Mascara Monday: Maybelline XXL Extensions

Happy Monday, friends!!! I am so excited about this mascara. I almost cracked my teeth in Target trying to do a backflip in excitement. I am a huuuge fan of Maybelline’s mascaras. The XXL Curl Power and Colossal Volum’Express are two of my favorite mascaras ever! Wondering if XXL Extensions is just as good? Better? A “hope I saved the receipt” buy? Check out the review below….

Maybelline XXL Extensions

Price: 5 out of 5 (about $6)
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What it claims: This mascara says that Step 1 will uncross unruly lashes and lock them into place and that step 2 will extend and lengthen lashes beyond belief.

The truth: It couldn’t be more right! It did all of that beyond my expectations!

What I loved about it: If you aren’t used to Maybeline’s XXL-type mascaras than getting used to the dual sided wand may take some time. For me, I love it! Step 1 (the primer) is white and a small coat of it will prep your lashes up beautifully. And YES! This wand and formula actually “uncrossed” my lashes.

Step 1:

Step 2:

What I didn’t like: I can’t say anything negative about this mascara. I am truly in love!

Overall: I love love loooove this mascara. I initally thought that it would resemble Imju Fiberwig since it had “XX-Trem Length Microfiber” on the packaging. I thought that I would get those fiber-esque pieces attaching on to my lashes but that really isn’t the case. Which is fine with me, of course. I will, however, mention that you aren’t going to get a TON of curl from this mascara. In the video I explain how you can maximize the curl effect while getting the crazy length XXL Extensions give you.

Would I recommend it: Absolutely. This is probably one of the best if not THE BEST lengethning mascaras that I have ever come across. Maybelline, does it again!!! But uh—don’t go bother trying to find it on the website. I guess Maybelline is on CP time when it comes to updating their website. Haaa!!

And uh don’t be a silly duck like me and forget to peel off the $2-off coupon:

I so should have known better. LOL!

Click the link below to visit the video review:

Maybelline XXL Extensions

….and I wanted to get your thoughts on Mascara Mondays. Should I continue to do VIDEO reviews, stick with PICTURES or both? If you love me you won’t say both. LOL, I’m kidding (kinda). I want the mascara review posts to be effective and helpful to ALL and in order to do that I want to know what works best for you lovely readers. You can let me know what you think by the poll or by simply responding to this post here.

And don’t forget to enter my Blogger template giveaway courtesy of Divalicious Designs. The deadline is this upcoming Friday!

Shoot me your mascara requests at Have a wonderful Monday, beautiful people!

  • Askmewhats

    awww I LOVE LOVE LOVE the mascara! that looks lovely!!! we only have the old one here, and i hope this will arrive our shores SOON!!!! Thanks for the review !

  • ExoticMommie

    I like the video reviews but I also like the pictures, so since you want me to pick, I like the pictures better because you don’t have to rewind. LOL.

  • Applesaucery

    Video reviewwwwwwssss!!! Don’t abandon the videos! I love them!

  • Applesaucery

    P.S. I’m not familiar with the perfume, but if it’s called Deseo, that means “desire” in Spanish.

  • B

    Nikki–> I sooo hope you get that mascara soon b/c I think you will loooove it!

    ExoticMommie–> Oh nooo, just looking at your posts made me remember that I forgot to email you back. LOL! I'm headed that way now. And your vote is pictures? Got it! :)

    Applesaucery–> See, I knew my spanish sucked. What did I say "dream"? I feel ashamed. *looks down* And got your vote too, chica! Have a beautiful daaaay!

  • PBW

    I bought this over the weekend, when you hinted it was good in your Friday post. Gonna use it this morning. Can’t wait!

  • rmcandlelight

    Hey Brittany, Now you know I’m going to say I love both video and pictures. (lol) I got to check out my target for this mascara. If you have your receipt you should be able to get your $2.00 off. I hear loreal hip products at Walgreens this week is buy one get one free. Have a good day. x♥x♥

  • Wes

    I personally like the pics, I can’t see vids here at work! As far as this mascara is concerned, I’ll have to give it another try. I had purchased it when it first came on the market a few years ago and it didn’t do much for me. But I’m fair and since I LOVE LOVE LOVE mascara I’ll give it a second chance now that you’ve given it the seal of approval 😉

  • Product Junkie Diva

    OK first off I have to say your skin looks FAB and your hair is too cute, looks so soft.
    Now on to business, I love VIDEOS!
    I looked at this mascara but I have never purchased it but now it is officially on my radar.

  • Sass

    damn,now i have to go back to target tonight!

  • Fashion’s Darling

    ahh..I wasn’t too sure about this because I had read somewhere that primers actually make your lashes heavier but my friend uses this and her lashes are phenom! But now I’m curious as to whether or not I should buy it lol.

    PICTURESS!! While I do love the vids…sometimes I can’t see them (like in this post) but most of all, I mostly check out ya site via BlackBerry and vids don’t quite work on mine (i don’t have that software thingie). so pics plzz lol

  • Kim (Blog Writer, A Life of Style)

    I’m so getting that mascara…Right now I’m in love with Colossal Volum. Great blog! I like pics and vids.

  • Grayburn

    So is this better than imju in your opinion? Curious to know :)

    x Grayburn

  • My Fashion Frenzy

    Thanks for the review. I will have to try this one. =)

  • emily.

    I reeeally like how you have the text + video, but an After photo would have been great for the mascara review so I didnt have to watch the video, kwim?

