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Today, I will be reviewing the L’Oreal extra volume collagene mascara. I had put a query on IMBB asking about the best waterproof mascara. The unanimous choice was the colossal mascara by Maybelline, but I was not satisfied because I was looking for one that would give my lashes extra volume. Someone suggested the Lancôme one, but then the price was 1500 bucks, which I didn’t wish to shell out. So my search ended at this one.
How I purchased L’oreal Extra Volume Mascara:
I had ordered this online at cosmetix.in. This cost me 515 bucks, the actual price is 525 for 9 ml. I had also ordered other stuff, so the shipping was free. This one was imported on 07/2010. I don’t know when it was manufactured. I just wished it was a fresher piece, but I guess that’s the drawback of buying things online. The expiry date is 12/2012.
About the Product:
This product comes in a super fat cute black tube with just the name of the mascara written on it. There is no list of ingredients written on it, neither details about what is collagene.
My Experience with L’oreal Extra Volume Collagene Waterproof Mascara:
I have used the Revlon double mascara, the one with the primer + mascara and also the Chambor one. They did give volume, but both of these didn’t give that extra volume. This one works on the extra volume part very well. On first coat itself, it lengthens the eyelashes and adds amazing volume too. The second coat makes my eyelashes appear so thick as if I have used false eyelashes. This part it scores really well, but the waterproof part, it doesn’t because this one is not hundred percent waterproof. It comes off if I rub my eyes hard. It doesn’t come off even when I splash just plain water on my face. With face wash, it does come off, but not completely. You need a cleanser to remove this completely; else one ends up with raccoon eyes.
There is another negative point I noticed in this product. I am not sure this is because of the old packaging or the mascara itself. This flakes a lot. I mean if I rub my lashes it comes off in powder form. I am not sure this is because of the old packaging or the product itself. Also this one clumps a little and makes my eyelashes look dry.
After applying with flash
Pros of L’oreal Extra Volume Collagene Waterproof Mascara
1. Does what it is meant for.
2. Has a shelf life of almost 2.5 years.
3. Easily available at most of the malls and stores.
Cons of L’oreal Extra Volume Collagene Waterproof Mascara
1. This is not 100% waterproof.
2. No ingredient list mentioned.
3. It clumps a lot.
4. Flakes a lot.
My Rating: 2.5/5 (That too because of the volume it gives).
Will I Buy This Again?
No, because I am not very happy with this plus I am eyeing the Lancôme one.
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