Back to sneaky iphone blogging today to highlight a mascara I have been trying.
Over the years, I've had quite bad luck with Maybelline mascaras. Outside Cover Girl Lash Blast everyone seems to love Maybelline mascaras the most, but outside Full n Soft I found most of the ones I tried to be complete duds.
I still give every brand another try, and when I saw the new Cat Eyes Mascara version release from the Colossal line, I decided to give it a go.
I believe the Cat Eyes version of this mascara has been out in several other countries prior hitting state side.
The first thing I noticed was this wand and brush was really skinny! Most volume mascaras are quite thick and fat, this had a thin wand and a pretty thin brush with an elongated "U" shape.
Now the claim on this mascara is volume with extra emphasis on curling at the outer corner of your eyes. I have never tried any mascaras under the Colossal line but I do believe their claim to fame is volume.
Let me tell you, this mascara is quite good but for none of the reasons above.
Volume is definitely something lacking in this formula. This is an excellent lengthening mascara. But volume?No.
Below are my eyes with one coat of the mascara.
It looks like I have six long curled lashes, but do they look voluminous?
I think you can actually see mascara better behind glasses in photos!! Magnification??
The formula is not very wet, and applies easily.
This mascara held the curl all day. I took this photo at about 5PM, and I had applied the mascara at 7AM.
The lengthening factor is quite nice and fluttery but I did try to focus on the outer corner of my eyes but nothing happened. They did not get any where near the cat eye effect like the packaging had stated.
Maybe I'm holding the brush wrong?
For fun the other night I whacked on three coats of this stuff to see how far it could go.
It did not really get too clumpy but you can see from the below (badly lit photo, sorry about that) that volume is more apparent but all I really see is the length of my lashes.
In the end, I do like this mascara because it delivers nice fluttery curled long lashes which I always love in a mascara, but was quite disappointed in the lack of volume and outer edge it promised.
*Note: I do own the waterproof version in Glam Black*
What are your favorite Maybelline or drugstore mascara? I want to try the Falsies Flared and Volume One by One versions next!