L'Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black

3.5

944 reviews

59% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

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on 4/6/2015 5:59:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This mascara is brilliant!!!! I discovered it about six years ago and i always have to have one on me. i buy other mascaras occasionally but i haven't found one as good as this. Its a bit messy so it takes a skilled sleight of hand and some clean up but Its worth it !! All throughout highschool I've been asked whether i wear false eyelashes or not so needless to say im enamored by this product.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Medium Brown, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

hands down the worst mascara i've ever tried. incredibly thick, wet and clumpy product on a brush that resembles a toilet bowl brush. the brush is ridiculously big and loads way too much product on. if you have short lashes or small eyes, most of the product will end up on your eyelids. my lashes smeared and clumped together on the first coat. horrible


on 4/1/2015 5:32:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

My HG mascara! There is no high end mascara that can compare to this one! It is amazing at thickening and lengthening my lashes which is the main thing I look for. I love how dark it is too. I use this along with my Voluminous Million Lashes mascara ti help separate the lashes a bit more. However, this mascara can be used by itself and look just as good. I just like doing that extra step to get my lashes perfect! This is a great mascara! I have repurchased it plenty of times and will continue to do so.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Way overrated. It wasn't as black or as volumizing as I expected. It's also a very wet formula, so it's a bit clumpy. I have to wipe the brush off a lot in order to work with it properly. I wouldn't repurchase and to be honest, I expected better due to the fact that everyone seems to love it. Then again, I do have extremely short and thin lashes, so that could be why. I did like the classy packaging though.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 3/29/2015 1:59:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I usually use the original formula but wanted to try this. I found that the carbon black is a lot more clumpy and messy. It smeared under my eyes by the end of my work day. I am a holistic therapist (massage, aromatherapy, hot stone treatments, etc) so I work in a hot, humid room all day long and i am constantly moving. I need a mascara that isn't going to smudge, but without being waterproof so I can actually take it off at the end of the day. I will stick to the original from now on.


on 3/18/2015 2:01:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I swear by this stuff, it's my all time favorite mascara of ever. Do not buy the waterproof though, it's impossible to get off. The non waterproof version is already virtually impossible. This is very prone to clumping and I find this mascara doesn't last in the tube long. But it's cheap. I have really long eyelashes naturally and I find this just defines them so much more without adding bulk. Not the best if you want thickening, but really great if you want to highlight how long your natural lashes are while blackening them. The product also takes a while to dry so it's easy to get everywhere if you aren't careful. But it easily goes on in two coats, not clumpy, and is just a great item. I've used it for years.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This mascara just doesn't work for me.
It's extremely wet, messy, and clumpy, which makes it difficult to apply. It also cannot hold a curl at all, and is such a heavy formula that it weighs my lashes down. It's just a big clumpy mess on my lashes and doesn't deliver any flattering definition or length like I want out of a mascara.
What bothers me the most is that you cannot just wash it off with regular soap and water(I have the non waterproof formula). It runs and bleeds everywhere, sticks all around my eyes, and gives me dark black raccoon eyes. A lot of days, I wear minimal makeup that includes only mascara, and I just jump in the shower at the end of the day and use soap to wash my face. With this mascara, I have to use a makeup remover wipe first, otherwise my eyes are a big black mess. I normally use Cover Girl mascaras, which wash off easily and don't leave runny black marks all over my face. If you want something low maintenance and natural looking- I would suggest Cover Girl Clump Crusher.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I like this mascara in the original but when I tried the carbon black something just seemed off....i think i'll go back to the original


Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Olive, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

brush is like the maybelline full n soft but doesn't work as well as that one


on 2/24/2015 5:21:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This used to be my bff or mascaras. When I would get a new tube I'd leave it open over night to dry out the formula. This thickened, lengthened made my super straight lashes look curled, this was everything. After about a year of using this (several tubes) my lashes started to fall out more often. Then regardless of a new tube or not it would flake onto my face. The final draw was when it flaked on my cheek and Bf thought he'd be a sweety and brush it off... It smeared a dark mark on my skin. This mascara is no longer my friend, we don't speak and when I past him in the store I pretend not to notice him.


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