Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara Review

by mehak on June 16, 2011

in Maybelline

God has a funny way of playing with things. Eyelashes for example…notice how 70% of all guys will have thick , voluminous and long lashes. While most women struggle to match that length even with a mascara. It’s just not fair, we are supposed to be the ones batting our eyelashes…we need the length and the volume !!!  But i guess Cosmetic Companies would be out of business had that happened !

I am a loyal supporter of drugstore mascaras. My theory is -if its going to dry up in four months anyway, why spend a ton of money on it? Besides, there are very few mascara’s that do too much beyond what a regular drugstore one can do anyway!

Maybelline Collosal Volume is an old war horse. It’s been around for a long time and quite rightly so. Its one of the best budget mascara’s in the market. It delivers its promise on the volume front , it comes in a very effective water proof variant, and is comfortable to wear on the eyes
Overall this is what i like about Maybelline Collosal Volume Mascara
  • It gives Volume in one stroke. It’s one of the most  volumizing drugstore mascara’s in the market, and can easily compete with some high end mascara’s as well.
  • The wand is just right, it has a fat handle which i like, and the brush itself is wide and the bristles are dense. Sometimes the thickness of the brush results in little mishaps with the wand, but you will learn with practice
  • It holds good without flaking
  • It comes in a waterproof variant…which is ..well..waterproof
  • It does not clump on your eyes easily. You wont get those annoying black mascara deposits 

Overall this is what i dont like about the Maybelline Collosal Volume Mascara

  • It can make your lashes slightly stiff. That’s a bit of a pet peeve, but most mascara’s that deliver this kind of volume do that.
  • The waterproof variant is extremely hard to get rid off! Some of my makeup removers dont take it off either which is really annoying!

With the mascara on both eyes, after using an eyelash curler

Overall Verdict: 4/5 or A-

Price: Rs 290/- I think its Rs 325/- now

Will I repurchase: Yes

Available in : Waterproof, Regular

Recommendation: Maybelline Collosal is one of my favourite mascara’s in the market . It gives high volume, a fair bit of length and adds intense color for dramatic eyes. It does not flake, and the effects hold good throughout the day. It does however, make your lashes slightly stiff and the waterproof version is an absolute pain to take off.

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Priyanka June 13, 2012 at 9:55 am

Hey Mehak…what do u use to take it off…the water proof version is such a big pain to remove…please suggest me some good make up remover.. :)


mehak June 13, 2012 at 9:58 am

Hi priyanka.
The maybelline eye and lip one is a good option!


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