July 07, 2009

Loving & Hating: Maybelline Volume Express Cat Eyes Mascara

It gives me defined, longer, separated lashes. But it flakes. It doesn't smudge. But it flakes. The comb is great for lifting and defining just the outer lashes. BUT IT FLAKES.

Yes that's the deal breaker for me! I can't stand having black flecks appear around my eyes all day. As soon as this tube's done I'm never repurchasing. Grrr...


I had high hopes for this mascara when I heard that it lifted and curled the lashes of some girls - without using a curler. I loved the idea of saving an extra step.

No luck for me. In fact I think this mascara uncurled my lashes a touch. -_-

This is forgivable, as is the fact that one stroke too many = clump city. Normally I don't mind some clumps but having your lashes a solid mass is no fun.

Conclusion
At RM33.90, with the unique comb, the really quite nice effect he has on lashes, and the great packaging I would repurchase it. Except... it flakes. >_<

11 comments:

Askmewhats said...

oh no on the flakes, I have one tube of this and still waiting to be used :) At least I know what to expect, thanks

Kahani said...

Nikki: Good luck! You've got dry skin though so maybe that will make a diff.

Connie De Alwis said...

it still flakes on me. The effect is better compared to Volum Express but I still prefer Volum. no flakes and more reliable!

Meldee said...

Volum Express rocks my socks.

Syn@3sTh3sI@ said...

I'm having the same problem as u... it flakes n clumps like nobody business on me... Do you noticed that this mascara got some kind of weird smell ? I don't think that smell comes from expired fluid because I bought the mascara right after it launches in Malaysia... So I supposed the mascara should be new stocks.

Kahani said...

Connie & Meldee: Yups I was pretty happy with plain 'ol Volume Express too. =)

Syn: Yep it has an odd smell. But it doesn't bug me all that much.

LyNn said...

owh gosh
but i still wanna compare this to the normal volume express side by side thou
hehehhe

Eli said...

Flaking? Big no-no.

All the new Maybelline mascaras seem have an odd smell. This, Lash Stiletto... I read a comment somewhere that the scent from Lash Stiletto triggers her morning sickness. I had to laugh.

prettybeautiful said...

gosh. think this is definitely NOT for me too. thank u for saving my $$ :D

Kahani said...

Lynn: If you really want to, go right ahead. It's not godawful, it just flakes.

Eli: LOL the poor thing. Yeah i wonder what ingredient they've added to create odd scents...

PB: You're welcome! =)

Chien Yee said...

the name seems to be exactly the same as http://soloverly.blogspot.com/2009/10/great-for-everyday-maybelline-volume.html

but i guess i'm wrong to assume the formula's different? I really like the formula of the Volum' Express Hypercurl, but I was thinking of getting this just for the cute brush :)