Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Maybelline Volum' Express One by One Washable Mascara in Blackest Black

One of the best products from the drugstores has got to be mascaras. I also feel its sensible to get mascaras from the drugstores since, they go easy on the wallet and make us all feel less guilty considering we have to replace them every once in three months.

Volume is one of my top priorities when it comes to mascaras. Most volumizing mascaras have a clumping problem and the One by One mascara claims to have that sorted out.

The packaging is very Maybelline but, the color makes it seem like a Covergirl Lash Blast rip off.The brush looks very promising in terms of separating lashes.

I've gotta say that this is one of my least favorite mascaras by Maybelline. It does separate lashes to an extent but, does nothing great to add volume. Nothing much at all. Even after a good 3 coats! Clumping is petty less for a couple of coats but, on the third coat, it clumps a bit. Lengthens to an average extent. Does not curl lashes at all and a lot of effort is needed to get decent volume. Definitely not a good pick unless, you don't mind spending a hella lot of time applying mascara everyday. There are far decent mascaras that do the job way quicker and much effectively. The only good thing is that it washes off easily. This is how it looks after three coats. Not very impressive!

I love Maybelline mascaras but, this one was pretty much a let down for me. Needs a lot of work in the volume department. And oh, before I forget, this has a floral smell similar to the Colossal Volum' Express and the smell lingers on for a while. Its not all that bad so, I don't mind that.

Have you tried Maybelline Volum' Express One by One Mascara?Do you like it? What is your current favorite mascara?


  1. Urgh, I hated that fake soapy rose smell the Colossal had. Sorry this mascara appears to be a dud. :(

  2. I was going to pick this up to try, but now I'm glad I didn't. My fave drugstores have to be Covergirl LashBlasts and Rimmel Sexy Curves. I also like NYX Doll Eye, and Prestige My Blackest Lashes-although that's a bit of a weird mascara to me. It's not good at first, really good after it's been opened for about 2 weeks, and then really goopy after 4 weeks. If you haven't tried it, you should- I'd be curious to hear if you agree.

  3. @femputer - I don't mind the smell. The mascara does absolutely nothing great :(

  4. @Tracy - I've tried some prestige eyeliners and loved them :) Will give the mascara a shot...I don't mind mascaras that clump a little bit. I can deal with that. I just need a lot of volume :)I've been wanting to try Rimmel sexy curves for a while too! And yeah, try to stay away from One by One :)