One by One Volum’ Express Waterproof Mascara
Last Updated:03.25.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Although it takes time for this to reach its full potential, you’ll be impressed with how beautifully this mascara lengthens, thickens, and separates your lashes. It absolutely won’t clump, and smearing occurs only while you’re acclimating yourself to using this mascara’s large, football-shaped brush.

This isn’t the mascara to choose if outrageous thickness is your goal, but for a waterproof formula (which this definitely is) it thickens better than most—and wears without flaking, even when lashes get wet.

One caution: Unlike most mascaras, this formula dries quickly. If you intend to use a lash brush or comb to soften the results, have it handy so you can use it immediately between coats.

  • Lengthens, thickens, and separates lashes without clumping or flaking.
  • Brush deposits a good amount of mascara at the base of the lashes, for greater emphasis along the lash line.
  • Waterproof, but isn’t stubborn to remove (though your facial cleanser alone won’t cut it).
  • Takes time to build to impressive results, but most will find the wait is worth it.
Brand Overview

Maybelline New York At-A-Glance

Strengths: At least one excellent product (if not several) in almost every category; many excellent foundations; superior mascaras; inexpensive makeup brushes; some terrific concealers, powders, blush, and lip color options.

Weaknesses: Lips balms tend to be a letdown; a few of the Great Lash mascaras are surprisingly average compared to other Maybelline formulas.

Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the world—it's available in 90 countries. Throughout its long history, which began in 1915 when T. L. Wilson founded the company and named it after his sister, Mabel, and Vaseline (which he combined with coal dust to concoct a mascara for her), the company has prided itself on bringing innovative products to the marketplace. L'Oreal purchased the company in early 1996, and that's when things really started coming together for the Maybelline brand.

Specializing in a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, there is a lot to love from this drugstore brand. Many of their foundations are exceptional, and their powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor collection impressed us by offering a high degree of quality for their inexpensive price point.

Maybelline's latest urban image is a positive step, as many of their latest launches have been innovative without resorting to "been-there, done-that" gimmicks. Smart shoppers will note the similarities of a few of Maybelline’s formulas to products from high-end brands that are also owned by parent company L’Oreal. That just goes to show conscientious shopping can really save you money—without sacrificing quality or performance.

For more information about Maybelline New York, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.

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Good mascara

This definitely does separate the lashes incredibly. It takes some time to apply, but once it's on the brush really fans out your lashes nicely and separates them perfectly. I honestly prefer SOME sort of clumps in my lashes to add some volume, but this mascara is a good one for those who despise clumps. I enjoyed it as well despite it not being the most volumizing formula.

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Morgan S.
Best mascara ever

The best waterproof mascara I have ever had!!! Lashes look natural and feel soft but you still get longer and thicker lashes that don't clump. I haven't been able to find it at drugstores anymore though which is a real shame, it has taken me years to find a mascara like this.

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its ok

I found the shape of the brush odd and a bit trickier to apply, and it didn't do much thickening at all. It gives more of a natural look with very good separation with no clumps.

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