I purchased this mascara from Boots when it was first released and it was £5.99 instead of it's usual £7.99. As soon as I tried this mascara I hated it! I'm going to be brutally honest, with this review. It's not often that I give a product a bad review and I am not doing it to make Maybelline and their products look bad. I usually love Maybelline and have bought lots of their products in the past that have worked perfectly fine. I just cannot stand this mascara, I regret buying it.
I find this mascara to be particularly difficult to apply. I don't like plastic wands on a mascara and this is the type of wand that this one has. The wand has little spikes on it and I found that when I was applying mascara from the very root of my lashes upwards the spikes would touch my eyelid and irritate it.
I have naturally quite long and thick lashes so I like a mascara that has the ability to lengthen and add a little extra volume to create the flirty false lash look. I found that this mascara only lengthened my lashes and didn't add any volume. I usually like to wear a bit of mascara and will apply a good two coats of whatever mascara I am using. I found that two coats of this mascara made my eyelashes go spidery and they looked too separated. Considering this mascara is called Volum' Express it left little to be desired.
I most definitely will not be purchasing this mascara again. I only used it a handful of times but I really disliked it so I haven't bothered to use it again. Personally, for me, I think this mascara was a waste of money as it does everything that I don't like a mascara to do.
I hate to slate products but I really wasn't impressed with this. Although this mascara didn't work for me, don't be completely put off it. I know a lot of bloggers who use and like this mascara so if you like plastic wands, big separated lashes and a mascara that only lengthens ... this is probably the one for you. Just not me.
Has anyone tried this mascara? What do you think of it?