Review: Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Last week I told I’d review a few drug store mascaras. Here’s the first one: Maybelline Colossal mascara in waterproof black.

Here’s what Maybelline says about this mascara on their website:

COLOSSAL LASHES IN JUST ONE COAT!
CREATES 9X THE VOLUME, instantly
COLLAGEN FORMULA  + MEGA BRUSH plumps lashes

Let me just start off by saying that this mascara didn’t do ANYTHING for me. My lashes actually looked shorter and the brush may be mega but it’s hell to try and work with it. I actually felt like it had a hard time coating all of my lashes. The brush felt coarse and at times it felt like it would rip out an eyelash. The formula felt really dry and went on very flaky, giving the not so charming ‘spider legs’ look to my lashes. On top of that, it didn’t hold for a day. After 12 hours I more or less looked like I was going to audition for a part in The Raccoons, rather than my natural self. That’s how bad it smudged and stained around my eyes. I actually woke up this morning looking like a ghost. I had huge bags under my eyes, yet I didn’t feel tired at all. No, even AFTER removing the mascara last night it still stained overnight. Can you say meh?

With using this mascara I could have featured on this show, no sweat!

My verdict on this one? STAY the hell away from it! It gives you the so not charming spider lashes and stains & smudges despite it being a waterproof mascara.

It may be the no. 1 selling drug store mascara but it’s hideous. Let’s just hope that the other Maybelline mascara I got, The Define-A-Lash Volume mascara is more successful. This is the one I will be using next.

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