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Voluminous Original Mascara by L'Oreal
L'Oreal

Voluminous Original Mascara

$8.99 + SHIPPING
4.1(1956)
Black 305Black 340Black Brown 315Black Brown 350Blackest Black 310Carbon Black 335Waterproof Black 360Waterproof Black Brown 365Waterproof Carbon Black 395

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CI 77288, CI 77491, Paraffin, 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol, Sodium polymethacrylate, Eau, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia, Propylparaben, Cire D'abeille, Dimethiconol, CI 77289, CI 77499, Palmitic Acid, CI 77510, Cyclopentasiloxane, CI 75470, CI 77266, CI 77007, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Simethicone, Stearic Acid, CI 77891, Panthenol, BHT, Mica, CI 77288, CI 77491, Paraffin, 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol, Sodium polymethacrylate, Eau, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia, Propylparaben, Cire D'abeille, Dimethiconol, CI 77289, CI 77499, Palmitic Acid, CI 77510, Cyclopentasiloxane, CI 75470, CI 77266, CI 77007, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Simethicone, Stearic Acid, CI 77891, Panthenol, BHT, Mica, CI 77288, CI 77491, Paraffin, 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol, Sodium polymethacrylate, Eau, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia, Propylparaben, Cire D'abeille, Dimethiconol, CI 77289, CI 77499, Palmitic Acid, CI 77510, Cyclopentasiloxane, CI 75470, CI 77266, CI 77007, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Simethicone, Stearic Acid, CI 77891, Panthenol, BHT, Mica, CI 77288, CI 77491, Paraffin, 2-oleamido-1,3-octadecanediol, Sodium polymethacrylate, Eau, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia, Propylparaben, Cire D'abeille, Dimethiconol, CI 77289, CI 77499, Palmitic Acid, CI 77510, Cyclopentasiloxane, CI 75470, CI 77266, CI 77007, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, PEG/PPG-17/18 Dimethicone, Simethicone, Stearic Acid, CI 77891, Panthenol, BHT, Mica

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4.172% of 1956reviewers recommend this product

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ulta.com user
May 19, 2014

Still the best

I've been using this mascara since middle school. Before the "carbon black" version came out, I used the original. It was the first one I ever used, and I've probably bought hundreds of tubes since.I've strayed, don't get me wrong. I tried dozens of others, including variations on the original (like the new Butterfly one) and expensive, high-end brands, but NONE measured up, and I always came back.I had a best friend in high school who had VERY sparse, blonde lashes and never wore mascara. I let her try this one, and her exact words were "Oh my God, it put lashes on my face". Not only is this mascara SUPER volumizing, but it lengthens and almost makes a lash curler pointless. It barely flakes all day long, and hardly smudges, either. The best part? You can add layer after layer without flakiness, and clumps are easily brushed out. You can even let it dry before adding a layer for a more dramatic look, which is what I do. With other mascaras, you'd be a black-flecked mess if you did that.The texture is creamy and the formula doesn't dry too quickly, but quick enough. And the color on this is so, so black. It's very buildable, so you can decide how dramatic you want to go. One layer will darken and volumize and still look pretty natural. Two will add curl and even more length and volume. Three will be more so, and you're starting to get a little spidery (in a cool way). And on and on.Can't rave enough. This is the perfect mascara. Don't waste your money. Just go to the drugstore. Less

lorealparis.ca user
September 16, 2019

Been using for years

I have been using Waterproof Black for about 10 years. I love it. No clumps, gets lashes nice and long, and STAYS ON through anything! FYI: I recently tried the Waterproof Carbon Black (I think maybe because Shoppers was out of Black..) NOT TO SAME! Half way through the day I would have black smudges under my eyes, black all over my face after hot yoga... Never had these issues with Black. I had to throw out the Carbon Black after 3 days and buy Black again. 

viewpoints.com user
June 5, 2012

Used to be GREAT, Then They Changed It. Now It Is Awful

I used to use L'Oreal Voluminous mascara when it very first came out. It was one of my favorite mascaras. With excellent definition, nice lash enhancement, and long lasting wear, this mascara was my very favorite for the first few years it was out. Then they changed it.Once they changed the L'Oreal Voluminous mascara, I could no longer use it. This review is based upon the new version of this mascara because the original formula was changed and is no longer useable for me.PerformanceWhen I used to use this mascara when it first came out, my eyes looked AMAZING. My lashes were defined, lengthened, and make bigger looking. They used to last all day without flaking or smearing.The current formula, which changed a lot since it first came out is no longer good. The lashes stay sticky and never dry , leaving me with my lashes sticking every time I blink. Talk about ANNOYING!I also had problems with my eyes burning since they changed the formula.Ease of ApplicationThe original release of this mascara applied beautifully. The current formula goes on clumpy, and sticky and does not leave my lashes looking better at all. I wish they made it like they used to because high end mascara is too expensive to be replacing every few months like recommended.I did find an original package unopened of the original release of this mascara before they changed it and I put it on. It still worked beautifully, so I know I am not the one that changed- they did.As it is now, I can not recommend this. Less

ulta.com user
March 17, 2015

My favorite mascara!

I have gone through many brands of mascara trying to find something that compares to the more expensive brands, since I just can't afford them. After trying Voluminous Carbon Black, my search was over! My lashes naturally grow straight out with almost no curl... very frustrating. Even with an eyelash curler, they tend to straighten out after a few hours. With Voluminous Carbon Black, I don't even have to use my eyelash curler anymore. Not only does it define each lash, but it adds volume and length that stays put all day long (note: this is with 2 coats). It's very water resistant (even though it's not waterproof!) but it comes off easily when I want it to. My favorite mascara under $10!! 

viewpoints.com user
December 8, 2013

The best mascara for long and thick lashes!!

I have been using this eye mascara for years now, and it is absolutely wonderful! The mascara glides on very easily, and does not clump up with multiple coats. For a non-waterproof mascara, I hardly get any smudging or "raccoon eyes" by the end of the night. Of course a waterproof mascara would be better, but who wants all their eyelashes falling out when you try to get that out of your eyes? Not this girl! Every time I wear this mascara, my girlfriends think I'm wearing false lashes. My eyes are already pretty big, but one or two coats of this really makes them pop. A wonderful product by Loreal. And what's even more amazing is the price! It is a fraction of the price of designer mascaras. Definitely recommend for girls who do not like waterproof mascaras but still want that "falsie" look to their lashes.PerformanceLike I said, for a non-waterproof mascara, this one is long-lasting with minimal smudge. A great alternative for those who do not like wearing a heavy waterproof mascaras.Ease of ApplicationEasily glides on without clumping. Can put on multiple coats without any worries of having to work out clumps, or can wear one coat for a more natural look. Less

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Noor Abdullah
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I want a washable mascara that give volume and length. I want it for everyday looking, it is better to be very simple length and volume. I like the brown color or black brown. I used to use lash blast covergirl, the pink one, but they do not have it in my favorite color any more. Any recommendation?

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Elizabeth Bjerke
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Favorite drugstore mascara in black/brown! Try this one with the curved wand!

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Amira
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i have really long but really straight eyelashes and they only stay up with waterproof mascara so does anyone know any really good waterproof mascaras?!

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Madison Gosselin
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This is a really good mascara. They have this in waterproof also !

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Celeste Espinoza
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Best Mascara Out There! Great formula: Doesn’t clump up, doesn’t flake throughout the day & gives volume and length to lashes. Better than a lot of high-end mascaras I’ve tried!

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