I wish I could love this product because it gives a beautiful finish to the lashes; it really does voluminize and separate the lashes beautifully. However, it is smudge city not too long after you apply it. And lawd forbid you put it on your lower lashes! Youll look like a raccoon by the end of the day. Really disappointing.
This mascara worked out very well for me! A lot of product comes on the wand, but other than that it really helped lengthen my lashes and add some volume without clumping easily. I got this at walmart for $5ish close to $6.. anywhere else will be a couple dollars more. Overall, for a drugstore mascara I had a good experience with it!
What i like about this mascara:
* great length & medium volume
* good separation of lashes
* not dry not liquid formula
What I hate about this mascara:
* small dry clumps of mascara comes EVERY time you take the want out of the tube & these clumps stick like no other on your lashes
* it's not carbon black ! it's not even a black black
* the MAJOR issue i have with this mascara is the panda eyes I have after just 5 hours of wear !! so annoying
I really like how this product works, it really does create voluminous lashes. I have long, curly lashes to begin with, but I lack volume. I used to Lancome and smashbox mascaras, but I got sick of paying so much for mascara since I like to use a new one every month (bacteria, drying, etc). This mascara makes my lashes look just as good as the expensive ones.
I'm always on the lookout for a HG mascara from the drugstore. My lashes are asian and short, hence i usually get the waterproof version of any mascara.
This mascara does give a lot of volume to my lashes. It gives some length, but, as the name suggests, length is not its strength.
3 hours later, this mascara had transferred/smudged all along my lower eye area. I wear concealer here naturally, so i understand the oils in there must have broken it down, but no waterproof mascara had ever smudged this badly.
Then when I tried to take it off in the evening, it took about 2 cotton pads per eye with neutrogena eye makeup remover...and this is when i'd already washed my face with facewash.
So if you want a mascara that looks good but you'll have to constantly check whether you have panda eyes and you enjoy spending hours taking off your mascara, by all means get the waterproof one.
Never again L'oreal!
I am a huge fan of Diorshow Blackout; it's my HG mascara. I will purchase it as long as Dior makes it. What I dislike about the Dior, however, is the price! As a graduate student, I try to save money where I can, so I have been actively searching for dupes of my favorite products.
I randomly read a review that said Carbon Black is just like Blackout, and of course it's 1/3 of the price, so who am I not to try it? I was actually pretty impressed by this mascara. I put this one one eye and Blackout on the other, and compared them. Overall, Blackout is STILL the blackest mascara; Carbon Black was noticeably lighter on my lashes than Blackout was. Blackout also makes my eyelashes longer. However, Carbon Black makes my lashes look thicker than Blackout, and if I spend a little time curling and reapplying a few more coats just so, I can get a really sexy panoramic effect. Carbon Black clumps more and takes a bit longer to dry, but it's a DS mascara and that's why lash combs were invented. It's still not a match for Blackout, but it's a great formula and a really affordable alternative. I would happily purchase this product again, because I feel it's versatile, nice quality, and worth its price point.
This is a great drug store mascara.This mascara gives me tons of volume and a lot of length as well.Overall a great cheap mascara.
Through the years, I always find myself going back to Voluminous, even when I find other mascaras that I like. Recently I have been using Jordana Best Extreme Lash, but I bought another tube of this because while Jordana gives me a dramatic, voluminous look, nothing competes with the soft, full look I get from Voluminous. I have actually started pairing the two for a super full, soft, and inky black look. I even throw in a final coat of L'Oreal Telescopic to define my lashes. A caveat about this product, though...a new tube doesn't pick up as much product on the brush the first few times you use it, and will require multiple coats. After you use it a few times, the brush picks up more mascara and it's easier to use.
I LOVE THIS. It gives great volume! It can be wet at first but after a while, it'll dry up more. ONE OF MY HG MASCARAS <33
Im so dissapointed in this product. After hearing raving reviews and the enthousiasm of marlene from make-up geek with this mascara, I gave it a go. The voluminous mascara's havent been available in my country before a couple of weeks ago, so I was totally excited when i finally found it :) Anyway after trying it for a couple of times i cant deny the fact that im very dissapointed. It makes my lashes very black, but its also very clumpy. It doesnt really add a lot of length and cant hold a curl. Also it smudges on my eyelids, which is very annoying to remove every day.Gotta admitt that my eyelashes look very weird lately for some reason a lot have fallen out, so they're relatively short now. Maybe it look better when they get to their normal size again. Either way I will not repurchase