Maybelline XXL Curl Power review

Hi beautiful people!

I would like to start by thanking Blogger for the future posts feature. This is a busy blogger’s dream! I love this idea. And it’s another Mascara Monday!!…hmm mmm…on Wednesday. Still in “unpacking my life” mode but I just had to share with yall my absolute favorite mascara right now!
I mean, seriously….I think this is the best one ever. I’m in love. Dig the review.
Let me introduce to you….
Maybelline XXL Curl Power
Price: 5 out of 5
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
5 out of 5
This is seriously one of the best mascaras I have ever tried. I love it! It not only gave me curl, but length as well. The C-shaped brush takes a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it does wonders.

What I loved about it: It lasted throughout the entire day. No flaking whatsoever. My lashes are a bit funny actin’ and never stay curled but this mascara had them waving allll day long.

What I didn’t like: As you can see in the picture, it is has two wands; a primer and the actual mascara. I didn’t really like the primer because it seemed to be a bit too liquid-y. I wish the consistency was a little thicker. I was also buggin’ at how big the mascara tube was. Because the brush is connected at the middle (does that make sense?), you have to really get used to holding it. And also because the brush is C-shaped, it’s hard to get those corner lashes.

Overall: I adore this mascara. It definitely is the best mascara in my book so far. For only $7.99, I don’t think I have ever been THIS satisfied with a mascara. You can cop it at any drugstore. If you are lookin’ for extra curl and volume, this is the mascara for you. I know that this will always be up in my make-up stash. Love love love it!

What do you think about this mascara? Have you tried it and liked it?

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  • LBIC

    Haven’t tried this yet, but thanks for the tips! Anything Maybelline is usually my go to mascara anyways,

  • BeautyTalk

    I always shy away from this one because of the primer. But, I might have to rethink that…..

  • nywele

    I can’t wait to try it! I’ve worn before the Maybelline XXL in blackest black and loved it!

  • Danyelle

    Hmmm, this is interesting. I actually despise the whole line of mascaras like this one that Maybelline makes. The only reason I bought it was because I needed one, they were BOGO free, and I was new to the whole “makeup game”. I’ve tried to wear them but by the end of the day they flaked and gave me dark rings underneath my eyes. Flaking and bleeding are total turnoffs for me…Glad you had success though!

  • yummy411

    hey b! funny that this one is your top. i’ve recently become a fan of this very mascara… uh the primer i guess. i’ve been using it lately (in all of my fotds LOL!)

    thanks for the review! maybe i’ll do one!

  • PBW

    I haven’t tried it, but usually love mascara’s with primer.

  • Anonymous

    i just got on your site.
    & im already in love w/ the things you have to tell readers :]

    ill be a very frequent visitor!
    take care!!

    <3 kristin :]

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    Thanks for the fantastic review. I am going to pick one of these up tomorrow. I’m a sucker for mascaras and especially those made by Maybelline!

  • Girl-Woman

    I appreciated your thorough review of the mascara. I have tried a few mascaras with primers and liked the volume it added to my otherwise thin lashes. I will give this a try, too. Thanks.

  • SuzieC

    Since I love the regular XXL mascara I figured I would love this one too but I had issues maneuvering the wand plus I wasn’t really feeling the primer. I’ll pull it out of my mascara graveyard and try it again.

  • Dominican Enigma

    Thanks for the review, I’ll have to try it.

  • Sunshine

    I went out and bought it… it’s GREAT:)! Thank you!

  • FashionDevotee/FierceBlackness

    I told you this worlds best mascara and affordable. I use it religously!

  • Tami

    ok so im such a HUGE fan of ur website. and everytime i want a mascara i look to ur site. so i went and bought this mascara, but i really cant figure out how to use the brush. so if u could plz plz plz do a video on how to use it. plzzz! like u dont even have to review or have sound. just show how u use it. thanx!

  • B

    Tami—> Awww, thank you so much, darling. I really appreciate the support. I don't own this macsara anymore. :( It has been months. If you are having issues getting the curved wand to fit your lashes, turn it around! That's what I ended up doing. I think in the future I will do a vid. Stay beautiful!

  • Shavonne

    First, I want to thank you for going out and trying these products and sharing your experiences with them. It is so helpful! And second, I absolutely love this XXL Curl Power mascara. It worked wonders for me!! It curled, separated, gave volume and length to my lashes. Fantabulous!! :)

  • giselle

    i guess i'm alone but this mascara did nothing for my curl! i have very straight lashes and this weighed them down.. i wanted to love it!

  • I love this stuff, I have very straight eyelashes and have tried all curl mascaras out and none of them work I use a curler and then mascara and the others all restraighten my lashes, I brought xxx pro curl and this one works every time, the only complaint I have is I can’t find it in any of the stores where I live. Was it discontinued? I hope to see it back in the stores soon.

  • Andrea

    I love the absolutely love how this mascara makes my extremely short and straight lashes curl! I’ve tried so many mascaras that just make my lashes flop but this….it works wonders. The only thing I didn’t like is that it flakes a bit after a couple of hours, so I have to clean up the little specs it leaves under my eye and it makes me look like I have dark circles but other than that I recommend it.