Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Do you want some volum’?

I bought this mascara in October and now it is nearing the end of its life. I know that this is a super duper late review so forgive me.

maybelline volum express hypercurl, by bitsandtreats

It was the time when I just chucked my Magnum mascara and was in dire need of a replacement. The Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara was out of stock and so I headed back to the Maybelline counter. I chose this because it’s only Php249 and I just needed an interim mascara. I didn’t have high expectations, not with the price, but I was surely in for a surprise.

maybelline volum express hypercurl mascara wand, by bitsandtreats

For a cheap mascara, this works wonders! The complete name is Volum’ Express Hypercurl 3-in-1 Mascara. Why 3-in-1? It promises to give amazing length, 3x more volume and a 75-degree curl in an instant. The bonus is it lasts for up to 18 hours without clumps. The first two promises are true. The 75-degree curl, I’m not too sure of. I wasn’t satisfied with it. I still needed to use an eyelash curler. The 18 hours thing, I haven’t tested yet and probably won’t but I can surely say that this lasts from the moment I apply it until I remove it at night. It didn’t clump during the first two months but now it’s starting to clump. I don’t know if the cold is contributing to it but I can now see more clumps on the brush. It also clumps up a bit on my eyelashes but nothing a quick tissue blot can’t fix.

I was also surprised that this doesn’t smudge below my eyes so I don’t get raccoon eyes after several hours. It doesn’t make my eyes itch although when I accidentally rub my eyes with this mascara still on, my eyes do get a bit irritated.

I also like the curved wand that makes application a breeze.

Here’s a photo of my bare lashes:

my bare eye lashes, by bitsandtreats

Here are EOTD shots using the Volum’ Express Hypercurl Mascara:

maybelline volum express hypercurl mascara on lashes, by bitsandtreats

maybelline volum express hypercurl mascara eotd, by bitsandtreats

maybelline hypercurl 3-in-1 mascara, by bitsandtreats

lashes by maybelline hypercurl 3-in-1, by bitsandtreats

I am definitely buying this again after I’ve exhausted all my mascara stocks. I recommend this mascara for working girls on a budget. You’ll surely get your money’s worth! It’s gentle for everyday use and not too showy for daytime looks, perfect for the office.

Eyeshadow: Maybelline Diamond Glow Eye Shadow Palette in Copper
Liner: Maybelline Gel Liner in Brown


  1. Applauds, nice EOTD! Love your eyeshadow color

  2. Thanks for the review E! =)

    My blog is virus free now. I hope you can drop by when you aren't busy.

    Advance happy new year! :)

  3. @Kitten: Wow! After ilang shots un para makita ung kulay! Hahaha!

    @Sugar: Yes, I was browsing your blog last night but was too tired to read so I just looked at the pics. = ) will visit your blog again during the break. I love your new blog look!



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