Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara Review

by Varsha Bhat
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Maybelline has given us some of the best mascaras over a long period of time. This mascara claims to be waterproof which just makes it 100 times more attractive especially to those people who stay in hot, humid places and to those who love the pool a little too much. :p So, does this mascara stay up to its standards? Is this mascara really waterproof??

Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara Review

 

What is it and who is it for?

This mascara is waterproof which claims to provide instant volume to our lashes without giving clumps. It has a nice jet black color. It contains ISODODECANE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA/MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX, CERA ALBA/BEESWAX, C8-9 ISOPARAFFIN, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, CERA CARNAUBA/CARNAUBA WAX, AQUA/WATER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER, LECITHIN, SILICA, SODIUM POLYMETHACRYLATE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG/PPG-17/18 DIMETHICONE, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, ETHYLPARABEN, POLYVINYL LAURATE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, PANTHENOL, PROPYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, METHYLPARABEN, BUTYLPARABEN, ORYZA SATIVA STARCH/RICE STARCH. [+/- MAY CONTAIN: CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491/IRON OXIDES, CI 77007/ULTRAMARINES, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 75470 CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS, CI 77289/CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN, CI 77742/MANGANESE VIOLET, CI 77510/FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, MICA.].Total amount of product available is 10 ml.

 

Price:

Rs 350

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Sensitive Skin Alert?

No

Natural/Organic/Vegan?

No

 

What does the Brand Claim about Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara?

Achieve colossal lashes in just one coat thanks to a collagen formula and Mega Brush. Clumps are no more!

Claims to give the following benefits:

Colossal lashes in just one go! The volume-plumping formula contains collagen and the Mega Brush instantly achieves 7X the volume, all without any clumps. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers.

How to Use:

(Optional)Curl your lashes properly with a curler. (Best results are got if the curler is slightly warm.)

  1. Sweep the brush from the root to tip of the lashes. Get to every corner and wiggle the brush along the lashes carefully.
  2. Before this coat completely dries out apply another to get extra volume.

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My Experience with Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara

This mascara is better than the most mascara available in the market. It stays on for a long time without smudging. It sure is waterproof but enough water resistance is not available for a professional swimmer. The wand is nice and huge. I like its shape and size, gives a good hold and allows you to enter the corners as well. But it dries out really quickly which is a major drawback for me because it doesn’t allow me to provide an even application which is why applying a 2nd coat becomes difficult.

Especially for the makeup newbies out there, might face a little bit of problem because of this drawback.

However, it does make the lashes look long and voluminous.

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Positives of Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara

  • It has a good lasting power of about 8-9 hours.
  • It has pretty good water resistance.
  • Gives a good amount of volume to the lashes also curls it.
  • Easily available in most cosmetic stores.
  • A good amount of product is available.

Negatives of Maybelline Colossal Volum Express Waterproof Mascara

 

  • Does clump the lashes.
  • Dries out really quickly without allowing anytime to apply a good thick even coat.
  • Curled effect doesn’t last long.

Overall would I Repurchase and Recommend?

Yes, I would probably buy it again if the problem with drying is sorted out. It gives nice big lashes at a good price point. Also stays put for a long time without giving me raccoon eyes. If you are ok with the clumping of lashes, then this mascara is 1 of the best out there.:D

GlossyPolish Verdict:

4/5

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