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    7 posts, 6 voices, 939 views, started Aug 13, 2009

    Posted on Thursday, August 13, 2009 by Dana Arcuri


    • For girly girls that demand BIG, BEAUTIFUL, THICK and FULL LASHES, but do not want to break the bank, I have the perfect alternative to the #1 bestseller, Dior Show Mascara. Instead of $24, spare yourself the extra expense by shopping at your local drugstore for the COLOSSAL VOLUM’ EXPRESS MASCARA by Maybelline!

      As the true makeup junkie that I am, at first, I was skeptical about a drugstore brand having the ability and superb quality to provide big, beautiful, long and luscious lashes that are thick, but do NOT clump, smudge, flake or cause allergic reactions. I am excited to share with all you beauty queens that the Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara met my match to truly outdo Dior Show Mascara! Here is my beauty review on Colossal Volum’ Express Mascara:

      PRICE: For ONLY $5.99 at Rite Aid Online Store or $7.49 at CVS Pharmacy Online Store, you can NOT beat the price! Compared to the whopping $24 Dior Show Mascara, this fabulous beauty steal will save you from $16.51 to $18.01!!! AWESOME!

      PACKAGING (Brush & Wand): Although, I am not fussy about the packaging on the outside of a tube of mascara, I am extremely particular about the style of the brush and wand. I like the unique metallic yellow color tube because it stands out from the crowd of other cosmetics, but what matters the most to me is that the wand does NOT promote any clumping and the wand is very sturdy.

      WHAT IT CLAIMS: Creates 9X the volume, instantly.

      • Patented MegaBrush + Collagen Formula plump lashes one by one
      • Dramatic Volume with no clumps
      • Washable

      THE TRUE FACTS: The first time that I used the Colossal Volum’ Express on my own lashes, I was shocked that it literally provided such a dramatic, thick, full and beautiful lashes that created stunning volume! Most importantly, there was NO clumping, NO smudging, NO flaking, NO black spots under or above my lashes and NO irritation or allergic reactions with my sensitive eyes.

      WHAT I LOVED ABOUT IT: I was thrilled to see my sparse lashes appear so much fuller, thicker, longer and well-defined! (My teenage daughter even inquired how I got my lashes so full!!!)

      WHAT I DID NOT LIKE ABOUT IT: Honestly, I have discovered that there is NOTHING to complain about with this product! For the makeup junkie that I am, very picky about my mascara, this is truly AMAZING! However, in all fairness, I want to mention that I read other beauty reviews regarding this mascara and was surprised that the scent of the mascara bothered some individuals. Just between you and me, I NEVER smelled any scent, while applying the Colossal Volum’ Express, I NEVER noticed a scent while wearing this mascara and I have a nose that picks up nasty odors like a hunting dog!!!

      OVERALL OPINION: The Colossal Volum’ Express has become my FAVORITE mascara that I use every single day! My blue eyes are standing out beautifully, I love that this product does NOT smudge even in the sticky, humid heat of Pittsburgh and this mascara is very easy to remove WITHOUT any eye irritations! This mascara advertises that it removes easily with soap and water, but as a skin care expert, I professionally do NOT use soap and water on my eyes or skin. Professionally, I recommend removing this mascara with a gentle eye make up remover. NEVER, in my entire 22 years of specializing in makeup artistry, would I have imagined a drugstore brand to outmatch a department store brand!!!

      Beauty queens, I HIGHLY recommend that you grab yourself the Colossal Volum’ Express immediately to discover for yourself that you can have BIG, BEAUTIFUL LASHES ON A BUDGET!!!


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          Robinesque wrote Aug 14, 2009
        • How did you know to compare the COLOSSAL to my fave DIOR SHOW?!!!  If your daughter noticed the difference - and you know how they either notice EVERYTHING or absolutely NOTHING - then I’m IN!!

          Good review!!

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          Termite wrote Aug 18, 2009
        • I just bought some today after reading your review. Walgreens had it buy on get one half off. I will let you know how I like it!
          Thanks for the review!! I’m always up for trying new makeup!estatic

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          Termite wrote Aug 18, 2009
        • I tried it and so far I like it. It went on easy and it my lashes seem to look really thick. I didnt like how the short the wand is, but that is just me! LOLtongue out

          I cant tell you how well it holds up, because I have only had it on for about 2 hours, but so far so good!! estaticestatic

          The one I got Judy was not waterproof. I don’t usually get the water proof because I don’t like it. estatic

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          Mzd3 wrote Aug 19, 2009
        • Thank you for the review , I will definately try this!

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