Product Type: Maybelline makeup
Newest Review: ... It's very basic and standard but I like that in a wand, I've tried ones with funky twists and turns and curves and I find that a basic no f... more
Member Name: Madeinjapan
Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Mascara
Advantages: Effective, easy to use, creates lengthy lashes
It's a rainy day. My old mascara is effectively, on my chin. I grab the first mascara near the till point and get out the door as fast as I can. And it's the bright yellow and bronze tube with the smattering of leopard print around the cap that I take home.
Unlike a lot of Maybelline mascaras, this one contains a narrow, slender wand, curved in design to ensure it catches the lashes at the edge of the eye. And again unlike other mascaras of the same brands it's easy to use. The formula is an appropriate consistency, and the brush traditional bristles as opposed to the plastic comb style. The size of the brush makes it simple to coat lashes and get a great finish without catching the lid and other eye makeup.
While it gives a long lash and excellent cat eye effect, it's not quite as good as the advertisements claim. It does create a 'colossal cat eye' look, but it's difficult to achieve without false lashes. In an attempt to recreate the image of the full, luxurious lashes, I applied several coats, and this resulted in my lashes becoming stringy and quite brittle.
I would purchase this product again, but would not recommend to anyone who was expecting miracles.
Summary: Good product, but not heaps better than any other mascara on the market