Maybelline The Colossal Liner in Black Review, Swatch, EOTD

by Trisha Anand on January 21, 2015 · 44 comments

Hi everybody!

Recently while going through Maybelline’s official Indian website, I got to know that they’re launching a new liner and that too from the Colossal line. I mean, I’m sure every makeup addict has owned at least one Colossal kajal in their life and it really was a  successful product ever since it was launched in the Indian market. So without much apprehension/ second thought, I went ahead and bought the eyeliner from the colossal range. And here I am with the review of Maybelline Colossal liner. Read on to know how it fared for me.
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Product description:

Enjoy eye catching intensity and flawless precision with the Maybelline New York Colossal Liner.
Designed to end all your application woes, the Maybelline New york Colossal liner features a 0.4 mm flexi tip applicator that gives you perfect error free lines. Empowered with the ink pigment technology, this colossal eye liner imparts smudge proof, fade- proof, intense color to your eyes. Its quick dry formula ensures a 12 hour staying power and quick application. Add this kajal to your vanity kit and enjoy stunningly beautiful eyes everyday.
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Here’s why you’ll love it:
1. has the intensity of a liner and defines like a kajal
2. customized flexi tip applicator ensure error free application
3. smudge free liner has an intense black finish
4. stays upto 12 hours

Product price- INR 425

My take on Maybelline The Colossal Liner in Black:

Packaging:

The Maybelline colossal eye liner comes in a very sleek and edgy packaging. Maybelline has maintained the black and yellow themed packaging of the colossal line with this eye liner too and while the colossal kajal comes in a yellow base with black accents, the colossal eye liner comes in an all black packaging and yellow accents. It looks very pretty and sophisticated. It is a rather thin and compact eye liner. the cap clicks tightly and securely. The flexi-tip applicator is just out-of-this-world kind of fabulous.
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Shade:

The Colossal eye liner by maybelline is one of the finest jet black eye liners I’ve come across. I earlier owned a jet black eye liner by Forever 21’s beauty range that I purchased on a visit abroad but I ran out of it in a month only and I searched for a similar one in India too but I didn’t find anything similar. Surprisingly, this Colossal eye liner is not only pure jet black, it is also one of the best eye liners I’ve owned yet. The shade looks great. The color payoff is brilliant. If you want a very thin line or just want to tightline your eyes, without making the eyes look too made up, I’d say this eye liner is what you must really check out.
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Texture, longevity and pigmentation:

It is a jet black eye liner and that says a lot about its pigmentation. The eye liner has a smooth texture and it does not feel flaky or anything. It is very easy to apply this liner on the eye lids because of the thin precision tip. I’m in love with this tip, it is very thin and perfect for making thin lines on the eyelids. Maybelline has really nailed it this time with the flexi tip applicator of this eye liner. Like Maybelline claims, it definitely is a quick dry formula eye liner and it dries within a span of 15 seconds, or even less. it is a longstay eye liner. I have worn this eye liner for two days continuously by now and on each occasion I wore it for around 9-10 hours and when I cam back home in the evening, I found the eye liner still intact. It is smudge-proof and it does not fade at all. Despite the fact that I have super oily eye lids, this eye liner stayed on me for a really long time. All I can say now is that why didn’t Maybelline launch this eye liner earlier? It’s a wonderful product.

Pros of Maybelline The Colossal Liner in Black:

• Value for money. At INR 425, the quality of this eye liner is beyond amazing.
• Stylish packaging. Travel friendly and sturdy all the same.
• Smudge proof and fade proof eye liner.
• Quick dry eye liner.
• Easily available
• The flexi tip eases the application to a great extent
• Pure jet black eye liner. It looks absolutely gorgeous when applied as a winged eye liner.
• Can be worn on the waterline too
• Doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes
• Stays on my oily lids for upto 10 hours

Cons of Maybelline The Colossal Liner in Black:

• Though it’s not a con but I’m still stating it- it’s such a wonderful product, I wish Maybelline had launched it a couple years ago only.
• Most eye products by Maybelline are ridiculously inexpensive. INR 425 is slightly on the higher side.
• Since it is a quick dry eye liner and it is also water proof, if there are any errors in the application, it has to be removed and to be applied from the scratch.

Will I repurchase it/ do I recommend Maybelline The Colossal Liner in Black?

It is the best eye liner I have used till date and that says a lot. I’m pretty sure that I’ll wear this and only this eye liner until I find something even better than this. And I recommend it to everyone.

IMBB rating: 4.8/5

Conclusion on Maybelline The Colossal Liner in Black:

It’s a jet black eye liner with a 0.4 mm flexi tip that is perfect for any and every kind of eye liner look. It is a quick dry formula eye liner that is also smudge proof and fade proof. It is one such product that everyone should have in their vanity kits.

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Maybelline The Colossal Liner in Black Review, Swatch, EOTD Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.

"gets print on my eyelids"

★★★☆☆
3 5 1
As its good, do not smudge. But it gets print on my eyelids. that looks horrible. I m working, i gets irritated going to washroom in every half n hour to remove that. It suckss..

Fabulous Product

★★★★☆
4 5 1
Absolutely fabulous product. I've been using eyeliners for a good 20 years now and this is perhaps the best product I've used. Easy to draw winged eyeliners with this pencil-like product. And it stays. But yes, you're right, it's a tad bit pricey.

