L'Oreal Voluminous Original

3.6

3182 reviews

65% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$

INGREDIENTS

Aqua/water/eau, paraffin, cyclopentasiloxane, cera alba/beeswax/cire d'abeille, stearic acid, triethanolamine, acacia senegal gum, carnauba/carnauba wax/cire de carnauba, palmitic acid, dimenthiconol, hydroxyethyl-cellulose, panthenol, imidazolidinyl urea, sodium polymethacrylate, methylparaben, PEG/PPG- 17/18 dimethicone, 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol, propylparaben, simethicone, BHT, polyquaternium-10. MAY CONTAIN /- CI 77492, CI 77499, CI77491/iron oxides; CI 77007/ultramarines; CI 77891/titanium oxide; CI 77266/black 2; mica; CI 75470/carmine; CI 77510/ferric ferrocyanide; CI 77288/chromium oxide greens; CI 77289/chromium hyrdoxide green


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

Doesn't hold curl. Too wet - impossible to give volume. Absolutely useless. It's going on the scrap!



Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

It may not be in the prettiest container, but it gets the job done. I have no complaints about this product.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I absolutely love this mascara!!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Ahhh... high school. In a way, I consider this to be a bit of an HG product for me because it's one I used to go back to whenever I was bored of being "adventurous" and trying out the mascara product two rows down. Perfectly serviceable, if a bit boring, but you know it works in a pinch and you have nothing to worry about (except fallout, a bit of smudging... hmm).

But glorious other mascara do exist.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

My lashes are naturally straight and I must use a eye lash curler, I decided to try this mascara because I wanted volume and length.

Pros: My lashes looked thicker and longer.

Cons: Clumpy, in a few hours my lashes were straight, too heavy for my lashes, and slight smudging.

I would not repurchase.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is my go-to mascara. I love that it never clumps or flakes. Its also easy to do simple lashes for everyday, or build this mascara up for bigger, bolder lashes. Definitely a drugstore must-have...I just got a new tube for only $5.99!


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really love the original. It lasts me so long without drying out. Definitely a favorite, because it is hard for me to really find mascaras that I like. My lashes already have good length but I love the volume it gives. But an even better version of this mascara would be the curved brush voluminous.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Green

This mascara is just so AVERAGE. I purchased it hoping it would be a dupe of my favorite (Clinique High Impact), and compared to that one, it's middling! It reminds me a lot of a former favorite (Clinique Naturally Glossy) in that it gives lashes some color and a little something extra...but that's about all it does. Voluminous also reminds me a lot of Maybelline Full n'Soft in that it doesn't make my lashes stiff...but I want stiffer lashes that look big and amped-up -- I don't wear eyeliner on an everyday basis, so I rely on oomph-ing mascara to do this for me. I like the price of this product, the bristly wand (hate the rubber spiky ones), and the simple packaging, but I probably wouldn't buy this again unless I was in a pinch and needed something drugstore-accessible. Back to Clinique I go!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

When this mascara was invented, sometime around 1992, it was amazing and gave me the longest lashes of any mascara ever. Then they changed it a few years later and it stopped working. It became just ordinary at best. I've tried it off and on every so often when it was on sale, and am always disappointed. This was once the best mascara ever, but now it is not, so don't be surprised if it doesn't perform well for you.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've heard so many people rave about how this mascara was their holy grail. It does build volume, but I can't get over the smudging. I can wear this for maybe an hour or two, but by the end of the day I look like a raccoon. I have the waterproof version too, so I don't understand why this is happening. I guess it's time to find another mascara.

I would not purchase again.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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