Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara is the newest formula to join the Maybelline Colossal Mascara family. The Colossal Chaotic Lash Mascara comes to us as part of Maybelline’s Summer 2015 Collection but will remain permanently available from my understanding.
Who approved the marketing ad on this mascara? It displays a model with spidery, clumpy lashes…eep! Not the look I go for when applying mascara but ummm ok maybe Maybelline wants to take a little “creative” liberties with the mascara marketing.
I actually remember enjoy the original and first Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Mascara but since that release there have been dozens of formulations and brush applicator changes that haven’t really caught my attention. I’m all about new and exciting products but the constant stream of “Miss Manga”, “the Colossal”, “Voluminous”, and other releases is not only confusing but so repetitive. As far as I’m concerned most times it’s just about a brush change and not so much a formula one.
Do we need another Colossal Mascara?
I say nay!
Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Chaotic Lash kinda gives you a little thrill, I mean chaotic? That could mean “OMG awesomely long lashes” or it could mean “OMG spidery clumpy lashes (as seen on the model)”. In the end, there’s actually nothing chaotic about this little mascara.
The chaotic formula has what Maybelline calls a “teaser brush” which is basically a straight bushier brush that has a slight curve at the head. This brush is supposed to plump and “disorganize” lashes into a “sexy mess”. Umm ok? It applies pretty straight forward to me. The first time I used it I did get a little mascara on my upper lash line which I needed to tidy up with my trust Missha The Style Eye Makeup Speedy Remover Stick. But honestly, the several times after that I used it I never had an issue so maybe blame that little mess on shaky hands.
There’s actually nothing chaotic or disorganized going on with my lashes as I sweep this one. It adds a little but of volume to my lashes but not a tone o length. It doesn’t clump up or create a gooey messy the way L’Oreal’s Miss Manga Rock does (I expected the formulas to act in similar ways but Miss Manga Rock is definitely the messy of the two). It’s pretty straight forward application that adds a little volume but nothing else dramatic to my lashes. The formula is waterproof but does easily remove with an oil based eye makeup remover at the end of the day. My lashes are a little stiff after application but nothing too crazy. It does keep curl fairly well but again I’m not seeing dramatic results with this especially considering the marketing is all about crazy, hot mess looking lashes.
I had no issues with smudging or smearing on my dry eyes nor did the mascara flake.
Chaotic? Naaa. This one comes in like a lion across marketing but applies like a complete lamb. I wouldn’t say Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Chaotic Lash did very much for my lashes sadly. If you want the gooey, spidery clumpy lash look you might want to try Miss Manga Rock instead as that’s all about messy! But the Colossal Chatoic Lash formula doesn’t relieved much of anything.
Maybelline Volum’ Express the Colossal Chaotic Lash is arriving at drugstores now or grab it at Target.com.