Saturday, 22 September 2012

Maybelline Mega Plush Volum Express Mascara

Maybelline introduced the Colossal Mascara in India sometime back and it went on to become a huge hit. Especially with college girls or makeup newbies due to its very reasonable price. I was impressed with it too. But my happi bubble burst when my mascara started smelling tacky within 4 months. But by that time I had become addicted to mascaras and especially the colossal effect. Hence started my search for a new mascara with similar effects but at the same time, inexpensive.

Maybelline has a huge array of mascaras abroad and I kept wishing that someone would ask me what I wanted from the US or UK..but unfortunately no one did. No worries, I thought...jiska koi nahi hota, uska eBay hota hai :p [those who have no one, have eBay] So I decided to buy one off eBay. I was sure that I would buy Maybelline but the real question was which one ?? After a lot of thought I decided to go with Maybelline Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara in Intense Black.

Brand claims:

  • Now, mega volume goes mega plush.
  • Our first gel-mousse mascara with 40% less hard waxes for massive volume with a supple touch
  • Extra-soft, patented Flexor Brush caresses lashes
  • Lashes never brittle or flaky
  • Available in washable and waterproof formulas
  • Ophthalmologist tested. 

My experience:

Gel mousse ?? Yeah a softy feeling while appying and doesn't feel heavy after application. The bristles pick up sufficient amount of the product to coat all the lashes in one go. The Flexor Brush is not really helpful. As in nothing different from the normal wands. The lashes don't feel stiff, flaky or heavy. There were no clumps as well. The bristles separate each lash really well and gave them good length. Nothing insane and its waterproof. It wouldn't even budge with a face wash. I had to use a make up remover to get the mascara off. It also didn't make my eye water like my MAC Zoom Lash does :))

Bare lashes

1 coat

2 coats

I am not entirely satisfied with the look of my lashes even after 2 coats. Mainly because I wanted intense lashes which this mascara didn't deliver but I absolutely loooove the color of the bottle so I might just repurchase it when it gets launched in India. This can be a good daily use mascara (something 'I' don't need) so I am still on a lookout for one that will give me lots of volume.

Price : Rs.700

Rating: 3.5 happi :)