I’ve been having the worst luck with mascara lately. My lashes are short and sparse and I’m not a big fan of wearing falsies on the regular as they are just too much for everyday wear in my opinion. Therefore I need a really great mascara, one that lengthens and adds volume without clumping or flaking and irritating my eyes. My latest test subject has been Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara. I have the waterproof version in Classic Black (I believe.)
Pumped Up boasts to have the biggest brush ever from Maybelline with a double curved stem that delivers double the amount of a collagen plumping formula for “Pumped Up” lashes. 16x pumped up to be exact.
The brush is quite big. In fact it’s too big for my little lashes. I have to be very careful when applying to avoid getting the mascara all around my eyes. Let’s see how it performs, here are my bare lashes…
Now one coat of Pumped Up…
and now two coats of Pumped Up…
The mascara did add a fair amount of volume to my lashes. I wouldn’t call them “Pumped Up” but they are visibly darker and fuller. I would love a little more length but hey the formula does not claim to lengthen. After using the mascara for a weeks it starts to dry out a bit and is harder to apply. It also begins to flake and irritate my eyes. No fun. My search for the perfect mascara continues. Le sigh.
Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara $7.79
I have this mascara & yes after a month mine is dry as a bone. The only reason I’m still using it is because I haven’t had time to go shopping for a new mascara.
Yeah I finally tossed it, couldn’t take it anymore.