Friday, September 12, 2008

Product Review: Maybelline Colossal Mascara

Store: Wal-Mart
Price: $5.99
Color: Classic Black
Ingredients: Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Cera Carnuaba/Carnauba Wax, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethycellulose, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-20, PEG/PPG-17/18, Dimethicone, polyquaternium-10, Silica, Soluble Collagen, Simethicone, Panthenol, Disodium EDTA.
Performance: 5/5
Overall Rating:5/5

Of the three mascaras I have tried over the past week, Big Yellow is fantastic. It was one of my surprise Paraben Free finds, the other being Revlon 3D Mascara (bleech!). The brush is very fine and flexible and moves with your lashes instead of yanking them around. I used this without curling my lashes and the finished look is actually curlier than if had curled them. The formula is lightweight and does not weigh your lashes down. It did not make mine especially thick (I only did one coat), but did bring out the length and separated my lashes so I did not have to bring out the large artillery of spoolie and lash comb. Very pleased with the wear and it comes off with a makeup wipe. Definite gem in an aisle of questionable mascaras.


  1. This mascara has the ingredient Paraffin:
    The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the State of California, under its Proposition 65 Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, have identified at least seven major toxins in paraffin wax. Paraffin wax is the final byproduct in the petroleum refining chain and is basically the "bottom-of-the-barrel", even after asphalt is extracted. (3)

    Have to face the fact that products we use have something bad--we just have to buy things that have maybe 1-4 bad chemicals instead of 20 toxic chemicals..

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