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L'OréalVoluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara

L'Oréal

Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara

0.23 oz Item 2132748

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Color:Carbon Black 335

L'Oreal's Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara has a unique formula of panthenol and ceramide-R that builds and thickens voluptuous lashes while conditioning them, so they remain supple and healthy. An exceptionally plush brush is designed to glide on just the right amount of mascara without clumping or flaking. Non-irritating, fragrance-free formula is safe for sensitive eyes and contact wearers.

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L'OréalVoluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara
 
4.2

(based on 524 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adds volume (189)
  • Lengthens (152)
  • Great brush (148)
  • Applies evenly (147)
  • Easy to apply (143)

Cons

  • Clumps (38)
  • Smudges or runs (36)
  • Smudges (25)
  • Flakes (20)
  • Difficult to remove (15)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (171)
  • Everyday (155)
  • Going out (145)
  • Daytime (62)
  • Travel (47)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (176), Natural style (121), Trendy style (77), Product junkie (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

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5.0

Very good

By Jamis

from South Carolina

Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

Great mascara for the price. Very similar to the effects I get from too faced mascara.

 
5.0

I buy this all the time. It's great

By Mz V

from Chicago

About Me Trendy Style

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adds Volume
  • Applies Evenly
  • Defines & Separates
  • Doesn't Clump
  • Great Brush
  • Lengthens

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Anytime

    Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

    I use it daily

     
    2.0

    I wouldn't buy this mascara

    By Liz

    from Jacksonville, Florida

    Pros

    • Adds Volume
    • Dark mascara

    Cons

    • Clumps up easily
    • Dries Out Quickly
    • Smudges or Runs

    Best Uses

      Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

      This mascara for me was okay. i wasn't to impressed with it, mostly because it clumps up a lot and it drys super quick. The brush isn't that great as well. The things i did like was it was a super dark mascara and made my lashes look really dark and it added lots of volume but no length to them. You have to be careful when you apply it because just one swipe of it makes it clump up. Overall it's a good mascara for its price!

       
      3.0

      It's okay

      By Jasmine

      from Minnesota

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Applies Evenly

      Cons

      • Clumps
      • Difficult To Remove
      • Smudges or Runs

      Best Uses

      • Anytime

      Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

      I purchased this mascara because I've never really been disappointed by a Loreal mascara before. This one didn't necessarily disappoint, but it wasn't the quality that I would expect from a Loreal mascara. It doesn't apply all that well, if you want to layer you have to be really diligent about not letting the lashes dry first, otherwise it clumps really bad.

      I'd say that the wear time, at least for me, is about 6 hours before it starts to go to heck. It smudges pretty bad in the under eye area, which is unfortunate because it's so dark that it makes it look like I've never slept in my entire life. Despite the fact that it seems to smudge easily, it's really hard to remove. Even after using micellar water and cleansing my face, I always have to go back in with the micellar water at least one more time. Then, when I wake up in the morning, I always have black smudges under my eyes, even though I was sure that I got all of it off the night before.

      I would recommend getting the fail-safe Voluminous mascara from Loreal instead, as it's never let me down before.

       
      4.0

      Will buy again

      By Ari

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Natural Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Volume
      • Defines & Separates
      • Doesn't Clump
      • Great Brush
      • Lengthens

      Cons

      • Smudges or Runs

      Best Uses

      • Anytime
      • Daytime
      • Going Out

      Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

      Use this everyday and for any event. I have used so many mascaras over the years but this one is the very best and I will continuously buy this.

       
      3.0

      Not for oily faces!

      By Lilac

      from California

      Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

      I typically use mascaras in the mid-range price category, and wanted to try out a drugstore buy.

      I have stick straight and thin Asian lashes, and this didn't really help "volumize" them. It also kept smearing around the eye area - this has never happened to me before. Maybe other drugstore brands will be better but I don't think I want to risk spending more just to find "the one" when I already know other mascaras that have worked for me before.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it

      By Erica

      from West Virginia

      Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

      I normally use tarte mascara. I thought I would try something cheaper for a change. The wand feels flimsy so I thought it wouldn't go on very well. It's wonderful. I actually like it better than tarte. It hasn't dried up yet either. Usually the cheaper brands dry quickly if they work well.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      love it!

