Review: L’oreal’s Ultra-Volume Collagene Mascara

by Roxanne C.

This was one of the items that I had initially received for the Cleo’s Beauty Blogger Contest (which I am no longer in). I was really excited to try it out and at first I really liked it but then some problems surfaced. Let’s take a look!

The mascara

How the brush is supposed to look like

The actual brush

More about the product:

This mascara is said to be specially suited for Asian lashes.

What I like about the product:

1) The price. It’s one of those drugstore brands of mascara that you can afford and find anywhere.

2) The packaging. I like the overall feel of the wand (not too small, not too big) as well as the gold-on-black words. There is also a picture of how the brush looks like inside the wand and I think it’s pretty cool.

3) It doesn’t flake off during the day or night.

4) It gives a whole lot of volume to my lashes.

5) It washes off easily with warm water.

Neutral feelings about this product’s:

1) Inability to really curl my lashes.

What I dislike about the product:

1) It clumps my lashes up! =( Everything about this mascara is good except for the fact that it is clumpy. So I have to be very careful when using this.

Other thoughts:

Overall, this is a great product. Honestly though, if I wasn’t given this for free, I would probably have never tried it. Yes I can be quite skeptical about drugstore brands due to past unfortunate incidences. If you’re starting out on mascaras I really recommend this one. It’s cheaper than Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara and it works better too. I will definitely buy this one again when I am cash-strapped in future (sometimes I just like to splurge a little to make myself happy). Thanks L’oreal!

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