Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara Review

By Friday, March 13, 2015 , , ,

Product Description: 
For the lushest, most gorgeous smudge-proof lashes.
• Waterproof collagen-enriched plumping formula and exclusive Mega Brush build 7X volume with one quick sweep
• Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested
• Waterproof, also available in Washable formula

For Best Results
Sweep brush from root to tip to plump lashes and achieve dramatic volume. Do not let dry between coats.

It comes in this yellow bottle with teal colored writing on it. I like the bright yellow packaging it’s so easy to locate in the drawer.

Shade: Glam Black
Makeup is such a personal thing and each to its liking. And it often happens that some peoples like one product and others are not that impressed. It’s same with Colossal Volum Express Mascara there is such a divided opinion some people love while others think its ok and some just don’t like. I am from the lovers group. I just love this mascara and its one of my all time favorite mascara. I prefer the waterproof version over the washable one, in my opinion waterproof version holds the curl better. And oh boy its waterproof in the true sense it just doesn't budge been to pool, beach and it just keeps put.

The consistency is not too liquid nor dry its just the right consistency but it gets drier over time. It has a big fat brush with soft bristles along the length of the wand. The wand is easier to work with on top lashes but not that easy with the bottom lashes one has to be really careful otherwise you will end up with mascara bits all over your under eye area. 

As far as volume is considered it doesn't live up to the product description of 7x volume with one quick sweep.  It coats the lashes well in one sweep but for volume you have to work a little and do at least 3 coats and without letting it dry between the coats otherwise it clumps and I don’t like the look of it. The way I prefer to apply it is do one eye at a time if I am going for major volume then I apply 3 -4 coats of it one after the other without letting the coats dry in between and really sweeping the brush from roots to tip, it gives them desired clump free volume and length  . If I am going for more natural no makeup look 1-2 coats works just fine and it gives you this very effortless but defined look.
The Good:
  • Easily Available
  • Attractive Packaging
  • Nice Formula
  • Gives amazing volume to the lashes
  • Holds the curl better
  • Doesn't clump
  • Doesn't smudge 
  • Stay put all day long
  • Truly Waterproof
  • Doesn't irritate the eyes 
The Bad: 
  • It’s difficult to work with on lower lashes, wand is too thick.
  • Difficult to remove. Use an oil base cleanser or coconut oil also works great in removing it.
Maybelline The Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara gives this amazing volume to the lashes and adds length as well without being clumpy. Completely waterproof and holds the curl really nicely. If you are looking for a volumizing mascara which is pocket friendly this is your pick. I am all thumps up for this one.

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  1. Lovely review! I love the volume this mascara gives. Though I don't like the fact that it hardens my eyelashes :(

  2. I agree with you on hardening effect but i think that's why it holds the curl better. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting the blog...xoxo

  3. I have tried this one and liked it but dont like clumps on my lashes... I find Deborah Volume and Care mascara over this one :) Nice review :)

  4. @ FreshFaceBeauty: I have to check out Deborah Volume and Care Mascara. Thank u for visiting the blog and lovely words...xoxo

  5. lovely review... but More than the Colossal Volume mascara I like the Falsies Volume mascara.. :)

  6. Thank you for appreciating the review and thanks for the recommendation will definitely give it a go...xoxo

  7. Great review . This dint work for me at all, I liked Falsis a lot. I am currently experimenting with different brands :)

  8. @ Swati: I like it a lot such a bummer it didn't work for you. Thanks for the kind words and visiting the blog...xoxo

  9. Thanks for the review, I'm in the market for a mascara wand perfect for lower lashes..I have found I love for upper lashes :)

  10. I am so glad you liked the review. Thank you so much for visiting the blog and lovely comment...xoxo