Rumiza ShaikhView Profile
Just if you didn't know yet, the brand Maybelline is currently ruling the mascara kingdom! Their Volum' Express range has 2 eye smacking products - The Colossal Big Shot washable mascara and The Falsies washable mascara, and both of these are to die for! I purchased the Colossal washable variant in Classic Black, as I have hard experiences removing water-proof mascaras, I'd prefer avoiding water rather than plucking my lashes out attempting to remove the waterproof ones! A friend of mine has the Falsies and that is absolutely gorgeous too.
Mascaras are all about curling, lengthening, volumizing, plumping and thus enhancing the lashes, and this particular mascara does all of these like a pro! The washable variant works really well on a daily basis, just in case you need your curls to hold a little longer than 10-12 hours a day would you opt for the waterproof version inspite of the fact that removing it will be a real test.
The packaging looks like a pretty steep oval shaped tube, nice and handy which contains the Mega Brush, (The product description calls it "Mega", probably for the handy grip of the crown of it and the 360 degrees bristles). The product is a decent costing of Rs. 420, which I believe is totally worth each penny.
Maybelline claims that their Colossal Mascara instantly plumps lashes for dramatic volume without clump-formation, no clumps when contact with water is deterministically avoided. The brush instantly achieves 9x your original lash volume as said, as per my experience, yes! You do achieve a good dramatic volume, not an over-dramatic volume, so it is a win-win! Not sure about usage with contact lenses, but to my bare eyes, it caused zero irritation.
There are several other easily available mascaras in town from Lakme and Revlon and Revolution, but this one stands out for me!
Thus this one's a good sure shot recommendation1 Go for it! And yes, I'm buying it again.
It is a good mascara.. Doesn't spread and does its job well.
Aamena KapasiView Profile
Works really nicely and does last long for a long time doesnt clump up ur lashes!! One for the best affordable mascaras by Maybelline!!
This maybelline collosal volum express mascara comes in very beautiful yellow coloured bottle, its packaging is very catchy there are 2 varients of this mascara one is water proof and onother is washable. I am using waterproof, and it really works you can not not remove it easily you have to work hard, it lasts long more then 8 hours with the same texture as the time you applied it. As it claims it adds 7 times volum to your lashes i dont know about 7 times but its realy good it adds good volum in single swipe it dries quickly after applying, it lasts long as its been one year to my bottle though you should not use it for longer time and its brush is also very nice and you can easily apply with the help of its brush
Niah SinghView Profile
This is definitely my most favorite mascara. Ask me why, well because it's the best budget mascara for only rs 400 and is better than even Loreal Volume Million Lashes mascara.
Purpose: It is the best volumizing mascara especially if used with another mascara to create the fake lashes effect. If you just want an everyday look, 2 coats of this mascara alone and you are done. It also lengthens the lashes a bit and I use it without an eyelash curler, it still gives me beautiful raised lashes. It does not clump.
2 variants : I use the washable variant as it makes the removal easier. They have a waterproof variant as well.
Average shelf life? Does it dry out too fast?
2.5 years which is pretty good. No it does not dry out too fast, neither does it flake.
It has a pretty effective wand and is attractively packaged, it has a thick wand with a lot of bristles. On the ends it is tapered so you can coat your inner lashes properly. This is perfect for beginners not only because it's affordable but easy to use as well. 2 coats is perfect for a day look.
Price: Perfectly priced, not just for college students but can be used as a second mascara in case you want a dramatic fanned lashes look.
Dupe for Loreal Volume Million Lashes mascara.
I highly recommend this mascara. Go for it ladies and sport those gorgeous lashes.
Shreya SarkarView Profile
it is a pretty decent mascara. good for everyday use. although it doesn't add much volume to the lashes, just coats and lengthens it well
MONALISHA CHOWDHURYView Profile
I've used a lot of mascaras over the years and I've decided that volumising mascaras are best for me since I already have really long lashes. So, if you want long spidery lashes, this isn't the mascara you should buy, because this is a volumising mascara.
I love this mascara (the washable variant since I hate waterproof mascara) because it WORKS. Different mascaras have different types of wants depending on what they want to do to your lashes, but a lot of mascaras CLAIM to do something but end up doing nothing coz their wands are just plain normal straight wands. This mascara has a wand that is nice and fat in the middle and tapers towards the bottom. This is the best type of wand to separate your lashes and give them the effect of volume.
Althouhg the washable variant isn't waterproof, it stays all day long and doesn't budge unless you remove it.
At the price of around 400 rupees, this is a great affordable mascara to have in your kitty.
Sonaly ChowdhuryView Profile
Let me tell you first thing that waterproof mascaras are great but they're a pain in a** to remove! So I bought the washable variant.
The fat tube feels good to hold in hands hehehe ! Packaging is sturdy and travel friendly. The wand feels luxurious. Does the job of separating lashes quite well which gives an illusion of volume. I'm a sucker for voluminous lashes and this one's going to be favourite for a while ! Even though colored mascaras are quite a fad now a days , I prefer black mascara because of it's wearability . And Maybelline Colossal volume express mascara is of a nice jet black pigment which I absolutely love. If you're confused about which mascara to buy , just go for this one without second thoughts.
I had never used mascara before. And now I feel incomplete without it. After a lot of comparison between this and the hypercurl, I decided to go for this because this was a dupe of the Loreal Volume Million Lashes mascara. I got a waterproof variant at almost 25% off. Now let's get into the detailed review!
-There is only one shade i.e. black, in two variants- Waterproof and Washable. I have no experience with washable mascara and since this was my first one, I decided to give the waterproof variant a try.
The waterproof variant retails for Rs 425
******My views on claims******
-It works magic on tiny lashes. YES, IT DOES
-Patented MegaBrush + unique Formula plump lashes one by one. TRUE!
-Even dramatizes corner lashes other brushes miss—or worse, mess. YES!!!!
-Doesn't flake or clump. IT DOESN'T FLAKE BUT BE CAREFUL NOT TO RUB YOUR EYES OR IT MIGHT CLUMP.
-Fragrance free. DOESN'T HAVE ANY FRAGRANCE BUT IT DOES HAVE A SMELL.
-Ophthalmologist and allergy tested. Safe for contact lens wearers. NOT SURE ABOUT LENS WEARERS BUT IT SURELY DOESN'T IRRITATE SENSITIVE EYES.
I immediately fell in love with the packaging! It comes in a yellow tube with a full contact brush. It doesn't have a curling wand nor do I have an eyelash curler. Yet it helps me achieve popping eyelashes. It gives my lashes a fan effect without clumping them together. It doesn't provide any dramatic volume to your lashes but gives them a beautiful coat and adds length. It is great for day looks since it adds the perfect amount of volume and length. It is a great buy if you are a beginner because Maybelline is an expert with Mascara. Not more than 1 coat is required. But, I like to sometimes go for 2 coats for a dramatic look. It coats the lashes without making them heavy! You might find it difficult to coat inner lashes, but with time and patience, it becomes easier. The wand has a tapering end. So, all you need is practice. It stays on me for the entire day. Even if it fades slightly, it won't flake or irritate your eyes.
-Full fan effect
-Only 1 coat is required
Clumps if you rub your eyes too hard
I think it is completely worth trying. I will always keep one in my bag and also try out other launches of Maybelline Mascara.
Purpose: Volume, Length, Curl, etc
Waterproof or not?
Average shelf life? Does it dry out too fast?
What kind of wand does it have?
Tell us if it is worth the price!