Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara Review

by Nupur on October 13, 2011 · 74 comments

Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara

maybelline XXL power curl mascara

What The Company Claims About The Product:
• Power Curve brush dramatically curls and extends lashes 45º from root to tip with 12 hours of hold.
• Step 1: Curls to a 45° angle.
• Step 2: Provides 12-hour hold.
• Contact lens safe, ophthalmologist-tested.
• Washable, also available in Waterproof.

For Best Results:
• Sweep the curling basecoat from root to tip of lashes to lengthen and curl.
• Before the basecoat dries, follow with the topcoat to lock on intense colour and maintain a 12-hour hold on the curl.
• Removes easily with soap and water or Expert Eyes® 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

See more about this mascara here.

Price:
Retails for around 7-8 Dollars.

Side 1- Lash primer.

primer

Side 2- Mascara.

Power curl

(Bare eye).

Bare eye

(With mascara).

with primer

with

My Take on Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara:

I got this around February this year (2011) and was absolutely in love with the way it worked. Since the last 2 months, I noticed that it is drying up and getting messy to work with.

The product comes in a purple and black thick cylinder like packaging. It’s a dual-ended mascara, with primer side and mascara side. Both ends screw off and are labelled “1″ and “2″ for easy understanding and use. The primer side has this white-coloured substance in it. The product claims to have micro-fibre technology and I have noticed that this primer part brings about most of the thickening, lengthening and curling effect. The “C” shaped curved brush wand is very unique and intriguing. It can get a little tricky to work with initially, but once you get a hang of it, you will definitely like it more than the usual straight wands.

As mentioned, you are supposed to use this primer side first, let it dry slightly and then apply coats of mascara. The mascara side also has the same curved shape. I have sparse lashes and with this product I always got amazing results. No doubt the combined effect of both the sides give great results but, sometimes in haste, I end up using just the mascara side, and I still get nicely curled lashes.

It never clumped, flaked off or smudged (when it was comparatively new). Unfortunately, it is drying up now, clumps and does not deliver the same curling effect like it used to before.

Overall, this is one seriously amazing product I have ever tried. The drying up part is a little upsetting, but anyway, it is advisable to discard your mascaras after every 6 months. So, no complaints!!!!

What I Like About Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara:

• C-shaped curved brushes are very unusual and give good curling effect.
• When used properly, as directed, using both the sides, it gives awesome results.
• Did not clump, flake off (for the first few months).
• Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
• Washes off easily without harming the lashes.
• Decently priced.

What I Do Not Like about Maybelline XXL Curl Power Mascara:

• Completing the 2 -tep procedure takes time, so I don’t reach for this when I am in a rush.

• Has dried up in 6-7 months and does not perform the way it used to before.
• I think this particular one is not available in India.

IMBB Rating: 3.75 ON 5 :-* :-* :-*

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{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

Taps October 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

The effect is really good !!! I loved the curls !! I had read in the free e book sent to me from IMBB that if mascara dries up, one should put it in warm water for some time and then use,

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 4:23 pm

it used to work much better, before Taps :| :|
oh i ll try the warm water tip, thnkx a lot :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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praseena October 14, 2011 at 10:05 am

oh that’s an absolutely wonderful tip! :yahoo:

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Tinkerbell October 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

nice product! :jalwa: :jalwa: i already have a black mascara but i have been looking for a clear one for daily use…do you know if any brands in india have clear mascaras?

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Clear mascara…oh, ohk.. i think i saw one such in oriflame book…. :| :|

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Rati October 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm

GEEEEEEEEE!!! such pretty lashes fur fur :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

aaaying…. :| :| :| :|

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Rati October 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

what i said your lashes look so pretty and separated kinds :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm

oh thnkooo acha, but naa i think thy look lil clumped bhi toh :worship: :worship:

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Rati October 13, 2011 at 11:49 pm

i think it’s you only who can make that out. I toh cant. :P :P You mentioned na that the formulation is drying os may be you can feel the before and now wala difference. Me toh cant. :D

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Nupur October 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm

ohh achaa :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: me happy fir toh :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :P :P

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Sim October 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

ur eyelashesh :jalwa: :jalwa: :teddy: :teddy: :wink: :wink:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: thnkooo sim sim :teddy: :teddy:

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Pooja A October 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Noopur wow u have applied the mascara in a very neat way…lashes luks absoulety fab!!!

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 5:03 pm

:) thnkx pooja :) but thoda clumped hai :| :|

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Sabrina October 13, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Hi Nupur….may I also call you fur fur…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: , I bought a similar mascara I think from Singapore and which reminds me, I must start using it ASAP. Too many cosmetics, such little time….. :D :D :D

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

hehehh… yes sabrina, u can call me fur fur.. n if u get bored, u hav other options like
– nupuriiii
– nu
-fur furia
-nooffuurr :D :D :D :D

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Taps October 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm

:D :lol: :lol: Very true Sabrina !!! Very little time to use all cosmetics !!

