Rated 3.65 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Woah!
This mascara is the bomb. I have extremely straight, long eyelashes and have a difficult time finding a mascara that keeps my eyelashes curled. This mascara does the trick! After curling, I apply two to three coats and my eyelashes look long and beautiful. The only down fall is that it does tend to leave a bit of a smudge on my eyelid throughout the day, but nothing I can't just simply wipe off. Totally worth it.
Most Helpful Critical Review My lashes look shorter somehow
I have naturally long lashes that usually look super good no matter what mascara I use. The tricky part is finding a mascara that stays in place while I'm working. I work in a kitchen and get really hot and sweaty.
I thought I'd try L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof after so many Sephora fails. My lashes somehow look worse. They look shorter and less voluminous with this mascara on. I forgot to take before pics, but I think the lackluster results speak for themselves. This was after two coats that I -really- had to work with to make it look even this decent. I have a about 15 mins MAX in the morning for makeup. I can't spend time perfectly each lash individually.
This mascara also slightly irritated my eyes. It's nothing serious and I'm used to it. Most mascaras do this to me. Just an observation. I have found mascaras that look amazing and don't irritate (Urban Decay Perversion), BUT it almost immediately smudges A TON and I look like a panda that slept in her makeup. And that's 30 mins after putting it on. I just want one mascara that looks decent AND doesn't migrate all over my face.
I'm trying Lash Paradise Waterproof next. Wish me luck!
* Hey, L'Oreal. It's 2021. It's time to expand your gender options. ;)
Reviewed by 1163 customers Best Mascara EVER!!
Vyndeviya from Minnesota
I've used this mascara for the last 30 years and it never disappoints!! Waterproof!! Doesn't cause "black" under the eyes. I get so many compliments on my lashes! I will never go back to anything else! Don't buy the Carbon from this brand. It will put black under your lashes.
Lyn from North Carolina
Worst mascara I've ever used. I always curl my lashes before applying, but this mascara completely made my lashes droop. Very clumpy and flaky, and i always have to add many coats in order for it to somewhat darken my lashes. The only thing I like is the sturdy wand. Wish the formula was better :/
Michelle from New York
Applied very nicely and looks great. But I'd not waterproof. Smudged under my eye. Very disappointing.
Dry and Nothing Special
C_Zee from Jacksonville, FL
I bought this mascara after reading several reviews about users who "have used it for years" and who swore by it as their "holy grail". This mascara, formula, wand; it did NOTHING for me. I had to layer 4 coats to even see any kind of color or difference in my lashes. I do not have lash extensions or falsies. The formula is dry and flaky, even fresh out of the package. I wanted to love it; especially for the price. Guess I'll keep looking.
Did not work for me
Christina from Fresno ca
Did not work for me
Waterproof ..ooops made a mistake
Sorry from Southport NC
Did not use! Took it out of package and realized I bought waterproof which I do not use!
If I HAD to wear mascara this would be the one!
Mo from New Braunfels, TX
I never needed mascara when I was younger but these days my lashes are a little thinner and sparse. I have black eyelashes but black mascara makes my lashes look bolder and I don't want a bold look! I want a natural appearance with some volume at my lash line. The black brown color is perfect for that natural look, plus it is waterproof and this formula nourishes the eyelashes.
JQ from Newnan, GA
It is supposed to be a very black mascara but it appeared brown and was very dry
Great unless you're in the heat.
Brooke from Salt lake city
I've been trying to find a mascara that doesn't smudge and I though this was it! Until I spent yesterday doing some yard work and outside work at my church. After 5 hours this mascara was all over my under eyes and corners. Great for going out a couple of hours but not a good all day wear.
I would call myself a mascara connoisseur
Kiki from Baton Rouge, La.
I have tried most every drugstore brand mascara. Although there are some good ones, I seem to always go back to the voluminous L'Oréal waterproof mascara. The cons are it gets old quick. I change it about every 2- 2.5 weeks . The upside is that the price Is affordable so it's not so bad when having to buy more often.
I would buy this a thousand times again.
Eyes from Dallas, TX
I use it in addition to another mascara in the same line. They are amazing and separating and plumping my lashes.
