Wednesday, May 28, 2014

*Mascara Addicts Anonymous*: Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal (A Review + Pictures!)

Ok, ok... maybe "addict" is a bit extreme.  But if you are like me, you can never have enough mascara! My husband constantly pokes fun at me for having 10+ tubes (at times) and still coming at him with, "But this one's newwwwww. It's volumizes AND lengthens!" I could be speaking another language for all he cares. lol

Although I venture at times (guilty), Maybelline is still my go-to for mascara. Colossal is my favorite so far, so when I saw they have Pumped Up Colossal, I just had to have it!

Maybelline Pumped Up Colossal

First impression:  You gotta love the hot pink tube! It stands out in my makeup bag and makes it very easy to find (in what I refer to as... "the black hole.")

No mascara:

 One coat:

Two coats:

The brush:  I LOVE this brush. I seriously think almost any mascara is a "good" one as long as it's got a nice, fat brush! Anything I've tried with a scrawny brush has left me disappointed. I won't even buy a mascara now unless the brush is huge.

The formula:  It went on smooth. Wasn't too runny or watery... I hate mascara that's runny. Obviously, not like water but do you know what I mean? I like it thick so it sticks to my lashes! lol I applied one coat, let it dry, then applied a second coat. It stayed on all day and I didn't have an issue with flaking. I even had a bootcamp workout yesterday evening and it lasted without smearing or flaking through that!

Conclusion: I don't think it's that much different than the original Colossal but they are the same price. So why not? I would buy it again!

I love trying new mascara! What's your favorite?

*All opinions are my own. I was not compensated in any way by Maybelline (I wish!). I just really love their mascara and wanted to share with you!


Kristin said...

I too am obsessed with mascara! Will have to try it!

Lindsay @ Bella Cene said...

Me too!!! (I didn't get an email for your comment either! Guess I need to check that!)

Kasey Lynne said...

Definitely buying this the next time I'm at Target. I'm always open to trying new mascaras, even though I love my trusty L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes!

Allison @ Texas Mrs. said...

I am obsessed with Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara... it's literally my favorite of ALL TIME. I recently heard that there's a drugstore version for much cheaper. I think it's called Miss Manga? Something like that!!!

Ashleigh.Michelle said...

Hi Bella! I actually haven't tried the L'Oreal fiber lashes, but I have tried the Maybeline one and it was awful. The color was gray and it crumbled off my lashes after only about 4 hours. This was their waterproof formula. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm going to have to try the mascara in this post.

Hayley Larue said...

I am the exact same! i just commented back to one of your comments on someone's blog about loreals fiberlashes! (Although the comment may not have been approved yet, so I'm not sure if you've seen it.) lol

You should totally try Moodstruck 3D fiberlashes. It's a little pricey, but SO worth it, and it lasts a really long time! I've had it for 2 months already, and I'm nowhere near empty. You can see some before and after pictures here: