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Maybelline Colossal Big shot mascara reviews

Find out what our Review Crew® thought about Maybelline’s newest mascara and lip colour

Beauty Crew Editor / May 25 2017

The product

Maybelline New York Colossal Big Shot Mascara – the newest sister in the famous Colossal mascara family – is designed to make a statement. Formulated with collagen, this super pigmented, black mascara coats lashes from root to tip to deliver a serious dose of volume, sans clumping. Our Review Crew® were tasked with putting this new volumising mascara to the test.

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Maybelline New York Colossal Big Shot Mascara to women aged between 18 and 39 who want to create bold, volumised lashes.

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Maybelline New York Colossal Big Shot Mascara: 

The impact it had on lashes: Most of our Review Crew® members were happy to report that the mascara added instant volume to lashes, with many finding all they needed was one coat to get the finish they were after. 

The longevity of the mascara: While some reviewers found the mascara didn’t hold up in heat and through sweat, most were happy to discover the formula didn’t budge or smudge through normal conditions – with a few mentioning it even lasted around 12 hours. 

This may not be for you if: You’re looking to maximise curl. Some testers found that although the mascara delivered in terms of volume, it didn’t give as much curl as they would have liked. Some reviewers found curling their lashes before applying the mascara helped.

The verdict

“This mascara was great at creating standout lashes. I loved how much it lengthened my lashes & how long wearing it was. I could wear this all day, through work & a workout and have no smudging even though it is not a waterproof mascara!”
Review Crew® member
“It is everything I personally look for in a mascara: provides good length, good volume, isn't goopy, dries quickly, doesn't smudge or crumble when I put on my lashes, and most importantly it separates my lashes rather than clumping them together.”
T Kaur
Review Crew® member
“My lashes were instantly fuller, separated and there was no clumping to try and pat away. It felt a little heavier on my eyes than my current natural mascara – but it wasn't uncomfortably so and it made a bigger difference in my eyelash texture and length as opposed to the natural one.”
Review Crew® member

In addition to the volumising mascara, our Review Crew® testers also received Maybelline New York’s Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint. 

The product

It may apply like a gloss, but each of the eight shades of Maybelline New York Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint delivers the kind of pigment you’d expect from a lipstick. Add in the flocked tip and nourishing formula that can be layered for the desired finish, and you’ve got the recipe for a powerful statement lip. 

The lowdown

Here’s what the Review Crew® loved about Maybelline New York Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint

The pigmented finish: Overall, testers were pleased to find that the lip paint delivered on its promise of an intense finish, with many mentioning the product didn’t need to be layered up. The Review Crew® were also happy to find that despite applying like a gloss, the Lip Paint wasn’t sticky, and instead felt soft and nourishing on their lips. 

This may not be for you if: You want to apply your lip colour once in the day. Testers found that the colour did move after eating and drinking, and reapplication was necessary during the day.

The verdict:

“Prior to trailing this product, I was anticipating the lip paint to be drying to the lips. To my surprise, I find the lip paint to be moisturising and long lasting. The felt tip applicator makes for easy use and neat application. I would definitely recommend this product and I certainly purchase the other shades.”
Review Crew® member

Want to know what more women are saying about this mascara and lip paint? Read more reviews for Maybelline New York Colossal Big Shot Mascara and Color Jolt Intense Lip Paint. 

The products for this Review Crew® trial have been provided by Maybelline New York to Pacific Magazines’ BEAUTYcrew for the purpose of trial and review by BEAUTYcrew members.

Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.