Friday, May 31, 2013

Maybelline Volum' Express The Mega Plush mascara review - before and after photos

Over the past few weeks, I saw the Maybelline Volum' Express The Mega Plush mascara in literally every chemist I visited and was getting a bit weirded out.  It was like the universe was trying to tell me that I needed to try it, but I was trying to be good and use the mascaras I already have.  But still, every time I ended up in a chemist, I'd pick it up, then talk myself out of it, then pick it up again and start the justification process before running out of the chemist shrieking with the stress of it all.

Well, it turned out the universe did want me and The Mega Plush mascara to be together because it arrived on my doorstep like a gift from the gods.  The Maybelline gods.

As you know, I'm a fan of bright packaging when it comes to mascaras, so it gets bonus points for that.  But hello Mr Bendy Wand.  I haven't seen you before.  The flexible wand promises to caress the lashes but I don't see much bending when I'm applying my mascara.  Oh and please resist the urge to go boinggg with it or you'll end up with mascara juice all over your face.

The gel-mousse formula is one of the most lightweight ones I've come across in ages and it really feels like I've hardly anything on my lashes.  There's not a hint of crunchiness and I can get through a work day with nary a smudge or flake to be seen.

It adds length to my lashes and the much loved drama that I need when it comes to mascaras.  I've been wearing it to work every day for the past couple of weeks and love it.  I'm very much in the more-is-more camp when it comes to mascaras and while I do like natural wispy lashes, my heart lies with drama and volume.
Volum' Express The Mega Plush mascara adds lift and curl to my weeny little lashes.  It doesn't completely separate them, but I'm ok with that as I think slight clumping adds drama.  I'd have no problem at all wearing this on a night out and while I'm wearing just the one coat in the photos here, I'd lash on a second for a bit of extra oomph.

Maybelline Volum' Express The Mega Plush is in chemists and grocery stores nationwide now and retails at €11.99.  I'm so glad we were finally brought together!

Have you tried this mascara yet?


  1. Thus sounds perfect, just what I'm on the look out for! Great review, you made me chuckle too :) x

  2. Wow! Your lashes look incredible after applying the mascara. The gel-mousse texture sounds interesting! :D

  3. The effect is stunning! Now I'm intrigued by gel-mousse.

  4. omg I just bought this today and I haven't used it yet but I'm now so excited to use it and it looks amazing on you. Thanks for the great review! x

  5. Ohh now this is interesting! I had heard it wasn't that great but on you it looks fantastic! And I am always a sucker for Maybelline mascaras so may have to invest in this!


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