

  • Buy it if: You want a mascara that lengthens and volumizes.
  • Don't buy it if: You're looking for an affordable mascara.

Overall, I give the Milk Makeup Kush Mascara 4 stars out of 5. I thoroughly enjoy using the mascara. The wand does a fantastic job of separating, lengthening and thickening my lashes, while the formulation holds it all together.

It did lose a star for the fact that I have experienced flaking under my eyes, as well as some product transfer on my waterline. So if these things sound like a dealbreaker to you, I wouldn't recommend picking up this mascara.

If you've got the cash to spend, the Kush Mascara is a worthwhile addition to your makeup bag. However, if you'd rather spend less, there are plenty of affordable options out there. We recommend the Centre Stage tubing mascara from Designer Brands. Read our review to find out more.

Pricing and availability


RRP $39

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How did we test this product?

Our editorial team has tried hundreds of beauty products and reflects their own personal experiences in each review. To test Milk Makeup's Kush Mascara, our reviewer used the product consistently for three months and compared it to other popular mascaras on the market.

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