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Maybelline New York Volume Express Mega Plush Waterproof Mascara, Very Black, 0.3 Fluid Ounce

Introducing maybelline’s first gel-mousse mascara: volum’ express mega plush contains 40% less hard waxes for massive, yet supple lashes. The patented flexor brush gently coats every lash with mega volume that’s never stiff and never brittle. Opthalmologist tested and contact lens safe.

Key features

  • Revolutionary gel-mousse formula and flexor brush
  • Massive, supple volume
  • No brittle feel

Honest reviews


The Mega Plush

4.5 stars.After reading some negative reviews on this mascara I bought the product anyway and was pretty impressed. It gives a decent amount of volume and the color is very black and matte. It does not clump or flake, and my lashes look longer and multiplied. The wand is marketed as being bendy and flexible, but I couldn’t really tell as I was applying the mascara, so don’t be too worried about that; it felt solid to me. The mascara does feel slightly less heavy and waxy on my lashes but the formula doesn’t feel too different than other mascaras.Really the only thing I don’t like about this mascara is that I had to add several layers of product to get the volume I desired, and I still feel like it could be a little bit more dramatic. But this is no deal-breaker, just a minor dislike.Overall, I’d recommend this. The price is comparable to other drugstore mascaras and it gives above average length and volume without clumping or flaking. I have this in the washable version and find that it stays on all day and is easy to remove at night.

Francesca Edgewood, NM

Broken Lashes!!!

I purchased this mascara for my teen/tween daughters and they loved it — until their eyelashes started breaking off. Even worse, the broken lashes occurred with only occasional use of this product. I STRONGLY regret my purchase.

Madeline Carthage, IL

Good For a Natural Look.

This mascara left a natural look on me. If you are looking for voluminous and dramatic, you will not get it here. The formula is alright, it is not tough feeling or rough (until an hour later) and it stays on the whole day.

Keisha Boswell, OK


The applicator is springy, which makes it very awkward to apply the mascara. The mascara seems to be running dry after only a week of use, I can barely get enough on my lashes! Not sure if I have a bum tube or what, but I won’t be buying it again to find out.

Doretha Inman, KS

Ok Mascara but not the Best

I have mix feelings with this mascara. This mascara is ok but not the best. I do like that it doesn’t flake, clump and lashes are soft to touch. Other than this thats all the positive I have to say for this mascara. This mascara has cons in my opinion.1. Not sure why its has volum or plush words in the name. There is no evidence that it does these things to your lashes.2. The wand is very odd to work with. Needs some major work. It doesn’t work for this mascara liquid.3. You can’t remove this mascara with a water base makeup remover. I purchased Maybelline’s oil base make up remover and it does get the mascara off.I probably will not purchase again. This mascara doesn’t do what it advertised.2/17/2012 UPDATEHave used this mascara several weeks. I too am losing lashes. I use to have alot of lashes. Half my lower lashes are gone on one eye. I would suggest when using the oil remover dont rub but hold a few secs and slide it off the eye lashes. That seems to be helping to keep the few lashes I have. There is a bad chemical smell that waters my eyes and maybe causing my eye lashes coming out in clumps. Revised and gave it one star.

Earline Minonk, IL

Not plush

I would MAYBE recommend this product to someone who wants a very natural look. My eyelashes are soft to the touch after applying this mascara. They aren’t hard and crunchy. They aren’t plush or voluminous. I haven’t had any problems with clumping or flaking. I prefer the Maybelline Rocket mascara to this one. This mascara is just… meh…

Alexis California Hot Springs, CA

Close to Perfection!

While I still prefer Maybelline’s Colossal Volume mascara over all others, this is definitely a close contender for second favorite! This is a new mascara for me, but so far I have been pleasantly impressed with it.One thing I will say is that the wand took some getting used to for me. This mascara comes with a flexible wand which was strange and foreign to me to begin with because I was so used to using just solid and sturdy brushes, however, once you get the hang of the flexible wand you’ll be set!Just as always, Maybelline has perfectly advertised products and this is one of them. The ONLY thing I would change is how much mascara this wand picks up. Sometimes it picks up far too much, and sometimes far too little. There doesn’t seem to be a happy medium with it.

Latoya Vandalia, MO


This is probably my least favorite maybelline mascara. I honestly don’t hate it, but Maybellines other mascaras work a lot better for whatever they claim to do than this one does. However, it may just be my preferences and my personal lash type, so if you are interested in this, you should read more reviews just to get a good idea in general. 🙂

Olivia Plymouth, MI

volume express mega plush

as far as mascaras go this is just above average i like it better than others I have tried but I HATE that the brush is so flexible I was afraid it was gonna break on me as I was trying to apply it

Deborah Fyffe, AL