Maybelline New York - Colossal Volum’Express Mascara

Maybelline New York

Colossal Volum’Express Mascara

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Maybelline New York Colossal Volum’Express Mascara delivers extreme volume with a collagen formula and thickening agents. The brush is designed for lash building and volumising, allowing for fast and generous application. The unique bristles capture each lash, depositing the formula evenly and uniformly as it sweeps from roots to tip with one coat. Available in waterproof.



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Miracle Worker

This mascara was given to me as a present a few years ago, and since i started using it- i can honestly say i haven't used anything else. Nor do i plan to. Whenever i wear this mascara, i ALWAYS receive compliments on how lovely my eyelashes look. This product is my absolute holy grail. Not only is the wand super easy to use (it is curved perfectly so it doesn't need much positioning), but it makes my eyelashes super long and natural. As a person with already long eyelashes, only one coat is needed to do the job. A minute spent carefully applying this mascara definitely goes a long way. The fine bristles of the wand ensure there will be no clumps and this product never flakes. I


Curling your eyelashes before using this mascara will do wonders!

Ideal for

Those with already long eyelashes.
This mascara is perfect for everyday use. Super long and defined eyelashes are guaranteed while simultaneously maintaining a natural look



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Awesome Mascara

I love this mascara. It has a wetter formula, and coats my lashes nicely without clumping (even without zig-zagging during application!) - the brush separates my lashes really well. It lengthens my lashes, and gives them a slight lift. I found the volume to be alright, but nowhere near the 9x it claims.

For some reason, I found that application with this mascara could be slightly messier than other mascaras I've tried - it tends to get on my skin, but it's easily cleaned off. Also the formula does smell of roses, but that doesn't bother me personally.

I'm not a huge fan of the packaging of maybelline mascaras - I prefer more sophisticated tubes but it's no biggie honestly.


Curl your lashes before applying

Ideal for




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I always go back to this mascara.

In a nutshell:
This mascara is like my one true love, except I'm too foolish to realise it, so I keep trying other brands. This results in major disappointment. I'm open to new mascara's but this one has been my constant for quite a few years. I like it.

Product Claims:

Does it perform as advertised:
9x the volume? Maybe not quite as much, but it makes enough of an impact that eyelashes are transformed rather dramatically. There's definitely an impact, there's definitely volume and length. I can't commit to saying '9x' the volume, but can say it's pretty major.

I'm quite happy to pay $19.95 for one, but stock up when they go for half price, which seems to happen regularly. There's always a good deal somewhere.

Chemists, Priceline, Coles, Woolworths - everywhere! Not hard to get.

My thoughts:
I like the volume, the length, the colour - everything. It's a damn good mascara if you like big lashes. I don't find it too clumpy, although sometimes it can be a little, tiny bit clumpy, I put that down to my application though. The brush is great, works really well. It's well designed in terms of packaging, easy to hold, comfy in the hand.


It comes to life after about a week or two, so if you have an event and want the best results, don't use a brand new one, break it in first. The longer I use it, the better it gets. I'd also suggest two coats, without letting it dry between coats.

Ideal for

Big, dramatic eyelashes.

Angie 466


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Great formula!

I have used this mascara for years and hope they never stop making it! I have naturally long eyes as it is but when I wear this I am asked if I have lash extensions on- the mascara really does add amazing length. Unfortunately though, my last 5 have all broken (the wand snapped off) but after ringing Maybelline they happily replaced it.


Apply 3 coats.

Chantel Larissa


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Absolute favourite mascara!

I have used countless mascaras and my favourite this year I have to say is Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara. The brush allows for easy application getting every lash and the end result is a full, thick and long look, almost like natural false lashes. I told my mum and sister about how good it is and now we all use it and will take some convincing for us to buy any other mascara!



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One of my favorites

This (along with maybelline's falsies) is one of my favorite mascaras. I heard good things about it and when I saw it during a half price sale I had to pick it up and try it. I find that I can use this for my everyday make up and my more heavy make up that I wear when going out. The brush allows for an even application and it doesn't clump. A must have for mascara lovers

Ideal for

Everyday use, night outs



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Love it best 10 bucks I have ever spent

I love this mascara it doesn't clump and the brush has fine bristles so the mascara is easily transferred to the base of eyelashes. It doesn't smudge or fall out unlike falsies mascara. One coat is enough to impart big volume in my long eyelashes. It lifts and spreads out my eyelashes like no other mascara ( I have tried several) It's waterproof but still very easy to remove. Survives summer heat and dries very quickly. My eyes are very sensitive and tend to water quickly but this one doesn't irritate them at all. Definitely a keeper for me!



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My New HG

this is my new favourite mascara! it creates thick voluminous fluttery lashes, doesn't flake, stays on all day and night, its just beautiful. my lashes have never looked as good as they do with this mascara!



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Great mascara and brush

I really liked this mascara. It had a great formula with staying power. I'm not sure if it is waterproof however it took a bit of effort to remove. The brush is curved so that you can reach more lashes at once and I found this ingenious and really useful.



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A second favourite

This mascara doesn't irritate my eyes or flake, doesn't smudge all day, and is easy to remove. I even found it easy to remove from under my eyes when I left it on and washed my hair getting it quite smudged from the wetness. (I find most mascaras really adhere to the skin and difficult to remove with the best of eye makeup removers.)

I think it thickens my lashes but can look clumpy and doesn't lengthen any better than Define-a-Lash whose wand I prefer. I comb through with a clean Define-a-lash wand to separate the lashes that stick together with the Colossal Volum'Express Mascara.

This mascara is as good as any prestige brand I have used and at the price Maybelline can be bought for when discounted remains a firm favourite brand for me. Also because of the affordable price I am not tempted to keep using Maybelline mascaras once they thicken or have had them much over the recommended 3 months.

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