Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Maybelline - The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

I'm sure you've all heard about it. How could you not with all those mascara commercials on TV? I know I'm a little late and that the newest thing is the Falsies mascara, but this post is all about the Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express.

I didn't buy this one, because I already have more than 10 different mascaras (yes, I'm a fan), but there's a good thing about mascaras - you don't have to use them for a week or two to see the result. This Colossal thingy is my sister's and I have to thank her for letting me try it, so thanks, Amikadeja!

First thing I always do when I buy mascara in a store is look at the brush. Do you do the same? I know it's not the same as actually trying it, but I get the feeling of what effect it might give me. Here's the Colossals Volum' Express' brush.

I have to say that Maybelline mascaras are one of the best I've tried (Lash Stylist, Great Lash, Volum' Express) and this one is just as good. I'm not sure why I keep using Essence mascaras, when these Maybelline ones amaze me every single time.

The Colossal Volum' Express mascara didn't give me as much volume as it did give me length and curl. But then again, I did use only one coat. If you're more of a dramatic lash type of girl, then you could probably use another coat, but if you're looking for a more natural look with long and curled lashes, I really recommend this mascara.

P.S: Of course I had to screw it up and forget to do my lower lashes. Well, the only thing you're missing are spider legs. =) And if you want to see my naked eye, HERE it is.

It's not as volumizing as it says, but it's very good, so I'm giving it 4 and a half kisses.

Have you tried this mascara? What do you think about it? And also: tell me which is your ALL TIME favorite mascara. I'm really curious.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Hey - I would have to say this is my all time favorite mascara - it is the most natural looking. It also curls the best. It doesn't look too obvious.


  2. dobro izgleda, moracu da je probam. meni je najbolja L'Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black

  3. I LOVE mascaras, I can't go out without one on!
    This one's pretty good, as I see, might have to try it.
    My personal favourites are Rimmel Sexy Curves (which now tends to thicken up with time, so sad) and Avon Super Shock - I adore the brush!
    They look the most natural on lashes than all the others I've ever used.

  4. i use the waterproof version of this. love love love it!

  5. Thank you for your wonderful review! Sounds great. The fact is, I don't like this yellow package, but if the content is good, I will try it next time.

    My all time favourite mascara is essnce's multi action, I think it's great. It's less than 3 Euros in germany and it makes a good job, concerning volume and length.

    Greats, Britta

  6. oh comparing the two photos I must say this one did really curl your lashes a lot!
    I really have to try this then (my lashes don't have ANY curl in them T_T ) XD

    thank you for the review!

  7. Kok maš pa dolge spodnje trepke! <3

    Tole imam tudi jaz pa me ni prepričala. :) Prisegam na plastične krtačke! Najljubše so mi pa L'oreal Telescopic Clean Definition, MaxFactor False Lashe Effect in Masterpiece obe in pa tudi Maybelline Define-a-Lash roza. Pri maskarah vedno iščem le to, da zelo podaljšajo, ostalo me ne zanima. :D So mi pa WP boljše, ker trepalnice ostanejo zavihane, ko jih priviham s kleščami. :)

  8. My all time favorite is the Lash Blast from Cover Girl which I had someone buy me and ship to me. You can't find it here so I usually settle for other ones. I actually have this one right now (I wanted to get the falsies one but this one was 50% off, and the sales lady said they do the same thing so I got this one) and I have to say i really like it. I always got this one from Maybelinne in a black tube, I just don't remember the name right now, it's been a couple of years since I saw it in stores.

  9. I haven't tried this but I wasn't a fan of Falsies so it's put me off trying other Maybelline mascaras.

    I tagged you for an award: xx

  10. Poskusi L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes. Prav hardcore trepalnice nardi. ;)

  11. i LOVE that one. maybelline is great with mascaras......except for the

  12. Oh my gosh, I am a HUGE mascara fan as well!!! I use The Colossal fairly regularly, it's pretty natural and adds some volume without being overbearing :)

    I, however, am a fan of big fat black lashes that look almost fake. Haha. So I tend to LOVE layering mascaras, lately it's been The Colossal + Rimmel Volume Flash: The Max.

    I particularly love Rimmel mascaras, my favorites are Volume Flash: The Max, Glam'Eyes (awesome brush), and Lycra Lash Extender (more natural and my long time fave).

    And like you said about trying mascaras once, I tried my friends Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Plumper and I fell in LOVE. But haven't been able to find it anywhere :( That brush was a dream!

    I love your blog, by the way!! You have such a variety of posts! And I loved your Ruffian Reverse Moon Mani tutorial and video, it was so great and helped me a lot :)

  13. Maybelline has some great mascaras indeed! But my current favorite is Loreal's Telescopic!

  14. I've never tried this mascara. I use Lancome mascaras. I have soooo many mascaras. There always a mascara in a gift with purchase. I'm pretty happy with what I have.

  15. I realy like this mascara, i have a wather proof version.

  16. I bought that mascara like two days ago!!!! creppy xD. I haven't tried it yet since i only use mascara when i go out at night but i'm happy you wrote good things about it because when i bought i didn't knew if you buy this one or lash stilletos.

  17. I loveee mascara, wouldn't leave the house without it! My 2 fav's... (#1) CoverGirl LashBlast and (#2) Neutrogena Healthy Lengths.


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