  • Miss Anjela

    Not that I need this mascara, but I am definitely putting this on my ever-growing shopping list…still in love with my other Maybelline XXL, L’Oreal Voluminous, and the Max Factor but this one looks so tempting! I have to say that I like it better when you do a written review and a visual review…you always look so cute and you’re silly! :)

  • Amina

    I love both video and review. Your hair is growing soo much and you look amazing!!
    I loove xxl maybelline mascaras…:)

  • MsDiva543

    I went out and bought this as soon as i saw it in ur FOTD last week. I didnt really think that it really lengthened the way that i wanted it to. maybe i’ll give it a second try. As of right now im still all for my Maybelline Collasal lash.

  • B

    PBW–> Ohh, Auntie! Please tell me your results. I hope you like it!

    rmcandlelight–> You is (no typo, lol) the best!! I am headed to Walgreens after work tomorrow!

    Wes–> Thanks for your vote, mama. And trust me—you will love this!

    PJD–> Thaaaanks, I've been usin' butta on my skin. LOL, I'm lyin'. But really, I still can't get over your "ball" wand experiment with Colossal. That was great!

    Sass–> Yes ma'am you do. Don't act like you was not going to go there anyway. LOL!

    FD–> Just a small coat of lashes is enough. 2 or more coats can make them heavy. Thanks for your vote. Looks like I'll have to do both. 😉

    Kim–> OMG, Colossal is amaaazing! You will love this one too. Thanks so much for visiting CoM!

    GB–> Hi lovely! It actually works differently than Imju so I can't make a fair comparison. It my opinion Imju is by far the BEST fiber mascara that I have used. It definitely lengthens!

    F.Frenzy–> You'll love it!

    Emily–> Got it! Thanks so much for your input. :)

    Anjela–> Okay, seriously—Max Factor's Volume Couture will always be one of my favorites so if you like that one you will looove this one!

    Amina–> Thanks mamacita!

    MsDiva–> Oh nooo, really? Try it again? Gosh, I wondered what happened b/c I really think this is a GREAT mascara. Update me! :)

  • Mykeshia

    I would like photos instead. I will be looking for this gem!

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    I loooove Maybelline mascaras so I will definitely be trying this after reading your great review!! Thanks B!

  • Anonymous

    Hi there, thx for the review. Waiting for waterproofed one, since the normal ones just do not hold curls for me at all. Btw, have u tried the new Rimmel Glam’eyes Mascara yet? It looks pretty intriguing.

  • rmcandlelight

    Brit, sorry I told you that walgreens was having a buy one get one free this week. Not true…I was told the wrong info. I too also want to try the Rimmel Glam eyes mascara I love the packaging.
    Did you go check out Albertsons to see if they have the NYX products?

    My daughters pictures are on FOTKI her name is prettydimples.

  • juvenescent

    I’ll have to try this one. I tried the old one and hated it. Hmmm…

  • GetMarried4Less/LadyT

    i’ve got one of their dual ended mascaras in waterproof. i really love it. i think the primer conditions my lashes so i can wear the waterproof frequently and have no issue with dyr brittle lashes.

    i will definitely be checking this one out. i’m all the the false eye lash look.

  • GetMarried4Less/LadyT

    oh! and vids vs pics….hard one. i love the videos bc i get to hear all your commentary and its always always helpful to watch someone apply the product, but honestly the pics do a better job of showing me how good the product actually works…..which essentially is the whole point of you reviewing them right?

    i hate to say it, but then pics would win out. but throw up a vid from time to time, we love to see u gurl!

  • safiyabeauty

    This mascara sounds divine! Thanks for such a thorough review.

    I think that the video reviews are great. It really lets us see what you are talking about and see the results.


  • Jacqui6

    I just came across your website and I love it! I am “new” to makeup and just bought the Maybeline XXL- thanks for the tutorial and girl, I too forgot to pull off the $2.00 off coupon!!! )

  • Glamouricious

    Hey! well I’m a bittt late to chime in but wanted to post a comment anyway.:)

    I just saw this ad on TV today and was wondring about it so Im so happy you did this review!

    I was JUST thinking about how great ur mascara reviews are, just the WAY they ARE. it’s not like other blogs where u just read the review, minus pics/video (=proof of the results!).
    i like that you take pictures so we can see the mascara before and after. Pictures are way clearer then video’s.
    The video’s I love b/c they’re entertaining and you give extra tips in them. Perfect.

  • Anonymous

    Did my comment take???

  • Anonymous

    Nope, doesn’t look like it did. I have tried so many brands of “LASH LENGHTENING” mascaras and by George, this is the best ever. I can now throw every other tubes of mascara away. I almost purchased on a network show the other day basically the same thing at a much higher price. I’m glad I waited until trying XXL Extensions… Thank you Maybaline. You have always my #1 choice and always will be..

  • Kittieb0o

    I find that it looks alot better (length, volume & fullness) when its on top of another mascara, doesn't matter which kind! If it looks too dramatic, use clear mascara then this =)

  • April and Ashley

    I picked this up on a whim and I CAN'T believe how well it works. I've used it 3 times now and each time I think, I must have have been imagining it's effects last time. But no, this stuff is amazing! It really does look like I have nice long feathery lashes as opposed to my normal lackluster ones. AMAZING Mascara!

  • Michelle

    Your reviews are awesome girl!
    I prefer your photo reviews (showing the before/after effect on your lashes).

    Could u do a ranking page? Alot of your reviews claim that so many maybelline mascaras are your fav….so why not rank them?

    • Brittany

      That’s a great idea! I will keep that in mind. Thank you!