August 29, 2011

Product Review: L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara - Carbon Black, D

Gaaah, I don't like writing less than stellar product reviews. And mind you, I've used L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara many times before. But something has radically changed about the formula...maybe it's because of the new "Carbon Black" shade...who knows.

L'Oreal at ShopStyle

Details from L'Oreal:

Uniquely formulated to resist clumping, soften lashes and build lashes to 5x their natural thickness. Unique maximizing formula quickly thickens and builds lashes in a single application for a full and dramatic lash look. The patented volume maximizing brush thickens lashes evenly and smoothly, leaving them soft with virtually no flakes, smudges or clumps. Formulated with panthenol and ceramide-R, protects and conditions lashes leaving them supple and soft to the touch resisting clumping and flaking.
  • Ophthalmologist and allergy tested
  • Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
  • Fragrance-free
Made in USA Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip - no need to pump the wand. Removes easily with water.

My review:

The Good: The black is really really black. The brush does ensure volume and nicely separates the lashes.

The Bad: Holy raccoon eyes. Inside or outside, hot or cold, this mascara starts on my upper lashes and bleeds to my lower lashline. And not in an attractive way. In a, "Oops honey you have mascara running all across your under eyes."

The Verdict: D. I thought I would love this product again but the new color or formula has me throwing out a new tube of mascara after only a few uses. Sad mascara.