I like this mascara! I have pretty long lashes to begin with and I just prefer volumizing mascaras. The mascara wand is definitely a little different from some other mascaras that I've tried in the past, I don't know how to explain it. It volumizes quite well with two coats and most importantly, it holds my curl up fantastically (12+ hours).
I took one lippy off because I don't find it to be *perfectly* waterproof. I still do get slight smudging at the corners of my eyes by the end of the day. Nothing embarrassing enough to make me stop using the product (but to be fair, I have that problem with almost all waterproof mascaras).
My review is for the black smoke version. I really like it. It's a dark matte color. It does make my lashes look very plush. It's surprising that I like this because I've tried the regular version in very black and I hated it.
I decided to use this product as it was recommended by a friend! After using it, I usually don't like a lot of makeup on my face but this mascara was just right it gave a nice voluminous lash while being very sudtle.
I bought this product because L'Oreal is usally known for good makeup and mascara. I was WRONG, the brush is horrible and the mascara clumps and wearing and flakes off within two hours.
This has got to be one of my top five worst mascaras I have ever tried. The brush looked so full and wonderful like the original voluminous mascara. I decided to try it out because the original is my favorite mascara. This unfortunately was horrible. The bristles poked my eyes and transferred almost no product to my lashes. It does not I repeat does not add any volume or length whatsoever to my eyelashes. I am just sad I did not keep my receipt to exchange this for a better product.
This irritated my eyes. I didn't find that it stayed on particularly well, either!
this mascara didn't add any volume or length. it barely defined my lashes. i can't tell if it was because the formula was too dry or the brush just didn't pick up enough product... but it actually felt like the brush was scratching, tugging, dragging through my lashes. i could only do one coat because the moment the mascara touched my lashes the brush started to feel like it was raking roughly and futilely through even through secondary swipes of the first application. it also seemed to irritate my eyes with days of consecutive use. the only good thing was that it held my curl... but then again, most if not all wp mascara would do the same. fail product. returned to store and will not ever try again.
This is a prime example of a mascara with a great formula but a horrible brush. The formula is great (as I find with most L'Oreal mascaras)- the waterproof is actually waterproof and it doesn't smudge. Couldn't ask for much more in a formula. As for the brush, I personally don't like it at all. I find it clumps together my lashes a lot- I have to do a few coats in order to properly separate my lashes.
My advice? By Voluminous Million Lashes in waterproof instead. Its formula is just as good, but with a better brush. It's my HG mascara for sure, and the only mascara I've ever found myself coming back to everytime.
I love this mascara so much. I have what my friends call 'baby lashes', so I need mascaras with thick, bristle-y wands. I wasn't actually expecting much, but wow! It does a really nice job of coating every lash without clumping. I absolutely ove this brand, but I can't say I would recommend this, mainly because of the fact that everyone's lashes are different.
I love this mascara. After having two favorites (L'oreal Grande Curl, Shiseido Lasting Lift) discontinued I've been floundering trying to find something that gave me volume and held curl. My lashes are long, but straight. I tried three different high-end mascaras just to watch the curl fall out before I even finished my makeup, and they also smudged a bit underneath my eyes. This one goes on nicely, does not clump, gives me great-looking lashes and doesn't come off at all--and I have oily eyes.