Rated 3.55 out of 5 stars
I'm Korean and have very straight lashes so I always use waterproof mascaras to help with curl. I usually use Lash Paradise or Lancôme Monsieur Big, but thought this looked interesting.
Wow this has worked so well for me! It gives enough volume and length, and actually holds a curl all day and doesn't smudge. Definitely a new favorite for me. The only con is it is hard to remove, but I'm used to it since I only use waterproof formulas.
Lash Paradise (waterproof) is my go-to, and Air Volume has all of Lash Paradise's weaknesses (brush too large, high-maintenance application), while also having very few of Lash Paradise's strengths. I find LP to be excellent at holding a curl, but with Air Volume, I watch my lashes droop in real time as the mascara dries. It also has a tendency to clump my lashes together in such a way that even resists separation with a spoolie brush.
I don't understand why this is pricier than Lash Paradise, aside from the novelty packaging.
It is as waterproof as Lash Paradise, tho, which is great. L'Oreal's waterproof mascara formulas beat out Maybelline, Covergirl, Revlon, MAC, and Lancome in my experience. It is difficult to remove, but that's the price you pay for this lasting power.
Shelley from Pennsylvania
I've been using this mascara for almost 3 years now and have never had any problems. I really like the formula and I like the wand.
Shelly from State College, PA
I've tried many mascaras, but I truely love this one!! I think the wand works so good, and I love it!
Kaci from undisclosed
My go to drugstore mascara!!! Provides volume and thickens my lashes without clumping. Holds my curl all day, which is my biggest issue with mascara! Normally it weighs my lashes down and my curl falls out immediately. Lasts all day through sweat, watery eyes, long work days, etc. Stays on until I take it off but easily comes off with makeup remover that's made to remove waterproof mascara.
Tammy from Bradfordsville ky
This is a great mascara that makes my lashes look thicker and longer. It does not flake or irritate my sensitive eyes. It truly is a waterproof mascara that doesn't come off until you want it off and yes it takes a minute or two to take it off but so worth it. A lot of mascara comes out on the brush so you have to swipe some off on the sides. It never smears and I have even slept in it. I think this mascara is amazing!!
LW from Boston, MA
Saw another East Asian person review this mascara, and as a Chinese-born person, I have short eyelashes that enjoy pointing straight downwards. most Western mascaras are too heavy for my lashes but this one is exceptional! The formula stays all day and does not flake or smudge and comes off easily with a cleansing balm. I would recommend removing any excess product off the wand before applying to avoid the clumpiness that some of the other reviews mention.
Belita from Kentucky
Returned and exchanged for a better product.
Emmy from Ohio
I've tried so many different mascaras in all my years but this is one that I've bought over and over again. I've tried very expensive and super cheap mascaras, but this has reached HG status because I keep going back to this waterproof mascara countless times. I love how floofy and separated my unruly lashes get and have even received many compliments. I'm actually surprised it doesn't have better reviews. I'd be so sad if this ever gets discontinued because it's taken me decades to actually find a mascara I love.
Full Glam Queen from Idaho
This does lengthen and thicken so that's nice but is a L'Oreal mascara so of course it does. But the bummer is that you have to be really care what you pair it with when it comes to the under eye/bottom lash area cuz it likes to be dissolved by primers, concealers, etc. it is waterproof like it withstands sweat but it just does NOT withstand certain products that it's like literally meant to be right next to. It's frustrating. The worst ones for it are siliconey primers and moisturizing concealers in my experience.
Mia from Georgia
my favorite Mascara by far. it's extremely waterproof,and light & airy! So cute!!
mebeme from undisclosed
This mascara is not light and feels heavy and clumpy. I do not recommend this product at all.
Brittany from Alabama
MascaraLover from Boalsburg, Pa
In this day and age there shouldn't be any mascaras that are this clumpy! Don't waste your money.
Green Eyes from Rochester, NY
Trying to find a new waterproof mascara and got caught up with this packaging. Tried it for the first time and instantly fell in love. You can really tell the difference when wearing this. It doesn't feel crunchy or flaky. Highly recommend!
*Beauty*In*GA* from Northwest GA
Why did I wait so long about trying this?! It is the BOMB! At the very first use I knew it was going to replace everything I have, even the Maybelline Sky High mascara and the Lash Sensational mascara.
Wow, it only takes a couple of passes over your lashes and they are THICK and sooo lengthy! There is no flaking, no smudging, none of that. I tried the regular version first but that one tended to smear a little in the heat so I got the waterproof one and it is perfection! Love it, will buy again!
Marci from Charlottesville, VA
love everything about this. Absolutely waterproof. The brush is great - It creates full, thick lashes, and works great on lower lashes too!
Ime from TX
I use two coats , and i was so happy to se how long my eyelashes look , this is for mow my favorite low cost mascara !
Mrs Tolar from Lakeland, Florida
I have been using this mascara about 6 months now and it's the best so far! Makes my fine eyelashes look very thick & long!
Arkay from CT
Been wasting my money on designer brand mascara for years. This mascara is a revelation. ps Always use an eyelash curler and primer regardless of your mascara for the best results
KATGURL from RINGGOLD, GA
THIS GOES ON SMOOTH NO CLUMPING AND MAKES ME LOOK LIKE I HAVE LASHES!!!
BEST MASCARA I HAVE TRIED IN ALONG TIME
veevee from Chicago
New favorite! keeps my Straight lashes curly! Not thick, doesn't dry too quickly for layering, non clumping, waterproof, easy to remove with oil based cleaners. Will definitely repurchase.
cmp7593 from Columbus, Ohio
I like the mascara, it truly is pretty light weight. It comes out very goopy on the wand, way too much product, which I find to be an issue with most mascaras. It needs a smaller opening in the tube that will scrape off some of the product when you pull out the wand. I also wish the tube had a flat bottom so it could stand up, but that's not a deal breaker. I would recommend the mascara but really wish you could improve on the tube and opening. Oh and please commit to cruelty free!
Internetcoco from Palm Beach, FL
Worst mascara I ever used in my life !!!
Bexlo from Colorado Springs, CO
I recently picked up this mascara because Ulta was out of the mascara I usually use. Now THIS one has become my mascara of choice! The Air Volume waterproof mascara builds well and keeps my very-straight lashes curled! I hope this one stays in the L'Oreal line for good!
avaa from chicago
this product is amazing for staying on for long periods of time and it wont budge under any conditions. it is 100% waterproof. the only downside is that it is so waterproof that i literally cannot get it off for days. i have found that the ponds makeup remover takes it off far easier than any form of micellar water, just a heads up
Dee from PA