Introducing the latest mascara to the Maybelline Volum’ Express line. Pumped Up! Colossal ($5.94) promises up to 16x times the volume with a double collagen formula that doesn’t clump.
Let’s see if this sucker does what it says!
First off the packaging is just about the same size and shape as most Maybelline Volum’ Express mascaras. It comes in both a regular and waterproof version but I only saw shades of black and no other colors.
The brush itself is a little on the large side but not enough to make it hard to use. It has an oval shape with pretty dense bristles around the brush.
With first application I noticed that the formula is pretty wet. It easily combs through my lashes and adds a good bit of fullness to them. I only notice a small amount of additional length as well.
Even though the formula seemed quite wet, I had a good bit of flakes on the tops of my cheeks after applying two coats. Once I wipe them away after application I don’t have any other problems with flaking throughout the day.
I do like that not only does this add a nice bit of volume to my lashes but it actually is quite good at not clumping. The base of my lashes actually look really dense and dark which is nice. I had to really brighten up my swatch pics just so you could see what my lashes actually looked like since they were so dark and thick.
I bought the regular version and I have not had any issues with smudging or transfer even on these warmer Spring days. And it easily comes off with makeup wipes at the end of the day.
I would have to say this is a good mascara for anyone looking to make their lashes thick and dark. If you’re after a lot of length, then I’d say pass on this one.
Have you tried Maybelline Pumped Up! yet?