I bought this long ago, and I have repurchased in the black and recently picked up in the color Black Brown 869. I absolutely LOVE this mascara! I'm the sort of gal with long lashes that naturally curl downward and I curl my lashes with an eye lash curler everyday. I also want to mention that this is NOT sponsored (aka free product, reward points, or other incentives) I just really love this product. With this in mind, I have my set requirements for a mascara, it has to: (1) Make my lashes pop (aka darken) then, which this product does very well. It gives that ultra dramatic look you can't normally find at the drugstore -more on the drugstore vs Sephora/Ulta later.- (2) Give me that voluminous look but still with that soft curl so that it doesn't look like my lashes stick straight out of my eye balls. Now this is usually a deal breaker for me which makes me want to throw away the mascara, because in my opinion this is the most important. This product does that so well that when I first put it on, it surprised me and I shared it with anyone who would listen. (3) Last all day because I hate reapplying and I don't want to lug the thing around with me. I go to school and reapplying is just a pain, so this mascara covers that because at the end of the day, I'm practically scrubbing off the mascara with make up remover. (4) Be completely clump free. Another important thing about mascaras to me. Now this product isn't COMPLETELY perfect and you'll get those few specs occasionally. However, I find that if you wipe down the mascara brush after using it a couple times it isn't much of a big deal. (5) Could go with 2, but for my long straight down lashes is a biggie: curl and make my outer corner lashes look good and which I've mentioned before stick straight downward (which my lash curler isn't able to get more than half the time). The brush design specifically targets this issue with its unique triangular curved brush with thicker bristles at the end, and is the very main reason why I grabbed it off the shelf to try in the first place. Also the work it does for those specific lashes is one of the main reasons why I'm grabbing this mascara over all the other ones I have. (6) Actually make me want to wear it, when compared to other mascaras from Sephora and Ulta. Now this is what surprised me the most about this product (only ~$9) is that it actually compares to my Roller Lash by Benefit (costs $24). I actually PREFER my Voluminous OVER the Benefit by the previous mentioned outer corner lashes problem. (7) I have to rave about the brush now, it's amazing! It doesn't fall apart over time, and great for the outer corner lashes. Only small thing though, is that I feel like I can't get close enough to coat all my inner corner lashes due to the slight decrease in the bristle size towards the end of the mascara. Whenever I open the mascara there usually seems to be a massive amount of mascara on the end opposite the handle, but is easily solved for me by wiping the end off as it is pretty flat and won't fall apart due to its durability. (8) Last a pretty long time. By this I mean that it won't dry out a month after opening. This product lasted me a pretty decent amount of time to the point where I had to throw it away because I couldn't remember when I bought it. Also small side note, (if you're still reading this, give yourself a pat on the back for staying with me this far!) I have let my sister and mom borrow this mascara to see what they thought. Note: they both have thinner, smaller lashes than I do. They both love it just as much as I do, with the same reasons I do. I thought this would be important to mention due to the fact that some mascaras don't work for my thicker, downward lashes while some do on my sister and mom's thinner lashes, and vice a versa. This is the one mascara that we can all agree on is one of the best that you can find, period. All in all though, AWESOME product, and will repurchase until you stop making this version of the Voluminous Butterfly mascara.
Love the mascara and the brush but design for the mascara reservoir does not work well. After a few times of using the brush the seal pulls out with the brush with a big glob of product. Hassel to get it back in. Then mascara dries out way too fast. This is third tube in a few months so I give up!! Too bad because I really love the product. please fix Loreal!!
It's been my favorite for a long time; and I can say that my eyelashes have the desired effect I love how it looks I definitely recommend it [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I have been using this mascara for years. I was extremely impressed and happy with it at first but recently this product has not been very good. It is clumpy & dry within just a few days after opening it. It also seems like theres barely mascara in a newly opened tube. What's going on Loreal????
I normally love this mascara, but I just opened up a brand new tube, and it���s completely useless. There is a large amount of mascara goop just clumped on the wand. I believe there is a piece missing on the tube that would normally help wipe the excess off the wand but like I said, it is defective and is missing that piece. very disappointed
This has been my favorite mascara so far, as for how it really plumps and lengthens lashes. It does it easily, too, without recoating multiple times. The brush and formula are great. However, I'm sensitive to fragrances and this has a perfume smell that never goes away. I had to throw it away. Even for those not sensitive, who wants a mashup of smells? Please make a fragrance-free version and I'll be all over it. Until then, I'm back on the hunt for good mascara.
I love this mascara and have been using it for years! Love the wand! Best wand ever gives me that butterfly lash effect. But can we please tweak the formula a little, I wish it was a little more workable because the formulas a little dry and once dry cannot be moved. Which is great but you can only get a couple of coats and you have to be done. I want to be able to build the lashes a little before it drys. Love it tho really great mascara that doesn't let you down!