I don't understand why this mascara doesn't have a higher rating! It is my favorite, by far, and it comes highly recommended by all of my favorite makeup gurus on youtube (like makeup geek). I have used much more expensive mascara (like clinique) that doesn't even compare to the length and definition that this stuff gives my lashes!
How does this have such low reviews? It's my HG mascara and seems to be a favorite of just about every beauty blogger anywhere. The ONLY issue with it that I've found is that it can be a little clumpy, but by combining it with another mascara you get long thick beautiful lashes.
I put on one coat of this, pretty thickly, then go over it with L'Oreal Millions mascara (also in carbon black). If I want two coats, I go through in the same alternating order. I've gone up to 4 before, no clumps (but at that point it stops adding anymore volume).
The combination of these two mascara together is amazing.
This mascara is good for my long but not-voluminous lashes. It works better than Covergirl lash blast for me, and i get decent length and thickness out of it. My only gripe is that like most mascaras, it has a tendency to get a bit clumpy looking. The color is definitely dark and black, which is another plus. Overall, it's one of the better mascaras I've tried.
I believe that mascara is something very personal and different for each person. Personally, I prefer a thickening mascara that's black, lasts all day and doesn't clump. When I heard all the rave reviews on Voluminous Carbon Black I thought it sounded perfect! I bought it... and I hate it. ): Typically when I don't like a mascara I just layer it with better mascaras to make it work. This one... just no. It's so awful! The formula is black, I'll give it that. It's also so wet that it just weighs my lashes down. They literally flop. lol. Also, the brush combined with the wetness just creates clump city! Usually, I'm fine with clumps, but this literally gives me the appearance of like, 6 lashes. I tried seperating with a lash comb but it still looks goofy. The worst part about this mascara though, is that it doesn't dry. Hours after application, my lashes feel gooey. They kind of stick to the bottom lashes and smear. I've never had that problem!
I thought that after a few weeks the formula would dry out and all of my problems would disappear. Nope. Weeks after having been opened it's still as wet as the day I bought it. (for some people though, that's a great thing! It just means it lasts longer!)
Well Iíve read the raves about this for years, and finally purchased. This works very well on me. It gives a plush texture and my lashes thicken instantly and looks luxe. Adds a bit of lift and curl and opens and brightens my eyes dramatically-very pretty effect helping to create elongating shape to my big round eyes.
Love this mascara! This is one of my favourite mascaras, but I like using this underneath the Cover Girl Lash Blast - together they give me AMAZING lashes. The only reason I gave it a 4 instead of 5 is that it is kind of hard to work with at first because it is SO WET. It settles after about a week of use but the first week it is pretty hard to get a ton of volume because if you layer it on when it's that wet, it gets clumpy super fast. You have to work with this mascara to get good results but it's definitely doable once you get the hang of it! Love the super black intensity and the long brush. My only complaint with the packaging is that I always get too much product out at the tip and the opening does nothing to stop that. You also need to work with this pretty slowly to get volume without spidery lashes or clumping so if you like a lot of volume but don't like spending too much time on your mascara, this might not be it for you.
So, I heard all about this mascara and how wonderful it was from lots of YouTube beauty gurus, but I really HATE it. I don't hate a lot of products, so this was a shock to me. When I first started using it, it applied well, but gave me MAD raccoon eyes. So much rub off, my biggest mascara pet peeve. Now, to top it off, after only about a week of use, it's so clumpy I'm thinking about throwing it out. Yes, it's very black, thats about the only positive. I'll stick with Covergirl Professional, which I always end up coming back to!
In a mascara, I look for 1. Holding a curl 2. Length then 3. Volume.
This holds a curl, which is rare for a mascara for me. It also holds it very naturally, unlike some of the Asian mascaras I have tried, which make the lashes stick straight up, instead of holding a voluminous fan shape.
I also get more length from this formula than my old HG, Prestige My Biggest Lashes.
No smudging, no flaking. Great product, especially for the price. If you already have super long lashes, and just need volume, you might prefer Prestige My Biggest Lashes, but this is a drier formula.
L'Oreal discontinued my favourite mascara (in Canada) so now I'm using Voluminous which is pretty close to my old mascara. I like the brush - it applies to lashes well and it doesn't go on clumpy at all. But I will mention that when you pull the brush out of the container the brush comes out a bit clumpy so you end up having to wipe off the excess mascara sometimes. I wouldn't say that this product's claim to make my lashes 5x times longer is true but what mascara can really do that! Overall, I'm happy with this product and will continue to use it until they discontinue it.
I have been using this mascara since I first started wearing mascara about 12 years ago when I was 13 and I have always loved it and so does my mom and sister. I gives very nice volume and definition and does not smudge (I have watery eyes). I dont understand why the rating is so low on MUA, but I think it might be the way people apply it. You definitely have to take some off the brush because the product does clump around the brush. I also like mixing it with L'Oreal Telescopic mascara because while this one gives volume, telescopic lengthens and defines, and together they are a great combo. I will never leave voluminous, every time I have I have returned.