First Look: Maybelline's Colossal Big Shot Mascara

I'm doing something I've never done before on the blog: a first look. A tease of a post on a not-yet-in-stores mascara. And I had to because it's something special: it's the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara.

Isn't that packaging dazzling? All of the details haven't been released yet, but here's what I do know: it's all about big, bossed-up lashes. Y'all know I'll update this as soon as I do! I was sent this and decided to try it...and of course share the good and the bad with y'all!

The key here is The Big Shot: a fully-loaded brush with deep pocket bristles--that means root-to-tip in just one dip. Quick application--I'm liking this already.

Consider this the gold standard (see what I did there?) for big lashes. I know I'm enjoying it so far, but the jokes I'll keep working on. It reminds me of a higher-end mascara, like YSL. Want me to do a dupe or not on that?

But how does it look? Here's a before and after--and I didn't even curl my lashes! I also skipped the eye shadow so you can see the lashes since I have hooded lids. You can definitely see some length in the pic on your right. I have gotten compliments on my lashes, how long they are.

Here's my makeup at the end of the day--I only reapplied lipstick for this shot (I was too tired to redo my foundation) and used artificial lighting, but the mascara stayed put.

Formula-wise, I love that it doesn't get clumpy (this did happen if I rushed) and dries instantly. It gives great length to my lashes without making them feel heavy--I know a lot of y'all would try it just for that reason. I don't think it makes me lashes look fake or too dramatic, just really pretty, if that makes sense.

Wear Time--My biggest complaint with Maybelline mascaras is that they usually flake off during the day. This one thankfully doesn't. Here's my testament to the wear time: I applied my makeup at 6am for my nephew's party at noon (I had a 5 hour drive). It lasted the entire windy day of chasing around little ones. And going up and down the bouncy slide, I might add.

It has lasted me through my day job, where I take care of two little girls who are constantly bumping into me when I'm on the floor with them, or pawing at my face. This mascara didn't irritate my super-sensitive eyes.

Removal--I do need makeup remover to remove it, but it's nothing like a waterproof mascara.

I'm pleased with wearing the Maybelline Colossal Big Shot mascara and can't wait to update this post once I have more info! So far, I've heard it will be released at the end of the year, so be on the look out!

Would you try this mascara?

Extra Elle:
$1000 Nordstrom giveaway--enter here.
Taking the next couple of days off, so Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Such pretty and festive packaging, especially for this time of the year! Yes, I would love for you to do a YSL comparison. I've wanted to try the YSL mascara, but if this is a dupe, I would much rather buy this! Thanks for sharing, Elle!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  2. Effect of this mascara is spectacular, I must to get it :-)

  3. I love trying new mascaras and this one looks great! I just tried the YSL mascara so I would love a dupe post.

  4. Oh how fun! I love new mascaras and I will have to try it when it comes out. Loved your puns!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

  5. Love the packaging! I definitely will try this when it comes out! Your lashes look really pretty!

    Doused In Pink

  6. ooh wish this was available now! Your review has convinced me to try it.

  7. Thanks for sharing this great review! Need to try this soon.


  8. great post as usual :)
    Kisses :)


  9. holy long lashes girlfriend. i think you sold me on this one :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  10. I don't think I will like this, the problem that I have with Maybelline Colossal range is they just don't give me enough volume. :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  11. Wow, what a lengthener! I love the packaging! I always have that same problem with maybelline, too flaky. I will have to try this!

  12. I need to give this a shot- I'm actually out of mascara (as of this morning, I realized the tube was dunzo), so I'm going to pick this up! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. Would definitely give this one a shot. Love the packaging to boot!

  14. It looks really good! I'm running out of my favourite Chanel mascara, so I should probably go buy a new one soon. I'll try this as soon as it comes out!

  15. This sounds like a mascara to really look forward to! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  16. The packaging on this mascara is so pretty! I love the gold! It really did do a great job of lengthening your lashes too! Seeing a dupe between this mascara and YSL would be awesome!

  17. Wow, the packaging is awesome! I love it. Can't wait to try this. I really love how the bristles are too, I can't stand the short plastic ones that a lot of mascaras have now. Thanks for sharing your review with us!

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

  18. This mascara sounds awesome, and I really like the packaging :)

  19. This sounds like exactly the kind of mascara I like! I need to keep my eyes open for it in stores!

  20. I love the glamorous packaging! It really does lengthen your lashes, huh? I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.

  21. I'd love for you to do a dupe or not post on this vs the ysl mascara! I like the look of the wand to this! Also, I think that it's amazing you were able to try this out before it launched!

  22. Thanks for the review! Your lashes do look great and I'd try them out!

  23. I may need to try this once it comes out! Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

  24. This Big Colossal by Maybelline seems to be very good! I could see the difference in the pictures and I liked the staying power, since you drove for 5 hours and also through your day job. I think I would like to give it a try when it is released!

  25. Sounds like a fanatics mascara. So going to have to try it. When it hit the market. Have a great thanksgiving tomorrow.


  26. Oh my goodness, I wonder if they're going to release this in the UK? Happy Thanksgiving for tomorrow by the way! X

    ♥ Carly Susanne - A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  27. Ooh shame it's not out yet as I am in the US and am in the market for some awesome drugstore mascaras... What's your favorite..? Happy Thanksgiving!!

  28. I used to wear Maybelline mascara all the time! Can't wait to try this one once it's out!


  29. I do love trying new mascaras, especially drug store ones since the price is usually good. I like the way this one looks on you and it has fun packaging!

  30. The gold packaging on this is fantastic! I just love Maybelline mascaras!


  31. Oh wow I'm going to look for this in the stores here! I really like the side by side comparison - this is the kind of simple tool I like when wearing mascara, one coat and boom that's all you need! :) It's great it stays put too, my current Maybeline mascara is nice but it flakes and smudges and comes off far too easily! WOn't be rebuying it, will look for this one instead! :)

    Hope you're having a really good week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  32. I NEED TO TRY THIS!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  33. I always have to try the newest mascara and this one looks promising. Plus, I'm obsessed with the packaging!

  34. I've liked most of the Maybelline mascaras I have tried.. they seem to get something right with these.


I respond to comments via email, so make sure I can respond!
For a faster response, please use Twitter or email: elleseesyou@gmail.com

More ways to keep up with me: Bloglovin, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram , Youtube or email: elleseesyou@gmail.com

You made my day by visiting! See ya tomorrow :)


All products mentioned are purchased by me unless stated.
All pics, thoughts, etc, are mine unless otherwise noted. Publishing or redistributing any content from this blog is strictly prohibited. Please seek permission first. Thank you.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...