Monday, August 6, 2012

Product Review: Maybelline The Magnum Volum' Express Waterproof Mascara

At a Glance:
Price: RM35.90 (approx. US$11.50)
Weight: 9.2ml / 0.31 Oz
Made in: China
Likes: Lengthens quite abit, volumizes ok, waterproof, does not smudge nor flake, easily removed, affordable
Gripes: Feels "crunchy", looks spidery, clumps easily
Repurchase: No


Product Description


Color & Pigmentation:
I got the Black shade. This is not the blackest of all black mascaras there is out there, but it works for me :)

Texture & Scent:
This mascara clumps easily, so separating your lashes after each coat with a lash comb is a must. It dries quickly, and I find that it leaves my lashes feeling dry and "crunchy".

Thankfully this one doesn't have a very strong chemical scent! :)


This mascara comes in the usual tube with an applicator attached to its cap. The applicator is rather fat, but I find that it does help to coat each lash easily.

This does not come in a box.

Time Test:
This mascara lasts the entire day on my lashes.

Price & Availability:
This mascara costs RM35.90 and is available at all Maybelline displayers in Watsons, Guardian, as well as your local pharmacies / supermarket :)

My $0.02:

I really want to love Maybelline mascaras, I really DO - but I'm really not having any luck with them. Most of the time they are either just meh, and times like these, they do not work for me at all! >.<

While I love how it lengthens my lashes by quite abit and how it remains smudgeproof throughout the entire day, it did make my lashes look quite spidery despite combing it through several times with a lash comb! :(

As usual, here's a bunch of pics for you to judge for yourself:

Some people have told me that I should leave it aside for a few months and see if I like it better or not... it usually gets better then so I shall do just that. Will update you guys again in a few months' time.

Have you tried this mascara before? Do you like it or not? :D


  1. Hello Jenn! Maybelline's mascaras have never worked for me as even the waterproof mascaras smudge on me! The minute I saw the word 'crunchy' in your post alarm bells went off lol so thanks to you I will probably stay away from this product too!

  2. Aww I'm sorry that Maybelline mascaras don't work for you too! :(

    Their mascaras are pretty budgeproof on me, however they tend to look quite spidery on my lashes... which is a HUGE bummer of me because so many people are loving their mascaras!!

  3. Yes I have and I repurchased this mascara so many times! I love this :) This is one of those few mascaras that can volumize and lengthen my lashes at the same time!

  4. Oohh!! That's great Nikki!! :D I've read SO MANY good reviews for this mascara, it kinda suck that it doesnt work for me :(

  5. Yup, love it! :D But honestly, it really does get better after it's "dried" a little bit - much easier to work with! :P

  6. Ooohh!! Hmm... how come it works for so many people but not me?! I'm really upset now! Lol!

    Yeah I'll leave it aside for a few months and see if it gets better or not.


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