Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara

Hi beauties! So I used up the Maybelline Falsies Mascara for less than three months (click here to read its review), and I decided to try the L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara. I remembered I tried this before but I could not remember whether I liked it. But celebrity make-up artist, Mario Dedivanovic (Kim Kardashian's makeup artist), swears by this mascara. I went to his workshop last year in Los Angeles, and he said he used this mascara to Kim and other celebrities. So hey... why don't we use the same mascara as those celebrities do? Haha.

L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara says that it can give you five times fuller lashes. It also separates your lashes to give you a dramatic look without smudging, flaking or clumping. It has this formula called Panthenol and Ceramide-R which able to protect and condition lashes making it soft to the touch and they are safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

I honestly really like this mascara, and it does not lie how it is described (well.. for the most part). I does give me fuller looking lashes, but definitely not five times fuller. But I could see that it mostly makes my lashes look longer and volumizes it. I also like this mascara because it is not easy to clump! I like to apply a few coats of mascara, and if you are like me, you know most mascaras tend to clump when you apply more products. However, this one does not do that, and it is really soft to the touch! I think the formula really conditions my lashes. No matter how many coats I put on, my lashes feel as soft as I don't wear mascara.

It does not flake, either. You know how sometimes you have black dots on your cheeks from your mascara? It is because your mascara is flaking and falls to your cheeks area. I wear this for almost three weeks, I never experience that. It does smudge a little though, but it isn't so bad. I'd see a little smudge on my lid area, but I can just remove it with a Q-tip easily.

The last reason why I love this mascara is because it holds my curl for a long time! As you can see in the after picture below, my lashes still look curled, although not as good as ten hours before.

Overall, if you are in the market of drugstore mascara, definitely try this out. I highly recommend it! It gives you all the benefits for your lashes: thickening, lengthening, conditioning with no flakes or clumps! No wonder how Mario loves this mascara, haha.

Where to buy: any drugstore, $7.99.

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L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara in Blackest Black 

L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara 

L'Oreal Voluminous Original Mascara's wand

BEFORE - 10 am 

AFTER - 11 pm


  1. Aww, I'm so glad this one worked out for you...did you use the waterproof version? I'm not sure if this is different from the carbon black one but I tried the nonwaterproof one and it doesn't hold my curl at all! However, it really did provide volume and I could only use it to layer on different mascaras :( lol

    1. Thanks love! I have not tried the waterproof one, but I think I tried the Carbon Black one before. I like the Original one better, so I think you should try it on! ;)