Friday, May 24, 2013

Mascara MAYhem #5: Maybelline the Colossal Volum' Express Cat Eyes

[caption id="attachment_619" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Maybelline’s the Colossal Volum’ Express Cat Eyes ($6.99) Maybelline’s the Colossal Volum’ Express Cat Eyes ($6.99)[/caption]

In the week leading up to the Great Humpty Dumpty Schonda of 2013, I was dutifully trying out a new mascara in preparation for this Mascara MAYhem post-- Maybelline’s the Colossal Volum’ Express Cat Eyes ($6.99).  I had read some positive reviews of the formula online and had known some ladies who had tried and raved about the product.  I have to say, the hype didn’t let me down!


 

[caption id="attachment_620" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Applied in two coats to top lashes only. Applied in two coats to top lashes only.[/caption]

On the whole, Maybelline’s Colossal Volum’ Express line is a winner and Cat Eyes is no exception.  True to its claims, Cat Eyes gave me long, voluminous lashes, with particular definition concentrated on the outer corners of my eyes-- the “cat eye” the product promises.  Even after twelve hours of wear (my usual work-day), Cat Eyes didn’t slide off my lashes and still managed to hold a curl.


 

[caption id="attachment_621" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Notice the cheetah print tube there? Clever marketing, Maybelline; clever marketing. Notice the cheetah print tube there? Clever marketing, Maybelline; clever marketing.[/caption]

Like most of my preferred mascaras, Cat Eyes has a fiber brush that combs through the lashes, coating them evenly in mascara without clumps.  The product’s spoon (or “claw” as Maybelline calls it) wand fits the shape of my round eyes perfectly and makes application nearly effortless.


 

[caption id="attachment_622" align="aligncenter" width="300"]The ever elusive spoon/ claw- shaped wand. The ever elusive spoon/ claw- shaped wand.[/caption]

While I can’t claim this mascara changed my eye shape or even gave me a particularly feline look, it is an excellent product.  If you are looking for a reasonably priced mascara that gives you gorgeous lashes with minimal effort, pick up this product quick fast.


 

Adieu,



j.

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