The classic drugstore mascara that’s big on volume

Here’s what our SUPERcrew had to say about the volumising mascara

BeautyCrew Beauty Editor / August 13 2019

The product

We all want instantly voluminous lashes, but time and time again we find ourselves layering coat after coat of mascara only to end up frustrated, covered in mascara, and half-blind from almost poking our eye out (twice). No more, friends, because this classic drugstore find promises to give you voluminous lashes with just one coat; and as a bonus, it won’t flake on you throughout the day.

Introducing Maybelline New York The Colossal Mascara…or should we say reintroducing? Because this little guy has been a mainstay in the budget beauty market since its release back in 2009.

Boasting a collagen-infused formula and lash thickening agents, The Colossal Mascara delivers volume after just one coat, capturing and coating each individual lash from root to tip.

Our panel of SUPERcrew members put this product to the test:

The panel

Beauty Crew sent Maybelline New York The Colossal Mascara to our SUPERcrew – a panel of 50 members who are the most diligent reviewers on our site (find out what it takes to become a SUPERcrew member here).

The lowdown

Here’s what the SUPERcrew loved about Maybelline New York The Colossal Mascara.

The volume it gave their lashes: Reviewers loved how easily they were able to achieve a voluminous lash look without having to pack on product. Some reviewers mentioned that they really liked that the mascara provided volume while still looking natural.

The smudge-proof formula: Members were impressed by the mascara’s staying power, with many commenting that they didn’t notice the same amount of flaking throughout the day that they experience with other formulas.

The way the brush coated all their lashes: SUPERcrew members loved the fact that the brush grabbed and coated every single lash so they didn’t have to go over the lashes again and again or struggle with applying product to their hard-to-reach lashes.

The verdict

“A couple of coats of this Maybelline mascara makes my lashes have a lot more volume but still in a natural looking way. It doesn’t smudge or flake off at all during the day. The mascara was easy to remove with some micellar water or other makeup remover at the end of the day.”
SUPERcrew member
“The lashes are clump-free even with several coats of the mascara. The mascara wand tapers at the end, helping coat the harder to reach, shorter lashes in the inner corner of the eye. The mascara lasts all day without any fallout.”
SUPERcrew member
“I liked that the volume didn't weigh down my lashes and they seemed light and fluttery. The colour was lovely and dark and really helped define my eyes. The formula didn't flake and really held its own all day. It came off easily with my usual facewash. A breeze to use!”
SUPERcrew member

Like the sound of this volumising mascara? Read more Maybelline New York The Colossal Mascara reviews. 

Have you tried Maybelline New York The Colossal Mascara? Share your thoughts and experiences with us in the comments below. 

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

*This average star rating is based on 47 reviews and is correct as of 10/6/2019 

Main image credit: Michelle Tan

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).