Maybelline Volum' Express The Mega Plush Waterproof

3.4

116 reviews

54% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

For the record: I have been using this mascara for the last month. I have fairly thick, long, straight lashes. But I am greedy, lol. My magical wishlist for mascara is a combo of separation, volume, and curl holding. I am allergic to Revlon & Elf liquid eye products like mascara and liquid liner. I bought this on recommendation from a friend.

Pros:
I can get clumps out. Do make sure the wand isn't loaded up with too much product.
I generally prefer larger, fiber brushes like this one to the ones with short, rubber bristles.
No eye irritation
No flakes.

Cons:
I don't find this gives as much volume as I expected. It's just OK, but I prefer the volume I get from Almay's Get Up & Grow.
I also don't find that the little joint on the wand helps me at all. On the contrary, I think the wand is too bendy. (Can we make "bendy" a technical mascara term?)
Doesn't hold a curl at the end of the day (after about 8 hours)
Even though my eyes aren't irritated, they feel like they have been weightlifting all day.
Has a mild chemical scent, which I might not have noticed if I didn't just pull the wand out to smell it.

FYI: To characterize a comparison, I copied my review for Almay's Get Up & Grow, and moved almost the whole pro list for that one to the "con" list for this one. Then I went and bumped that one up by 1 star.

Overall: Meh. 3 stars across the board. It's just okay. I have some other mascaras to use after this (that I've already stocked up on), but even after those are gone I don't think I would repurchase. I have heard that the WP version is not good as the non WP version, but even still I'm not curious enough.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

my friend recommended this to me a while ago and i'm probably going to have to go out and buy my third tube of it soon. i'm very fond of this mascara, especially when it dries out a bit, as i find that it really adds volume and a bit of length without any clumping or smudging. i have a hard time finding jordana in my area (which is still my favourite mascara) and for me this works very similarly, although it's not as dry. i can build this up without getting spider lashes, which is always a plus. i always make sure to buy the waterproof version since it holds up curl well and doesn't smudge.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

If you've looked at my other reviews you would know I am a greasy pizza-face so my oil production causes most mascaras to smudge. Hence why I have a deep love for tubing mascaras as they are only removable by warm water.

However I gave the washable Volum' Express Mega Plush a chance after my (very picky) mother raved about it. My mom is not one of those people that has a giant MU collection. I have given her half my stash over the years and yet she is a minimalist.......whatever she dislikes, goes in the trash. So I knew if she raved about it, it must be good.

And I did love the washable version! My only gripe about it was the fact it smudged on me after about 8 hours. To be fair, 8 hours is pretty damn long in my book. So I decided to see if the waterproof version was any better.

This smudges only a tiny bit. It smudged even less than the washable version, but I could still detect some under my eyes. I know that sounds bad but you've got to remember I'm not kidding about my greasiness. Also, I live in a hot, humid, hell of a state - TX. This mascara lasted on me MUCH longer than other waterproof versions have tried over the years.

Although the WP version exceeded in that aspect, there were other areas it unimpressed me. Everything I loved about the washable version seems to be lacking in the waterproof formula. It was very average in terms of length and volume, whereas the washable one gave me TONS of fluffy long lashes.

Another con about this is it was really hard to remove. I know I shouldn't be whining about this given I often have the opposite issue with traditional mascaras. But I used oil to remove it 4 times along with my facial cleanser (contain alpha hydroxy acids). Afterwards I could still find little flakes here and there. I find that issue somewhat unhygienic for my sensitive eyes. At least my beloved tubing mascaras come off with one pinch of warm water.

I'm sure tons of gals out there would love this mascara. I did not *hate* it. It's just not HG worthy to me.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I bought this mascara after my friend recommended it to me. It definitely is waterproof (it stayed on my lashes for hours), but I find that for my lashes it doesn't really do anything. For my friend, her lashes looked natural but you could tell that she wore mascara (that's after 2-3 coats). However, because this mascara is more on the drier side, after 3 coats I still don't see any change to my lashes other than lengthening it. I would not recommend this mascara if you are looking for volume, but I know that on some people it works on their lashes.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Horrible!
Wouldn't recommend. I have short lashes and fairly light but I have used others that really make my lashes very long so this product has no excuse to work. It isn't my short stumpy lashes it's this rubbish formula, I know it's meant for ultra volume but it doesn't even give me that. Honestly it does nothing to my lashes just clumps. Going in the bin. Waste of money! So many better mascaras such as loreal telescopic.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My hg mascara! I have super straight lashes that fall even if I curl and apply mascara. with this one I curl, apply and my lashes actually stay up! It doesn't really volumize, but it lengthens like crazy and thickens! if I want more drama I'll add another mascara on top.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

This mascara really doesn't do a whole lot. I mean it does lengthen my lashes a little but that's it. Most of all, I can't STAND the wand - it's so flexible it's ridiculous and doesn't do anything except make it more difficult to apply the mascara. I'm glad it's a relatively cheap mascara, cause I definitely wouldn't repurchase.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

I like the formula but just can't get the brush to work for me. It's so flexible that I have trouble really getting in there and coating my lashes.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I've basically tried almost all the Maybelline mascaras, with the exception of Mega Plush, until now. For the past few years, I've enjoyed really voluminous lashes, but as of lately, I don't really care about how long my lashes look. I just want something to put on them that'll make them look nice, but not dramatic or anything. Mega Plush does just that! It's really natural looking, while still enhancing the lashes. The formula isn't too wet like the Falsies, so it's easy for me to apply. The waterproof formula is great as with the other Maybelline mascaras. Along with the Rocket, I can say that the Mega Plush mascara is one of my favorites out there. If you just want natural, but pretty lashes, this is the one for you!


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I needed a waterproof mascara due to my allergies. I never wore waterproof mascara cuz of the hard time it takes to remove it. I have long blonde lashes that hold a curl well without using a curler. I bought it In black/brown and it looks good with my blue eyes. I think the flexible wand is an interesting concept and I like it. I agree with some it's easy to take out too much mascara when using but I just angle the brush when I'm taking it out. It doesn't clump. I love the wet formula. It volumezes and thickens my lashes very well. This will def be my go to waterproof mascara from now on.


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