Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara Review

Mascaras are the best thing to give a gorgeous dimension to your eye makeup. I have learnt from my p...

Mascaras are the best thing to give a gorgeous dimension to your eye makeup. I have learnt from my personal experience that no matter how beautiful your eye makeup is with all that flawless blending and perfect cat eyes unless your lashes are coated with mascara the eye makeup remains imperfect and dull. Although I am blessed with long lashes, I prefer adding a boost of volume to make them appear dramatic yet subtle for the daytime look. The worst thing about mascara is that no matter how much you spend on that little tube, it is going to expire in 4-5 months. Therefore, as a student, I am always in search for a budget-friendly option so that it won't hurt my pocket. As we all know that Maybelline delivers a good quality with an affordable price tag, I always stick to the Colossal Volum' Express. I have chosen the wash proof version for the coming winter. So read on to know more about the product in detail.


About The Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara:

For dark, sweeping lashes choose The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara. Its unique formula plumps lashes, one by one, giving your eyelashes dramatic volume. Apply on a single coat and voila! You're ready for the party!
Here's why you'll love it:
Comes with a patented Mega Brush which prevents clumping.
Has a unique formula that plumps eyelashes.
Comes in waterproof and washable variants.
Can be easily removed with soap and water.




Price:

375 INR for 10 ml

Shelf Life:

6 months

Ingredients List:

Not mentioned.

Directions for Use:

Sweep brush upwards from root to tip to plump individual lashes and achieve dramatic volume. Continue building lashes until you reach your desired look. Do not let dry between coats. Repeat for lower lash line.

My Experience With Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara:

The bright and catchy yellow packaging of the tube which has the wand attached to it is the signature of the Maybelline Colossal. I quite fancy the packaging as it is fuss free, lightweight and easy to travel with. It comes in two distinct variants – washable and waterproof.


The wand of the mascara is pretty wide and picks up the right amount of the product every time. The bristles are closely packed (which is the specialty of volume boost mascaras), feels extremely soft and comfortable on the delicate eyelashes. The only thing about the wand that bothers me is it is very difficult to apply the mascara on inner corners and lower lashes as it inevitably transfers onto the skin, thereby spoiling the eye makeup. I wish they would have given a thin finish to the brush at least.



Coming to the shade of the mascara, it is jet black but it lacks slightly in the intensity of the color. It dries up pretty quickly within 10-15 seconds and is easier for daily use. The mascara has a certain semi-matte finish on my lashes but doesn't feel uncomfortable. However, after 2-3 months of usage, I notice a slight crunchiness of the eyelashes when I apply 2-3 coats as it starts drying. I apply 1-2 drops of aloe gel and then it is good to go.
Speaking of the effect, the mascara provides decent volume for daytime and regular use, but there isn't a dramatic effect to it. It does lengthen my lashes too. If you cautiously apply it with care, the mascara doesn't clump and holds the curling of the lashes pretty well.



The staying power is very good as it doesn't budge until I remove it from the eyes. The washable version is easy to remove with a decent eye makeup remover. Although it is washable, it is slightly water resistant and won't give you panda eyes. Overall, it is a good option for a budget friendly mascara meant for daily use.

Pros Of Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara:
  • Bright and catchy yellow packaging of the tube which is fuss free, lightweight and easy to travel with.
  • It comes in two distinct variants – washable and waterproof.
  • Decent wand for providing volume.
  • Jet black mascara with a semi-matte finish.
  • Requires 2-3 coats for volume.
  • Doesn't clump and holds the curls well.
  • Good staying power.
  • Water resistant and comes off easily with makeup remover.
  • Reasonable price.

Cons Of Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Washable Mascara:
  • The wand could have been better.
  • Makes the lashes crunchy when the mascara starts to dry after 2-3 months of use.
  • No dramatic volume effect.

Diva Likes Rating:

3.5/5

Final Note:

As a drug store mascara, this works pretty well for my daily use. I would definitely recommend this for regular volume + lengthening effect which holds curls pretty good.

Contributed By: Salomi Das

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  1. I used it too but then switched to Rimmel as I found it better than this!

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    1. I am yet to try the Rimmel mascara.. the store near my place doesn't have much in their stock..

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  2. I used to love the waterproof version of this mascara but absolutely despised that it made my lashes crunchy :( Its interesting to know that the washable version does the same! Lovely review hun :)

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  3. I love this mascara. I rarely use one, but when I do I reach for this one.

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  4. I used this is the past. Quite liked it. But I would not go back to.. There's so many others to try.

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    1. Maybelline has many options to try for..

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