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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Product Review: Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara

As I've previously mentioned, I am on a mascara phase lately. I think I have bought 4 tubes of mascaras over the past couple of weeks and I have just recently bought another 2 off eBay. I started to like mascaras as I notice the big difference it makes when I use one and when I don't. It instantly opens up my eyes and they look better with mascara and eyeliner on. I will do a review on all my mascaras soon but this one is worth the very first review. It would've been Fasio 3D Airtech but sadly, Rustan's stopped carrying the brand so I had to settle for what's locally available. But then this one is not available on all the Maybelline counters here, except for Duty Free. I think they have this, I'm just not sure if they still do. Going back, I am reviewing Maybelline The Colossal Volume Express Mascara in Glam Brown/Brownish Black.




What I like:
- It makes my lashes thicker and longer plus it adds a little volume to my lashes. Well, I'm not talking about super volume but more definition rather. My lashes are not short and are naturally curled to begin with but I like how it enhances my lashes.
- It is easy to remove. I can even use wet wipes to take the mascara off my lashes.
- The big, chunky brush helps separate the lashes.
- It holds the curl and stays put for hours without smudging and giving me raccoon eyes, given that this is the non-waterproof version.
- The volume-plumping formula contains collagen.
- No clumping even after 3 coats.
- The packaging is cute and so retro-ish for me.
- The price. This drugstore mascara works! I don't want to invest and pay a lot for something I need to ditch in 3 months so for the price and quality of this product, I am sold.

What I don't like:
- The rose scent of the collagen. I had to stay in front of the fan for a few minutes just to get rid of the scent.
- Not locally available. I just scored this on eBay.

Overall rating: 4.5/5 (I took .5 off the overall rating as I don't really dig the scent. It once gave me a headache.
Will I buy again? Definitely! I actually just bought another tube of this mascara as a back up.


See the chubby brush?


No mascara, just curled lashes.


With one coat of The Colossal.


Another shot.


A farther shot.

P.S. Sorry for the scar on my right eyebrow. I had stitches when I was a kid, I forgot to conceal it. And I know I have lines on my undereye. :(

Anyway, I will review another mascara this week. :)

11 comments:

  1. ganda ng mascaras ng maybelline huh..i want this..hehe.it lengthens talaga...i need volumizing din

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  2. si martha loves this also. too bad it's not locally available.

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  3. Too bad this didnt work for me. I found that it clumped and flaked within a 1 or 2 hours after application :/

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  4. ohh purrty lashes ^_^

    yay ang mura nya pala sa ebay!!!

    thanks for the review sis pammy =)

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  5. wow the brush is indeed huge, reminded me of the Cover girl one, but your lashes after the mascara is really pretty!

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  6. Crystal, an eBay.ph seller sells this at a cheap price. :P

    Sush, sorry to hear that this didn't work for you. :(

    Au, sure. Bid ka na. :P

    Nikki, the brush looks like CG Lash Blast's nnga. :P

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  8. parang nakita ko to sa mall! not sure though basta parang same packaging ng syo.. black and yellow pero uncarded. i can really see the difference sa lashes mo pammy.. =) will try this one after magamit ko yung hypercurl mascara ko..

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  9. i saw this before sa ebay, kaso im hesitant to buy because of the color (brownish black) but after seeing it on you looks like it's all black after all. I guess im gonna try on those. btw my favorite mascara is maybelline xxl. :)

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  10. Khymm, it's yellow and purple. My cam's such a loser. :P I like hypercurl too. :)

    Bea, go try it. It's not the super dark black but it's still black. :P

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