January 23, 2009

Mascara on Trial (part2)

The one beauty item I never leave the house without applying is mascara. It completes the whole face for me, makes me look awake, and adds that bit of ommph factor! As I've mentioned before in my other mascara on trial review I refuse to spend more than $25cdn on any mascara & rarely spend close to that price point. I tend to buy when they are on sale & usually that means that I rarely spend more than $10cdn (before taxes).
The latest mascaras I've tried have been:

Product Claim: • Elastic formula stretches lashes up to 70% visibly longer in just one step
• Exclusive Grip & Extend brush grasps each lash to separate and lengthen from every angle
• Pro-Vitamin B-5 and silk protein strengthen and condition for hi-gloss black-patent shine

The display for this mascara is what caught my eye, as I had not seen any advertisements for this until recently. I bought this in Very Black, as I like all my mascaras to be the darkest shade available. This does come in three shades: Very Black, Soft Black, Brownish Black. On to the review: this mascara has a very distinct fragrance (rose water a la "old lady" face cream) however aside from the smell (once you get over it & it does fade once applied) it actually lengthens. But don't expect any volume, it does what its suppose to lengthen as in the "Ultimate"! Stay on all day, no smudges, & no clumps. Repurchase: if on sale

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Maybelline the Colossal Volum'Express Mascara

Product Claim: The world's #1 mascara goes colossal! Lash-boosting collagen formula and unique Mega Brush plump lashes one by one, for 9X the volume in just one coat. Conquers clumps! Go bigger than big. GO COLOSSAL! Ophthalmologist tested. Contact lens safe.

I bought this more than a month ago & did not like this mascara at all. This smells very similiar to the Lash Stiletto Ultimate Mascara, at first I thought that they were perhaps the same product but with different wands (and obviously the packaging). Initially, this mascara went on too wet, smudged, & was messy. However, I decided to try it again & I'm thinking that the product itself must've dried a bit because I'm actually really liking it! It delivers thicker/volumizing lashes & I love the colour! I purchased Glam Black (of course) but also available in Classic Black. Repurchase: if on sale (mainly because of my initial reaction).

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(photo & text credits: maybelline)



  1. haha I'm using colossal right now! I like the smell and it's working pretty well in my opinion..but I barely use mascaras, this is the third I've ever purchased!

  2. I also never spend that much money on mascaras. I do love Lancome mascaras but I know cheaper brands that work the same or even better.

    Maybelline mascaras never work for me. :( I tend to smear and smudge easily. Even Maybelline waterproof mascaras smudge and flake on me. But I know a ton of people love the Colossal.


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