|Mascara applied on my right eyelashes, nothing on the left lashes (excuse the messy brow).|
Mascara has always been a product that I've been reaaally picky about over the years; I've tried my fair share of both high-end and high-street versions and have stuck to the same 2 or 3 over the years. My No.1 mascara of all time is Maybelline's The Falsies, so I was curious to try out their other hyped up mascara; The Colossal Volum' Express. Whilst this mascara didn't knock The Falsies off of my No.1 spot, it definitely impressed me and I can see where the hype lies.
If you're a fan of The Falsies, but not sure if the full-on false lash effect look is suitable for daytime, try this! I personally love OTT lashes; false lash effects without the hassle of false lashes themselves. However, I know a bunch of people need their eyes toned down a tad for work/ school/ whatever be havin' you. This is like The Falsies' little sister. The packaging is great - as it always is with Maybelline mascaras. The leopard-print in particular caught my eye!
The curved spoon-like wand is fantastic; very similar to The Falsies' - amazing at reaching every lash and giving you a voluminous curl. It coats each lash instantly, lifts them and doesn't clump at all (even after a few coats). I don't curl my lashes as I have a phobia of lash curlers, but there's no need to even use them with this mascara (see the picture above).
Will I be repurchasing this? Probably not, to be honest. As much as I like it, I really do prefer The Falsies' dramatic effect on my lashes and think it suits my makeup looks more. I can see a heap of people adoring this however, so try it if you're on the hunt for something effective, yet simple. I bought this in London last year from Superdrug, but it's around the usual €9-mark in Irish stores at the moment.
Have you tried this mascara before? What did you think?