I'm just going to get right into it and say that I'm not a fan of the Maybelline Volum'Express Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara ($5.99). I won't go as far to say that I hate it, but it just doesn't work for me. It doesn't add any volume to my lashes, can't hold a curl, and isn't all that great in separating my lashes to get a bit of length. It was more or less just black color for my lashes.
As far as packaging I completely love the pink/coral tube and the yellow writing. It's adorable. The brush is big and fluffy and I oddly like the bobbly affect of the wand. I didn't buy the mascara just because it looks nice though. It's a major let down and another mascara that pushes me further into the arms of my beloved L'Oréal Voluminous Volume Building Mascara which is an absolute fuss free dream.
There are a lot of really positive reviews out there surrounding this mascara so I don't know what the deal is with mine or my lashes, but I have to actively convince myself to use this occasionally so as to not completely waste my money. However it may work for you. I just wouldn't recommend it.
Have you tried this mascara? How do you get on with it?