June 6, 2013

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara Review

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara Summer 2013

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara is a new formula that promises intense volume with no clumps. It has a special applicator which wipes clean as you remove it from the barrel which keeps the mascara from clumping.

As I mentioned in a few posts, outside of Black Smoke, I don’t really like the Voluminous Million Lashes formula. It’s the type of product that’s over marketed in packaging and promises and simply doesn’t deliver the dramatic results you’d expect.

Perhaps Lash Excess will change my mind.

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara is a formula you’ll really love or really not care about it. If you’ve tried, used, and loved L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes formula in the past I can honestly say you’ll likely enjoy the Excess formula. If you haven’t had really great success with the formula you’ll likely not really care for this.

I happen to fall into the not really caring much about this.

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara

It basically includes the same applicator that ALL the other formulas have so there isn’t much difference there (perhaps it’s a little longer and thicker). The formula feels the same as well to me.

It provides some length for me but seems to go a little clumpy as I stroke through but thankfully if I stroke the applicator a few times through my lashes the clumps disappear. This creates a little bit of a spidery effect but nothing too bad and the length is easy enough to see. It’s the volume it lacks in my opinion. For something advertised as a volumizing mascara I didn’t feel my lashes looked any fuller or thicker after use.

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess

I didn’t have issues with this smudging or flaking on my drier eyes and it wore strong all day and was easy to remove with oil based eye makeup remover.

On the upside I think the formula will perform great with other mascaras so you can get both the length and the volume you might be looking for. I applied a few coats of this and followed with MAC Gigalash and I thought the results were MUCH nicer. I got the lenght I wanted along with the fullness of false lashes.

Alone…well, results are below what do you think?

L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara Before and After

Personally I didn’t love the results.

Oh well!

L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess is available at drugstores now!

I purchased this item.

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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  • Sara Smith

    I got the same results with all these million lashes products as well…I feel like we are in the minority for some reason, though. Thanks for the review! I was VERY tempted to try this one! 🙂

    • the Muse

      sara same! I also feel in the minority with covergirl mascaras, everyone love lash blast but me lol! my pleasure!

  • Avalith

    Oh I’m a huge fan of the VML mascara! I know you didnt give it such great rating but from your description, I found out that it’s exactly the type of mascara I was looking for, for my short stubby Asian lashes; I dont want drama, just a bit of definition without clumping. I wonder if I’ll love this too?

  • DivaDebbi

    Hi Muse!
    One of my great quests in life is finding the perfect “cheap and cheerful” mascara. I just purchased this and Im pretty thrilled with it. I love your take on things. What are your fave drugstore mascaras please?


    • the Muse

      hi there debbi! happy to hear it. right now really like the L’Oreal Smoky version of this. It’s quite great!

  • Divadebbi

    Thanks Muse!
    I dont recall seeing this and its such an odd concept that i probably would have skipped it if not for your review. I think we best stock up though…instinct tells me it may become extinct!


    • jcwood

      Million lashes what a joke! 20 years ago you could spend a few dollars on macara and it worked great. I am tired of spending 8.00 or more on mascara and have it work once, i wish i could make my own.