I took a bit of a break from blogging yesterday as I thought I was bombarding everyone with post after post. You know what they say 'Too much of a good thing...' is um spamming?
I posted a sneak preview of my lashes with the mascara on facebook and the lovely ladies over there loved the effect it gave and were all dying to know what the mystery mascara was but I left them in suspense so TA DAH... Today I'm coming at you with a review of the Maybelline Colossal Mascara in Black and the ELF mascara primer while I'm at it.
The Maybelline mascara retails at £7.19 and is currently on a 3 for 2 offer in both Superdrug and Boots.
The ELF studio mascara primer retails at £3.75 (I just noticed ELF has increased their prices) and is available at http://eyeslipsface.co.uk/product~prodID~311.htm.
Maybelline Colossal Mascara
Up to 7x more volume in just 1 coat! Colossal brush, Colossal volume, Colossal impact. Discover the new Colossal mascara from Volum' Express, the world's no. 1 mascara brand**.The collagen enriched formula plumps your lash look for mega impact. Simple and quick to use: dip your Colossal brush and with this 1 coat of mascara generously charge your lashes for Colossal volume.
What I have to say
As you can see, it has quite a big wand. It got a bit clumpy at the end which I had to wipe off. People talk about wet and dry formulas but I'm not a mascara expert and this isn't particularly wet or dry. It can be quite difficult to work with big wands as it can touch your eyelid once you've finished all your shadow which can leave you feeling Hulk level anger!!
I never believe the wild claims Mascara companies make so I have no idea whether it gave me 7x more volume but it did a very good job. On a side note WHY OH WHY do they put lash inserts when advertising their mascara? Surely, that just means they think alone the mascara is crap!? Aaaaaanyhu I'll let the photos do the talking...*cue close up creepy eye photos* I should add that I made a complete noob mistake and forgot to apply any other make up hence all the darkness around my eyes.