I am shocked by this mascara. I don't usually wear mascara but lately have started. I own over 50 Mac shadows and love to mix and match but the other day I applied this mascara. I didn't really think about it and then looked in the mirror a couple hours later. My lashes were SO long and SO black that I was taken aback. Two swipes of this do the trick for me. It separates the lashes. There is no clumping and the length it creates is fabulous. The brush is large and no allergic reactions. I like the price too: about $7. It is much better than the expensive brands.
EDIT: As of Jan 2012 I am disappointed. When I wrote my first review I was a mascara novice. My lashes are dark and thick on their own so I rarely wore mascara. Now I like mascara and since I wear this more often I notice how it clumps and flakes off immediately after I apply it. It's crazy and inconvenient. So I am going to try MAC's Studio Fix BoldBlack. It's supposed to be excellent.
OMG!!!! i LOVE this product.. ok so it makes my lashes really dark and i love that. i have rather short eyelashes and this makes them very very very long. it stays on all day. I went swimming with this on and it didnt even budge. The only downside to this was that it made my eyelashes a little bit straight .( i have very curled eyelashes) i would definantly buy this again
I am puzzled why the people at Maybelline went with the name 'Colossal' for this mascara. The brush is really not that big. It looked pretty average sized to me, compared to the other cheaper mascaras out there. I will say that this mascara did separate my lashes well and didn't give me any clumps at all. That's as far as my positive review goes however because the negatives are as follows:
- 'black' is actually dark grey
- smudges after a few hours
- no staying power- lashes looked quite flat by the end of the day
- no visible lengthening effect
Quite disappointing really. I won't be buying again.
I was very surprised at how good this mascara is since I usually don't like Maybelline mascaras, their brushes especially.
This one is just great, it has a huge fat brush and it does lenghten, separate and volumize my lashes. And the price is excellent.
I will definitely repurchase!
Great price.... target and walmart have a 2 pack for under $6 most of the time. The bright color of the packaging makes it easy to find and is one of my fave colors. The brush is nice and big and easy to use. I have been using this kind for awhile and I don't see myself changing anytime soon, I'm debating whether or not to use the waterproof formula. This formula doesn't flake and lasts all day. I am very happy with this product!
I am onto my third tube of this mascara! It does what it says on the tin. It lengthens my lashes, and darkens them. It does not however add any curl and the brush is rather dry. However I do like it as when I have applied two coats instead of one, it definately makes the most of my lashes.
When first applying this mascara, I really liked it. However, after an hour of having it on, I realized that I had horrible black smudges under my eyes... Just from blinking! Definitely won't use this again.
First off the brush is soo rough it feels like you are using a mini toilet bowl cleaner to apply mascara when you apply it from root to tip & if you can get past the raw eyes it's just a clumpy mess..kinda like the top 3rd picture & that's just not pretty.
EDIT.....I strangely find myself like liking this still not great, but not bad.
For a drug store brand mascara - i believe that this product does its job. I usually use DIORSHOW but this is my staple. It lengthens - but it does not thicken the lashes - additional coats may be needed to be applied. Works well with Shu emura eye lash curler.
There is a smell though (for me it smells like ink) it goes away after a while. Also - be advised that for the waterproof mascara - it maybe harder to take it off at night. I use this mascara regularly and I use Lancome Bi-Facil make up remover and sometimes its really hard to take out :(
It was bad when it was still fresh- it was so watery that got eyelashes barely colored.
Anyway after it dried down- it has it all for the price it sells- it's quite thick if you apply it in few times and you can wash it away with water without sticking it to fingers.
Biggest minus for this mascara is that it's too watery while fresh.