Mascara is one of my favorite make-up items: thick and lush lashes make such an impact on your overall appearance! I’m a huge believer in different mascaras for different occasions (at one point, I had EIGHT mascaras in rotation – check out my mini-reviews here!). At the very least, I like having 2 options in my Lash Wardrobe: A thickening formula for everyday wear and a dramatic formula for evenings out.
So you can imagine how excited I was to receive this beautiful make-up
bag from L’Oreal featuring a “Lash Wardrobe” with a VOLUMINOUS mascara
to suit every occasion – from Classic to False Lash DRAMA! I
received this package over 2 months ago – I’ve had a great time thoroughly testing each formula out and making notes to share here.
|L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Swatch|
1) L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Review
CLAIM: Uniquely formulated to resist clumping, soften lashes and build lashes to 5X their natural thickness, with 2X the intensity for a more dramatic effect.
MY THOUGHTS: This classic mascara is popular with a LOT of beauty bloggers for its famed “spider legs” effect. It is unique because it volumizes the whole lash – including the tip. While the spider legs effect looks good with my overall makeup – I personally like my mascaras to be thick at the root and tapered and feathery near the ends.
GOOD FOR: People who like thick spider-leg lashes.
|L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Swatch|
2) L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Review
CLAIM: Revolutionary collagen-infused formula and Millionizer Brush for amplified volume and definition.
MY THOUGHTS: Firstly – I’m in LOVE with the packaging. The gold tube is so sleek and glamorous – it looks very YSL. The flexible brush head with its multitude of bristles was VERY effective at separating lashes and preventing clumping, resulting in perfectly defined lashes which held their curl all day. On my lashes, I found the overall effect to be more lengthening than volumizing.
GOOD FOR: Everyday mascara where you want separation but don’t want it to be obvious that you’re wearing mascara
|L’Oreal Voluminous Power 24H Black Smoke Swatch|
3) L’Oreal Voluminous Power 24H Black Smoke Review
CLAIM: Matte formula with collagen spheres, provides 24 hours of volume in a black smoky finish. The semi-arched brush catches all lashes for fuller looking and dramatically bold volume.
MY THOUGHTS: This was the mascara I couldn’t stop using: I absolutely love it and will DEFINITELY repurchase! It gives me thick & feathery lashes and is very easy to apply – no clumping even after multiple layers. The brush has a unique shape with a flatter side to build volume at the base of my lashes and long-bristled side to sweep mascara on the lash tips. It’s super-dramatic and one of my new holy-grail mascaras!
GOOD FOR: Going-out make-up, when you want noticeable & dramatic lashes!
|L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara Swatch|
4) L’Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara Review
CLAIM: Lash sculpting fiber formula adheres to lashes for a volumized, sculpted lash effect. Lashes appear fuller, longer, sculpted and curled at every angle.
MY THOUGHTS: Love the cone-shaped wand which makes it easy to reach even my tiny inner-lashes. Similar to the Power 24HR mascara in creating a false lash effect – though this provides MAJOR lengthening (via layering fiber pieces) while the Power 24HR focuses more on volume. The packaging is super-glamorous – love the golden tube on this and the Million Lashes mascaras!
GOOD FOR: Evening make-up, especially if you want longer-looking lashes.
Have you tried any Voluminous Mascaras? Which one is your favorite?
DISCLAIMER: These mascaras were sent to me by L’Oreal, but I am under no obligation to provide a favorable review. As you can tell, I wrote my honest unbiased thoughts (as always!!!).