|Maybelline Mega Plush Volume Express Mascara|
I never thought I had long lashes to begin with, but if this doesn't add length and only coats what you have, then I must have something. I don't think the credit is all due to my lashes, I do believe this mascara adds something as well. Maybelline's Mega Plush Volume Express mascara worked really well on me. Everyone has different lashes and look for different aspects in a mascara, so I can only vouch for how well it worked on me.
I do have to warn you about the wand. It is very flexible and every time I swiped up my lashes I feared it would fling back down and hit me in the eye. The first few times using this wand were very nerve wracking for me. I would much prefer a stiff, straight wand that I can control. This one wiggles a bit too much for my liking (and safety) so I am not a huge fan of that factor.
I liked the shape of the brush. It resembles a football - a little fatter in the middle but still fairly fat on the ends. The bristles were typical for most mascaras, nothing special but nothing weird. I found this easy to use and easy to coat all my lashes in a few strokes. Some skinny brushes make it hard to cover my lashes so I have to go over and over one spot. This one was a breeze, I brushed a few times and it was done.
For what I look for in lashes, this delivered it all. They were dark and long and did not clump together at all. I typically have medium to short length lashes and I feel like they are nothing special. I can't leave my house without mascara because I really feel like I have none on my own. As you can see in the before picture my lashes are pretty unimpressive.
In the after picture though, I have long dark lashes! They don't have a ton of volume, which the name suggests, but they definitely have length. Since I had read the reviews beforehand I was not expecting volume, however if I had bought it without those warnings I probably would have been disappointed. If you know what you're getting with this then you'll be fine. Expect darker and longer lashes, but no added volume.
Overall, although the wand scares me and it doesn't not meet the claim for volume, I do like this mascara. Simple to apply with a great big brush, and results of longer and darker lashes. It kind of looks like naturally awesome lashes which I was not blessed with, but with this mascara I can totally fake it.