Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara Review

maybelline colossal volume express mascara review

Picked up this Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara in Denmark. Its name is quite the mouthful. Is it just me, or is the Maybelline mascara selection here wider than usual? Hmmm. The quest for a holy grail mascara is on.

Let’s see how this baby fares!
(Spoiler alert: Absolutely amazing, hands down new holy grail (HG) mascara.)

maybelline colossal volume express mascara review

The Breakdown

  • Volumising: Good, buildable volume with almost no clumping issues.
  • Lengthening: Decent, but the magic in creating the look of long lashes is a good curl.
  • Curling: Amazing, hands down. The formula is on the drier side and very lightweight. Few mascaras hold curl on my short, straight asian lashes, but this does. It holds a nice, sturdy curl, not too stiff or too straight. The key to a good mascara is curling. It holds a curl so well, the lashes appear longer and oh so fluttery from the front view, fanning out beautifully to frame the eyes.
  • Staying Power: Yes, it is waterproof (tested with actual tears ;)). No, it isn’t smudgeproof. It can smudge slightly on the lower outer corner because of the oils from the hair/face.

Bonus: It’s easy to remove with a waterproof makeup remover.

The Verdict

This mascara is love! It holds a great curl, is lightweight, buildable and doesn’t weigh the lashes down.

While this doesn’t give crazy long and thick, va-va-voom lashes, its strength lies in its curling ability. Big lashes aren’t as impressive when they’re droopy, as our lashes aren’t on full display – think peacock feathers! We’ve all been there, haven’t we? 😉 I would recommend it for those who have difficulty finding a mascara that will keep your lashes curled nicely.

Have you tried this mascara? What is your HG mascara? Feel free to share in the comments below!

This Post Has 13 Comments

  1. Bree

    The Lash Sensational is my favorite from the brand, haven’t tried the Colossal yet. But my current fave is the Super Sizer from Covergirl.

    1. Alisa Wong

      Hi Bree. Hmm interesting, will be sure to check them out too.

  2. The Beauty Official

    This mascara looks great on you! I might have to try it too!

    1. Alisa Wong

      Thanks! Would love to hear how it works out for you.

  3. fivezero

    Yay, I just bought this one, too. Can’t wait to try it, now 🙂

    1. Alisa Wong

      Nice! Would love to hear how it works out for you too 🙂

  4. Adryana

    Have you tried Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara? I’m sure you will love it! Right now I’m using Rimmel Wonderlash mascara and I love it too. In fact I wrote about it in my blog post called “Top 5 Products”. You might want to check it out! 🙂

    1. Alisa Wong

      Sounds interesting, haven’t tried it yet. Will check it out, thanks! 🙂

      1. Adryana

        Let me know how yoi like it then too. Adryana xoxo

  5. Good post! Really informative and good review. I just nominated you for the lovely blogger award on my site 🙂

  6. hoiyinli

    My favourite is Heroine Make Long & Curl Super Waterproof mascara! That’s become my HG which is a huge deal because I have never had a mascara I liked this much. Everything up until then was average.

    Lots of people talk about the Maybelline range so I’ll try this one out next 🙂

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