Rated 4.63 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Almost perfect!
I'm a mascara snob. I've probably tried hundreds because I have very particular lashes and most mascaras do not work for me so I was excited to try this new mascara because it's my favorite makeup product.
My lashes are straight, thin and super long which is why I always curl them and wear waterproof mascara because if I wear regular ones, the curl doesn't hold.
That's why to test it, I put both a quick coat of my go-to waterproof mascara + 2 coats of Lash Idôle on my right eye & 2 coats of Lash Idôle only on my left eye. You can see the differences I'll be talking about in the pictures!
This mascara is not waterproof but surprisingly did not wear my lashes down and kept a slight curl. I wasn't expecting that at all!
It claims to be lash lifting, voluminizing & clump-free. I'd say if you have naturally curly lashes or if your lashes can hold a curl without the help of waterproof mascara, you'd love this mascara for its lifting effects as well as clump-free benefits. However, I did not experience major volume. I prefer a natural looking lash so I don't mind it but it's claiming "intense volume" and I didn't get that.
I did love the wand, so easy to use and coated all of my lashes (even the baby tiny and corner ones!!) which is very difficult for me to do. My bottom lashes usually clump very easily but this one was perfect for them!
But I wouldn't personally buy this because the brand isn't cruelty-free and it's not waterproof which doesn't help my lashes. If they came up with a waterproof version, I wouldn't mind receiving it as a gift. I will continue using it on top of my waterproof mascara because I really liked the wand and its effect on my bottom lashes.
I think for someone who doesn't have any curl holding issues or buys from non-cruelty-free brands, this mascara would be 4.5 stars.
I give it 4 stars because it just didn't give me that curling effect that I love and it wouldn't be cost-effective to buy it just to be on top of a mascara that already fulfills all my must-haves.
Most Helpful Critical Review Does Not Volumize Nor Lengthen Lashes
I am very disappointed in Lancome's Idole Lash-Lifting & Volumizing Mascara. This mascara is advertised to lift your lashes and volumize them. I am a natural blond with lashes you can't see unless I use mascara and I was so looking forward to finally finding a mascara that does what it says it should. I applied and applied and applied this mascara trying to get some on my lashes. I have NO idea what the problem is but after applying so many times I still had barely any mascara on my lashes. The photo I included is after applying this mascara at least 5 times It definitely did NOT lengthen my lashes nor add volume. The brush wand was flimsy and the mascara would not apply hardly at all. The only positive is that it didn't clump and that is because there was hardly any mascara on the wand to clump. I have to say I am not pleased with this mascara and will not be buying it in the future. I have read other people's reviews and I am so confused. Unless I got a product that had hardly any product in the tube or something else was going on I really don't know how they love it so much. With my blond lashes you shouldn't have to apply hardly any mascara to see them and this one I just couldn't hardly get any color to my lashes despite applying so many times. I have tried other products and when brand new the coverage, no matter what brand, is great initially but this one wasn't at all!
Reviewed by 20808 customers Nothing spectacular
Dawnjuan from Iowa
I've heard so much about this mascara that I had to give it a try. I was, unfortunately, disappointed. It was ok but nothing that a drug store mascara could out do. I have been using Cover Girl Super Sizer Fiber mascara and it does a far better job than the Lancome. I won't be purchasing this again.
One of the best mascaras I've ever used
Priscilla from Los Angeles, CA
It does an incredible job of keeping my lashes lifted all day without smudging or clumping. If you pair it with the Dior Show lash lengthener, you will have beautifully long lashes that actually last.
Lottie from Fontana Ca
For my short this works perfect. It's last a good 6-7 hours good enough for me and a work day.
Looks nice but..
Jaz from Minnesota
I have short straight lashes so I usually curl my lashes before using mascara but I use waterproof mascara. I got this because someone said it didn't weigh their straight lashes down but it weighed mine down all the way! Although it does make your lashes look nice, I would probably recommend to someone that has naturally curled lashes.
