Maybelline is my favorite brand for drugstore mascaras. Every time they come out with a new one I'm so intrigued by their bold claims (and pretty colored packaging...). Their newest mascara claims to give your lashes 16x more volume without getting clumpy.
Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Pumped Up Mascara Review
Available at drugstores where Maybelline is sold, Ulta, and maybelline.com
The bright, pink packaging is shaped very similar to The Rocket mascara, also by Maybelline. The brush is curved all around with longer brush hairs in the center, and shorter hairs on the ends. The wand itself is very stiff; not flexible like the Mega Plush mascara.
As you can see from the before and after picture below, this mascara does give me volume, but it also gives me quite a bit of length too! I was so excited to see length because I prefer added length to added volume. I know you're probably thinking, "uh... why did she buy a volumizing mascara when she likes length," but I'm telling you... the pretty packaging sucked me in!
I can't completely agree with their clump-free claim. I find the stopper on the tube a little inadequate, and I feel like I have to scrape product off of the brush every time I use this to avoid clumps. Be careful if you like adding more than 2 coats! Also the brush is kind of big so you have to be careful when applying on the lower lashes.
I like this mascara, and I will most likely repurchase it. It has a really nice balance of volume and length, and it really lifts my lashes (just make sure you scrape off some of the excess). I will never love it as much as The Falsies/Falsies Flared/Falsies Big Eyes, but I do like it better than the Colossal Cat Eyes, Mega Plush, and The Rocket. If you click on any of the mascaras named in this post you can see my past reviews and see how this one compares.
Have you tried any Maybelline mascaras? Which is your favorite?