Review: Maybelline Colossal Cat Eyes Volum Express Mascara

For a few weeks I have been using this fairly new mascara by Maybelline called The Colossal Cat Eyes Volum Express Mascara in the shade Glam Black. Wow, that has to be the longest name for a mascara ever! Also what makes this Glam Black? Is their a difference between Black, Blackest Black, and Glam Black? Okay anyways,  I was excited to try this out because I keep hearing mixed reviews, so here is what this mascara did for me.

Price: $5-$8 USD
Claims: On the packaging this product claims to give your eyelashes intense volume, no clumps, and it also has a collagen formula.

This has a curved wand with real brush bristles. The bristles are also very short.

Here is a picture of my one of my eyes with no mascara on:

And here is what my eyelashes look like with 2 coats of the mascara on:

This mascara gives me a nice amount of volume and length, which is usually what I look for in a mascara. I actually really like this, but I have two problems with it:

 1. It does clump if you are not careful! As you can see from the pictures of my eye it did start to clump a little bit on the second coat, so the most I would apply is two coats.

2. THE SMELL! If you go smell all of your mascaras you will find that none of them smell nice (seriously go smell your mascaras!), but this smell is so bad it makes my eyes water! I'm not sure if I am just sensitive to the scent, or if I just got a bad batch but it has a strong chemical smell! The smell doesn't bother me after a few minutes though, so I still use it.

Aside from the scent (which many people are not bothered by) and the fact that it does actually clump, I think this is a good mascara. If the Maybelline Falsies mascara didn't exist this one would probably be one of my favorites, because The Falsies does not clump on my. I recommend trying this if you are in the market for a new mascara for a good price from the drugstore!

I hope you enjoyed reading my opinion on this product. I would love it if you left me a comment telling me what your favorite drugstore mascara is!


  1. I actually didn't like this at first but then it grew on me as my lashes grew longer (I used a lash grow serum). I didn't notice a smell honestly.

    1. Hmm then I must be really sensitive to the smell for some reason! I'm glad this worked out for you though!

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  8. Love this mascara.*_*
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  10. Thanks for the review! I was wondering how this compared to the other colossal (non cat eye lol) which is my all time favorite!! Thanks again for the information, I will be sticking to my regular colossal :) Great blog! I am now following you :)


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