It’s The Battle Of The Lash!
Ladies and gentlemen….Let’s get ready to RRRUUUUUUMBBBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEE!
Sorry. I just had this overwhelming urge to get all dramatic on you guys.
As many of you probably know from my videos, I LOVE Diorshow Mascara. But as much as I love it, I can’t keep affording to fork out $23 a tube every 3 months (if not sooner than that). So I went on a hunt for a new cheaper mascara that I would love as much as my Diorshow. I wanted a good mascara that I could afford and still get the lashes that my Diorshow would give me. I went to my nearest Wally World and spent what seemed like forever looking at all the different mascaras, the different pictures of brushes they had on the packaging and what they claimed to do for my lashes. It’s been so long since I’ve used a drug-store brand mascara that I don’t know what’s good anymore…I don’t even remember what used to be good either.
After about half an hour, I finally settled on two…Cover Girl’s LashBlast mascara and Maybelline’s new Colossal mascara; LashBlash mainly because of its popularity, and Colossal because of the size and shape of the brush. The main reason I loved Diorshow so much was because of the size of the brush. I have big eyes so to have a big brush that will coat my lashes in one shot without having to spend 20 minutes trying to coat one eye really tickles my fancy!
I spent the next ten minutes staring at the two packages, trying to debate on which one I wanted out of the two. Then a light bulb clicked on in my head–just get both. If I liked one more than the other, well, then at least I’d have a back-up for a rainy day.
Since the Colossal is a new mascara I thought it’d be awfully nice of me to do a comparison of the two for you guys that are debating about trying out Maybelline’s new addition to their makeup family. (This is the part where you guys say “Wow! That Francine is great, isn’t she?! She’s so thoughtful and considerate to think of us!” And this is the part where I act humble and say graciously “Oh golly guys! Think nothing of it! It’s no biggie. I just aim to please.”)
I don’t use any lash primer, so whenever I apply my mascara, it’s always on my lashes as is. Also, as a side note, I am using the waterproof LashBlast, so your results may vary.
Parental discretion is advised—eye pornography follows ahead….Here are my big, beautiful, brown eyes completely naked. All pics are clickable.
My right eye, no mascara.
And in this corner (left eye), weighing in at some weight that I don’t know cause the writing on the sticker is too small to read and I already threw out the packaging, packaged in a bright yellow tube….Maybelline Colossal Volum’ Express, one coat!
As you can see, there’s not really that big of a difference…at least not to me. Maybelline seems to give my lashes a bit more volume and length, but the difference isn’t so huge that I’d swear by this product any more than I would over Cover Girl’s LashBlast.
I will say this much though. Even though the results aren’t too big of a difference, I think I prefer Maybelline’s Colossal mascara over LashBlast. “But Francine, you said yourself there’s no difference…so how can you prefer one over the other??” I can because I say so! Seriously though, I prefer it over LashBlast because of the brush. I’ve come to realize I’m not really a big fan of the whole plastic brush fad. I still plan on using my LashBlast as a back-up or for rainy-days (literally…it’s waterproof, remember?), but I can’t get over that whole plastic brush thingie. I guess I’m just set in my ways. Either way, I’m happy I found a more affordable alternative to my Diorshow mascara!! Time for a happy dance! Happy Happy Joy Joy! (Did I just date myself?)