I love this mascara! I've tried a Maybelline mascara with a primer (yuck, white primer always showed through unfortunately), Full n' Soft, and a Rimmel mascara. I got bored of the Full n' Soft because I wanted something a bit more dramatic. I almost bought it in the regular formula, but the waterproof one was rated better here so I got it instead.
It adds good length and volume and it holds curl. The brush is a bit unwieldy but with a bit of practice I've been able to handle it. Clumps were corrected with another swipe of the brush.
I haven't had a chance to wear it around for a whole day, but I wore it for about five hours for a dance performance outdoors in a light drizzle, and it held up great. Comes off with a bit of the Japanese mascara remover my friend gave me.
In summary, it's a good mascara that can go from simple to dramatic with a few extra coats. I'd recommend it to a friend for sure. In fact, I look forward to wearing it again! Thanks MUA for guiding me to a loveable and affordable mascara!
I have very watery eyes and this mascara did not smudge on me. I use Maybelline Define A Lash Length in waterproof first then use this after. it gives me a lot of volume.
Just another average mascara. It's alright nothing too special about this one. I would actually pick the falsies over this. The brush is big so it can be messy and it's also very easy to clump. Also it smudges quite a bit too.
The Brush nicely separates the lashes, but the bristles are too long so you always end up touching the lid above.
It gives nice length and volume but it smudges. I always end up with black rings under my eyes after some hours.
It's so nice when a mascara keeps on doing what it's supposed to be doing for a long time, on your lashes and in the bottle. It separates, darkens, lengthens, thickens without clumps and lasts and lasts. No flakes, no smears, even through a day hiking and swimming, but comes off easily with make up remover. I've had mine for over a month and the formula in the tube is still going strong. I'm very happy with it.
Best mascara ever!! So happy I found this, I was previously using BE Buxom mascara, which is great by the way but I wanted a cheaper alternative.. and I'm loving this Maybelline one even more! It does what it says it will do, fabulous full, dark lashes that keeps looking great after a long day! I use the Tarte eyelash curler which is also amazing so I think that helps with this product. The only thing I dislike is the mascara kind of leaks out of the tube after I put the mascara wand back in, if that makes any sense. It's not a big deal since I love how the product works but I thought that was weird! All in all, love this - definitely try it!
I don't usually use a waterproof mascara but bought this specifically to take on holiday as I thought it would have better staying power than a regular mascara in warm weather. Unfortunately it does not and that is its main downfall. Within a few hours of normal wear the product started to transfer under my eye leaving black smears on my face. I've used much better smudgeproof mascaras in the past such as the Clinique High Impact Curling and wish I had chosen that instead.
Other than it not being waterproof I did like the effect it gave which was both lengthening and thickening. It also held a curl well although I do think the brush is unnecessarily large as other mascaras achieve a similar effect without such a huge wand.
Only other downside is the packaging which I have to say is pretty ugly although definitely easy to spot in your make up bag!
While I also use the Maybelline Stilletto waterproof at times, this one has become my favorite in the past few months! I am a former L'Oreal Voluminous fan but must say I definitely prefer Colossal hands down.
I love it! Great volume, gets every little lash and goes on great - not clumpy.
I curl first and then apply - usually just one good coat does the trick and holds my curl. I have Asian eyelashes (straight, tend to go downward instead of up and out) so curl hold is very important to me!
This does not transfer or flake off, yet it comes off easily for me with Ponds wipes.
Great stuff. Just got another tube on sale at Target last week.
I believe that my dilemma re Shiseido mascara base being discontinued has been resolved. Whoddathunk a Maybelline product could be so good? Gives volume, holds curl through a hot day of hard work, and doesn't clump. Really worth a try especially since Maybelline does 30% sales pretty often.
Don't get Glam Black. Makes lash fuse together for spiked, clump look. Classic Black makes fluffy lashes and keeps even the little ones separate.
I bought this mascara last week at Wal-Mart. I bought the waterproof Dark Black and II don't like it at all and am annoyed that I may have to toss it in the garbage. I do like the brush but that is it. The smell is very strong and my eyelashes are very sticky after using it. I've used many waterproof mascaras and this is the only one that I can recall that gives my lashes a gooey feeling. I don't recommend it.