L'Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black

3.5

931 reviews

59% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.8

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS



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, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

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.


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, Not Sure

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.


on 2/23/2015 10:33:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Love..re-.buy again and again between getting sidelined with some "amazing new mascara" BUT THIS ONE WORKS THE BEST! I have shortish, thinning lashes and this grabs and darkens every one without clumping or spidering


on 1/23/2015 7:44:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Best mascara ever. I've bought this countless times.

At first this mascara is too wet. It gets better as it dries after a couple of days to a week. Then it's perfection. BLACK it is. Holds a curl just fine with my lashes. I just love how intense the color is. I like thick and black lashes and this gives me exactly that.

A lot of mascaras bother my eyes, but this did not. Even after working all day, coming home and taking a nap and rubbing my eyes.

Nothing fancy about the bottle or the brush. Just your basic mascara wand.

I have very very few HG products, but this is one of the few.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/20/2015 10:06:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Best mascara for the price. I've tried many mascaras and this is the best for me. My lashes look so thick, and almost false with this on . It doesn't flake or smudge on my top lashes. It starts wet , then it dries and lasts all day and night. Its very comfortable and doesn't sting my eyes. Pigmentation and the amount of product in the tube is perfect. I can use it for months without it drying in the tube, however I wouldn't recommend past three months in terms of bacteria buildup that happens with any and every mascara. All in all 10 out of 10


on 1/18/2015 1:31:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

My one true love in high school!! Thickens, separates, lengthens and darkens! I love this mascara but I have moved onto better!!! >:) Same brand, but Loreal Telescopic in Carbon Black with the comb brush is where it's at! That's my HG mascara, but I will always be happy to use this in a pinch. It's very nice.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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