Thursday, August 18, 2011

Product Review: Maybelline the Magnum Volume Express Mascara (Waterproof)

Maybelline mascaras are people's go-to mascaras. Why? It makes sense not to spend so much money on something that has to be thrown out every three months. Maybelline mascaras have good reviews at a price that won't dent your wallet too badly. One of these is the Magnum Volume Express. It's been getting a lot of positive reviews but I haven't had a chance to try it until now.

Before you continue reading, please know that I have very, very oily lids. With the exception of fiber mascaras, I haven't tried a mascara in a long time that didn't smudge on me, even if I stayed in an airconditioned room all day and didn't sweat at all. Most of the time, I still use my Clarins Double Fix Mascara on top, and even then, I still encounter smudges sometimes. Waterproof mascaras haven't seen oily until they meet me :)

After one coat of Magnum mascara, I did get more volume and length, nothing very drastic, but good enough. I only use one coat of mascara on myself because the more I pile on, the uglier it will look when it smudges. And besides, I have long lashes already so I just want to enhance them further.

(Sorry for the messy brows. I always do my brows last)

I find that this mascara is not clumpy, and on a day when I don't sweat, I find that this one doesn't smudge or flake on me. On days that I know I'll be out in the sun or doing some walking, I still use my Clarins Double Fix Mascara as a safety measure (I don't want to take chances). This is definitely the most waterproof Maybelline Mascara I've tried to date. It's not a pain to remove, either.

Will I repurchase? YES!!


~tHiAmErE~ said...

good thing that this worked on you!

it is a keeper,right?

Crystal said...

yes! this is a good one :)

Catmare said...

I love this mascara! I was curious about it for a long time. I'm glad I gave it try because it worked so well for me.

herroyalbleakness said...

This looks pretty on your lashes Crystal!

While reading your post, I can almost hear you speak it. Haha. Siguro we all need to see each other again --- you, Jem, Grace, Gale, and hopefully, Donna too! :) Welcome back to Manila!

Askmewhats said...

Super fave ko to out of all the Maybelline mascaras!! Yay that it works even on the oiliest of all lids :) (sabi mo dati eh!) hehehe

Crystal said...

@catmare, i'm glad it worked for you!

@herroyalbleakness, yes we should schedule something!

@nikki, natawa ako promise! and yes i do have the oiliest lids ever!

Pammy said...

It looks great on your lashes. Glad this worked for you. :)

MereMakeupManiac said...

i generally like Maybelline mascaras too, as with this one, but since i've tried Majolica Majorca i preferred that over this. still a great buy though if there's no MM. nice review!

LOVE JOICE said...

I use this product right now, great reviews!you have a great blog! please check out my blog and follow if you like, I promise to do the same for you! xx

Shen said...

vavavoom talaga ang lashes! bonggang-bongga ka! :) I love this mascara, too! :) ang lupet sa volumizing. :) esp that it doesn't brign down the lashes. :)

Care GUMIN said...

I love this mascara! Although mine dries up a lot easier than other maybelline mascaras that I've tried. :( How's yours na?

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