I rarely comment on Makeup Alley but this one makeup product makes me want to speak up. Before I discovered Maybelline's The Colossal I had tried likely *hundreds* of mascara. This is the ONLY cosmetic I have bought over and over and over again. Even when I'm enticed by a mascara commercial or a peek into a friend's makeup bag I decided some time ago that it really wasn't worth trying a different mascara because there was no way it could be better than Colossal. Yes, there is a bit of an odor. It's totally unnecessary and silly. But! It fades in 3 minutes, tops. So if you can get past that, this mascara creates full, long, drag queen lashes with little effort. There's little to no flaking, and it washes off fairly easily with my CeraVe liquid face wash. With multiple applications you might get a little clumping but with a good lash comb (I use Sonia Kashuk's metal comb; it's terrific) it easily combs out, and besides, a little clumping should be expected with a thick mascara. Try it, it's not expensive.
I have always used Maybelline mascaras. They work great and I can't justify spending $$$ for something I will throw away in 1-2 months. This mascara separates, defines, volumizes and makes my lashes look great! The bristle brush is full and just the right amount of product comes out making it easy to build up. I usually do about 3 coats and I love the results.
This mascara is like my holy grail mascara! I always seem to go back to it. I've tried almost all the maybelline mascara's a bunch of covergirl and a few l'oreal and in my opinion this is the best mascara out of all of them! It lengthens, volumizes, lasts all day without flaking and just generally looks really nice.
I would recommend this to anyone!
This is my go-to mascara! I love love love this mascara! Makes my lashes stand out! (darker, longer, thicker)
-traditional brush that separates the lashes
-volumizes/lengthens like crazy!
-can't smell the formula on eyelashes
-can apply multiple layers
-formula smells funny if you sniff it up close
-drys up pretty quick
This is my all time favorite Maybelline product, hands down best mascara i have ever used, if you want your eyelashes to full length, thicken and darkened , this is what you need!
This is my HG mascara - no other can make my lashes as long and full looking, with zero clumps. It's very buildable and easy to remove, with minimal (if any) flaking. I had the original Colossal mascara, but it was sold out when I went to get a new bottle, with only the Colossal 'smoky' left. This is equally as good as the original, if anyone is thinking of trying it.
First off, $20 for a mascara in Australia is ridiculous.
The American dollar is so close to the Australian, yet we pay MORE THAN DOUBLE for our beauty supplies.
Secondly, this is my new favourite mascara. When angled right, it`s volumizing and lengthening, and I just love the shade.
will not buy this again. it clumped up like crazy, was very flakey leaving black spots on my face, and this formula bothered my eyes they kept watering up in which i havto throw away now.
Don't know why the negative reviews for this mascara. Its good and does the job. I have Asian lashes, so they are sparse and thin, but this really does volumise and lengthens them. I also like how this isn't waterproof, but it doesn't smudge after a long day :)
I think this is better than my L'oreal Voluminous. The only thing i don't like about it is that it a bit dry and its not as black as i want it to be. Also this also has this weird plastic chemical smell that puts me off when im applying it. You cant smell it when you have it on, but its distinct when open the mascara. I don't tend to buy mascaras again, as i always like trying new ones. But if you are looking to trying one out this is a good one to try.
this is the only mascara that works for me.....i have super long lashes that are constantly hitting my eyelids and this is the oly mascara that doesnt smucge on me.....i love this formula and the want but lately i am using my mega plush mascara wand with it and i love it...however the only thing i would say negative about this mascara is that after a while when the formula starts to dry it flakes :(