Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara Review


A product that’s raved globally must always be reviewed. That’s what we at Live It Beautiful believe. Therefore, we present you the review of Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, one of our most favorite mascaras. Just read on!


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INR 400 for 10ml for the washable one.



The packing of Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara is super cute. The mascara comes in a bright yellow tube that contrasts well with the metallic purple accents. The accents will come off with time, as you can see in the picture.

The waterproof variant of the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara, has turquoise blue accents. That’s the sole difference between the two mascaras. Rest, everything is same.

The Wand:


The wand of Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara is dense and thick. It does an outstanding job at separating and covering the upper lashes. But fails to apply properly on the bottom and corner lashes.


The texture of Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara is neither totally dry nor runny. It’s just perfect.

My Experience:


Did I mention that Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara is one of the bestsellers from the Maybelline New York? And after using it for five years, (not the same one :P), I can stoutly declare that it is one of the best mascaras ever.

The mascara sets within minutes of application and makes sparse lashes long and voluminous. It even fans out the lashes to give you a doe-eyed look. And for such an effect, you need just 2 to 3 coats. But ensure that you apply the second coat within a few seconds.

In my case, the mascara holds the curl and stays on the lashes for a good 6 hours. I love the fact that it doesn’t smudge or flake, despite being washable one.

Now coming to the cons. Multiple coats tend to make lashes stiff and hard. And it even clumps, particularly in the corners.

Removing this mascara can be a pain in the butt. Since mine is washable, it gets dissolved easily with a makeup remover. You can also try olive oil or Vaseline for removal.

Summing Up:

Pros Of Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara:

  • Delivers what it claims. (Provides volume and length to the lashes).
  • Gives a dramatic effect to the eyes.
  • Does not smudge or melt
  • Lasts almost a full day unless removed completely.

Cons Of Maybelline the Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara:

  • Clumps a bit.
  • Makes the lashes a bit stiff.

Live It Beautiful Rating: a 4/5.

Final Views:

Despite the cons, I absolutely love this mascara and have repurchased it umpteen times. In my opinion, it’s one of the best budget mascaras in India.

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