      By HLC

      from Lafayette, LA

      About Me Trendy Style

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adds Volume
      • Defines & Separates
      • Great Brush
      • Lengthens

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

        This mascara makes my eyelashes look longer and adds volume!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        So clumpy that it's almost impossible to use

        By joyced

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Natural Style

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great Brush

        Cons

        • Clumpy
        • Difficult To Remove
        • Sticky Texture

        Best Uses

        • Anytime

        Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

        I was super excited to try this mascara, because I had heard nothing but good about it. However, when I got mine, I was extremely disappointed. It's extremely clumpy, but the one thing I did like was how dark it made my lashes and how it lengthened them. The clumpy-ness just drove me crazy. I had to run it under hot water every single day, because it was the only way to use it without it being clumpy to the extreme.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The one and only

        By SoftblkQT

        from NY

        Comments about L'Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara:

        It doesn't even matter what the new mascara of the day is. This is the number one for me.

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        • Q:

          Hello! Does the L'Oréal voluminous carbon black mascara have the exact formula as the L'Oreal voluminous mascara with the curved brush?? I know the carbon black one has a much darker color but for the formula, is it the exact same?
          Asked on 1/8/2018 by Maddie from Maryland

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Maddie! Thank you for your interest in our Mascaras. Both the Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara and our Voluminous Volume Building Curved Brush Mascara are the same formula. We hope this helps!

            Answered on 1/9/2018 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          Hi guys, could you please tell me if I could buy this product in Ireland...if so what store or Chemist could I purchase it in please?
          Asked on 11/17/2017 by Darcy girl from Carlow, Ireland

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Darcy! We're sorry! Since this is the U.S. page and our products vary by country, we only have information on products available in the U.S.

            Answered on 11/17/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          How does this differ from the L'Oréal voluminous original? Is it just blacker?
          Asked on 8/27/2017 by LRR from Minnesota

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Great question! Both mascaras are very similar. However, the Carbon Black is 2X the intensity of the regular black and blackest shades.

            Answered on 8/31/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          Is this mascara hard to remove?
          Asked on 7/29/2017 by Pamela from CA

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara can be removed with any eye makeup remover however we can suggest trying the Micellar Complete Cleanser http://bit.ly/2vhFRtt

            Answered on 8/1/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          Does this mascara hold a curl (since it's not waterproof?)
          Asked on 6/3/2017 by Tami from CA

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi there Tami! Thank you for reaching out to us. Our Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara helps to build volume while resisting flaking, clumping, and smudging. This formula will quickly thicken and build lashes in a single application for a more dramatic look! We believe that this mascara will perform optimally in all conditions. We hope this helps!

            Answered on 6/7/2017 by L'Oreal Consumer Care from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          Will this mascara give me racoon eyes?
          Asked on 5/25/2017 by TLC from AZ

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi TLC. Our Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara should not give you raccoon eyes. This product is clump-resistance, fragrance-free, ophthalmologist-tested and suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. The volume maximizing brush thickens lashes evenly and smoothly, leaving them soft with virtually no flakes, smudges or clumps.

            Answered on 6/1/2017 by Brand Expert from Garnier
        • Q:

          Can you use just water to remove this or is it more difficult to remove?
          Asked on 3/14/2017 by Rachel from Los Angeles, CA

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi Rachel! We recommend using a makeup remover like our Micellar Cleansing Water to remove this product. This product is powered by micelle molecules that cluster together to surround and lift away impurities and makeup with no rinsing or harsh rubbing. For eye makeup removal, saturate a cotton pad. Then hold the pad over closed eyes for a few seconds and gently wipe to remove.

            Answered on 3/15/2017 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          What are the ingredients please? I need to stay away from parabens.
          Asked on 12/21/2016 by erica from Vermont

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            See full ingredient list for Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara below:

            Ingredients: Water, Apis Mellifera (Beeswax), Cyclopentasiloxane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Acacia Gum, Copernicia Cerifera Wax (Carnauba), Palmitic Acid, Dimethiconol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Methylparaben, PEG/PPG 17/18 Dimethicone, 2 Oleamido 1,3 Octadecanediol, Propylparaben, Simethicone, BHT, Polyquaternium 10, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Black (CI 77499), Mica, Carmine (CI 75470), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289)

            Answered on 12/22/2016 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          Is this mascara waterproof?
          Asked on 12/11/2016 by jen from nyc

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            The Voluminous Carbon Black Volume Building Mascara, like most of our mascaras, is available in both a water washable and waterproof formula. Look for the word WATERPROOF on the packaging and the mascara label.

            Answered on 12/14/2016 by Brand Expert from L Oreal Paris
        • Q:

          How many usages do I get from a tube of mascara? How often should i replace my mascara?
          Asked on 12/8/2016 by Shakira K from NYC

          1 answer

          • Brand Expert

            A:

            Hi! The uses depend on how often you use the mascara. We recommend to purchase a new mascara every 3-4 months.

            Answered on 12/8/2016 by Brand Expert from Maybelline
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