August 4, 2009

L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara Review

I’m almost positive L’oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara isn’t going to change my cosmetic life any time soon but it’s decent enough for a $6.99 mascara…likey budget right?

Check it after the review!

Many of my friends aren’t as heavily into makeup as I am and some that do like (but not love) makeup think that a throw away drugstore mascara is the ideal solution to not spending $20-$30 on a high street brand. It’s understandable especially if you’re as anal as I am about germs. I won’t touch mascara after 3 to 4 months simply because I’m worried about what’s breeding inside the tube so it seems sensible to head to the drugstore to score mascara as that way we aren’t shelling out ridiculous amounts of cash for something we’ll toss out anyway within in a few months.

I’m not of the mentality that cheaper is better even in cases of mascara. I do so love a good brand name mascara that sets me back $20 or more dollars as I see good, solid results with said product. Am I alone? Maybe.

If you happen to fall into the “I don’t want to spend more than $10 bucks on a mascara” group you can try out L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara for around $7 bucks and call it a day. Like I said it’s not going to change your cosmetic life but it’s inexpensive and it does what it says to some extent.

The plus side of the formula is it’s richly pigmented and truly black. I love mascara that’s really rich and deep black it’s the perfect companion to a smoky eye. This sells me right off the bat in regards to that. It promises 12x’s your normal lash length…ummm not really. It does a decent job of lengthening but nothing that has me jumping up and down shouting, “Yes!” while doing a fist pump. For the most part the finished results are very natural, softer, fuller curls. If that’s your look you’ll love this. The brush applicator makes mascara application a snap as it glides on to lashes perfectly while lengthening and plumping. I don’t see dramatic curl results with this but it does wear well without smudging or flaking.

Overall, it’s noting I got too hyped over but it’s decent enough for the price. I’m not a fan of the “natural” lash look and prefer a more dramatic look so that could be one reason I’m not thrilled. If you like your lashes to look fuller and longer while still remaining very natural this might very well be a great one to try. For the price it really can’t break the bank to give it a whirl.

Have you tried L’Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • mercedes

    OMG!!! i feel like im writing a celebrity!!! i recetly became obsessed with cosemtics,so right now im trying to get my hands on cheap,good cosemtics.So i was googling (ah, thank the heavens for it) that garnier brusher gel cleanser thingy,& i came across your website.I LOVE reading reviews on hair products and makeup.Up untill now my fave makeup blog were makeup alley,but i sorta ran away looking for something else,and i must say your my fave now!!!!anyway i love how witty you are and that with almost every review you have pictures of the results.thank you muse!!

    4evs your fan -mercedes

    P.S. have you ever tried getting bangs? i think you would look absolutly stunning!!

    • the Muse

      hi mercedes omg nooo I am NOT a celebrity LOL no where in the same vicinity as one but thanks I’m flattered *hugs* I’m so happy you enjoy my blog! I love getting excited, happy comments like yours! You’re MOST welcome, thank YOU!

      I have lol..way back when! for now it’s all one length, it took me ages to grow out but maybe one day I might go the bang road again 😉

      Thanks for your lovely comment!

      Hope we talk again soon!

  • Laura

    I like this mascara for the dramatic look. You have to use at least two coats — it looks like you’re hardly wearing any! Pile it on!

    • the Muse

      hiya laura. it’s def nice for a dramatic look 😀 I always use one coat in my reviews so reader’s can get a feel for it 😀

  • Colette

    I loved this mascara, as the above poster commented, it needs a couple of good thick coats to get the full effect, but definately made my lashes longer and more volumised looking! I think its a great mascara for a drug store one! 🙂