Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara – Help Needed

by Jane on August 4, 2010 · 56 comments

maybelline colossal Volume MascaraAfter hearing so many rave reviews about the Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara , I got it recently. This crap is just beating the hell out of me in terms of removal. Its sticks like glue to my lashes and no makeup remover is able to remove it completely. I use coconut oil to remove my eye makeup and it removes all kinds of waterproof makeup (Urban Decay 24X7, MAC Powerpoint pencils, many other mascaras). The moment oil touches my makeup , it breaks it down and removes all my eye makeup.

I tried removing this with coconut oil , the body shop waterproof eyemakeup remover..I even tried using my greasy cetaphil to remove ( Desparate measures !)..NO GO. this damn thing just wont come off completely..I had to rub and rub my poor lashes and even then I can see black residue beneath my eyes..making my undereye area look horrible !

I am so glad that I paid only 5 $ for this nonsense. I am totally not dealing with the remaining of the tube until somebody can give me a solution.

(I just walked out of the bathroom , trying to remove this crap and my poor eyes look all wrinkly..hence this frustrated short post )

~Jan

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Oh..I am not buying this one..that’s for sure. Have you tried some bi-phase makeup removers..it looks like a colourless liquid floating on the other and you shake the bottle to mix the two before you use? I think Chambor makes one…though I haven’t tried that particular one.
.-= Radhika´s last blog ..Back to the basics- Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack Review =-.

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Colorbar and lancome also make the cleansers that Radhika mentioned.

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I used to use coconut oil too..and thought its the best thing in the world..but these biphase removers are amazing. Am never going back to anything else. I should mention, though, I never ever buy waterproof products if there is a water-removable option available :evilgrin:
.-= Radhika´s last blog ..Back to the basics- Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack Review =-.

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Which one do you use?

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 4:45 pm

:evilgrin: was hoping you won’t ask..but it was freee freeee feeeeee :evilgrin: was just going to do a post too :evilgrin:
.-= Radhika´s last blog ..Back to the basics- Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack Review =-.

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Why the hell are people being so generous to you these days? :teeth:

I also want free free free stuff :smug:

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I started using this “free free freee” every chance I get and hubby was like where did you pick up this phrase from???

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 4:59 pm

lolll!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

You got stuck with some other phrase also some time back. don’t seem to remember it now. πŸ˜›

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Hehehehe..financial constraints..:P

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Anshu August 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm

mac too

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 4:42 pm

I use olive oil to remove my eye makeup. I let the oil stay on my lashes for a few minutes and the gently swipe my lashes with the cotton swab. Maximum eye makeup is removed like that. Then I splash water in eyes and swipe my eyes with a wet cotton swab again. This way every last bit of my makeup comes off.

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Ya I think leaving the oil on for a little time to soak into the product would help..is what I used to do too. Ha finally something I do correctly like the makeup gurus on this site :jump: :jump:

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm

makeup gurus?? :rotfl:

Did you start with your eyeshadow palette or not..??

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I did..I did… :panda: …..hubby gave me a look of deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepest disdain 😐

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

oopsie… send a piccy of the palette. we might discuss. ”

I want you to use it. πŸ™

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Ya actually I tried taking pics..but its cloudy here, and my neighbors think I am bonkers anyway..didnt want to contribute by standing outdoors with the camera stuck to my eye πŸ˜› Tx though..will definitely mail you the atrociousness..its so pretty the palette and I thought its limited edition so I was like I can’t wait till I learn and then go looking for this!

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 5:08 pm

:laugh: :laugh: Who cares about neighbors. Don’t worry, you’ll do fine. If i get time today, I’ll take a look at the palette and let you know. πŸ™‚

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm

:-* :-* :-* actually i will send you the pics of the palette at least tomorrow…if not my :panda:

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 5:29 pm

okayz. :))

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Rubinha August 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I have this mascara and I remove it with bi-phase make up remover for waterproof make up and I think is works really well! πŸ™‚
.-= Rubinha´s last blog ..Review- Leche autobronceadora Deliplus =-.

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Rubinah,

which brand do you use?

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HD August 4, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Hey Jane I have this mascara and I use olive oil to remove it…works totally fine!! Try that

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Anuradha August 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Try a shot with castor oil..keep it on for some time and rub off with cotton pad..this is the thickest usable cleanser..if it doesnt work..nothing will..(and please do let us know..I was on the verge of buying it before I read your post πŸ˜€ )

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HD August 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Castor oil :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Rads are you reading this ?

