Maybelline vs Maybelline mascara face off

A couple of years ago I did a little Maybelline vs Maybelline mascara face off to see which of the 3 grocery store mascaras in my makeup bag {at the time} was the best of the best.

maybelline vs maybelline mascara faceoff

Maybelline has of course come up with about eleventy billion different kinds of INTENSE EYELASH FIBER EXTENSION miracle mascaras by now, but these are some oldies and I thought it would be fun to pull this out again and see what some of the new readers think.

maybelline vs maybelline mascara

I’m a true blue through and through green and pink mascara lover, but my makeup bag runneth over these days;  I’m currently dating about ten different brands and they’ve wooed me with their eyelash magic.

I’m just not the same gal I was two years ago.

mascara face off

It’s not you, it’s me.

{not really, it’s you}


Here’s a blind test for you: tell me which mascara goes to which numbered photo below.  The contenders are: The Colossal Volume Express Mascara, XXL Pro Volume Washable Mascara , +  Great Lash Mascara


mascara faceoff


I know it’s a little bit hard to tell from the photos.  I think I need to do another mascara face off, this time with a bunch of different brands.  For the time being though, which mascara goes with which spidery lashes?

Answers later today!

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Hello there! I’m Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I’m super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we’re a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Dawn :

    2-great lash
    3-xxx pro volume

    • Allison :

      You totally win Dawn! My love and admiration are sent your way.

  2. dgm :

    Dangit! I got here too late. Hand to g*d, I had the same answers as Dawn! (I am dating all three of those mascaras right now, so I know their fine points)

    • Allison :

      DGM, you win too! you win! It’s Monday, winners all around!

      • dgm :

        Haha, yay! Thank you!

  3. Jericurl :

    Well, I currently have 4 mascaras in my makeup bag and it looks like I will be adding Colossal.

    Why is it that I wear makeup maybe twice a month, yet I have a ridiculous amount of it? There is something about buying makeup that just makes my inner child squeee!

  4. KB :

    Random question, but I only see about every 3rd post you put up on my google reader. Is anyone else having this problem?