Sunday, April 13, 2014

NEW! Maybelline Volum' Express Pumped Up Colossal Mascara Review

Happy weekend Lovelies! Today I'm super excited to review a brand new mascara for you guys by the Maybelline Volum' Express line! I usually have good luck with these mascaras, my favorites being The Colossal and The Rocket so I couldn't have been happier to discover that there has been a new one released!

Product info: This mascara claims to "pump" up your lashes to give you tons of volume. Its brush is fattest in the middle and tapered at the end and the formula comes in a washable and waterproof form. It retails anywhere from $5.99 to $7.99 anywhere Maybelline is sold but if you visit Ulta now through Saturday April 19th, they are having a 40% OFF sale on Maybelline cosmetics so you could get this mascara for just under $5!

My experience: The very first thing I noticed about this mascara is that it has a very wet formula that takes a few minutes to completely dry. If you're not careful, you could end up with a bit of a mess on your eyelids. Fortunately, it dries without feeling flaky or crispy but does not give me that much volume like it is advertised to do. It actually gave me quite a bit of length, however, and sort of fans out my lashes. Because this is such a wet mascara, if you apply too much it can weigh your lashes down and make them stick together so I find that using only two coats is best.

My natural lashes

After one coat of Pumped Up mascara

Two coats of Pumped Up mascara

I do really enjoy the brush on this mascara. It's not too huge in the middle and the tapered end really helps with reaching all of my lashes. I can see myself liking this mascara more and more in the future after the formula has time to dry up just a smidgen and while It's not a mascara I would reach for when I want massive dramatic lashes, I like it for an every day use. I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind wet formulas and is looking for a bit of length in their everyday mascara!

Thanks so much for reading! Have you tried this mascara? What do you think of it?


  1. Ohh I love Maybelline Mascaras and this looks fantastic. You have such great natural lashes too!

  2. This looks so good, it is also a fab review!

  3. Lovely blog! Followed you from the blog-hop, can't wait to see more posts :)

    Catherine xx

  4. That mascara looks brilliant! I came from the bbloggers blog hop!

  5. You have got gorgeous natural lashes! This mascara looks great for the length without clumping - definitely an everyday one :) Found you through the blog hop by the way!

    Tara / Headline Beauty


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