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Maybelline Volum'Express The Rocket Mascara Review

Hi all! Today's post will feature the much talked about Maybelline Volum'Express The Rocket Mascara. I've been using this for a few weeks now and wanted to share my thoughts (good and bad) about this mascara. 

Explosive Volume In Rocket Time! 8X Bigger, Smoother. Now, the most explosive, beautiful lashes ever! Maybelline's Volum' Express The Rocket Mascara's patented Supersonic Brush with micro bristles loads on big, sleek volume instantly. The fast-glide formula keeps lashes smooth. Zero clumps guaranteed! SOURCE: ULTA

I'll be honest right off the bat and say I'm not a huge Maybelline mascara fan. Of the mascaras I've tried, I wasn't really impressed by any (I do like Great Lash BIG). I found a lot of them were clumpy, wet and had a strange scent to them. However, I saw The Rocket in a few YouTube videos and it looked promising. I decided to pick it up at Ulta and here are my thoughts...

Good...Right off the bat I noticed the tube and wand reminded me of my all time favorite mascara, CoverGirl Lash Blast. The brush is the rubber kind with short bristles. Maybelline's formula seemed wetter but didn't seem like it would be an issue. It didn't have that odd scent I mentioned before, and the brush didn't pick up too much excess product. I wanted to test this mascara a few ways to see how it performed and also how it lasted. I always curl my lashes so I did that first and then did a few swipes through them. I consider this "one coat" for me. I then did the other eye. I'll admit, I was pretty impressed. The length was really good and the volume wasn't bad either. I found this mascara to be really good at separating my lashes too.

Bad...As I just mentioned, I consider "one coat" a few swipes. A "second coat" is after I finish both eyes I go back to the first eye to add another layer. I found that when I did this my lashes got thick and dry. I wouldn't use the word clumpy, but my lashes felt really dry almost brittle. At the end of the day I found them to be even more dry. The formula wasn't too difficult to remove, but I was extra careful to be gentle because I worried my lashes could break off (they didn't). I wondered how this mascara would perform with a lash primer? 

Verdict...Would I recommend? Maybe. I think there are better mascaras on the market that do the same claims and are in the same price range. I would 100% pick (similar mascara) CoverGirl Lash Blast over this, but I don't think this is a miss though. If you do pick this mascara up make sure to try out different ways to wear it. I still like using it, but I won't be doing more than "one coat" again. I think this mascara is a little too overhyped, but I am impressed with the separating & length  The length I get from this is really awesome so I'll make the effort to get this to work!

Me wearing Maybelline Volum'Express The Rocket Mascara (one coat - several swipes)

 Thanks for reading,


  1. I love maybelline mascaras, but you're right they do have a funny smell to them. I think I'll pass on this one.

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  3. Thank you for your honest opinion and post! I just like you am not a big fan of the Maybelline mascara's for the exact same reason you mentioned! And every time they come out with a new mascara i'm always tempted to try it out but quickly remember that awful scent, wet formula and crappy results! I wanted to purchase this one with hopes that it would prove me wrong... but one key word you mentioned... "over-hyped" SOLD! Thanks i'll pass! Great review! -Leslie

  4. I am such a sucker for mascara, not that I need more, but i think I will still be getting this :D

  5. Thanks for the review! There are so many awesome mascaras out there that who needs to settle for one that dries out your lashes. I probably will skip on this one, but I have yet to try out the CG Lash Blast! After I use up my current mascara I think I will go for it.

  6. Hmmmm...still on the fence about this one, but I appreciate the review. I've noticed some of the same things you have in the past about Maybelline mascaras, although I have had some luck with a few of them. The one thing I can't handle is the rubbery wand...I can never get them to do what I want them to do! You picture shows pretty impressive length, though, and I love the thought of it separating lashes. As I said before...hmmmmm...I just might have to give it a try!

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  8. I love Maybelline mascaras and wouldn't really say any of them are bad, but I do like certain ones more than others! Thanks for the review. Maybe I'll pass on this one.


  9. Thanks for this post i have been wating to try it!! i loe wet mascaras so im happy that this one is just that!!
    cant wait to read more reviews
    new follower

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