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Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Big Shot Mascara Review

(Last Updated On: November 12, 2018)

Mascara is one thing that I absolutely love. I always want my lashes to look fluttery & voluminous. Only a good mascara can help me do that. I’ve tried so many mascaras and some of them are my absolute favourites while some just doesn’t work. Today I’m sharing Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara review. Read on to know if it’s worth the hype or not!

Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Big Shot Mascara Review

Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Big Shot Mascara Review

Product Name: Maybelline The Colossal Volum’ Express Big Shot Mascara Waterproof

Price & Quantity: It retails for $7.99 or INR 450 for 9.5ml.

Shelf Life: 6 months once opened

Availability: It is available both online and offline. Buy here on Ulta.

Ingredients: Not mentioned. Check the official website for the same.

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Packaging & Appearance: It has a very beautiful packaging. It is golden in colour and the name of the product is written with purple colour. The wand of the mascara is very curvy and flexible and the bristle is also very nice. It came in a plastic packaging which I have thrown away because as soon as you take the mascara out that packaging tears down itself.

Maybelline Volum' Express Big Shot Mascara

Variants: It is available in two variants washable and waterproof variant. I have the waterproof one.

Consistency: The texture of the mascara is not too liquidy and not to dry. It is somewhere in between and I like its texture.

Staying Power: The staying power of the mascara is pretty good. It stays for about 6-7 hours without any fall out.

Finish: I’m not a fan of how this mascara makes my lashes look. It doesn’t curl them much and doesn’t lift them. It just separates them and adds a black coat to my lashes.

Smell: It smells like a bold marker ink. That’s the best way I can explain it!

Swatch: In the image below.

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara Swatch

My Experience: I have seen this mascara used by so many beauty bloggers. It has been raved and hyped so much. So I ordered while it was on a heavy discount online, without seeing its reviews or anything. I ordered this one in the waterproof variant.

As soon as Maybelline Big Shot Mascara came, I tried it out and to my surprise I didn’t like it at all. It neither lifted my lashes up nor did it add any volume to them. It just coated them with a black layer and separated my lashes but other than that it did nothing.

Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara Eye Swatch

It didn’t curl them or lift them as I expected it to do. And the other annoying thing is that it doesn’t come off easily as it is waterproof. So you will have to use an oil based makeup remover which is specifically for waterproof makeup.


• Does not smudge
• Separates the lashes
• Affordable
• Wand is bendy and flexible
• Fancy packaging
• Staying power is good


• Doesn’t curl or lift the lashes
• Smells bad

Jhalli Diva Verdict: 2/5

Will I Repurchase?

No, I won’t be repurchasing this as it didn’t perform nicely for my lashes. It didn’t lift them or curl them.

Do I Recommend?

No, I wouldn’t recommend spending money on this Big Shot mascara when you can get better mascaras at this much price from Maybelline itself. If you are looking for mascara for natural makeup looks then you can check this mascara otherwise don’t go for it.

Overall Summary: Maybelline Volum’ Express Big Shot Mascara mascara is not worth the hype at all or ypu can say it just didn’t work for me?! It neither lifted my lashes nor did it curl them. It just coated it with some black colour. Although the staying power is pretty good but I feel if it’s performance is not up to the mark then there is no point of how many hours it stays!

Have you tried it? Did you like it?! Lmk in the comments below.

~Divi Tuli

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