Nice to use but dries off quick

★★☆☆☆
2 5 1
I was so excited using it may be for a week. After that the tip dried off and i can barely use it after may be 10 uses only... :(( Wanted to love it but...

Amazing felt tip liner.. stays whole day

★★★★★
5 5 1
I am a big-time fan of The maybelline gel liner and had been loyal to it for many years but the application part was tedious. And then this liner came into my life which made my life easier. It is super handy and intensely black. It glides very smoothly, the pigmentation is awesome and it does give you gorgeous winged eyes. The liner stays for the entire day in place. Even though it has been 2 months, this stuff doesn't dry unlike some felt tip liners. And also comes off with ease when I use a make-up remover. This is so far the best felt tip eyeliner that I have used.

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neha January 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Ohhhh I am surely gettin it! 🙂

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Trisha January 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Hehe. It’s amazing; must try!

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Rutva January 21, 2015 at 5:42 pm

I was so eagerly waiting for its review…Trisha can you please tell me from where did you get…I am unable to find it on any online portals… 🙁

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Trisha January 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

I bought it from Lifestyle in Delhi 🙂

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Radhika January 22, 2015 at 12:05 pm

Rutva….it is available on Nykaa.

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Shikha Sharma January 21, 2015 at 5:49 pm

Ok! I have a confession. I just ordered it 😛

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Rutva January 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Shikha even i did…found it on nykaa… 😛

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Trisha January 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Hehehe. Do share your experience in the comments 😀

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Jasmine Scott January 21, 2015 at 5:55 pm

Yay it’s finally in India 🙂 🙂 . Thanks Trisha 🙂 🙂

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Trisha January 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm

Hehehe 😀

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Melissa January 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm

I simply love your eyes …amazing

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:08 pm

thanks 😀

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Nandini January 21, 2015 at 6:34 pm

Been waiting for a review since I saw this on Flipkart. Thanks a lot. Will buy it now 🙂

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:09 pm

hehe 🙂

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Rati January 21, 2015 at 6:47 pm

this sounds woooowww trisha. You have such gorgeous eye color! 🙂 Totally getting this. cant have enough pen liners in my stash! 😀

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

thanks 🙂

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Anu January 21, 2015 at 6:48 pm

Wow… looks perfect.. gonna buy soon..!!

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

😀

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Megha January 21, 2015 at 6:58 pm

i guess its a must buy eye liner..thanks for the review trisha…beautiful eotd..

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:13 pm

yeah it’s a must buy 😀

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Arpita January 21, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Ohhh wow Trisha… M definitely getting this…

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:15 pm

😀

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Swathi January 21, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Your eyes are so beautiful. Thanks for the review , I am getting this 🙂

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:16 pm

thanks 🙂

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Raeesa January 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm

I’m definitely getting this. Was hunting for a good liner to do the winged eye look all this while.

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:16 pm

this one is perfect for winged eye look 🙂

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neha January 21, 2015 at 9:07 pm

Running to get this one !!!!!
Pure love <3

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:20 pm

😀

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Mahasweta January 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

Definitely getting this! Looks better than the Hypersharp liner from Maybelline.

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:20 pm

it is way better than hyper sharp in so many ways 🙂

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Madhur January 21, 2015 at 10:47 pm

I saw this eyeliner’s promotion on some facebook advertisement and since then I have been eagerly awaiting for someone to review it. Glad that it’s an awesome product. I was thinking of buying the Maybelline’s Hypersharp liner but now I am unsure about which one to buy. Which one would you suggest?

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Princy Mascarenhas January 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

Hey Madhur! I have tried the hypersharp liner by Maybelline. After reading Trisha’s review, I can say that this one is definitely better! 🙂

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:21 pm

order this one. it is an awesome eye liner

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Madhur January 22, 2015 at 8:46 pm

Thank you Princy and Trisha. I will go ahead with Colossal liner. 🙂

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Kadambari January 21, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Trishaaaaa!!! In love with it. Ordered this as soon as I read your review!! Awesome!! 🙂

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:22 pm

hehehehe Kadambari, your comments are always the sweetest of all :))

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Princy Mascarenhas January 21, 2015 at 10:52 pm

I ordered this today morning and I read your review in the evening! 😀 I’m glad it works good! Can’t wait to get my hands on this now ♥ And your eyes Trisha *_*

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:23 pm

awww Princy <3

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trina January 21, 2015 at 11:12 pm

looks like must buy! next in line..thanks !!

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trisha January 21, 2015 at 11:23 pm

:))

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Priyanka January 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm

I have super duper oily eyelids and no kajal yes no means no kajal/kohl/liner stays on my oily lids. I have tried everything from pencils to liquid and to gel eyeliners, but this liner is something which is super se upar. It stayed on my extreme oily lids for more than 20 hours. I slept putting this on and it was still on my lids the next morning. I just love thisssssss.

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Nisha February 14, 2015 at 12:39 am

I have just bought it and really liking it. It is just so easy to apply and doesn’t hurt at all

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inshrah February 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

I totally disagree tht it’s smudge proof…just an accidental rub of my finger tht too much later on puttng on the eyeliner left me with panda eyes….would not recommend this product at all.

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Nethra December 7, 2016 at 4:06 pm

I used this product out of so much excitement but after using I was totally disappointed. Its not at all water proof. Just splash a water on face and its gone 🙁 its a thumbs down for me

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