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Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal Big Shot™ Waterproof Mascara
2 varieties available

Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal Big Shot™ Waterproof Mascara

BY MAYBELLINE #51 in Mascara

4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars63%
  • 4 Stars23%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star2%
4.42 / 5 based on 817 Reviews



  • Isododecane 
  • Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille 
  • Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax / Cire De Carnauba 
  • Disteardimonium Hectorite 
  • Dilinoleic Acid/Butanediol Copolymer 
  • Aqua / Water / Eau 
  • Allyl Stearate/Va Copolymer 
  • Oryza Sativa Cera / Rice Bran Wax 
  • Paraffin 
  • Alcohol Denat
  • Polyvinyl Laurate 
  • Vp/Eicosene Copolymer 
  • Propylene Carbonate 
  • Talc 
  • Synthetic Beeswax 
  • Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer 
  • Peg-30 Glyceryl Stearate 
  • Methylparaben 
  • Ethylparaben 
  • Propylene Glycol 
  • Candelilla Cera / Candelilla Wax / Cire De Candelilla 
  • Phenoxyethanol 
  • Soluble Collagen 
  • Panthenol 
  • Silica 
  • Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate Trisodium Edta 
  • Potassium Sorbate 
  • BHT

May Contain:

  • CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides 
  • CI 77007 / Ultramarines 
  • CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide 
  • Mica 
  • CI 75470 / Carmine 
  • CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens 
  • CI 77742 / Manganese Violet 
  • CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide
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Top Questions See all 110 Q&A

  • Has anyone else ever have a problem with it drying out qu...3 Answers
  • Does it last and so for how long 6 Answers
  • How is this with clumping?? I've been looking for a new m...1 Answers
Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal Big Shot™ Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal Big Shot™ Waterproof Mascara
Reviews (817)
Q&A (34)
Media (67)
  • "I've been using this product for eons and I will continue to use it till I lose it lol in all seriousness it lasts a long time, no smudging, and adds a gracious amount of volume to your lashes! TIP: IF YOU WANT YOUR LASHES TO LOOK FULLER. ADD ONE COAT OF THIS BAD BOY AND THEN APPLY BABY POWDER ON YOUR LASHES.THEN ADD ANOTHER COAT OF THE MASCARA AGAIN. THANK ME LATER ;-)" in 132 reviews
  • "It works perfect. It does what it promises. ☝➡ 100% waterproof. 👌👏 Recommended. ⚠🔥" in 83 reviews
  • "I LOVE this for my daily work makeup. I have very long lashes that can get clumpy easily and this is perfect for my day look. " in 29 reviews
  • "I generally hate mascara as a rule but this is a really great one. It lasts a long time and really makes a visible difference" in 21 reviews
Review for: Very Black more...
As Close to perfect as any mascara I have ever used. I have allergy eyes and rub them frequently. This stays on better than anything else has so far even the $40+ $ brands. This product instantly makes my lashes look fuller and longer. When I apply it I make sure that I get the full length I want quickly before it starts to dry. I do you go back and add another coat for fullness. My boyfriend has commented on more than one occasion, that he’s expected To see my mascara run When I cried at the movies and went swimming. To be honest I love also the Maybelline volume express colossal big shot hydrofuge better Although it is not waterproof it doesn’t run on me either and doesn’t smudge. The reason I can’t say it’s completely perfect, if my eyes are itchy and I continue to rub them throughout the day some of the product does come off. I use the 3.8 oz Neutrogena oil free eye makeup remover and it comes right off. In my mind The Neutrogena is comparable to the more expensive products I get it at Sephora. The cleaner my lashes are when I put the Big Shot mascara on, the better it stays on.
Meagan B.
Oklahoma City
52 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Ok this mascara is AMAZING for a drugstore mascara. My eyelashes have never looked better, and I used to use Mac! The only reason I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is because the waterproof one is so budge proof that even eye makeup remover won't remove it all, which leaves my lashes with gunky buildup that makes the next wear not so pretty or easily applied. Full disclosure, I use a drugstore eyemakeup remover so it may not be a problem for those of you that are blessed by high-end eye makeup removers. That being said, the NON waterproof one is a 5 star for sure!
Caroline G.
37 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Very Black more...
this is currently my favvvvvv masacra at the moment. i was using l’oreal lash paradise before this and truly thought nothing could beat it. when my lash paradise dried out, i decided to pick up this mascara and was pleasantly surprised. i find that this gives me so much volume, and the wand coats each individual lash so well. it layers quite well, and lasts all day. i highly recommend this mascara if you are wanting dark and voluminous lashes!
Kaia K.
East Orange , NJ
204 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Review for: Very Black more...
Very good mascara. Not clumpy at all . U will see a difference in your eyelashes instantly. I always find my reaching for this mascara. Not pricey at all very affordable. Most buy over and over again . Would recommend it to anyone who wants a good mascara without breaking the bank .
Zuzia W.
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This has been my go to mascara ever since I got it at Ulta about two months ago. It has an amazing lengthening effect without clumping up, and it's very easy to layer on for a more dramatic look. I use it daily and am almost out of my first tube, but buying another one is no problem since it was about $8!! I love this mascara so much and will definitely continue using it.
Brittani C.
Bremerton, WA
80 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: Brownish Black more...
I accidentally bought the wrong shade and waterproof, but that’s not the reason for the relatively low rating. I feel like this mascara is overly hyped and personally for me does not do much for my lashes. I also CANNOT wash this stuff off my face using any makeup removers! It’s okay if you have no other options but this is not my favorite
Laura F.
Apple Valley
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I use this mascara for my lower lashes and it is beautiful. My eyes water a lot so I have to use a waterproof mascara to avoid reapplying throughout the day. This mascara is very black and definitely waterproof but not difficult to remove with Neutrogena wipes. It does transfer a little on application but is easy to clean up quickly.
Gabrielle C.
29 reviews
Review for: Very Black more...
I hear so many great things about this mascara so I decided to switch up from my original one and try this one and I love it. It’s easy to apply and the brush allows for my lashes to be separated and not clumped together like other mascaras. The price is affordable and it’s available at local drug stores.
matilduuh R.
Fontana, CA
18 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
HOLY GRAIL MASCARA! Randomly purchased it to try without high hopes and used it and instantly fell in love!!! Super light weight. Keeps my straight lashes curled for hours. Waterproof is great for oily skin so it doesn’t transfer! Also, amazing and easily comes off if you make a mistake on your eyelid.
Lauren H.
New York
120 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Very Black more...
It’s a solid workhorse of a mascara. It stays on my lashes well unless I rub my eyes. Or get rained on. It used to work really well for me, but I have since found other things that I like better. I would recommend it for the price, for sure.
Layla A.
106 reviews
How hard is the waterproof mascara to get off?
louisa m.
12 reviews
Does it last and so for how long
Adriana T.
Phoenix, AZ
5 reviews
I have been looking for a mascara that makes my eyelashes dark and bold is this one it ?
Dajanae L.
Southfield, MI
5 reviews
I want to know how well does this work??
Lelinda F.
Barker, TX
23 reviews
Does it smudge into your lower lid after a while??

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Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal Big Shot™ Waterproof Mascara
Maybelline Volum' Express® The Colossal Big Shot™ Waterproof Mascara