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: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

Just so it's clear from the getgo for anyone who prefers wet or dry formula mascara this is extremely wet formula. Personally I prefer the overall look of a dry mascara but it takes forever to apply when I'm running late for work so it's nice to have a wet formula mascara for when you're in a rush.

This mascara gives your lashes an extremely nice look, it's not as non-clumpy as my clump crusher (which has a drier formula, I love that mascara; it's nearly HG status) but the clumping isn't anything atrocious. I'd say average, you'll have the odd clump here and there to spoolie out once in a while. I suppose it's a bit too wet, though, due to the fact that I cannot put this on my lower lashes or I'll look like a racoon by the end of the day. I don't have watery eyes or allergies, so. Such a shame because it makes my lashes look amazing, super full, long, black. Never has this problem with any other mascara over 10 years so it's safe to conclude it's the mascara and not me. That is the deal breaker, if it didn't smudge like mad throughout the day I'd rate this a solid 4.5, almost HG status. Alas, this is not the case unfortunately.

So in summary it's too wet, smudges insanely on the lower lashes and a bit on the clumpy side but not insanely so. I will use this up on my top lashes because, well, might as well but it is a hassle for sure and I will not be repurchasing due to this. I considered getting the waterproof version however the reviews for it are pretty bad so I won't bother.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Really wanted to love this mascara. It does add a great amount of volume to your lashes. BUT it was too heavy of a formula for my lashes. My lashes are long and grow straight down. I curl them to the max to open up my eyes because if not my eyes look extremely small. Every time i go and apply this mascara it weighs them down and i'm always stuck with beautiful, dark voluminous lashes pointing towards the ground. This mascara is very heavy and doesn't hold a curl. Yes, i can re-curl them but i lose a great amount of product doing that and have flakes of mascara on face as an end result.
Loved this mascara but it's just not for me and my straight lashes.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I wanted to love this since I have heard such great things about it. It is a very wet formula which I am not a fan of..requires me to take extra time to be careful not to get it all over my face. Did not volumize my lashes. Will not repurchase. :-/


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I have been searching for so long for a good mascara, so I was so happy to finally try this one! It is honestly the only mascara that works for me. It doesnít flake, keeps pretty good volume and is really easy to apply.

Only reason I donít give it a perfect score is because whenever I take the wand out to put the mascara on, there is always a TON of product left hanging on the very end of the wand. I usually have to end up taking it off onto my hand or with a q-tip because otherwise it will go all over. If I attempt to put it back, it just makes the wand build up with globs of product the next time I go to use it, so thatís quite irritating but I am willing to deal with it since itís such a good formula!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I used this mascara for layering. I never used it on its own, I'm not a huge fan of its wet formula. I used it over the telescopic mascara. The two together looked great, but I don't want to spend time layering mascaras in the morning when I can achieve the same look with one different mascara. I probably wouldn't repurchase this again.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This mascara is amazing. I don't really have to go on and on about it. Don't waste your money on high end mascaras this is great! It's a classic for a reason. I have been using this since I was 16 and I will keep repurchasing forever.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

My top holy grail mascara. Nothing like it. I have tried so many mascaras and nothing lives up to this one. Its just perfect. I like the formulas consistency, doesn't clump if you apply it properly and really does live up to its title... It volumizes! Ive tried pretty much every wand, every formula from this line, and they're all great. Lots of makeup artist use this product on their clients. It really is a product to rave about. The best part about it? It doesn't break the bank. I'm all for high end products, but i really do love drugstore product that live up to high end quality and this mascara does just that. I can honestly say that it is one of my most used products in my makeup collection.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This mascara makes me look like a boss-lady! Its not your natural looking same old mascara. This mascara makes you look elegant!

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have issues with this mascara smudging and clumping for me. I prefer the Covergirl Clump Crusher for a drugstore option. I talk about these mascaras and others in my video if you want to check it out.






Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I love this mascara for long, full of volume lashes! I definitely wouldn't use more than one coat if you just want natural looking lashes, because this mascara isn't for that.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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