Maybelline Colossal Kajal & Volume Express Waterproof Mascara – Review

Friends,Presenting the better late than never review on the Maybelline Colossals… (lolz)

Reviewing both the Colossal Kajal & Volume Express Mascara today in a single post..


Price: INR 150


Bright carribean yellow tube in plastic and this kajal comes in a retractable form – so no hassles of sharpening!

What the product claims:

Blackest, smudge-proof kajal for 6 hrs!

The way I see it:

This kajal is a big hit with me as the case with most of you.  I am total kajal person and never step out of the house without kohl/kajal in my waterline for ages now.

Was fidegeting around Lakme & Revlon on the look for a smudge-proof kajal..and viola!! The colossal happened!

It is smudge-proof and water-proof as well… But i feel it doesn’t stay put for 6 long hours.. It tends to fade away in 3 hrs. say – leaving the look that kajal was applied…Not sure if its the case with others too..

Below is a pic with mutliple swipes first & then a single swipe of the kajal.

I wouldn’t also call it the blackest around.. and most times need to swipe 3-4 times to get the desired black.

Overall, a decent kajal that is smudge & waterproof and in budget!

The ‘Yes’ factors:

  • Pocket friendly
  • Smudge-proof
  • Water-proof
  • Retractable – so no sharpening!
The ‘Nay factors:
  • Weird yellow for packaging (not really a con!)
  • Not as black as claimed
  • More swipes to get desired color
HnB rating:
Availability: 4/5
Packaging: 3.5/5
Price: 4/5
Overall Product: 4/5
Repurchase? – For sure! I am already on my second.
Recommend? – Why not! You will not regret this pick.
By the way – did you check out their new ad? Colossal it is.. 🙂
Price: INR 245
It comes in a cocoon-shaped container in the same yellow packaging as the kajal. The graphics are in metallic teal.. quite like it!
What the product claims:
With special colossal brush, a waterproof mascara, gives upto 7x volume instantly in one coat.
Collagen rich formula & does not clump.
The way I see it:
I quite like the brush with thick bristles and yes they do add to the volume of the lashes in a single volume.
Two coats of the mascara builds up the lashes well – but the claim of 7x volume is to hyper-stated.
I cannot comment on the waterproof factor – but I can see that it is easy to wash it away with water. I necessarily don’t need any special makeup remover or anything else to wipe up off the mascara.
Overall, this mascara is just about fine for everyday wear and does build volume to an extent on the lashes.
The ‘Yes’ factors:
  • Availability
  • Cute packaging
  • Builds volume in the lashes
  • Easy to wash away
The ‘Nay’ factors:
  • The yellow shade again!
  • 7x volume claim is false
  • Does clumps a little sometimes
HnB rating:
Availability: 4/5
Packaging: 3.5/5
Price: 3.5/5
Overall Product: 3.5/5
Repurchase? – Not sure. Let me finish this over.
Recommend? – Worth a try.

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