Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Updated Review on Maybelline Volume Express Colossal Mascara

You can refer to my first review HERE but when I did my recent haul post last week I had a few questions about this mascara and since I've been using it for months now I thought I would do a more in depth review as well as share some tips I do when using it. So here it goes....

What is claims: Mega brush instantly zooms 9x the volume in one stroke, without clumps. Volume plumping formula contains collagen.

How to use: Sweep brush from root to tip. Do not let dry between coats.

Price: $5.99 and up

Colors: Classic black and Glam black

Where you can buy it: Walmart, Target, Kmart, Ulta and anywhere else Maybelline is sold.

My Rating: 5 peace signs

The Good: OK so 9x the volume is stretching it but it does give a good amount of volume to my lashes. The big brush takes a little getting used to but I actually really like it because it covers a good area in one stroke. I'm a wiggler when I apply mascara so almost instantly I can see the volume and length. My lashes are some what full already but this mascara really brings the fullness.

The Bad: It has a funky smell to it but once it dries you can't smell it anymore so to me this isn't really an issue, but to some it might be. It doesn't really separate lashes that great and can give you major spider lashes if you let each coat dry completely.

Tip: I'm not used to doing this, but for this mascara to work at it's full potential I had to adjust. If you apply more than one coat then you should apply each coat one after another, don't do like normal and apply one coat to each eye and go back because it gives time for the mascara to dry on your lashes and when you go back to the eye you'll find it hard to get the mascara to go on right then causing major spider lashes. So, do all the coats your going to apply on one eye and then move to the other doing the same. It might be a hassle for some but I find it's the best way to use this mascara.

Overall: I really love this mascara it has become my HG, I haven't used anything else since I first bought this.

*Just MY opinion of this product*


Alyssa said...

I'm glad you had better results than I. I didn't like it much... hehe~

so-FEE_ah said...

thanx for ur advice...

ur review is very good, i got mine @ walmart, i got two for the price of one :D

Neeyuh said...

Alyssa-Yeah it took me awhile to really like it, but now that I'm used to it I love it!

so-fee_ah- No prob!!

Thank you! I actually got mine on sale too at kmart so they were pretty much 2 for 1. I love sales like that!