Sunday, March 20, 2011

Going One by One: A Mascara Review

 I woke up on this Sunday morning to a gloomy, rainy Southern California day, watching stories on the SyFy channel about alien abductions and dragon theories. This made me want to do a mascara review, what else?
The newest mascara to the Maybelline Volum' Express line is the One by One.
Maybelline claims to, and I quote:
"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 
• Contact lens safe and ophthalmologist-tested 
• Washable, also available in Waterproof formula"
Just look at the brush.
The tube is in the lines signature shape, with a red bottle and turquoise lettering. The brush is about the same size as The Colossal Volum' Express brush but is fatter in the middle and tapers at the ends. The brush is plastic and had many little bristles to "catch, coat and de-clump"

So the question becomes: does this mascara work, or is it forgettable? 
Well, this mascara is my new favorite mascara. It does everything as it claims. Those extra little bristles really do grab onto each lash to separate and define them. The formula is thick but it does not clump and it definitely adds volume. It doesn't promise to add length, and for some people it doesn't, but for my short lashes they do! And it can hold a curl!
Just take a look at the pictures, and see for yourself.


Why hasn't this mascara been around my entire life?
My absent minded boyfriend even commented on how luscious my lases were looking. 
The bottom line is i have no cons for this product. For me, its all pros. 
I highly recommend this mascara.
Two thumbs, two hands, two arms way up


  1. I thought the Colossal was my holy grail mascara...then I tried this one! Love it!

  2. Wow your lashes look great, I need to try this one! I think Maybelline mascaras are by far the best ones that you can find at a drugstore!