My lashes are long, but thin, so I'm always on the lookout for a good mascara to make them fatter. Judging from the name and its claims of dramatic volume, I was hoping this would give me a nice thick fringe.
Nope. No thickening to be seen here. And I put on like three coats. It made them a little longer, blacker, and the tiniest bit thicker, but nothing like what I was hoping for. It goes on pretty wet, so it's buildable, but no matter how much I build it just doesn't deliver. I mean, it's called colossal volume express, it should probably deliver colossal volume, right?
I started w/the negatives, here are the good points: doesn't irritate my eyes, doesn't clump. Has a nice rose smell which I know most people hate, but I actually like.
Anyway, I won't be repurchasing.
i luv this mascara it makes my lashes thick and long and last all day, and i luv that its bright yellow and big cuz it makes it easier for me to find it in my bag and its pretty :D ! i would recommend to anybody who want an awesome mascara thats not pushing the budget!
I'm shocked that so many reviewers are unhappy with this product!
I adore this mascara and have tried so many brands. This for sure my staple mascara...the glam black color is my go to, everyday mascara.
1. It's affordable. I throw away mascara after 3 months of use for hygienic reasons, and throwing out a designer mascara makes me sad (and not to mention broke!) so this one is perfect.
2. It curls, defines and makes my lashes look thick and plump. Yes, I do already have thick lashes so I can't vouch for a thickener, but I like what it does.
3. I find it super easy to remove and it doesn't bother my eyes. I wear contacts daily and I'm constantly outside in harsh conditions and this is perfect. No smears, no flakes. I've had nothing but great experiences with this product.
I'm sad to see so many people dislike this. BUT everyone likes different things...so oh well.
At about $6 a tube, you can always just try it!
I always keep coming back to Maybelline mascaras after I stray looking for my HG. Currently, this is one of my favorites. I was using CG LashBlast, and loved the look of it, but found it flaked a great deal and irritated my eyes. Colossal seems to offer the same dramatic eyes, but without as much flaking. I have thick lashes but they are so blonde they cannot be seen without mascara. I use many coats of whatever mascara I use, but I get the most bang for my buck with this. Allow time for the coats to dry before reapplying or you get clumps. I've friends who ask me what my mascara is and tell me they love the effect.
I love this mascara! It adds so much volume and length to my lashes. I'm a redhead and my eyelashes are almost invisible with no mascara, and this one works wonders for me. I've tried so many designer mascaras before like Dior, YSL, etc. and none compare to this one.
It does run out a little quicker than any I have used before, but that's because it's so good I love piling it on! But when you consider the price, that doesn't really matter anyway.
I bought this mascara after I bought the lash stiletto, which I love. I had put on the lash stiletto on one eye and the colossal on the other. They both look pretty much the same and had the same disgusting scent but it disappears once dried. They both gave length. The lash stiletto defined the lashes more. The colossal clumped but gave a slight volume. But the key word here is slight. I would rather buy the maybelline lash stiletto.
I liked this product. It definantly makes your lashes very dark which makes them look full and does lengthin not much for curling.
Ok, this review should be worth A LOT, because I have the lamest eyelashes you can have, because they're fine, sparse, and light-coloured.
For a volumizing mascara, Colossa is the bomb. It separates every single one of my lashes, or pretty close to it! And when your lashes aren't plentiful, that counts for a lot. While it does coat the lashes black, it does close to nothing for thickening, and not much for lengthening either. Overall it's a great mascara for volume, so anyone with already thick and long lashes, this is the one for you. As for the rest of us poor suckers that have to put up with flimsy lashes, this one is good as well, but for the WHOLE package, i combine colossal with l'Oreal's Telescopic mascara, it makes for a killer combo :D
I'm surprised that there are women who are not satisfied with this product! It's undoubtedly a great mascara! My lashes become huge when I use it. Ok, I was born with very long eyelashes but a good mascara can make them look AMAZING! People often do not believe that they are my natural eyelashes. I highly recommend using it with a good eyelash curler (heat the curler up with a blow dryer and curl your lashes for 15 seconds). The result will be great! By the way, I love its tube and I really appreciate that fact that it is very CHEAP!
At first when I used it, I HATED The rosy scent. It was all I could smell. Second time I used it, same thing except less dramatic of a smell.
But it still smells gross, that's why I would never buy it.
It CLUMPS LIKE CRAZY, LEMME TELL YOU.
I have to brush over this like crazy, and it makes my eyelashes hard & crusty. (It flakes a little bit, but minimal smudging)
I really love how it holds a curl, gives me volume and length though. It just looks a little too artificial for me, (as in obvious you have gunks of black stuff on you eyes)
But I love it, even though it's clumpy and stinky.
Because it defines my eyelashes MUCH better than lash blast. Except it stinks. And it clumps. Ew.
And it's much harder to remove than Lash blast.
Would buy if it wasn't so stinky, but it's totally worth your money if you don't mind the smell and if you have a good eyelash comb / makeup remover.