It's alright but not what I expected
Emmie from Texas
Although this mascara does give length, i wish the wand was a little thinner like the Benefit mascara. It makes my lashes clump and it didn't really work for me but, oh well. I'm going back to the Benefit mascara.
Like Lashes Grew
kem from Madisonville,Tx
This mascara is amazing!
Melissa from Middletown, New York
I love this mascara. It separates my lashes, doesn't leave them clumpy, it stays on all day, it doesn't run. It's great! I recommend it to all of my friends!
very little product in the container
Jen from Virginia Beach
I like the brush but there is very little mascara in the container, I don't anticipate this product lasting long - not worth the $$
Preet from Indianland
Natural but more beautiful looking eyelashes.
LOVE THIS MASCARA
Coco from San Francisco
I feel like I've tried so many mascaras and this has to be the best one I've tried! No flakes or raccoon eyes. I also love that my lashes don't clump up. They do last all day long! I love to wear even when I don't wear any other make up for a very natural look. However it's not waterproof but I am very happy with this mascara. :)
G from Cape cod
This mascara is amazing. I will never use another.
Mascara addict from Ohio
THE BEST EVER!!!! I wish I could post a picture!
the best mascara i've used
izzy from florida
this mascara leaves your lashes looking so good with only one coat. it made my eyelashes look so long and better then any other mascara has. this is the best mascara i've used so far. even if it's travel size it's a good amount of mascara and the wand isn't that small
Lancome beauty from Modesto Ulta
I love the way it feels and looks. From morning to night…
New Favorite Mascara 🥰
Rain from PA
I'm typically a Definicils fan. This mascara is so beautiful.💗 It goes on flawlessly and gives a more dramatic look then the definicils for me. I love it !!! ☺️
My favorite mascara
Lola from Rochester, NY
Disclaimer: The following mascars I will list does not mean that they are not great products. They were just not the mascara I was looking for my eyelashes. Due to sensitivity or overall fullness I was going for.
I went through plenty of the prestige mascaras in Ulta. I tried Two-Face, Anastasia, Urban decay, Tarte, Benefit.
The lancome one just seems to be exactly how I like my lashes to look with no watering of the eyes. I love how it doesn't dry out right away so you can go back and thicken it if you like. No clumps with a nice consistency. I love this mascara.
I would buy this product sgain
Roxy from Whitehall PA
This mascara is awesome. Love the flexibility applicator brush.
I absolutely would buy this mascara again.
sarah from odessa tx
great product would absolutely buy it over and over again. I love the fullness and length it gives my lashes
Martine from Maine
Great product! No clumping and smearing!
Love this mascara!
SHS OSU from Monroe, GA
I have looked and looked for a mascara that I like. Finally found it!
Not the wow I was hoping for
Audrey from Madison
I have stubborn, straight lashes. The only mascaras that keeps them curled are waterproof (which I don't like wearing daily because it's too hard to take off) and Buxom mascara. I want to try something new after getting a couple of bad tubes of my regular mascara, and this one is rated pretty high. The formula is nice and light, the wand is good and doesn't clump your lashes, but unfortunately my lashes lost their curl. It didn't make them fall completely which is nice, but not as curly as my usual. I'll keep trying and see if it gets better after a couple weeks of use, but as of right now it's just average for me.
Lindsey from Virginia
Works great, no clumps, adds volume
100% favorite mascara
Nicole from Kent, ohio
I've tried almost every mascara out there and this one is by far my favorite. It gives length and volume without clumping the lashes together. The wand is perfect.
megan from illinois
okay. i never write reviews unless i am very passionate about the product. here's the thing… i have terrible lashes; they are straight, short, and never hold a curl. i tried this with the tweezerman lash curler and wow. even my boyfriend complimented me on how nice my lashes looked and he NEVER notices things like that. i have only been using it for a couple of days, so it's possible that my opinion will change as it dries up a bit, but right now, it's a re-buy.
Mid. I've tried better
Ilse b from Arizona
doesn't really give a lot of volume