I found the wand a bit big and awkward to use as it had bent and wispy bristles which along with the thick consistency of the product made it difficult not to overload the lashes. Not sure if it was meant to have such a wispy applicator, but this seemed to affect the amount of product that was applied to my lashes despite scraping a lot of product off the wand, attempting to apply a thin layer was difficult. This product definitely added volume to my lashes, lasted throughout my 16 hour shifts with minimal transfer above my eye (which can look like a second eyebrow with other brands) and the colour is perfect. When it came time to remove the product I had a hard time getting it all off, first using micellar water then my The Ordinary squalane cleanser but still had flakes around my eyes in the morning, so it definitely has staying power. All in all it is a good product that does what it claims to do, but doesn't make it into my top 5 mascaras due to the thick consistency and awkward wand. Maybe I got a dud wand, but I wouldn't spend money on another just to find out.
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Maybelline Colossal Up To 36H Waterproof Mascara
Colossal gets amped up! Colossal Up To 36HR Mascara is Maybelline's latest, most hardworking mascara. Thanks to its iconic Mega Brush that sweeps on its flake-resistant, volume-lock formula, it delivers non-stop dramatic lashes in an instant. Waterproof and smudge-resistant!
Tips: Trial applying with different wands if possible to see if this reduces lash overload
The Maybelline Colossal waterproof mascara definitely did what it claimed to do. The mascara lasted a long time - so much so that I found it difficult to remove at the end of the night. Like most mascaras it was really easy to apply. The wand made it easy to apply to both the upper and lower lashes to get that really long thick look. I only had to apply once on top lashes before the effects were seen - they were much darker, thicker and longer and there wasn't any clumping. At the time of writing this review, the mascara is around the $25 mark. I would buy this again purely as it did what it said it was going to and the price point is good.
I've tried likely hundreds of different mascaras, in all price ranges over the years and this is pretty darn good. Nice and dark. Makes my lashes beautiful and long :D not spider leggy at all which I'm always worried about.
Tips: I use a mascara guard as I constantly get mascara on my lids
I received this product to review by Beauty Review but realised too late that I miss the deadline because I have been feeling unwell. It was wonderful using this product for the sole reason that my eyelashes are nothing to write home about. The Maybelline Colossal Mascara comes a nice to hold, chunky tube that is easy to apple. The spooley is perfect for coating each lash. I found that my eyelashes looked longer and more defined. The product also stayed put for the almost 15 hours I had it on for. I don't know who would have their mascara on for 36hours or even sleep with mascara on, especially waterproof mascara, because you probably shouldn't do that. However it should stay on comfortably all day and look as great in the evening as it did in the morning. I would recommend this product.
Tips: I did scrap off the excess product on the rim and built up a few coats rather than going in with a loaded spooley.
I have to be honest this mascara isn't what I thought it would be. I have very fine eyelashes that aren't very long so thought it might help to make them look thicker and longer but the brush is too big which makes it hard to apply to fine eyelashes. Feels really clumsy and messy. It also is quite clumpy. For the price I think there are better options out there. But hey if u have a nice set of thick set of eyelashes it might be great. Just didn't tick the box for me. On the bright side it is water proof and is a generous size. Amd nothing against Maybelline.....I have had great products from them in the past!
Tips: Maybe try before you buy if you can.
I’m not completely sold on the formula of this mascara. I have to admit, it does do as the description says, it’s long lasting and doesn’t flake off which is great! However I found the mascara didn’t make my lashes look that amazing, and didn’t feel make them dramatically different from their natural state. I found the formula a little dry and would have loved for the mascara to provide a bit more length. Overall I think this mascara is an okay one for day to day “natural” makeup, however if you’re wanting a dramatic affect than I don’t think this is the right one!
Tips: Because this is waterproof make sure you have a decent makeup remover! I found that oil based worked through best for me
This mascara genuinely surprised me, I have gone through so many high end mascaras ranging from too faced, Dior and benefit and in my opinion this has preformed just as well if not better then most of them.
Brush- the brush is super large but unlike most large brushed mascaras it goes on without clumping your lashes together, you get really good separation. The only downside is it does make it hard to get the corner lashes me as there on the curlier side
How it wears- This mascara absolutely stands up to its long wearing name, and will stay on all day including when the wearing decides to switch up on you. In terms of transfer I did get a little on the lower lash line however this was after wearing it for about 8 hours.
The mascara drys down quickly and does not have any strong smell, it’s comfortable to wear and doesn’t feel chunky.
Tips: You absolutely need a good quality makeup remover as this does really stay on. If you don’t remove it completely you will wake up with panda eyes
Great mascara. The wand is a bit bigger than I’m used to, so just need to change the technique a wee bit. The formula is great though, stays on for hours, but is still easy to take off. Great for a night out where you need your makeup to last for hours!
The packaging is simple and similar to other mascara’s but works well for the Maybelline brand and your eyes are draw to the gold Colossal wording on the front. The brush is easy to hold and the bristles evenly spaced out. The consistency is nice not dry but not runny either. The pigment is very black. The mascara definitely doesn’t clump with only a few layers but you need more for any noticeable difference in volume and it doesn’t lift your lashes which is a problem if your lashes are dead straight like mine. I never leave my mascara on for longer then 12 hours so the 36 hour claim I can’t prove but it didn’t smudge during the time I worn it.
This was an interesting mascara I really like the brush and consistency of the formula but if I was going to be honest I would probably not repurchase it again as I needed so many layers to get a descent look which did make it harder to get off then other waterproof mascara I have used.
Tips: Take care when removing, use good eye make up remover.
The packaging was basic, and the wording clear and bold. The tube is a nice size and the wand basic compared to other mascaras that I have used. The “product” itself is a great consistency, nice and thick. When I applied it did not smudge and applied smoothly on my lashes. The colour is an intense black. The mascara is VERY waterproof, as I went to tje gym a couple of times after work and it did not run or anything, was very impressed with that. It also so waterproof that washing it off is a mission that is how waterproof it is and definitely long wearing. Compared to for example the Better then Sex mascara it does not give that effect of longer lashes. A great mascara either way for maybe a cheaper alternative to the more expensive mascaras put there. For a more intense look I apply 2 coats.
Will definitely get again.
Tips: I would when cleaning recommend using wipes to get the product off completely.