Let me preface this review by saying that I prefer lengthening mascaras compared to volumizing ones.
The packaging is a thick yellow tube that can stand up on its own with a fairly big bristle style wand. The price is $7.77 varying by location. The formula is a wet mascara that thickens over time.
I’m not sure if this is the Colossal mascara everyone raves about because I know there are different variations of this line (cat eyes, chaotic, pumped up, go extreme, etc.) This is the volum’express version and I can truly say I am not impressed. Let’s do positives first, shall we? I like how it’s an extremely black mascara that really coats all the lashes giving it the volume it claims. However, does volume just mean clumping together lashes to form bigger lashes? I guess I moved onto the negatives quicker than I thought I would. No matter what mascara I use, I must always curl my lashes (shown in the top half of the photo below.)
I curl them and you see the length of my short lashes. Once I apply the mascara on, they are instantly weighed down. In actuality, there was no point in curling my lashes in the first place if it was going to end up looking how it normally did. This is the first time I actually prefer my curled, untouched lashes. You see and feel the lashes clumping together, and it dried fast enough for me to not be able to salvage any separated lash sections.
I’d say this is good for those who don’t have trouble in the lash department, the ones with naturally curled, long lashes; this would be good for you guys. For me, I’m sad to say it, but this is a bust. Although, I’ll try to use it all up for the sake of my No Buy. Some mascaras do get better with time, and I’m hoping this is one of them.
How do you feel about the Maybelline the Colossal Volum’Express mascara?