Thursday, June 26, 2008

review: Colossal Volum' Express Mascara

i always browse through cosmetics isles no matter what (hubby hates when i do this when we're together, but i think it is a great way to discover new products). and, of course, i discovered something new-- Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express.

i bought it out of shear curiosity; i'm a little more obsessed than normal with my lashes now that i have used a fabulous lash conditioner that helped me get longer, fuller lashes. now that i'm testing out another, i am experiencing even more lash heaven (yay!). adding mascara into the mix has only made it better!

i have been using Cover Girl LashBlast alot more lately, actually everyday, and to the surprise of myself, i love it! i thought this might be Maybelline's attempt at getting on the amazingly-lush-and-fat-lash bandwagon. plus, Colossal Volum' Express claims to give 9x the volume in one stroke, so i had to try it.

packaged in a bright yellow tube with purple lettering, houses a pretty big wand, but it's longer than Cover Girl's. the handle is smaller, which is a plus, since i had a little trouble- at first- getting used to handling the giant orange wand. it applied nicely, no clumping whatsoever. i can't say i noticed 9 times the volume on the first coat, but...

ok, enough already, how did it work?

this mascara is amazing!

my lashes are huge when i use this! i used LashBlast one day, and Colossal the next, making sure to take pictures so i could compare (sorry i can't post them...i can't upload anything from it). and oh, yes, there was a difference! i couldn't believe it. it was one of those, i-can't-stop-looking-at-my-lashes moments. i can go on and's just too good! i tell you, if you can find this at your local CVS or Walgreens right now, pick it up. it will be released wherever Maybelline is sold july 1st, so if you can wait until then...

i think Colossal Volum' Express is about to give LashBlast a run for it's money. will it replace LashBlast as my everyday mascara? that's something i'll have to wait and see about. maybe i'll layer them together. can you imagine...!

available in 2 shades, Classic Black and Glam Black (which is the one i used), expect the average price to be around $7.


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Anonymous said...

Ok, so I have tried a lot of mascaras! DIOR Show, FIBERWIG, etc. I naturally have pretty long lashes but I am just obssesed with mascara. Anywhoo, COLOSSAL LASH by MAYBELLINE is the tha bomb! It is really good and wayyyy better than the high price stuff. Maybelline has always been a quality make-up company, but they really out done themselves with this! great product

Anonymous said...

Colossal Lash beats the rest!
By that I mean Dior Show, Fiberwig, Kiss Me, etc.
Believe me honey, I just abou tried them all