There are so many mascaras out there these days, so many ads in magazines and on TV selling “spectacular lashes”. And with all the variety come many disappointments and less cash. I don’t have much loyalty as a consumer of beauty products, I’ve tried lots of mascaras – really cheap, and really expensive, and haven’t found anything better than L’Oreal Voluminous. At the 6-7$ price tag, you can get the lashes of your dreams: full, long, and soft. This one is worth every penny!
It comes in several varieties, offering slightly different shades, brushes and formulas. My favorite one is L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black, and I like the one with the curved bush too. By now I have actually combined them- I use well washed and dried curved brush with Carbon Black mascara.
This mascara doesn’t smudge or flake throughout long workdays and party nights, and it is fairly easy to remove. Open tube will last you a couple of months without changes in quality, which is pretty good.
For best results I zig-zag the brush at the base of lashes, run the brush through lashes, and then add more coats for more drama without waiting for mascara to dry. Never felt the need for additional brushing, separation or curling. And the intense color is a huge bonus for me.
Here is what my lashes look like with this mascara. The photos aren’t great, but show the lashes well enough.