Maybelline colossal volum’ express mascara (waterproof) Review

What it claims: Creates 9X the volume, instantly.

  • Patented MegaBrush + Collagen Formula plump lashes one by one
  • Dramatic Volume with no clumps
To use: Sweep brush upwards from root to tip to plump individual lashes and achieve dramatic volume. Continue building lashes until you reach your desired look. Do not let dry between coats. Repeat for lower lash line. Removes easily with soap and water or Maybelline New York Expert Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes.
Ingredients: Aqua/Water, paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Cera Carnuba/Carnuba Wax, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrozyethylcellulose, Sodium Polymethacrylate ,Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-20, PEG/PPG-17/18, Dimeticone, Polyquaternium-10, Silica Soluble Collagen, Simethicone, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA [+/- May Contain: CI77499, CI77492, CI7749/Iron Oxides, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI77007/Ultramarines, CI77288/Chromium Oxide Greens, CI77289,Chromium Hydroxide Green, CI77742/Manganses Violet, CI77510, Feric Ferrocyanide, Mica]

1. The brush: a thick fat specimen with a ton of bristles, it catches even those tiny lashes and helps prevent lash clumping.
2. The clump free formula: Just like define-a-lash, this one features a clump remover in the tube. The formula is good too and goes on clump free. No spider – lashes.
3. No flaking during the day. It stays put! Absolutely water-proof. Even after vigorous rubbing of the eye.
4. It not only volumises, it also lengthens and darkens.  And it also not only holds a curl, it also curls the lashes itself during application.
5. The packaging is a bright yellow, fat tube with purple lettering which is quite easy to locate in a purse. Besides the lettering do not peel off like Define a Lash did.
6. Reasonably priced at Rs. 260/-

1. Ok, so it ain’t 9 times the volume. It is more like 3 to 4 times. Plus I am not sure how much truth there is in the collagen deal, as it listed way down the ingredient list. I wonder of there is enough of it to make a difference really. 
2. Some people complain about the smell of the formula when wet. I can’t smell nothing on it. Have no such issues.
3. Slightly difficult to take off. It won’t really come off with soap and water. I suggest applying the remover on top of the lashes and letting it dissolve the mascara for a few seconds before wiping it off. It will come off much more easily.
4. You cannot let it dry in-between coats. Results in spider – lashes. Build coats quickly while still wet.
5. You only get one color – Glam Black. I would like this to also be available in dark brown.
Price: Rs. 260/-
Will I buy again: Hell yea! I have been using this for the last 3 weeks now. During the day, during the night.  It looks so natural that a lot of people (including some make up artists) have complimented me on my healthy lashes, and said that I don’t need a mascara at all. (Little do they know.. he, he).. 

This thing has pushed my Maybelline Define-A-Lash into a corner. I know that looks all natural and all, but sometimes you just wanna be the queen of glamor. Just don’t go expecting 9 X the volume, which is a complete misnomer. Also it is very reasonably priced at 260/-.

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  1. Wow Rs.260 is pretty cheap..aah my love my Been wanting to try this for a while now but I need to use up my other ones first b4 they dry up.
    Great review T. Will definitely buy it now.

  2. @ CZ:Thks :) The price is just great! Compared it to Lakme who sell their volumising mascara for 350/-.. I don't understand why Lakme is so much expensive than Maybelline..

  3. BANG ON !!
    love this review
    this is on my HIT list from nw .
    Thanx for review :)

  4. Tanveer, give me a chance to review this Lakme mascara. :D You will know how blessed we are to have Maybelline around.

    I loved tyhe review. The other day the shop attendant was trying hard to sell this mascara to me but I am pretty firm at saying 'no'. :) I guess I would try this now.

    Regarding smell, colorbar mascara also has some weird smell but I just don't mind it. It looks beautiful and natural on my eyes. :)

  5. Graet review...even i heard so much ravings about it...right now im useing define a lash and graet lash together, and they are drying so i was thinking of getting a new one...i shall check this one out :)

  6. as they say maybelline is leader in making mascara..wil surely try dis one...i have always raved on maybelline's great lash(d curved brush one)and volume express(i think they have stopped manufacturing it..not sure)..those two would always used to bring me compliments...thanks for d review buddy..u blog rocks:)

  7. @ Palak: Thks :D

    @ Rati: waiting for your review of Lakme :D

    @ Pink Shimmer: Really! Define a lash & Great Lash together? Tht is something new.. I never even thought of combining mascaras.. Didn't it clump? since all maybelline mascara have to built while the coat is still wet or else it clumps..

    @ Thks for the compliments Nags!

  8. I apply the first coat of Great Lash, but its kinda clumpy and while its wet i apply define a lash and it seperates it nicely but sometimes it can get spidery :S

  9. I saw this colossal thing in ur purse!!!

  10. @ Simran: Yea, :D.... the packaging is very eye-catching. Yellow fat tube with purple lettering.

  11. i think i must wait to go India and get them.
    pretty cheap.. thanks for the wonderful review.

  12. @Ani: Ohh.. are they cheaper here? I thought Maybelline retailed at the same price as abroad.

    Maybelline is one of the cheaper brands in India. Some of their products are very good quality and also offer excellent VFM.


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