Maybelline released Volum’ Express The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara here in the US finally. It’s actually an old formula for Asia and I believe the UK also has it (don’t quote me on the Europe release) but just recently launched on our side of the pond.
I don’t have a ton of beef with the Colossal formula. It’s served me well but it’s also disappointed me with releases like Mega Plush which is an uneventful drugstore mascara.
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara is something I knew I wouldn’t like but I wanted to review anyway and even try for that matter. You never know, it could prove amazing right?
No such luck!
This collagen injected formula has a curved mascara brush to plump and spike lashes up for what Maybelline calls a “wild cat eye look”. Ooooo-k.
Actually, they nailed down one thing right, spiked lashes…
Ugh don’t expect volume or length from this monstrosity. It creates sparse, spiked up lashes with a spidery-look that’s terribly unflattering. The brush itself is handy as it has a nice curve to it so it catches lashes nicely but for some reason it fails to pull them up and out but simply spikes them up creating what I can only deem a messy lash look. In my before and after photos below it barely looks like I have mascara on at all!
The moral of the story is Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara is one of the worst drugstore mascaras I’ve run into in a while.
What was your experience like?