Saturday, December 29, 2012

MAKEUPALLEY REVIEW: Maybelline Volum' Express The Mega Plush





WHAT IS IT?
"Introducing Maybelline's first gel-mousse mascara: Volum' Express Mega Plush contains 40% less hard waxes for massive, yet supple lashes. The patented Flexor Brush gently coats every lash with mega volume that's never stiff and never brittle. Ophthalmologist tested and contact lens safe. Revolutionary gel-mousse formula and flexor brush.  Massive, supple volume.  No brittle feel"


FEATURES
  • Our first gel-mousse mascara with 40% less hard waxes for massive volume with a supple touch
  • Extra-soft, patented Flexor Brush caresses lashes 
  • Lashes never brittle or flaky
  • Available in washable and waterproof formulas


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PRICE/AVAILABILITY
$5.94 - $6.99 at drugstores, supermarkets, and Ulta




THINGS TO RAVE ABOUT
  • Gel-Mousse Formula: "The thing I love about it is that it is a gel-mousse formula, so it is feather-light, and leaves your lashes as soft as a feather." by rcj465
  • Flexible Wand: "Because of the bendy wand, the mascara applied in a feathery, airy way, which is very unique to other mascaras I own." by thoughtsofasadcloud
  • Never Flaky or Brittle: "So the claims about your lashes never being flaky or brittle? Totes legit! My lashes feel soft, light, like I don't even have mascara on. They're even quite soft to the touch. Mega Plush truly doesn't flake off either, and best of all, it never gives me itchy lashes." by sparklebunny37
  • Lasts Forever: "Yesterday it was almost 100 degrees out here and I had absolutely no smudging. It lasts all day long even if I fall asleep in it." by RaeRae2


THINGS TO RANT ABOUT
  • Doesn't Hold a Curl: "Unfortunately for some odd reason, this isn't holding curl well at all for me. Maybe the formula is just too light? I'm finding I have to re-apply throughout the day to keep my lashes up and visible." by stellar
  • Not for Bottom Lashes: "It is nearly impossible to use on your bottom lash without smudging it all over the place. Only technique I found that remotely works is to use the very tip and stroke it over each bottom lash individually. Yup. Even then, the lashes look very chunky due to product overload." by sugamonkey
  • Very Wet Formula: "The formula is waaaaaaaaaay too wet and heavy for my asian lashes. The formula goes on nicely but then before it finishes drying, the lashes loose their curl and fall down." by pinkcandii


IS IT FOR YOU?

YES:
Want a feather-light formula
Need lashes that never turn flaky or brittle
 Desire a mascara that stays on all day


NO:

Need a drier mascara to hold a curl

 Want a mascara for bottom lashes



RATINGS

average rating: 3.4 of 5 (276 reviews)
55% would buy again
package quality: 3.9 of 5

price: $$


*review quotes and ratings from makeupalley.com

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