I'm impressed with this mascara.
The big brush reminds me of my favourite, DiorShow, at a fraction of the price! Easy to use.
Doesn't flake and smudges only after 10 hours or so
A good, deep black
Lengthens like WOW! and really seperates
As others have mentioned, this is quite a 'wet' formula so you need to be patient about building coats
Not as volumising as promised, though still pretty good - when layered over a primer it's amazing.
This gives me pretty, fluttery, dramatic lashes and is perfect for everyday or, with layering, for an evening look. It's also a bargain price with a wand I like....so I will overlook the smell :) A good performer!
EDIT: Ok, it seems this varies in quality. First tube was awesome but second one flaked after the first week, looked awful. I've knocked a lippy off and won't repurchase :(
I really loved this mascara. Sure it had its downfalls as all things do - the main one being too much came on the brush.
But on a positive note:
- it gave me curly and more lengthened lashes
- it stayed on the whole day and didn't sag.
- it made my eyelashes a intense black
- it didn't clump (if you applied it ok)
On the bad side:
- there was definately an excess of formula on the brush (but you could easily wipe it away with a tissue or something else)
- the brush it quite big so if you make a wrong move it could go on you skin easily ( but ther are ways to take mascara off without ruining your make up)
I personally really loved this mascara and i raved about it to my friends and then they went and bought it and love it as well. You can make you lashes super extravagant by putting on a few coats or leave it with one coat and it can look natural.
And if you have a problem with the smell breathe through your mouth. i couldn't smell it unless i sniffed the brush but it might just be me.
One of the things that annoys me about how Maybelline marketed the product was that they said it gave you 9x the volume in one coat. Errmm.. no.. more like a few coats.
these are just some things i found that make putting the mascara on easier.
-lean your head back(for top lashes)
- lean your head forward (for bottom lashes)
- swivel the brush from side to side as you put each coat on
I love this mascara. It separates and gives my lashes awesome volume. The downside is that WAY too much product comes out on the brush; I have to scrape some off every time I pull it out. It also has a sort of flowery smell, which is odd for an eye product.
reall disappointed about this product. i was so excited when i brought it home after all the good reviews. i put it on m lashes and it was nothing but a big clumpy mess. did absolutely nothing just clumps... i dunno maybe i just got a bad tube. :( just gonna stick with lashblast then :)
It may have great reviews but for me it isn't great for me. Maybe is the curler... I honestly don't know. I take off some product on the rim of the product because it has too much on the brush. Once I tried it with all the product that the brush had and it made all my lashes clumpy and all together that i had to remove it all over. It works good once I remove some of the product.
Even though this is my favorite mascara I have EVER tried (and trust me, I've tried a lot over the past 8 years) I gave it an overall rating of 4 because it does have its downfalls, as does any product.
It does just was it says it will do: make your eyelashes full and lush and black. I already have naturally long eyelashes, so all I do is curl my lashes, apply two coats, and I really have no need for eyeliner! However, if you put on more than two coats, it will flake off a little by the end of the day. It's nothing that can't be fixed, though.
When it comes to price, this was pretty mid-range in drug store mascaras, but definitely still worth it. The worst problem I have with this mascara is the packaging. After several weeks of repeated use, the very top ring on the mascara tube will come off every now and then. When it does come off and I pull the applicator out, there's a big glob of mascara on the brush. It doesn't happen often enough to irritate me, and perhaps it was just a faulty tube.
Either way, this is still my favorite mascara, hands down. I will definitely buy this again and again!
I hate this mascara because I am allergic to it! Maybe it is the fragrance? It smells like roses. I don't know why they would add fragrance to a product for the eyes??
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.