It’s been a while since I had a really fabulous, love-at-first-use mascara to review for Mascara Monday, but the day has come once again folks! I snatched up the L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Waterproof Mascara on a whim the other day, and I am so glad I did! It claimed to do everything I wanted in a mascara in just one coat, so of course I had to put it to the test!
Firstly, the packaging is going the same way all the Voluminous mascaras are except for the classic; An oblong plastic tube that makes it near impossible to photograph without it rolling around (thank you double-sided tape!). Voluminous Feline is in a gold and green tube with an animal motif on it which screams tacky to me, but heck if it works, I don’t care!
L’Oreal refers to the brush as “quick charge” which I am guessing just means it houses plenty of product with just one pump in the tube. The brush is a plastic/synthetic brush which has very short, flexible bristles that spiral up the length of it. I find that they really allow me to get right to the root of the lashes which I normally struggle with when using brushes like this. The brush allows great product dispersion throughout the lashes and builds really nicely on itself. I always recommend applying one eye at a time with these types of wands because they generally are paired with a quick-drying formula, though I did test out applying another coat after it had dried and managed to get a decent application.
The formula is mousse-like, deep black in pigment and looks slightly glossy up close. I find it holds the curl I put in my lashes brilliantly, and the short bristles allows me to wing out the corners in that “feline” look that I love. I wish the brush didn’t have a rounded tip on the end because it doesn’t really lend itself to the inner corners, but the formula is forgiving enough to separate after application. I also find that once it dries, the mascara holds up all day long without flaking or smudging. The only day I noticed some minor smudging on the brow bone, was a particularly long overtime shift at work with the air con broken. It didn’t own me anything after a test like that! At night, I definitely need a dedicated eye makeup remover to take off, which I am fine with.
|Bare lashes, One coat and Two coats of the L’Oreal Voluminous Feline Mascara|
I am thrilled to have tried such a fabulous mascara at a drugstore price! Generally, I subscribe to the idea of “you get what you pay for” but there is always an exception to the rule. Let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried this mascara, and what your thoughts were as well as the mascara you would like to see me try next!
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