Snoo3999 from Saint Paul MN
Makes my lashes look lengthy and defined! It's a waterproof mascara so it does flake a tiny bit, which is ok. I wore it to a few beach days and it didn't smudge. I can tell it came off a little bit in the lake, but it never left me with dark eye bags or smudges on my face.
Dee from San Antonio
If it was really waterproof I would enjoy this product
Don't buy this.
Katzeye from Wall,NJ
Have used this mascara for years. Decided to get it at Ulta. Big mistake. From the first time I used it, it seemed to be dried up. It is being returned.
Product not all that wet. Does not do much on my lashes.
Kare from Kalamazoo, Mi
Will not buy this product again. It is important to me to accent my eyes since I battled cancer for over a year and lost my eye lashes and brows. This product did nothing for me. I am out my money.
Lisa from Cincinnati
I guess all the negative reviews on here are from competing companies trying to knock this mascara. Because it is the best mascara I've ever used. My only complaint is that it is hard to get off at night, which is literally the point of the waterproof aspect. So it is worth it for me to take the extra time taking it off at night because it lasts all day long through sweat, tears, and does not crumble smudge or anything. Very pleased.
Good waterproof mascara with primer
Lucy loves beauty from Brick, NJ
Before the pandemic, I tried different Loreal mascaras for different looks. Last year, when I returned to work, I wanted to focus on wearing a reliable mascara that doesn't sting or get clumpy/flaky under a face mask with glasses to prevent from rubbing my eyes in order to prevent illness. This did the job for me. When used with an eyelash curler, primer, and this mascara, it stayed put for me. It can be easily removed with a waterproof makeup Micellar Cleansing water and a double face cleanse for best results. I buy this and the primer that goes with it during BOGO on Loreal Paris products.
Not even slightly waterproof
KC from Nevada
I bought this because it's reviewed on several lists as being one of the best waterproof mascaras. It's not even slightly waterproof. A few hours after wearing I had the worst raccoon eyes. Thank God I tested it at home first, or I would've been extremely embarrassed. This goes into the trash and I'm off to try to find another "waterproof" formula to test. There aren't any that I've found so far.
Survives my tears
Lou Lou from USA
I use this for events I know I will cry at...wedding, funerals, etc. Stays in place and helps me feel like people won't notice my puffy red cry eyes because my mascara is still in place.
Jenn from US
This smudged so badly I gave up on it after 3 wears. It does nothing for the appearance of my lashes. There's no separation or volume, and any length you get smudges off within the hour. I'm really sad about it considering it has so many great reviews.
An okay product
Louise Mia from Laie, Hi
I got this mascara for a month now. It's an okay product. My lashes look beautiful when I use it buuuuut it always creates a smudge under my eye after an hour and it's not that easy to remove. I stopped using it after two weeks
CJ from IA
I have tried every expensive mascara and drug store mascara ever made, and I always come back to this one!
Disappointed after years of faithful use
MountainRunner from Alaska
Ugh. What on earth happened to this formula? This was my ride or die for YEARS. And that's saying something because I've been working as a wilderness guide in every type of weather and sweaty condition you can imagine. This never transferred. True waterproof. Incredible, full lashes. About a year ago I had purchased a tube and wore it, as usual, for a tour I was guiding in extreme winter conditions. A few hours on a snowmobile and I had a chance to look in a mirror and I had EXTREME raccoon eyes. I was shocked. Never before even hiking a MOUNTAIN in the HEAT with sweat dripping. So I actually switched mascaras thinking maybe they were going through a bad batch. Bought more recently as the one I switched to performs great in dry conditions but has zero waterproof capability. Went on a one mile stroll around a lake with a friend. Ten degrees out. No sweat. Looked in the mirror of the truck and there it was- extreme raccoon eyes.
Whatever they did to this formula is horrendous. It didn't even last an hour without transferring all over the place. Literally had black above my eyes and below. If that's the look you're into, then this is the mascara for you. So sad. Now I'm on the hunt for the new holy grail and so far everyone is failing miserably. So disappointing.
Have to Replace
jewels from Dalton, GA
Dried up, I will go back to store to get replacement
Pepper 13 from Scottsdale, AZ
Daily to enhance my appearance__it's EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to look your VERY BEST at ALL times!