I love when I get to try out a product and I’m already a fan of the brand. Today, I tested out Maybelline’s Volum’ Express, The Colossal Big Shot Mascara and their Master Precise Curvy eyeliner. Their Great Lash mascara and the Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner are staples in my makeup drawer so I was pumped to see if these new products could outperform their predecessors! Read on to see how these products performed in my Maybelline Review:
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara, Waterproof
The Colossal Big Shot boasts fully loaded volume in one coat with no clumps. I liked the blingy gold container–bet it would be easy to find in your bag! The applicator brush is straighter than the Great Lash, but the bristles are staggered as you can see in the photo. It’s true, I really only had to dip once or twice to get the product I needed for each eye.
The brush did a good job of separating my lashes out for a fan-like look. It wasn’t as dramatic as expected and there were a few clumps, but nothing major. When it came to applying mascara on my lower lashes, this brush fell short–it left lots of little dry clumps. This was probably due to the bristly brush.
In short, I’ll be sticking with my Great Lash mascara. While the Colossal Big Shot did apply more mascara initially, it wasn’t anything I couldn’t achieve in a short time with Great Lash. I like the brush on the Great Lash better and it works perfectly on my lower lashes.
Maybelline Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner
Next up was the Master Precise Curvy Liquid Liner. The oval applicator wand felt bulky and cheap in my hand. I wondered if it was a new breakthrough in design and if I needed to watch a tutorial before trying it out. Was anyone else confused by the flat tip? I have hooded eyes, so drawing a wing is ALWAYS a struggle and I am totally open to trying new products that may make the job easier.
I applied a thin line on my upper lid and freehanded a wing. Woah! This tip makes drawing dramatic thick wings fairly easy. If you normally wear a bold wing, this may work great for you! I’m pretty tame when it comes to wings so this won’t be in regular rotation at my house. I like the more precise applicator tip on their Line Stiletto much better and it doesn’t feather as much.
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Thanks for reading, and I hope this helps you make more informed beauty purchases in the future!
What are your mascara & liner staples? I’m especially interested in hearing what works for those with hooded eyes.
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