Maybelline: Volum' Express Magnum Mascara

I think I've been kind of lucky with every makeup that I've been trying lately. I know I've been mentioning a lot of Holy Grail products in my last few posts. And now I tell ya', here is yet another product that made it to my hit list! The Maybelline Volum' Express Magnum Mascara (waterproof)!


I have stubborn lashes that points straight downwards and most often than not, at the end of the day, my lashes would point back down even if I have curled them. In all honesty, I've never been really that crazy about mascaras. I guess it's because I don't really see such a dramatic difference when I apply it and nothing seems to hold the curls up. I have tried mascaras like Covergirl Lashblast. It didn't hold my lashes up either. I know that it worked for so many other girls, but sadly it didn't work for me.

I chanced upon Maybelline Volum' Express Magnum Mascara (waterproof) during a sale. And even if I was on a shopping ban, I got it on a whim because it was on a 10% OFF promo and from the original price of PHP 399, I got it for PHP 359 (around USD $8).


I also thought I needed to get a waterproof mascara for the wedding I'm going to attend to. Just because I wasn't really satisfied with the current one that I am using, which is the Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara. Aside from not being able to hold my curls up, I also felt it wasn't waterproof. 

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As you can see it has a slightly curved brush. It's a little bigger compared with other ordinary mascara brushes. And the bristles are quite long, too. I like it because it makes application easy and it separates my lashes pretty well. 



I love how this mascara volumizes and lengthens my lashes. And no matter how stubborn they are, it holds the curl up ALL DAY. I'm definitely blown away by that. No other mascara has done that for me, honestly. It is also waterproof so it does not smudge at all, but it's not so difficult to remove either. It melts off easily with a mascara remover. It does not have a strong scent and it does not sting or irritate my eyes.

Here are before and after photos:

bare curled lashes
Applied one coat of Maybelline Volum' Express Magnum Mascara (waterproof)
Applied two coats
Applied three coats
bare curled lashes VS three coats of mascara
Such a huge difference, right? I can finally appreciate mascaras! LOL.

After a month of using this, I noticed that it's starting to dry out a bit. It does not bother me, though. Because it hasn't started flaking or anything yet. Still works just as good.

I hope Maybelline does not discontinue this product because I am definitely repurchasing! 

Rating: Excellent Kitty!

13 comments:

Aya said...

I always get excited when I see mascara reviews on my feed. I just love looking at the before and after pics! :D Hihi

~tHiAmErE~ said...

i like this one too!
but then what i notice & not just me, a couple of friends who had used this din na this dry faster than other mascaras
:(

but hey!
it works,right?
hehehe

Catmare said...

@thiamere, yep! I noticed it dried a bit after a month of using but still works just as good. And it's not pricey compared to other brands like Revlon or Covergirl. :D

Janinay said...

Longer lashes! ♥

sugar sugar said...

maybelline does make good mascaras although this particular one did not work for me. :( andddd mine dried out too fast and got flaky in about a couple of months. >.< i'm glad it works for you though!

as always, great review sis! :)

coffretgorge said...

hello sweetie! :) i havent tried maybelline mascaras before, i always want to try, but there are so many to choose from i end up confused and not buying anything. LOL! have you tried Heroine Make Kiss Me mascaras? i think you'll like the Long & Curl one, it looks natural, it feels light and it makes my lashes stay curled all day. :D

Nicole said...

Maybelline mascaras are great! I like the difference it made. It's like you're wearing falsies! :)

Michelle said...

Wow, great photos, and yeah, that's a huge difference o__o thanks for sharing ^^

Lorsee said...

Oooohhh...a nice mascara! I haven't tried any Maybelline mascara yet. I wanted the Hello Kitty one (just because it's Hello Kitty hehe).

Em said...

Great review! I want to try this one. I heard lots of good reviews about maybelline mascaras :)

Sweethestia said...

I wanna try this one, Maybelline has a mascara before that i use that is super smudge proof and they don't have it na.. :9 hope this one works for me.

Catmare said...

thanks everyone!

@coffretgorge, I haven't tried the Heroine Make Kiss Me yet. But I will put that on my list and hopefully I can try it soon. :)

Alma said...

great post! I've tried this mascara and I really liked it too....but i will always love my clinique high impact...its my all time fav!

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