Review: Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara

Hi lovelies!

First of all, apologies for my prolonged absence.  If I’m being totally honest, I was in most of a funk for February {is a February Funk a thing?}.  In addition to my personal and work lives being overly packed, I just wasn’t in the mood for {gasp} all things beauty.  Never fear, though, I’m back with a renewed and spring-like approach to life, ready to blog!

Despite my “funk”, I did pick up some new goodies and tried my best to test a few things to review.  Here for you today is my opinion on the Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot mascara.

I’m a huge fan of Maybelline mascara, well, mascara in general so when I saw this newbie on the shelf, I had to pick it up…when it was on sale, of course, ‘cause I’m cheap.

What Does it Do?

According to the website, this mascara purports to fully volumize in one coat with a brush features unique, wavy bristles that cradle lashes, while the collagen formula delivers bold volume.   The mascara is washable, and comes in three shades: Very Black, Blackest Black and Brownish Black {points for creativity, Maybelline}.

Like all mascara I buy, I bought this in the darkest shade I could, given that I’m a natural brunette with relatively dark features.IMG_5352

In terms of my initial impressions, this mascara took a day or two for me until the formula dried down a bit.  The first time I wore it out of the house on just a normal day, I saw it transferred and didn’t hold a curl.  It just sat on my vanity like a sad little tube.  I decided to give it a go the other day, and I have to say that the results were far closer to what the Maybelline site claims.

I found that this mascara certainly volumized and didn’t really transfer, which I love since I’m a fan of fluttery bottom-lashes.   Was it huge volume and big length to give a false lash effect? No.  But in fairness, that’s not what this mascara claims to do.  It’s just a preference for me.



The Verdict:

This wasn’t bad at all, and I’ll likely finish up the tube.  I quite like the formula and finish, though it’s not #1 in my book.  It doesn’t hold a curl as well as I’d like it to, and I could use a little more length.  Would I repurchase it?  Likely not, since I still like the Lash Sensational formula better and the price point is similar.




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