Thursday, August 27, 2009

Product Review: L'oreal Extra Volume Collagene Mascara

I'm reviewing the Loreal Extra Volume Collagene Mascara - non-water-proof formula and in the color of Black Brown.

Price: $7-8 retail. I got two of these for ~6.50
Consistency: Relatively thick
Lasting power: decent. Doesn't smudge on me, although definitely not waterproof
Positive: one coat creates a very natural yet voluminous effect; easily buildable
Negative: the wand is similar in size w/ CG Lash Blast, thus not ideal for inner corner or lower lash application; and big wand might also be an issue for girls w/ smaller hands.
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Will I repurchase? Probably.

The packaging is quite similar to CG Lash Blast and Maybelline Colossal. Very sleek and ergonomically comfortable (well... to me anyways)

The wand has the more traditional bristles instead of the rubber pricks on CG Lash Blast and Maybelline Colossal. As you can see here, Black Brown really is just a brown color. It's a bit more natural, but may not achieve the more dramatic effect.

Here are some before/after pix....
My natural lash w/o any product on.

1-2 Coats of Extra Volume Collagene Mascara

2-3 Coats of Extra Volume Collagene Mascara

I know a lot of you have tried this mascara and weren't too fond of it. But I have to say, based on the two Loreal mascaras I've tried so far (voluminous and extra volume collagene), I'm pretty impressed, although both mascaras do take some time to work with.

1 comment:

  1. heheh thanks for replying to my question! And Diamond is adorable, she reminds me of this cat that used to come to my house every now and then for milk. XD