Tuesday, 8 March 2011

review: Maybelline Volum'Express One by One mascara

If I could only wear one make up product for the rest of my life, it would probably be mascara. I consider my eyes to be my best facial feature so anything that enhances them is good in my book.

A few months ago I posted a review of Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara, which I really liked, and as a lover of all-things-Maybelline I had to try out their new Volum'Express One by One mascara! This product has a special "Lash Catcher brush" that apparently "catches, coats and declumps" to give "instant clump-free volume". As someone lucky enough to have naturally long lashes volume is what I'm after.

Image screengrabbed from Maybelline

Before

Wearing no eye make up

After

Wearing Maybelline Volum'Express One by One mascara in very black, L'oreal Super Liner liquid eyeliner in silver/black and a touch of No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Opal as a highlighter in the inner corners and under the highest point of the brow arch
 All photography by myself

My overall verdict is that I like this product and I do think it does what it claims to. For the photos above I only applied one coat, as I felt that was plenty of volume for daytime wear.

The only point I'd make is that I think the brush will take a few applications to get used to, but in my opinion that's always the case when using a new mascara.

If you are currently using this let me know what you think!

And to those of you celebrating Pancake Day a.k.a. Shrove Tuesday today, enjoy! One of my favourite 'holidays', I think I'll double-up the festivities and re-celebrate at the weekend so that I can spend real time cooking and enjoying my pancakes - they're probably the one thing I can make perfectly from scratch....

14 little darlings:

Blah Blah Becky said...

I'm with you on mascara. I think that is what I would choose too - if I could only pick one. ;) Looks great. Your lashes are beautiful!


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Blah Blah Becky said...

love this mascara! it's one of my favourite...

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Blah Blah Becky said...

You have lovely long lashes even without mascara, you lucky minx!
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Blah Blah Becky said...

i am quite impressed! will need to pick some up. loving the silver liner as well.

Blah Blah Becky said...

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Blah Blah Becky said...

My favourite is Givenchy; the one with the 'ball' style brush. It means I can get all the teeny eyelashes right in the corner, and it's lengthening!

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Blah Blah Becky said...

This is inspiring me to get some mascara. I really need to buy a new one!

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Blah Blah Becky said...

Wow this mascara is great!!!!
You made a good work on your eyes make up as well!
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Blah Blah Becky said...

Amazing !! Nice mascara... :)

Blah Blah Becky said...

Looks great! Nice review :) I might try it out. If i did have to only wear one item it would definately be mascara!

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Blah Blah Becky said...

My favourite mascara is Max Factor 2000 calorie

Blah Blah Becky said...

I agree with you- it takes a few tries to get the hang of the brush. But once I did, it's such a dream! And your lashes look amazing :) great photography too!

Blah Blah Becky said...

Love that! My favorite is Voluminous by L'oreal... if you have long eyelashes that mascara is the best! Love your blog :)

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Blah Blah Becky said...

wow I cannot wait for it to come to India. The color of the bottle itself is so amazing. :P

It looks great on you, btw. :)

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