Here Comes the Magnum!

When I ran out of my Maybelline Volum’ Express Cat Eyes Mascara, I decided to try something different just so I can make a proper review for you all. Among the selection at the Maybelline counter, I chose the Magnum Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara. It’s supposed to give the lashes 9x more volume with its collagen formula and mega brush.

What do I actually think about it? Read on. ๐Ÿ™‚

First, I gotta say that the brush is indeed mega! It’s slightly curved in (like a convex) on one side then curved out on the other. I find that the convex site is best used when applying the first coat. It fits right into the shape of my eyes so I can get to the roots of my lashes. The curved out side on the other hand is great for building up the coat and adding volume.

Putting the mascara on with this mega wand is not easy, though. The wand is a bit too bulky. Especially for me with short lashes, I always manage to get some product on my top lash line. It’s even trickier when I try getting it on my bottom lashes.

Despite my struggles with the wand, however, I do believe that I get good volume from this. If you’re like me and enjoy having full on lashes, I suggest applying at least two coats to get the best result. Doing so not only adds volume to the lashes but also accentuates its lenght.

The photo below shows you the difference between my left eye, which has mascara on, and the right eye. I’m sorry for the messy brows. I haven’t had the time to go to the salon to have it threaded. I will do so soon! I promise! Even I am getting disgusted with them ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh and for those who might be wondering, I’ve got contacts on because I’m blind without them. They’re cheap, disposable ones from EO optical.

Notice how my lashes are almost invisible without the help of mascara?

I’ve also asked my friend Lei to take a photo of the lashes from the side so that you can see the length.

Too close??? Hahaha Sorry, there was no other way to show you guys what I meant.

For PHP399, I think this product is totally worth it. Great results at a great price! What more can anyone ask for?

37 thoughts on “Here Comes the Magnum!

  1. I tried this from a friend and super ganda talaga ng effect sa eyes! ๐Ÿ˜€ the best mascaras that I love are Maybelline’s, IN2IT and Covergirl! ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. Haven’t tried mascaras from IN2IT and Covergirl yet but Maybelline is definitely my go-to mascara brand ๐Ÿ˜›


      1. I don’t know how different the two are, but they really make my lashes fuller. Not perfect, though–tends to clump when I apply in layers. But still nice! ๐Ÿ™‚


      2. baka you need to do the sawing motion lang when applying? ๐Ÿ™‚ For me naman, it’s not as long lasting as i want it to be. the mascara is gone at the end of the day. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


      3. Sige, I’ll try that! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think baliktad yung nangyayari sa atin–mine lasts all day! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Haha make-up is so…moody.


      4. it used to last all day when i was using the volum express cat eyes ๐Ÿ˜› depends on the formula i guess ๐Ÿ˜›


  2. I had a short eyelashes too, but even though I still crimp it and use mascara, I will try this maybelline if I had an extra. The only thing that I couldn’t learn is to use fake eyelashes


    1. ooh fake lashes can be tricky but a bit of practice goes a long way! ๐Ÿ™‚ maybe i should do a tutorial soon ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Maybelline’s specialty is really with their mascaras. Great review and nice to know it worked on you. The mascara I’m currently using is the one from Rimmel ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Yep, definitely give it a go. ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the Maybelline Volum’ Express Cat Eyes Mascara better though ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Another beauty tips… I’m entangle. I’m caught flatfooted. As the songs goes, “It is no secret…” what can I do but to appreciate this for I really love beauty tips like this one. I’m a man, a real man!


    1. Hahahaha sorry, sir Gil! It’s just that you participated on a comment exchange date that talks about beauty and fashion. no wonder you get a lot of beauty and fashion blogs! ahahahaha don’t worry, youre still a real man!


  5. great product and review! i want to try it, not much knowledge on make-ups kaya i rely on friend’s recommendation/s…i buy then it got piled up kc i don’t use it…


  6. I don’t know if I’m going to use mascara again. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ the last time I remember, when I put mascara on my eyelashes, as in n”nalagas” sila (but not all). Right then, I said to my self I will not use it again. But I must say it’s not Maybelline ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll just not tell the brand name ๐Ÿ™‚ Nanlumo talaga ako that time. I looked like an alien haha ๐Ÿ˜€


  7. dropped by here again Mich! ๐Ÿ™‚ and I was just reading your past posts, and read that you’re from Zambo city. Cool! almost all my friends(neighbors) here are from zambo, and well, i’m from Pagadian City…
    anyway, back to topic.
    I love Maybelline products ๐Ÿ™‚ and I just used up my maybelline mascara. I haven’t used that particular mascara, because I’m currently using covergirl and loreal volumizing mascara (which are also great). ๐Ÿ™‚

    and I’ve linked you in my blog as well, I’ll be visiting here every now and then! i love reading your posts! ^^


    1. Hi Phyllz!

      I shall link you too! It’s great how the Internet makes it easier for people to find other people with common interests and backgrounds, no? Hahaha I heard covergirl is also great when it comes to mascara. Never tried either loreal or cover girl yet though because I’ve been so loyal to Maybelline. Maybe it’s time to expand my horizon ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I’ve been out all day so I’ve just read it. ๐Ÿ™‚

      See you around the blogosphere! ๐Ÿ˜€


  8. nice eyes ! nice lashes ! you’re really pretty. i was using Maybelline Mascarra, but this is new Magnum Volumโ€™ Express Waterproof Mascara, i will try. thanks for sharing this! ^_^


    1. Aww thanks Ms. Myrns! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really trust Maybelline when it comes to Mascaras. That’s why I’ve only used their products since the very beginning. I’m thinking of trying other brands soon but Maybelline will always have a special place in my heart. ๐Ÿ™‚


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s