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm

:rotfl: :rotfl: I was just thinking someone is going to pull in my name here now :rotfl: :rotfl:

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HD August 4, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Sorry dear but ur so synonymous with Castor Oil now in our minds that whenever it is mentioned cant help but think abt you first before anything else!!! :-* Whether here or anywhere else

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm

oh I missed this during all that palette conversation. πŸ˜€ Where is I drops rashmi?? :rotfl:

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

I thot Idrops and you meeting today..told her don’t do anything fun..just sit and talk something boring boring and get back to Mumbai..and don’t eat anything yumm either πŸ˜›

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

yeah right. You are so thoughtful… :teeth:

She is boozeee attending meetings today, pata nahin if we are meeting. ?:-)

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Yup she was telling…busy today..and I was like Yipppeee…those two wont have fun today at least…yippeeee :evilgrin: Rati…sent u my byooootiful pic…will send u palette tmrw..and then I shall :worship:

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Ame August 4, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Oh my! I’m so glad I haven’t bought this yet. I was just about to. Anyway, Jane maybe you can try using a different oil. Olive for example is thicker than coconut, maybe that’ll work better. And leave the oil on for a couple of minutes, like Rati said. I use almond and I like it so far. And please let us know how it turns out. If I ever want to try this, I want to know.

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Anshu August 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hey Bhagwan !!!! this is a dangerous mascara 😯 :curse:

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Mrunmayee August 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Hey jane.. I use the Biotique almond oil cleanser for this and it works really well for me…

But as you may not get it, Olive oil seems the best option for you…

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Jane August 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Yeah maybe on my next india trip I’ll get that πŸ™‚

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dia05 August 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Hi Jane,

I understand your problem, i had similar trouble with Maybelline collosal volume mascara, i later used Lancome Bi- Facil eye makeup remover, and it removed all the mascara without any fuss , and moreover it did not sting my eyes at all. Give it a try.

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Maddy August 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Jane, you can try either Lancome Bi Facil or Neutrogena eyemakeup remover…They are my go to eye makeup remover….
.-= Maddy´s last blog ..Swatch-Review – MAC Prunella =-.

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Jane August 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Hey people – Thank you for your feedback and suggestions.

1) Bi-phase makeup removers – I dont want to use them for the sole reason that they are super strong. If they remove waterproof makeup so easily , they miust contain chemicals and strong one at that. I feel eye area is sensitive as such and i dont feel like adding anymore harsh chemicals there πŸ™

2) Castor oil – I will die trying to remove the oiliness from my face. That thing is so thick that I’ll have to wash my face with a harsh soap to ensure all the oil residue comes off πŸ™

3) Olive oil – It is the only thing for me to try. I am defly gonna try that today or tomm and I will post an update for this.

Now , I am thinking do I really have to go to such great legths to remove mascara. As it is our lifes are so hectic and I dont have to be bothered with such nonsense , you know ? I am totally not repurchasing this. There are far better masacaras and a lot of those that come off easily……

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Hmm..didnt think of that…but it didn’t seem to irritate my eyes 😐 guess there is a fault with everything!

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Jane August 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Radhika – I even read article about how strong these eyemakeup removers are..try looking it up online..you may get a better idea.. πŸ™

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 6:51 pm

If you find oils thick, spray a little rose water on a cotton swab and then add a few drops of oil on it. Then try to remove your makeup..

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Jane August 4, 2010 at 7:15 pm

hmmm..gotta try that…

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Rati August 4, 2010 at 6:43 pm

rads, saw the piccy and have the palette pic with me. replying in a while. πŸ™‚

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Radhika August 4, 2010 at 7:08 pm

:-* tx

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Rima Kaur August 4, 2010 at 9:32 pm

try olive oil. it works for everything!
i use a lotion from vaseline that’s lying around. works brilliantly.
waterproof mascaras are a bit of a pain to remove but i feel that they’re totally worth it. even if i rub my eyes during the day or wash my face or sweat or cry, i don’t have to worry about getting raccoon eyes.

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Jane August 4, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Rima – I have used other waterproof masacaras , but this is the only one thats giving me these problems. I guess this ones not for me. There are loads of other masacaras that I still have to try before I am left with no choice πŸ™‚

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Rima Kaur August 4, 2010 at 10:50 pm

it’s my first mascara so i have no clue about others πŸ˜›

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Puja August 4, 2010 at 10:30 pm

This is the biggest prob with this mascara it breaks lashes ……. :no:

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Ame August 4, 2010 at 11:10 pm

^ 😯 😯

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NatalieDouka August 5, 2010 at 4:24 am

This is not a good product, it’s just very promoted and advertised. Many youtube beauty gurus I watch hate this mascara. I haven’t buy it because I don’t like this type of wands, they tend to clump so much!

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Shivi August 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

OMG ! I was going to buy this one.Someone please suggest a good waterproof mascara and tips to remove it.

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Samareen August 23, 2011 at 4:37 am

Hi Jane,
I use this mascara too but i dont have any problem in removing it. I use Maybelline Eye and lip makeup remover. It works fine for me. Moreover it doesnt sting my eyes like the lakme one. And its cheap too!!! Rs. 125 for 40ml!!! I totally recommend it. try it once https://makeupandbeauty.com/maybelline-makeup-remover-eye-lip-review-experiment/

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sindhu October 18, 2013 at 12:56 am

i am using the lakme mascara and i feel it is rather too dry…..is there any way to thin it up??

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