L'Oreal • Voluminous Million Lashes - waterproof • Mascara

rated 3.8(146 reviews)

Average Rating.3.8
Would buy this product again.69%

rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* IrynaHarpy on 5/11/2014 1:16:00 AM more reviews by IrynaHarpy

Age: 44-55   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Red, Curly, Coarse   Eyes: Hazel    

Hmm, I forgot about this 'stuff' after tossing it last year.

The thing about L'Oreal is they either hit or really miss... and I've been finding that they've started making a habit of missing the mark regularly over the last few years.

Yes, you'll get length and very minimal bit of volume (I've yet to find a waterproof mascara that does add volume: that's what lash primers are for), but at the expense of looking as though you've got tiny trees with masses of twigs where your individual eyelashes should be.

It's decently waterproof, but I did get bits of the twigs dropping off the trees over the course of the day. It wasn't severe: nothing my retractable powder brush couldn't sweep off in a flash during touch-ups. All in all, I really detested this stuff because it was 'beyond spider eyes'. Not recommended.

NOTE ON REMOVAL: I don't know why so many women find it a fight to remove any waterproof mascaras. Oil? Ugh! I was so grateful when dual-phase removers came onto the market and I'd never go back to the sting and the eye film you get from oils. Grab a cotton round (or square) and use the Garnier or L'Oreal dual-phase (the Neutrogena one just doesn't cut the mustard), allow it to soak and it'll even get the toughest Japanese and Korean mascaras off with little to no fuss.

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rated 2 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* composure on 5/7/2014 6:11:00 PM more reviews by composure

Age: 25-29   Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral   Hair: Brown, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

As I have sparse lashes, I wanted something to give me some volume. This does not do that, it does provide a bit of definition, but I need all the help I can get. I hate the brush for this reason, it prevents the bit of clumping you need for volume.

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rated 5 of 5 SUBAi on 2/15/2014 11:02:00 AM more reviews by SUBAi

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Medium   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I have short thin lashes (asian). With OTHER mascara's i've tried, the formula would droop,clump and smudge. But this mascara really keeps my stick straight lashes up all day, feels very light weight on your lashes. No clumps! The smudging is very little, it took 6hrs to smudge just a bit. If you keep layering the mascara you will get thicker looking lashes but I prefer longer lashes over thicker ones. And the wand coats your lashes without clumping.
HOW LONG THIS LASTED: (Everyday use) 4-5 months til empty

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rated 5 of 5 alanisrubiano on 2/10/2014 11:34:00 PM more reviews by alanisrubiano

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Oily, Medium   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Brown    

I love this mascara!! I get compliments, every time I wear it, it separates my lashes and gives me volume, it also keeps my lashes curled. At first it takes a while to get use to working with it, since its a dry formula, but its totally worth it!

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rated 2 of 5 kaylaj05 on 1/29/2014 2:26:00 PM more reviews by kaylaj05

Age: 25-29   Skin: Normal, Tan   Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

it was ok at separating my lashes, but really didn't provide much volume or length. maybe it was because it was waterproof, but it made my lashes really hard pokey since it provided no curl factor either. i ended up using it lightly as a lash separator as the final step of my mascara regime with other mascaras.

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rated 1 of 5 marijoe10 on 1/27/2014 7:02:00 PM more reviews by marijoe10

Age: 36-43   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brown   Eyes: Brown    

I was in the search for a drugstore waterproof mascara and I came across this one. I have always loved the original Voluminous mascara, so I decided to give this a try. I have to say that I didn't like it at all! It claims no smudges, flakes or clumps. I experienced all of them and I only wore it for about 2 hours. On top of that, it is really difficult to remove. Very disappointed.

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rated 5 of 5 hannahps on 1/20/2014 7:12:00 PM more reviews by hannahps

Age: 18 & Under   Skin: Combination, Fair   Hair: Brunette   Eyes: Hazel    

I thought the regular voluminous waterproof was a good mascara - this one is even better. Because of the brush (which has very fine 'bristles' made of rubber rather than that other stuff), it goes on nicely and doesn't clump. It also smudges less, which is great. I tend to wear two coats of mascara, and I curl my lashes before I put it on and then between the two coats for maximum curl staying power. L'Oreal mascaras keep my lashes curled all day and don't clump at all!

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rated 4 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* HottSauce on 1/11/2014 2:15:00 PM more reviews by HottSauce

Age: 19-24   Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm   Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium   Eyes: Black    

My lashes are medium length, they are thick and point straight/downward. In a mascara I would like separation, lots of length and curl holding abilities. I have been using this on and off for years. The brush is quite good and does it job at separation perfectly and some volume. It lengthens some. Holds a curl somewhat but droops down later and I must re-curl throughout the day/night. I also like to use this mascara if I used another mascara before that clumped or only lengthened to comb through, separate and give some volume. I like this version better than the non waterproof one. It does flake, beware. Use a good makeup remover to get this off. Overall, a great DS mascara. Would buy until something better comes along.

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rated 5 of 5 *TOP REVIEWER* Gabster90 on 11/25/2013 10:18:00 PM more reviews by Gabster90

Age: 19-24   Skin: Acne-prone, Olive   Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse   Eyes: Brown    

I don't rate water-proof mascaras for their water-proofness so please ignore this review if that is what you are looking for. Hot Dawg! I love this mascara! This is great for a dramatic look. It lengthens, thickens and defines my lashes. The wand applicator is plastic and huge so it can be difficult in applying mascara in the corner of the eyes. I always look for water-proof mascara because they don't uncurl lashes after they have been curled. Always look for sales and use coupons to get a great deal on this mascara.

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rated 4 of 5 OhMissJessie on 11/12/2013 10:15:00 PM more reviews by OhMissJessie

Age: 19-24   Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool   Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine   Eyes: Blue    

This is my HG mascara. I've tried so many others, but this is by far the best I've found. The wand separates my lashes, so they're not clumpy, but at the same time my lashes look really full, which is awesome considering I actually have really fine, thin lashes. Staying power is fantastic, but the flip-side is that it can be hard to remove. Makeup remover wipes are no good, and normal cleanser is useless; I use Bioderma Crealine H20 makeup remover on a makeup remover pad and it comes off easily every time.

- You have thin lashes that lack volume.
- You want REAL staying power; this is perfect for a full 15 hours of running around. It won't budge.
- You don't mind using a cleansing oil or a MUA-grade makeup remover; normal cleanser just won't cut it.

- You want a lengthening mascara; this doesn't do that.
- You prefer to wash your face with just water or a really gentle cleanser, as that won't make this mascara budge an inch.

I hope this helps. x

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