Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Product Review: Maybelline Volum' Express Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara in Brown

At a Glance:
Price: RM31.90 (approx. US$9.66)
Weight: 9.2ml
Made in: China
Likes: Lengthens and curls well, super waterproof, easily available, almost always on sale! :D
Gripes: Looks spidery on my lashes, not really volumizing, quite clumpy
Repurchase: No
Jenn's Rating: 3.5 Stars! Not a bad product, but i don't like working so hard to get something i can achieve much easier with other products! :(


Product Description

3x Volume, 75 degrees curl!

Actual Product Pic:

Color & Pigmentation:
This mascara comes in both Black and Brown. The one i'm reviewing is the brown one, which looks surprising natural on my lashes! It's a dark brown that looks almost black once on! :)

Texture & Scent:
This mascara is quite goopy, so you definitely need to clean some product off the wand and use a lash comb to remove out the clumps! This one does make your lashes feel "crunchy" once its dried. It could be just this waterproof one though - my friend who's using the non-waterproof version didn't experience this with hers. This does own the usual funky "mascara scent", but thankfully its quite mild (unlike the Loreal Ultra Volume one)!


Brand new in plastic wrap! :D

This mascara comes in the usual tube. The applicator wand curved, and this does help curl your lashes alot! :D

Time Test:
This mascara lasts the entire day, and through showering and washing my face with facial cleanser! Amazing!!

Price & Availability:
This mascara costs RM31.90 (approx. US$9.66), but its almost always on sale! This mascara should be available at all Maybelline displayers at Watsons / Guardian / Your local supermarket! :D

This one looks really natural with one coat, so its perfect to wear daily to the office! :)

My $0.02:

I manage to snag this one when it was on sale at the supermarket near me at only RM14.90! That's less than half of what it costs usually! Whoots! :D

Excitement aside, did this mascara live up to its raves for me? Unfortunately, not quite! :(

Reading other reviews, this looks like a really volumizing mascara! But on my thin lashes, this did little to add volume! It does lengthens and curls like crazy though, and i totally love how this one doesn't weighs down the lashes! It's super waterproof too! I forgotten that i had this one and showered + washed my face with facial cleanser, and it just stayed there! Amazing!! :D

Here's a bunch of pics for you to judge for yourself:

As you can see, this mascara lengthens and curls really well, but did little to volumize my lashes. It's quite clumpy and spidery too after the 2nd coat!

All in all, me thinks that this is not a bad mascara, but i don't like having to work so hard to achieve something when i can get the same results with less effort with other mascaras! :P So i guess i won't be repurchasing this one!

Read what the other ladies have to say about this mascara:

Paris B of My Women Stuff reviews the Brown one
Xin found the LOVE of her life in this mascara! lol!

Credits: Product photo from


  1. fab reviewe, love how in depth it was...great pics too x

  2. great review but I've seen better mascaras out there. I think its a bit too spidery looking on your lashes.

    you do great reviews!


  3. I've used this Waaaayyyy back! I don't know if I like it or not...I kinda forgot :P hahahah thanks for this review

  4. You didn't get the Hello Kitty version? (the cute but overpriced version ;-)

  5. kelly: thank you!! Hope you find this post helpful! :D

  6. Nikki: Oh really?? You must post a review soon then (if you still have it)!! :D

  7. milktea: I didn't! Not a fan of HK! :D

    Did you get it?? :D

  8. I leached off my sis's when she had this way back when. I remembered liking it a lot then! Just never got around to buying it for myself!

  9. this is my HG mascara! now on my 3rd tube =)

  10. How long have you had it? It improves with age. ;)

  11. Indulgent Diva: oohhh ic!! Haha guess i'm just super outdated!! Hehehe!! :D

  12. Shopcoholic: I'm so glad this works for you!! :D

  13. Kahani: the tube?? Couple of months old but just opened about 1 month ish ago?? the formula's dried out a little, but its still clumpy! :P

  14. good review...will keep it in mind if ever i fall into the trap of buying"more" mascaras. love ur blog. am a follower now. if u get time do drop by my blog and hope u become a follower. take care. bye

  15. I gave up on Maybelline and Loreal's mascaras permanently since...X tubes of hopeful tries later.
    No matter how tempting their advertising is--the latest being a vibration wand apeing the likes of Lancome and Estee Lauder, they just make my lashes too spidery and clumply and that puts me off!

    I will look out for your reviews if you try Maybelline's "The Magnum Volum' Express Super Film". It sounds powerful but...I am not certain. It's still my trusted Clinique mascara for now. =)

  16. it has to dry out before it gets any good :p
    I quite like this one but I love the turbo boost more. unfortunately, they discontinued it

  17. indianmakeupways: you're most welcome!! Thanks so much for following! :D

  18. Ivy: truth be told most Maybelline mascaras did not work for me too! This is an exception, but you'll need to work to get reasonably ok results. I've had better luck with Loreal! :)

  19. Connie: icic!! Yeah this one did get a bit better after awhile, but still need to work hard to get this result leh! >.<


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