I love this mascara. After using it for a couple of days I was going to give it 5 lippies and put it on the HG status list along with my Maybelline Lash Stilletto. However, a week into using it daily, it practically dried up! I couldn't believe it. I was truly disappointed because this mascara made my lashes look lush, thick, and full but I won't bother ever buying it again since it dries up so fast:(
Don't get this mascara! I've tried it twice and both times the mascara started flaking horribly within an hour. Not only that but it flakes into the eyes, my eyes were irritated both separate times for a week each. (i used it a long time ago, hated it, forgot why i hated it, tried it again this past week and yea..) I couldn't put anything on or near my eyes for this past week. I also tried to remove it and i had to scrub so hard to get it out a few of my eyelashes came out! My eyes are still recovering... I don't recommend this product at all, its not even worth the trouble to try it!
I rarely feel compelled to write reviews. However, this product was so horrible that I feel the need to warn others. I am a fan of L'Oreal Voluminous and Telescopic Mascara so I thought I would give this a try. The only thing I can say about this mascara is that it has an extremely gummy consistency. For me, the mascara applies in clumps that were nearly impossible to comb out of my lashes. I hate to be wasteful and throw brand-new products away, but this went right into the trash.
I have used voluminous for years and swear by it, so thought this would be just like voluminous and then some. instead it was super clumpy and I don't really think I got nearly the volume I do out of the regular voluminous mascara. even the wand looked like a mess. no thanks.
LOVE this mascara!
i'm always looking for a good volumizing mascara. this one is perfect.
it gives great volume and builds quickly, without clumping. the size of the brush isn't too big, and makes it relatively easy to get the inner and outer corners of my eyes. blackest black is a deep, rich black that doesn't fade and i have had no problems with this running, smearing, or flaking. (although i don't usually with my mascaras)
one of my favourite things about this mascara is that if you smudge, let the smudge dry, and it literally pops right off with a dab of a cotton swab without ruining the rest of your makeup! super easy to remove as well, i usually just use my facial cleanser and it comes of very easily without any fuss.
I have really short, light lashes and have always been a fan of Voluminous so I decided to try this. I really like it, you have to be careful with how many coats you put on because it can get clumpy..but it gives tons of volume and drys quick so I can curl my lashes again with an eyelash curler. I'm also a fan of cover girl lash blast and rimmel volume flash mascara if that helps!
First, the TV and print ads had me sold on this mascara from the get go. So, score 1 for the advertising agency that made the ads. I hurried out and bought this and liked it so much that I bought another as a backup to use after six months. At first use, the product seemed really too much clumped onto the brush and it globbed onto my eyelashes when I tried to carefully apply. I figured it was due to it being a brand new tube, so when I pulled the brush out on the next use I dragged the side of it a little as to clean off the brush a bit. I have to do this every single time I use this mascara. A little goes a long way. If you have too much on the brush you end up with spider legs and a clumpy, spikey look. I use this when I have no time and have to apply something quickly but I will not buy this again. I was hoping this would be close to Max Factor 2000 Calorie mascara which I loved when it was sold in the U.S.
I'm a Voluminous fan so when I saw this pumped up version I thought I'd hit the jackpot.
The formula definitely isn't as black as the regular Volumious "Blackest black" and comes off as an almost transparent grey-black that you have to layer to get even close to only two swipes of the old Voluminous. If I'm not incredibly attentive to application, it clumps my lashes together tarantula-style and it flaked all over under my eyes. Not pretty.
This mascara works pretty well for me in terms of lengthening and volumizing. I didn't notice any curling properties (although I don't think it claims to have any). It is a pretty nice black - but there are darker - it's not inky and super super black, but game my lashes a nice smokey look.
I like the brush on this - I think it is a great brush for volume.
Watch for BOGO deals on these - I was able to get mine for a good deal.
I've been trying a bunch of mascaras lately because my HG, Max Factor Volume Couture is no longer sold in the US. However, now that I'm trying some other things. I'm also trying a few others (please check my other reviews!). I don't think this L'Oreal is my new HG...but it's a good solid mascara, in my opinion.
EDIT: after using this a few more times, I'm figuring out that it does an OK job volumizing at the roots of the lashes, but the lengthening ends up spikey, and it does nothing for curl. So, I wouldn't re-purchase.
I was extremely disappointed in this mascara. It not only clumped my eyelashes together, but flaked all over my face 2 hours after application. The flakes led to itchy, watery eyes. By later that afternoon, it looked as if I had applied zero mascara and I had raccoon eyes. The product is on the pricey side for a drug store mascara and worked worse than a $2.00 mascara. The only thing I liked about this mascara was the packaging--but who buys mascara for the packaging???