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Feb 10 2017

You had to be a “Big Shot,” didn’t you?

Disclaimer: I bought this.

Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Does anyone else feel like there’s always some new mascara in the drugstore that you NEED to try?

I read Aleya’s review on Spontaneous Chick and decided I had to give the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot VolumExpress Mascara a…well…shot, lol!

I’m a big fan of Maybelline mascaras, as you can read here, this is still one of my HG mascaras. But I try to stay on top of new products because things get discontinued and I don’t want my heart to break!

Anyway!

Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy

This mascara promises volume, and lots of it.

So how did it perform?

Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Big Shot applied easily. The wand is sturdy and the brush has small bristles – not fine, but small.

First coat was a breeze. Second coat, I started to see it lengthening my lashes a bit, and defining them. On the third coat I got some clumps at the tips of my lashes but the mascara was still defining and lengthening them. I really value when a mascara can make my lashes appear longer and darker, because while not platinum blonde lashes, they are blonde, and having a good mascara is key.

Here’s my bare lashes:

Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy
Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy

And here they are with Colossal Big Shot:

Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy
Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy
Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy

I wore this mascara from 7 a.m. until I took it off at 7:15 p.m. the first day I wore it and I experienced ZERO raccoon eye or fallout. I should note, I picked up the Waterproof version of this mascara. I usually don’t wear waterproof mascara but in this case, it worked out well for me.

The only thing I noticed was a bit of clumpiness, which didn’t seem to be as much an issue as the day wore no, which is weird. If the clumps fell out, where did they go?! Not under my eye!

I even snapped a picture to show you what my eye makeup look like at that point! When I closed my lid, my eye shadow had creased, but my mascara? This was ON POINT:

Maybelline Colossal big shot volumexpress mascara swatches and review on BeautyJudy

Because it is waterproof I did have to put a little more elbow into taking this off my eye. But other than that, I was super pleased with the performance of this mascara.

I picked this up at Ulta, but Maybelline is sold in so many places! I believe I paid $8.49.

Have you tried Big Shot? Is it on your list to try? It’s in my regular rotation right now!

  • http://www.stephanielouiseatb.blogspot.com Stephanie Louise Telford

    Wow! & I always buy waterproof these days!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    This is one of my faves!

  • http://glamorable.com/ Anastasia

    I actually don’t mind hard-to-remove mascaras. I’d rather have that than raccoon eyes in the middle of the day 😀

  • FabZilla_Kath

    This turned out good for me after 1 week of use. I like that it’s smudge-proof but yeah, kinda difficult to remove

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net PrimeBeauty

    I didn’t have as good of luck with this as you did, however Maybelline Lash Sensational is my jam!

  • marciaf

    I have Maybelline Push Up Drama mascara and loved it except for the clumping I got at the ends. I can use it with two coats but wish I could do three. Your lashes look great other than the clumps so I’d consider trying this next.

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    i saw this mascara on another blog last week, and it definitely piqued my interest. I like small wands with plastic teeth that really separate lashes. I love the way your lashes came out. I’m considering this one