Today I'm going to be reviewing L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen Mascara. I used to purchase this product loyally a few years back & then somehow it got lost in the line-up of more exciting new mascaras I wanted to try out. I recently decided to pick up a tube at my local Walgreens and fell in love all over again. This mascara is one of the best (if not the best) drugstore mascaras I have ever used. In fact, I feel it is comparable to many high-end ones I have used such as DiorShow or Lancome Hypnose.
In all honesty, there is not much bad I can say about my experiences with this mascara. It is nicely pigmented and shows up as a rich black on my lashes, not a dull black- gray like some other "black" mascaras.
L'Oreal Extra Volume Collagen lengthens and volumizes, with very little clumping. It is also very buildable. I am able to get at least 3 coats on without venturing into spider-lashes territory.
I also have had no problems with flaking. I do agree with some other reviews I have read that the tube can tend to dry out quickly, but I think that comes with the territory with many volumizing mascaras. I have experienced similar drying out with DiorShow and other expensive mascaras.
One of my favorite things about this product is how beautifully it holds a curl on me. Unfortunately, many other volumizing mascaras tend to weigh down and straighten out my naturally semi-straight lashes. I think the fact that this mascara dries to a more stiff consistency, unlike softer mascaras, such as L'Oreal Voluminous, helps it hold a curl nicely. I would almost compare the feeling of this mascara to wearing a waterproof one (so beware if you like the feel of soft lashes).
Side note: Please excuse my bushy caterpillar brows in these photos! I'm in desperate need of an eyebrow wax!
|Wearing Urban Decay Primer Potion in Sin + Chanel Ombre Essentielle in Safari on lids|
Let me know what you think of this mascara if you have tried it or plan on giving it a go!
Lots of Love,