L’oreal Voluminous Original Mascara ($8.50) is a volume building mascara promising 5x fuller lashes. It comes in 3 colors but I picked up Black Brown to test out.
The brush on this wand is a nice medium size. It’s not small and skinny but it’s not overly big and fat. It fits perfectly on my eyelashes while still being able to get into tight spaces without making a total mess.
The formula is pretty wet so this mascara easily transfers onto the eyelashes without a lot of tugging and pulling. The color Black Brown is actually still pretty dark and looks like regular black mascara on my lashes.
Two coats gives my lashes a nice amount of extra length and a bit of added volume. 5x the volume? No, I don’t think so. But enough to make me happy.
I’m happy to see that this mascara does not get clumpy at all. My lashes stay nice and separated and defined.
I also do not experience any flaking during application or throughout the day. I have oily skin and most mascaras transfer underneath my eyes when I apply mascara to my bottom lashes.
I’m happy to report that L’Oreal Voluminous is bottom lash approved. I don’t get any transfer issues at all with this one.
If I have to say one thing negative about this mascara, it would have to be that it doesn’t hold a curl very well for me. My lashes are pretty straight after just a few hours.
That’s not a big deal for me but I know for some people that is a deal breaker in a mascara formula.
L’Oreal Voluminous removes easily for me as well. The majority comes off quickly with a makeup wipe and then I get the rest off with makeup remover and a cotton round.