This is a review for the Maybelline Volum’ Express One By One Mascara. I bought this product at Don Quijote in Shibuya in Japan when I met up with Yuming. Don Quijote is a discount chain store which sells EVERYTHING and most stores are open 24 hours a day. It is a MUST SEE if you are interested in beauty products and visit Japan (yes, I’ll do a blog post about the store if readers are interested).
What it does: (from maybelline.com)
Finally, bold volume without any of the bulk. Patented Lash Catcher™ brush has 3 bristles per lash to make every lash count. Catches, coats and de-clumps each lash to make them all fatter and flirtier. Instant clump-free volume.
This is the washable version; there is a waterproof version as well.
Price: as with any drugstore product, the price will vary. Target.com has this for $6.50. I paid around 1000 JPY ($12.50 USD). Although that sounds expensive, in reality most Japanese drugstore mascaras are around 1500 JPY (around $19 USD), so this is cheap for me!
- This product gave my lashes volume without making them clumpy
- The formula is smooth and the brush is great for applying mascara evenly
- I still got smudges under my eyes after wearing this mascara for a day
- I don’t understand what a “patented lash catcher ™” is!
Would I repurchase? No. While I liked this mascara and how it made my lashes look, the smudges I got under my eyes are a deal-breaker. Brands release so many new mascaras every year that it doesn’t make sense to repurchase anything which I don’t absolutely love.
I often wonder if the shape of my eyes make them smudge-prone. If you don’t get smudges often, this might be a good mascara for you. I’m so disappointed since I really liked how this mascara made my eyes look!
Hope you enjoyed this review!