L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara
This is the mascara I received for FREE from the L'Oreal Facebook page (click here for the blog post on that), and I've been using it almost everyday since I received it in the mail.
My initial thoughts were that I wouldn't like this mascara because the wand looks too skinny for my liking and the formula was thick with fibers and looked to be on the dry side. Normally I prefer my Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara, I love giant wands and semi-moist-semi-dry formulas.
Discover a breakthrough in fiber mascara technology, Voluminous False Fiber Lashes features a unique blend of long and short nylon and rayon fibers - the same material to make false lashes - to deliver lashes that appear fuller, loner, curled and sculpted. No clumps or messy results. Just outrageous volume from every angle.
Dual-length fiber formula
Exclusive Polymer adheres fiber to lashes
Botanical waxes prevent hardening or flaking
Precision brush ensures optimal application
Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
3 shades: Black, Blackest Black, Black Brown
The wand is not too skinny, it grabs my lashes (the top hairs and the bottom hairs) and applies the formula very evenly
There is no clumping when you simply run the wand from the base of the lashes to the tips (if you do the wiggling technique, it will look more clumpy)
I only needed to apply 2 coats to get the same effect I prefer from my Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara and Revlon Grow Luscious mascara - those two mascaras usually require 3 good coats with the wiggly technique
The fibers visually extend my natural lashes, while adding more volume
I am able to comb through my lashes to separate the hairs and get an even fuller effect - without losing the formula or it flaking off
The formula lasts all day, all night and even if you sleep in it - your lashes still look great the next morning (yes, I got lazy one night and didn't remove my makeup like I should have - oh well)
By the end of the day, the mascara begins to flake off slightly - and those little bits have gotten in my eyes a few times - resulting in repetitive eye rubbing (very annoying)
The wand is loose and rattles a bit, but that could just be the one I received
Because of the fibrous formula, the opening of the tube gets clogged very quickly - and cleaning it makes me feel like I'm wasting some of the product, but it really does need to be cleaned to prevent clumps in your lashes
Overall, I like the mascara, I might even repurchase it when my mascara stock runs out. I would recommend this mascara to people with short lashes, thin lashes, sparse lashes... If you wear contacts, I would suggest only wearing this mascara for up to 8hrs, after that it begins flaking badly and you'll hate it!
Original Blog Post: http://www.beautybykrystal.com/2011/12/loreal-voluminous-false-fiber-lashes.html