I can honestly tell you with all confidence that this mascara is one of the best drugstore mascaras. Hands down. Lengthens and especially volumizes. I've tried over 10 different drugstore mascaras, and my favourites used to be L'oreal Voluminous, and The Falsies, but I never got my full desired effect from them without a problem. Colossal is now my holy grail mascara. I notice a lot of people are very picky when it comes to these reviews and go crazy on every little detail..as long as you have the right technique (I share mine below) you'd be surprised how different your lashes can look. I have decently long lashes, but no thickness/volume, and I LOVE full volumized lashes. Voluminous was a "moody" mascara, which I know sounds weird. Sometimes it worked for me, other times it made my lashes hideous. Same as The Falsies. At first I didn't like this mascara, but I heard good things so I gave it a chance. Important: Use this mascara for at least 4 days. Why? Because I find drugstore mascaras, are always very very wet, which makes it hard to build coats/volume. My lashes always come out spidery with a new mascara. After about 4 days, the formula dries a touch and becomes thicker. This really helps a lot and that is when you can really judge a mascara IMO. Anyway, here's a simple breakdown:
- gives length and really nice volume
- definite falsie effect *when used properly*
- cute packaging imo
- very black
- great brush
- awesome formula
- really almost everything you could want in a mascara, or for me at least
- it obviously has a smell at first (like all mascaras), but after you apply you don't smell it. It's not even a horrible smell. Definitely not something to stop you from buying
- like with any semi-big brush, you can smear on your lids, tip: when applying, have a mirror down below your eyes and look down when you apply. Just don't go crazy and you're good haha
Really, this mascara is definitely worth trying. Give it a few days, I promise you'll be happy with it. What I do to get awesome results is I apply a few swipes normally, I then do a few swipes ontop of my lashes too. This REALLY helps build volume. Then I do 2 more coats like that, finish off with some normal swipes on the bottom, and voila. Thick, long, full lashes :) This works for me, but I'm not sure if it works for everyone. Experiment with mascara techniques of your own! There is no mascara out there that will do it all without good technique. I really hope you enjoy this mascara if you buy it :) x
I am surprised this mascara isn't rated higher. I believe it's a tremendous value. I find it can easily achieve both a light everyday look or a heavier evening look. It adds color and depth quickly while each additional coat increases volume nicely as well. Most importantly, it does NOT irritate my eyes, which is highly unusual, and washes off easily. I think I've found a BFF.
I like the effect it gives. It makes my lashes look really good compared to other mascaras I've tried. It's surprisingly lengthening since they only advertise it for being volumizing. It does volumize too. I would recommend zig-zagging the wand when you apply it to get the most volume.
It does that crumbly thing where some of the mascara comes off and you will notice little black dots under your eyes (it even got IN my eyes occasionally). It doesn't do it really badly, but it does do it and it's inconvenient. I like a hassle-free mascara.
It also seems like the formula is a bit wet, and a lot comes out on the wand at a time so you need to scrape it on the tube to avoid clumps.
I love this product,
it makes my lashes long and it doesn't clump up like my other mascara..
I would recommend this to everyone!
definitely would repurchase :)
i love all maybelline mascaras but this one is the best my eyelashes look so full and long i love it! im buying another one soon :) please dont discontinue this ever it seems that only the best products get discontinued when a lot of people love it idk why that is but this is a great mascara best one ive ever owned.
Gave me lots of volume and length, and barely any clumps
Like many people on here, I've tried a LOT of mascaras to find one that ticks all the boxes. And, like many, most have fallen short. The Colossal, however, seems to a pretty good job.
Firstly, this stuff makes my lashes looooong!! The brush separates my lashes nicely, so they're still thick but not clumped up. It gives great volume that lasts all day, honestly. It doesn't take too much work to get the final desired effect I want - compared to many where I have to put x amount of coats on, or clean up residue from my eyes.
The formula is a really good dark black colour, nice and bold. Another great thing is that it doesn't smudge at all - very noticeable as I always seem to get panda eyes with most other mascaras. I can even work out wearing this stuff and it stays put.
The brush isn't very tapered, so it's quite tricky to get the smaller lashes. The formula does smell a bit. But they aren't big issues, compared to how rubbish other mascaras have been for me!
Overall, it's worth it for the price. L'Oreal Voluminous False Fibre Lashes is my HG mascara, but this definitely comes in second place (first for price and packaging!)
I vacillate between this and CG Lash Blast (the original in the orange tube) for when I want a cheap, reliable volumizing mascara. I've probably bought about 4 tubes of this and maybe 8 tubes of Lash Blast over the last couple years. Both are good. Colossal has a big brush as is the rage, but I find it easier to work with than most. It provides dark, standout lashes with a surprising amount of length. In terms of building bulk (i.e. volume), Lash Blast wins by a tad, but Colossal has it beat on length--making it a good "all-around" mascara if you're looking for a more streamlined makeup bag or when you're traveling and don't want to haul around a bunch of mascaras, haha. The main drawback can be a pretty big one: it flakes. Like, bad sometimes. Many afternoons I will be picking little black fibers off the tops of my cheekbones. Using a fresh tube and keeping it to 2 coats max seems to help. It also smears a bit under the eyes when applied to lower lashes, and Lash Blash NEVER does that on me. Therefore, this mascara is not quite destined for HG status....but I still like having one of these cute yellow tubes on hand.
I like this masaca a lot and would buy it again.
This gives my lashes nice volume with no clumps.
My loving mom bought this for me, and I think it's quite good. I use it after lash stiletto, and it makes my lashes thicker :) But I don't think I'll buy it again.