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 5:11 pm

:shy: :shy: thnkx riya O:) O:) O:)

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jomol October 13, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Nupurrrrrrrrrr…..baby :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm

jomoliiiii :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :highfive: :hugleft: :hugleft: :hugleft: :hugleft: :hugleft:

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jomol October 13, 2011 at 5:34 pm

:hugleft: :hughright: :hugleft: :hughright:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:36 pm

:puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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jomol October 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Primer rani :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: tumhare mascara main bhi primer hai :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm

LOL….. :D i didnt notice :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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jomol October 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Your lashes have come out very prettily Nupurriiiiiiiii..and I love the colour of your eyes…….brown nahin hai….kuch hazel type hai na :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: :teddy: and deep too :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 11:37 pm

ohhh thnkooo jomoli…. haan shayad thodi hazel type hi hain :P maine dhyaan noi dia zaada kabhi :P
:puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Nidhi Pandey October 13, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Hey Nupur! nice writeup :yes: I loved the C shape of the brush..very unique. :clap: :balle:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm

thnkx Nidhi :)

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jyo October 13, 2011 at 5:32 pm

it looks so natural on ur eyes nupur. n u’ve applied it nicely. :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Thnks so much jyoti :victory2: :victory2:

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shanaiia October 13, 2011 at 5:38 pm

looks good on u Nupur :love: :love: :love:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:38 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: shanaia :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen: :preen:

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divya October 13, 2011 at 5:46 pm

Hey Nupur…its available now in all shoppers stop and lifestyle stores :snicker: …too bad I already bought the revlon lash fantasy mascara otherwise would had bought this one instead :idk:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm

OMG sachi kya :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: thnkxx so much for the info divya… m getting it jaldi se :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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ramya October 13, 2011 at 6:14 pm

the c shaped brush is awesome….and it has come out beautifully on your lashes Nupur… :)but too bad it dried up :(

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:41 pm

thnkx Ramya :) :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:
oh haan, its sad :( :(

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bhumika October 13, 2011 at 6:33 pm

but the effect looks fab noopur…I sooo want the Falsies to launch in India fast fast !

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:42 pm

oh haan bhumika…falsies is sooo awesome naa :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup:
:thanks: :thanks:

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Pragnyadeepta October 13, 2011 at 6:40 pm

:woot: :woot: :woot: the curling boorosh! :teddy: :teddy:
I want my first mascara to have a boorosh like this only. :dumb: :dumb: :teeth :teeth
Great review,Nupur di!
And for the drying up bit na…keep the mascara tube in warm water fro sometime,and it should work right. :haanji:
OOrrrr…If yo want to try out something more gimicky,try getting your hands on this: http://www.indianvanitycase.com/2011/09/mascara-toner-anyone.html
:jalwa: :jalwa: And no…I am not advertising. :nono:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 6:43 pm

:) thnkx pragrny, m defntly following this tip to revive my mascara :) thnkooooo :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Pragnyadeepta October 13, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Hihi!~ My pleasure,Nupur di! :dumb:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm

:puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Nikita October 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm

wow great tip …i threw away so many tubes because they dried up…errr

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sonpari October 13, 2011 at 7:07 pm

wow :specs:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

:) thnkx… i like ur id… Son pari :D

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Nikita October 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm

arre i thot this can be gud alternative to my colossal mascara and then i see its not available in india …i should hav read it neeche se !!

:) looks wow …love the curvy applicator..nice review !!

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Nikita, some one just mentioned in the comments dat it is now available in stores :)
n thnks so much :)

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Nikita October 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm

wow :happydance:

smal question ..have you used only the black of this macara with out primer any time ?… Im wondering how it would look and it would easy when in hurry rit …just wondering

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pr!y@nk@ October 13, 2011 at 9:44 pm

hey very nice ya… :woot: mujhe bhi chaheye :waaa:

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 11:40 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Visakhi October 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm

i am gonna buy it for sure… and ur eyelashes look really good :wink: :wink: … i already told u that u got a beautiful eyes ( and good skin :spank: :spank: )

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Nupur October 13, 2011 at 11:41 pm

thnkx a lot visakhi :) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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sukanya October 14, 2011 at 12:21 am

am surely getting this..luv the brush :jalwa: :jalwa:

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Nupur October 14, 2011 at 1:43 am

:waytogo: :waytogo: grtt sukanya

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sukanya October 14, 2011 at 1:46 am

yea it all gets clumpy clumpy with all my mascaras.. i got a purana lakme,vov n streetwear…none seems good…and i end up looking racoon :spank: :spank: i was thinking of getting that yellow wala mascara of maybelline..bt now thinking this one wud be better na nupur???

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sukanya October 14, 2011 at 1:54 am

nupur.. i wanted to ask something regarding your blog giveaway..dont know ur mail id..so inboxed u in facebook..hope u dont mind :blush:

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Bee October 14, 2011 at 12:30 am

Nuuu ka mascara :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: :makeup: and usmein bhi primer!!! :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:
but mast mast lashes ;)

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Nupur October 14, 2011 at 1:44 am

hihiihihi :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
thnkooo beeni :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Vid October 14, 2011 at 1:38 am

i like the curling broosh and u have beautiful eyelashes :))

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Vid October 14, 2011 at 1:48 am

and u discovered primer in mascara too :waiting: :waiting:

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Nupur October 14, 2011 at 1:44 am

thnkooo vid O:) O:) O:)

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