nikita popliView Profile
One of the best mascara ever used. Instantly lifts up the lashes, makes them appear longer, separates them. A curler can be used before mascara for best results. Deep black colour, affordable, handy dandy to carry around, long wand, doesnt dry out almost until 6 months of shelf life ( but mascara used to used only upto 2-3month after which it expires), waterproof and dries immediately after applying. Not flaky at all. recommended.
Maybelline colossal volum express mascara comes in fat yellow colored tube that has the turquoise colored text. I find the packaging attractive, but somehow I feel that if the packaging were sleek it would have been easier to handle it. The advantage of this packaging is that you can spot it in a pile of makeup products. If it had been a black or grey colored tube, I would be spending couple of minutes in just taking it out from my vanity drawer (no matter how many times I organize makeup, I have to redo it after a couple of weeks). Nevertheless, this mascara comes in two versions – waterproof & non-waterproof. The price is same for both, and both have the same packaging except the text color. For, non-waterproof mascara, the yellow colored tube is coordinated with purple text. If you have both the mascaras, you can easily differentiate one from other by just seeing the text color. On daily basis I prefer non-waterproof mascara as it is easier to remove. I wear waterproof mascara on special occasions or when I have to wear makeup for really long hours.
The black wand contains fine bristles that enhance lash volume. The bristles spread the product evenly and do not leave any residue clinging to the lashes. The length of the wand is average; I mean it is neither too long nor very shot. It provides good control while I have to work on inner lashes but if I talk about the ease of application on inner lashes, I feel it is not that great with this brush. Reason being, unlike the Maybelline falsies mascara, the volum express mascara has a flat brush that makes it difficult to reach the inner corner. I have to be very cautious while working on the inner corner and lower lashes. Otherwise, one slight mistake can smear it on nose and under eye area, and as this is waterproof it becomes hard to take it off.
The consistency is neither too thick nor very runny; in fact for the consistency it is easier to coat the lashes without any clumps. I like heavily coated distinct lashes as they have the capability to lift up the regular look. This mascara dries fast so I have to quickly apply 2-3 coats to get that lift. I have long lashes and it makes them even longer. So if you have short and sparse eyelashes you will notice a lot of difference. The only con I find is that it does not give me the desired curl. I like curly eyelashes, but this mascara fails to add a dramatic curl.
Love this mascara...best for beginners
I like this mascara a lot ,this was the first mascara i ever tried and was kinda obsessed with it when i started doing makeup but i can not forget this one. it is very affordable and maybelline has by far the best mascara's i love them <3
Divya SawantView Profile
This mascara gives good volume to the lashes. It separates them and makes them look defined. The product is semi liquid, so it does dry out easily. So this product will last 4-5 months once you use. It comes it both washable and water-resistent version. The wand is dense and hence gives volume to the lashes. It is affordable and best in the market.
Purpose: Volume, Length, Curl, etc
Waterproof or not?
Average shelf life? Does it dry out too fast?
What kind of wand does it have?
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