Today, I have a mascara for you all 🙂 I am not a pro at eye makeup. Most of the times, my eye make up consists of kajal, eyeliner and mascara. 😉 I am a waterproof mascara girl. Well, I am a cry-baby, well, not literally. 😛 But there are many times when I am so overwhelmed by emotions and they flow out in form of tears, especially after moving here. Though it’s just around 8 months that we have come here, but I miss my parents and everybody back home like hell. 🙁 This is one of the reasons I prefer my mascara to be waterproof. Okay, enough rambling…let us move onto the review 🙂
L’Oréal presents Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Dramatic Volume Building Mascara. Voluminous® Waterproof Volume Building Mascara is uniquely formulated to resist clumping, soften and build lashes up to 4X their natural thickness.
- The unique maximizing formula quickly thickens and builds lashes in a single application for a full and dramatic look.
- The Volume Maximizing Brush thickens lashes evenly and smoothly, leaving them soft with virtually no flakes, smudges or clumps.
- Voluminous, formulated with Panthenol and Ceramide-R, protects and conditions lashes leaving them supple and soft touch, resisting clumping and flaking.
- All-day wear.
- Ophthalmologist-tested and allergy-tested.
- Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara:
L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Mascara comes in 3 shades – Black, Black-Brown and Carbon Black. The mascara comes in a sleek matte black colored tube with lovely gold cap. The writing on the tube is also golden in color which gives the tube a classy look.
The color is awesome – super black – the way I want my mascara color to be. The brush is good and makes application easy. The mascara is thick and creamy. It also dries very fast, so there is no risk of smudging. This mascara is dark and gives really good volume. The mascara stays where it’s put and doesn’t flake at all. The staying power is great too. It stayed put till I removed it.
My eyelashes are pretty straight and do not have even a little bit of curl. So, I apply mascara after curling my lashes using an eyelash curler. But this mascara doesn’t hold the curl very well. Also, less is more with this mascara, piling on more layers doesn’t work. It gets so clumpy, makes my lashes stick together and gave me spidery lashes. Two coats are enough, more than that and it kills the look. It doesn’t gives 4x volumes as mentioned in the product description, but yes, it outlines my eyes and makes them stand out.
The product is really waterproof. I washed my face and the mascara was intact. It did not flake or smudge. But it is very difficult to remove even with my Body Shop Camomile waterproof eye and lip makeup remover.
I woke up with black residue under my eyes next morning even after I tried removing all I could, the night before. 🙁 Overall, though I love the look that it gives to me, but I am not too happy or impressed with this product.
Pros of L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara:
- Adds volume.
- Lovely packaging.
- Good brush, makes application easy.
- Applies evenly.
- Lengthens lashes.
- Noticeably darkens my lashes.
- Thick and creamy formula.
- Awesome dark mascara.
- Only 2 coats are enough.
Cons of L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara:
- Clumps if more than two coats are applied.
- Gives spidery lashes if more than 2 coats are applied.
- Doesn’t hold curls.
- Difficult to remove.
Would I Recommend/Repurchase L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black Waterproof Mascara?
Though I like the look it gives to my eyes, I cannot torture my precious lashes while removing this mascara, so I will not be picking this up again.
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