Well...not really. But I do regret buying Maybelline's The Colossal mascara last week. From my last post, you girls know that I like to be boring. I find something I like and then I stick to it for as long as possible. I have used CoverGirl's LashBlast (the original) ever since it was first introduced, along with L'Oreal's Double Extend mascara. The former for volume, the latter for length. And I've been very happy with my two lash builders. I've just heard so many good things about The Colossal that I wanted to see for myself. That and the fact that I was getting sick of my mascara routine.

Colossal Pros:
~The brush is nice and fat, giving the appearance that it will do wonders for stubby lashes. It is also not plastic, which some people prefer.

Colossal Cons:
~I don't like the formula. It isn't buildable at all.
~It has a really strange floral-plastic type scent, and it is very strong.
~It doesn't hold a curl very well. I wore this to work and by the end of the day, my lashes had disappeared completely.
~Overall, it does not live up to its name.

I am not saying that The Colossal won't work for everyone, but it certainly does nothing for me. I think I am going to try L'Oreal's Voluminous next. Does anyone have any good drugstore mascara recommendations?


  1. I am sorry to hear that the Colossal doesn't work for you. Yesterday I purchased the Maybelline Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara. Hope I will get a chance to try it next week. I've heard really good reviews about it from friends. I have been avoiding using black mascara, and only use clear, because I don't know how to not get clumps...

  2. When I was starting with makeup, I only stuck to one mascara bran which was Maybelline Define A Lash lol. That sucks that it smells like weird plastic :/

  3. Voluminous is really good. I like that one a lot. Maybe you could try the Maybelline XXL Bold. I haven't tried it but I hear good things about it.

  4. I tried the Colossal Volume mascara as well and I didn't like it either!!

  5. Dior's DiorShow is my fav!


  6. i have loreal Voluminous and a huge con is that it flakes and its so hard to take off

  7. I didn't like the Colossal either! I like L'oreal Voluminous though, and I love L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen :)

  8. I am using this at the moment, it's not my fave but I don't mind it. Prefer Max Factor Masterpiece Max. :)

  9. ugh, I didn't like Colossal either.
    My fave drugstore mascara is Maybelline's Define A Lash in the hot pink tube. It is comparable to Definicils in my opinion.

  10. I used to love this mascara, except it always flaked. I now use L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen and it is amazing. It's better than any high end one I've tried!

  11. I'm loving maybelline falsies but i use waterproof to hold my curl i absolutley love it!!

  12. I heart CoverGirl LashBlash length & LashBlash volume together!!

  13. Also...I did a tag this morning and it was pretty fun! I didn't "tag" people, but I'm tagging you now! http://nvbeauty.blogspot.com/2010/07/tag-youre-it.html

  14. I loved the Colossal mascara. So sorry you didnt like it. Im using Benefit BADgal and Covergil Lash Blast Volume right now. I love layering them.

  15. aw, it sucks to hear that it isn't as good as expected. the ads make it look like it's the best. thanks for the honest review! :)

    <3, Mimi

  16. Kamani: I am definitely going to see if Voluminous lives up to all the hype! My best friend swears by it!

    Natasha: The next time I get a Sephora gift card (fingers crossed!) I'll have to try it! Maybe I could stop by a counter and get a sample ;)

    Andi: I have heard good things about that one too! Might have to give it a shot!

    Emily and Deanna: Two votes for the Extra Volume Collagen!

    Nicole: CG lashblast is my HG mascara. I could never ever be without it! But it's time to branch a little, so we shall see if anything else can compare for me.

    Fortheloveofmakeup: OOOO I almost picked that one instead! I guess I should have ;)

    TaylorCristen: That's the odd thing about mascaras. What works for one person won't necessarily work on the next. Mascara is so tricky in my opinion!

    Mimi: It's only my opinion, but I will always be honest to you guys!

    Everyone: Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I really appreciate your feedback! I will take your opinions into heavy consideration. I might have to do a huge mascara haul to try everything! Or maybe just buy one at a time and see what works best (along with CG lashblast and L'oreal Double Extend, which I'll never stop buying!)

  17. too bad ,,

    i really love it ,, and it works wonder on my lashes =)

    i guess mascaras-love are different from one person to another

  18. Princess Feef: Happy it works for you! Yes, I do think that mascaras are really personal. It all depends on a persons natural lashes and what that person is looking for!

  19. I have to say I've never been a huge fan of Maybelilnne mascaras .. lacking in a lot of areas I think..

  20. I've been using CoverGirl waterproof black mascara since fourth grade. Maybelline just doesn't do it for me but I love the CoverGirl stuff!
    xo Josie


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