Maybelline are one of my favourite makeup brands for mascara, with my very first mascara I ever tried being the Maybelline Classic Volum’ Express which only cost £4.95 but it was a great starting mascara. My current favourite Maybelline mascara is the Maybelline Falsies Mascara which has been one of my favourites for a good eight years, so I’m always open to trying new Maybelline mascaras. Their newest mascara is the Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara £7.99 which Huda Beauty claims is her new favourite mascara over on her blog. The packaging is definitely the blingiest I’ve seen for a drugstore mascara with its metallic gold and purple tube, which some might find a little garish but I like how much it stands out amongst my sea of black mascara tubes.
The Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara’s wand has a strange wavy design, which I’m not entirely sure is necessary as it doesn’t improve the mascara in anyway. The bristles on the wand are natural bristles which are quite messy in their placement compared to normal mascara wands which typically have quite a uniform, evenly spaced distribution of bristles. The bristles on this brush go in all different types of directions which is what I think makes it a little more unique than the other Maybelline mascara.
“Unleash girl boss lashes with Maybelline’s Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Mascara, for fully loaded volume in one coat. The Big Shot brush features unique, wavy bristles that cradle lashes, while the collagen formula delivers bold volume. Ophthalmologist tested. Suitable for contact lens wearers. 8 out of 10 saw root to tip volume instantly“
I always hate doing mascara reviews as everyone has totally different experiences with them depending on their natural lashes, but I would really recommend taking a look at the 120+ reviews on the Superdrug website to see what others thing. Plus Huda shared photos of three other girl’s lashes with the mascara on and off, to show the results. My experience with the mascara has been pretty good, although I felt like I didn’t get on with it very well for the first three weeks as it was too wet and messy but it did improve the more the formula thickened after contact with the air.
It is very much a volumising mascara which will be amazing for those with already long lashes, but mine are very short so I prefer length and volume as it does make them a little clumpy but in not necessarily a bad way as it does make my lashes visible when usually they’re practically non-existent. I’ve read that some have preferred the waterproof version for length but I’ve only tried this version, and I would recommend not giving up on it at first as it is a grower, but I prefer to use it alongside a lengthening mascara such as the Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara for the best results.
I’d love to know if you’ve tried the Maybelline The Colossal Big Shot Mascara?