L’Oreal Voluminous Power Volume Collagen Mascara sounds like something epic. When you throw around words like “power” and “collagen” I think it really excites beauty junkies…
Whoa a power mascara…! This has to be good.
But in typical fashion L’Oreal Voluminous Power Volume Collagen Mascara shows more of a mediocre finish than a powerful one.
Seriously, I think with a name like Voluminous Power Volume Collagen Mascara you’d expect some sort of incredibly touch the ceiling lash look but that’s sadly not the case.
As with most L’Oreal mascaras, I find this formula average at best.
Now don’t get me wrong here because I know some folks swear to the mascara gods that L’Oreal makes the most amazing mascaras ever created. I happen to fall into the “This is too much for drugstore mascara, it doesn’t work the way I want it to” group of people. Sorry…!
Some folks will probably use this and think the earth moved soon after application and some folks, myself included, won’t feel that movement and perhaps let a little cry out about the fact it cost them near $12 dollars. Ouch, you hurt my feelings L’Oreal!
Voluminous Power Volume Collagen Mascara contains little collagen spheres but honestly, I don’t see ’em and I don’t feel ’em so I guess I have to take their word for it that they are inside the mix. The formula promises 15x volume for a fuller look. Honestly, I get great length from it but I’m not seeing the volume factor at all.
This comes with a really nice fuller brush. Although full it still manages to grasp lashes nicely without poking into your eye. The formula is lightweight and doesn’t leave lashes feeling crunchy or stiff. The lighter formula also ensures that lashes don’t go limp and droopy so it does hold curl fairly well.
I purchased the waterproof version which removed easily and didn’t flake or smudge.
Overall, I think a mascara marketed for volumizing lashes should probably do just that. Unfortunately, I’m seeing the length here but not the volume. It sounds terribly exciting and incredibly brilliant in theory but once I tried it I wasn’t terribly impressed. Perhaps the $12 wouldn’t make me feel nearly as bad if I saw results but I can’t help but think a few dollars extra and I could have gotten a mascara at Sephora that actually worked.
This is available now at drugstores.