October 17, 2009

Review: Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express mascara

The claims:

The world's #1 mascara goes colossal!

Lash-boosting collagen formula and unique Mega Brush plump lashes one by one, for 9X the volume in just one coat. Conquers clumps!

Go bigger than big.

Ophthalmologist tested. Contact lens safe.

Here's what I wrote on Chick Advisor after using this mascara after a few times:

This mascara is amazing! The brush is not too big (when I read "mega brush" on the package, I was afraid it would be a big scary brush), easy to handle and it glides so well on the lashes. I won't say it really gives 9X the volume, but it really gives me nice, big and thick - but never clumpy! - lashes. Oh and the yellow tube is definately a plus! In my opinion, this is one of Maybelline's best mascara (I haven't tried Lash Stiletto yet!).

I have to say that I'm always putting two coats of mascara. I'm using the shade Glam Black.
  • In my opinion, the brush is okay. It's not too big nor too small (like some may think). It's similar to Lash Blast.
  • I can't really see the 9X volume, but it doesn't really matter to me since volume is not what I'm really longing for.
  • It doesn't clump after two coats (I haven't tried applying more)
  • It flakes a little during the day, but nothing too big to complain about.
My "nude" lashes:

With two coats of mascara:

And from below:

This mascara is available in 4 shades: Glam Black, Glam Brown, Classic Black & Classic Brown.

Product: ★★★

Packaging: ★★★★
Quality: ★★★
Overall: ★★★★


  1. wow, this mascara really works for u.. it didn't do anything for me though :(

  2. I love this mascara!!! Its my HG! Great Review!

  3. wow I wonder if its better than lash bast, I love Maybelline's mascara so im eager to try!

  4. Ahh! I love this mascara too! But I haven't found it to flake on me. I use the waterproof one. And I agree, this never ever clumps! It's amazing!

  5. Wow! This mascara makes your lashes looks like fake! Cool!

  6. Wow this mascara work well on you :)
    it looks lovely, I'm gonna go get myself one now :)


  7. It certainly works great on you. I've never seen this mascara around here, sucky 'cause I want to try it so bad!

  8. oh and by the way, you're tagged! :D

  9. Gosh I've heard so much about this mascara from a lot of people! I'm stuck on L'oreal mascaras which I love but I just might have to give in to this one! LOL. Great review ;)

  10. If it werent for the cool packaging and massive campaign this mascara had, I doubt it wouldve sold!!! It does not live up to any of the hype!! However, your lashes look amazing!! I wish mine looked that nice after using this mascara!! Great review hun :)

  11. I love the colossal mascara really works for my. Definitely I'm gonna repurchase it again!

  12. Hey Gaby,

    I loved this mascara, but I hated lashblast..it made my eye lids itch..I have really sensitive eyes so I have to be careful what I use Like Mac Plush Lash irritates my eyes..I love this mascara only complaint is the strong smell, but it doesn't irritate me tho!
    xoxo jenna