Rated 4.24 out of 5 stars
I am beyond impressed with L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Noir Balm Mascara! I am very picky with mascara. I want something that will create thick, full, voluminous lashes, that doesn't clump, and that stays put. This mascara not only fits that bill, but performs better than the high end brands I've tried...and it costs much less! The brush is flexible, and packed full of tiny bristles that grab and coat every lash. Not only does this allow the mascara to be evenly distributed on my lashes, but the tiny bristles act like a brush and separates them beautifully. The formula is unlike any I've tried. It's not too wet and not too dry; the perfect balance. It goes on smoothly, and evenly. With one coat I get amazingly dark, voluminous lashes that are perfect for an everyday look. If I'm going for more drama, this formula builds beautifully without clumping and creating spidery lashes. That second coat makes my lashes really pop! Best of all, I don't even need to use a curler with it! The formula dries down and literally feels like I'm not wearing it at all, and my lashes feel soft to the touch. I've been wearing this mascara for a couple of weeks now and I love it just as much as the day I got it. It stays all day without smudging or flaking, and doesn't irritate my eyes. This mascara has officially replaced my other and I will definitely repurchase regularly. Highly, HIGHLY recommended!
I received this mascara free to test. The mascara is very smooth and apply on easily. It doesn't clump like some of the other mascara that I've used before. I like that the mascara is 99% made with natural origin ingredients because its super close to your eyes and you don't want to hurt your eyes. I also like that it does provide some volume to my eye lashes. However, I didn't think that it provided enough volume to my eye lashes. I used three coats and my husband said that it was barely noticeable. I had to dust and then recoat a couple of times to really get some noticeable differences to my eye lashes. The mascara also ran when I used my setting spray. The pro of this is that it comes off super easily, the con is that your can't use this mascara where your face may get wet. I would not purchase this product or recommend it to friends or family for that reason. Obviously, it doesn't say that its waterproof but if you even perspire a little, there goes the mascara.
grace from tennessee
don't waste your money
Doris from Tennessee
Sales girl was very kind and helped me find what I needed.
Cayla from Athens, GA
Worst mascara ive ever tried!
Wen from Fort Lee, NJ
I tried, didnt make such an impact, I have better brands I'd re-try.
xJLK821x from CT
I personally love this mascara. It doesnt flake, clump or make my lashes fall. It is a more natural mascara because the formula is thick but it can easily be built without getting clumpy for more volume. Easy to remove. I recommend and will repurchase. Also, i feel like this is similar to the lash idole by lancome, which wouldnt surprise me being that loreal owns lancome. But both formulas are on the thick side with similar consistencies in my opinion.
Kitty from Chicago
Wanted a brown mascara this was the only one they had in store. The wand is terrible for how thick the formula is - I use a separate brush and add water to thin it out otherwise it's sooo clumpy and flakes off. Not buying again
Aine from FL
Ive always only put mascara on my top lashes because it always ends up smeared under my eyes somehow. This is the first mascara ive tried that didnt smear.
Tracie from Los Angeles
L'oreal!!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this product! I love it so much, but there is way TOO much product on the wand when pulled out of the case. There is very little "grip" on the wand that pulls product off when taking it out of the case, so the wand is too loaded with product, and I have to take a tissue and wipe a bunch of it off. It's such a great product, I hate to keep wasting it.
JulZ94 from undisclosed
I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing something new, as I have used another Voluminous mascara for years and years. After curling my lashes, the Noir Balm seems to straighten them right back. It looks awful when trying to apply a 2nd coat. There is no VOLUME! Flakes off quickly, and not just a few flakes! Waste of money and it's a NO from me.
Tan from Cincinnati, Ohio
kaliflower from California
I love it. It goes on easy and my lashes look long. I'm very happy with my choice and the brown color looks great on my light brown lashes. Will purchase again.
RosieRed from Baltimore Maryland
I love the length of this product but it doesn't stay on long it flakes off fast.
Hailey from Dallas, TX
The "brown balm" is black. I am blonde with blonde lashes and was looking forward to a good brown masacara. Maybe someday… The only reason it's two and not one star is that the brush is good and it applies well - though based on other comments, I'm expecting it all to flake off soon anyway.
Babzb from undisclosed
this is the best mascara I have. Gives me great volume, makes my lashes soft and full, doesn't flake, or smudge, and is gentle and beautiful on my 50 year old eyes. I especially love the brown, which is a rich, deep brown, as opposed to so many browns, which are a little washed out. I also have the black and love it. Please never stop making this.
milagros from Florida
I bought this mascara thinking it was brown but IT IS NOT. Even though it says it is brown it's not. Very sad.
Linb from Detroit, MI
I love this mascara color! The formula is another story. It has the look of great natural lashes because of the color. But only put it on the upper lashes! It flakes horribly on the lower lashes. So, put on an eyeliner and deal with it. Best for a soft no-makeup look.
Angela from tulsa, OK
I like this mascara so far. My lashes are separated and have volume. My lashes also feel soft, not stiff and harmful. It is also easy to remove.
Rustyfox from undisclosed
I wish I had read the reviews before purchasing. This product did not meet my expectations at all.
There was no volume and after two layers my lashes looked horrible. And just as others mentioned, it flaked off and was mostly gone by the end of the day.
babyace from Asheville NC
I saw the brown color and as a Redhead with blonde lashes I was SO excited. I thought the texture was great, very smooth and looked great when I first put it on. But after like 30 minutes it was already flaking and under my eyes. Really love the other voluminous lash products or lash paradise but couldn't find a brown in stock.
Disappointed from undisclosed
I have tried various mascara over the years but have bought L'oreal exclusively the last 35 years or so. I bought the Voluminous Brown Balm because it promised so much and it was brown which I loved (I am a blonde). This has to be the worst mascara I ever purchased. It flakes off almost immediately. Within an hour or two, it looks like I never put any on. It ends up in my eyes and on my checks. I feel like I wasted my money. No, I don't recommend to anyone and this one most like will go into the trash. Back to the other Voluminous even if I have to buy the black.
poocheepoo from Idaho
Love this mascara!
No clumping/flaking, naturally full result, good value, great wand and nice packaging.
A must•have•always mascara! 🙂❤
Dez from Baton Rouge, LA
This is a pretty brown (though I wish they had a lighter brown shade...), and the formula is literally the smoothest I have ever found! I don't like the brush one bit, and it does run a little... but doesn't flake and looks really pretty for a good while. I don't like to wear a lot of makeup, but occasionally like to add some mascara, but only putting that on, it looks weird for it to be black... so I wanted a brown. This one will suffice, but as stated, I want a lighter brown color... Will keep searching, but this one will work for now!
Cynde from Florida Panhandle
I like that it comes in brown, rather than black. I am a blonde and prefer the more natural look. I would like to see a lighter shade, however.
Goes on easily and does not clump. Price point is good.
Rose from philadelphia
I wore it for 2 to 3 hours and already had massive flaking all around my eyes, especially underneath. I also couldn't clean up the little crumbles, they stuck to my skin. it's too bad, because it's a really pretty mascara when I first apply it.
Amy from Trinity FL
The price point is great. The applicator is exactly what I need to provide length and volume without clumping up. The 'balm' doesn't dry my lashes out, it conditions them.