Hi guys, I mentioned a while back in a makeup haul that I had picked up Maybelline’s new Mega Plush Volum’ Express mascara from my local supermarket and was less than impressed with the results. It’s about time now for me to trade in this for a fresh mascara so I thought I’d put a review up for you guys on how it worked for me (Hint: it sort of didn’t…) I love Maybelline’s entire Volum’ Express range for it’s affordability and quality; as far as drugstore mascaras go these little guys have never let me down. Every time they release a new mascara (which happens every other month it feels like) I purchase it to see how it compares to the others. I could buy pretty much any mascara from the Volum’ Express range and it would make my lashes gorgeous all day long. I’ve never had a problem with flaking, smudging, clumping or otherwise — although I do spend a good few minutes making my lashes perfect in my makeup routine. Mascara is my number one beauty product, I could wear nothing but mascara and feel pretty, likewise if I wore a full face of makeup and no mascara I would feel naked and ugly! Mega Plush is the very first Maybelline mascara that I have not liked. The brush and the formula do not work for me and although I have continued to use it since I’m too poor to splurge on another so soon, it has not been the fabulous experience I have become accustomed to with Maybelline mascaras. From the Maybelline Website: “WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT Mega lash volume that’s never brittle or flaky: – Revolutionary Gel-Mousse formula with 40% less hard waxes for massive yet soft lashes – Patented Flexor Brush gently coats every lash with supple volume – Suitable for contact lens wearers” Now this might be very good for contact lens wearers, for all I know. But this gel formula was just too wet for me to apply easily. A lot of product gets dispensed onto the brush, and I found it tricky to work with. I often had a clumpy, gooey mess on the spoolie that would leave splashes of mascara on my lids if I didn’t wipe the excess off on a tissue. This can be worked around by using a lash comb to brush out any clumps and excess product, but I generally don’t need to do that with my other every day mascaras. The new thick gel also takes longer to dry than ordinary mascara so I can’t blink for a few minutes after application or I would get mascara all over my lids. I found the brush to be slightly fiddly for my liking. I could get it to work for me eventually but it took more work and care than I usually need. It was a daily struggle to do my lower lashes without getting mascara all over my bottom lid! The Mega Plush mascara has gotten rave reviews from other girls who have tried it, in fact I’ve seen many people claim it’s their new favourite! So obviously there’s something to this and if you’re thinking of giving it a go, have a look at how it has worked for others. This particular mascara really didn’t work for me. I would recommend trying some of Maybelline’s other Volum’ Extreme mascaras for an affordable, great product. The Falsies is great if you want lots of drama, or One-by-One for a really smooth, clump-free application. Mega Plush is available from you local drugstore for around $18.50 depending on where you go. Have any of you tried Mega Plush? How did you find it? Let me know in the comments or on twitter @Maklinamakeup!