11.20.2011

L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara


I was recently given the opportunity to try out L'Oreal's newest mascara, Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara. Since I loved their Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara, apart from the smudging I get under my eyes when I use it, I was curious to see how this one would compare.


The mascara claims to have thin nylon and rayon fibers that adhere to your lashes, giving them the "false lash effect" by making them look fuller, longer, curled, and sculpted. It's only barely noticeable in the above photo, but the brush is also at a slight angle. For me, that minute detail really didn't affect the mascara's capabilities for better or for worse, in my opinion.


The first thing I noticed about the mascara was that the packaging was huge. And gold. And slightly gaudy. Makeup packaging usually matters to me, but for mascaras, not so much. I would've preferred a less ginormous tube, but I quickly got over that tiny speed bump.

Secondly, the brush is quite large as well. It's not necessarily any thicker than you'd expect a mascara brush to be, but it is on the longer end of the length spectrum. In the photo above, L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes is the top brush, and the bottom brush is Prestige My Blackest Lashes for comparison purposes. The bigger brush took a bit of getting used to for me, especially when it came to applying mascara to my bottom lashes. I'd be lying if I said the thought of an accidental eyeball poking-related injury didn't cross my mind a few times ;)

Below is the mascara in action:
One coat on top lashes only.

Two coats on top lashes; one coat on bottom lashes.

I realize that with two coats, my lashes look kind of clumpy in this up-close photo. Keep in mind that mascaras, in general, tend to look that way on my lashes because I have somewhat sparse lashes. In real life and at a normal distance, I really didn't find this mascara to be clumpy at all with two coats.

Two coats on top lashes; one coat on bottom lashes.
Why did I all of a sudden show the opposite eye, you ask? Because the curl I got from my eyelash curler was better on this eye today. Simple as that ;)

L'Oreal has a Never Fake It Again campaign going on right now for this mascara. Do I think this mascara gives the "false lash effect"? Simply put - no. 

It's a good mascara - it's not clumpy, it gives decent (but not great) volume, it holds a curl decently, it's moderately lengthening, and most importantly, it doesn't smudge at all on me but is still easy to remove.

The deal breaker for me and the reason why my lashes still look fairly natural (in my opinion) and not "false" as the mascara claims they would look is because for me, Voluminous False Fiber Lashes is simply not volumizing enough. Quite frankly, I get more voluminous lashes with both L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black and Prestige My Blackest Lashes.

If you're looking for a good mascara that perhaps gives you nice lashes for everyday but don't quite have the POW you'd want for a night out on the town, then this mascara might be worth looking into. It retails for $8.95 at most stores and while it may not be the most affordable drugstore mascara, it certainly doesn't break the bank either.


Disclaimer: This mascara was sent to me free of charge for review purposes only. I am not affiliated with the brand, nor am I getting paid for this review. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and based solely on my own experience with the product.




Have you tried Voluminous False Fiber Lashes? If so, what did you think of it?



22 comments:

  1. meh l'oreal mascaras fail to impress me :/ i mite have gotten a bad tube of volumnious but i found it horrible and since then have avoided l'oreal mascaras xD on a more random note, you totally convinced me to get Nars Dogon and I got mine yesterday so I'm going to wear it tomorrow! :))

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  2. I'm always down to try different mascaras. I've never tried this one so I just might. Thanks for the review! :]

    Lots of love, B
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  3. Seems that it really didn´t give you this false lash effect. I haven´ t tried this mascara, yet, but when it becomes available in my country then I will give it a try. 

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  4. Thanks for the the review. I was really curious about this one but it looks like it does nothing that another mascara wouldnt

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  5. I haven't tried this mascara, however, it sounds similar to the Loreal Double Extend beauty tubes mascara which is amazing for length. It creates these "beauty tubes" at the end of your lashes making them appear a lot longer. It's one of my favorite mascaras and I've repurchased it like four times (considering I try a new mascara every time I run out, that's impressive). The only downside is removing it at the end of the day. You need some patience & these little black fibers get all over the sink which is kinda gross.

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  6. Thanks for the review, take care

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  7. Thanks for the review. I get really good results with L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes and Lash Architect 4D - guess I'll stick with them!

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  8. Justine (Productrater)November 20, 2011 at 10:03 AM

    I love this mascara, but ya I think mascaras really depend on your lashes.

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  9. I love the voluminous but it also smudges on me. I'm waiting to receive this mascara from the Facebook offer they had going on. I wonder how it'll perform on my lashes. Great review though!

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  10. I have their original voluminous mascara and I don't like it at all, it flakes and smudges on me. In general, I don't care for L'Oreal mascaras. I think Maybelline makes the best drugstore mascaras imo. My current fav is Full N' Soft by Maybelline. Now that one does everything it says it will do :)

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  11. Thank you for the honest review! I think I want to try the other 2 mascaras you like instead. ^__^

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  12. I tried this mascara and I wasn't overly wowed either. It's not the worst or the best. Thanks for the in depth look on it! Welcome back! ;)

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  13. I haven't but I need to! :)
    http://arielle-ellesentries.blogspot.com/

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  14. Thanks for the honest review! I tried this mascara and wasn't very impressed as well. On my lashes (I have short, straight Asian lashes) it clumps like crazy after the second coat :(

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  15. Oooo, yay! I hope you love Dogon too! :)

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  16. I used to use the Double Extend mascara too! :)

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  17. Wow, this is insanely clumpy on me, it's awful, I can't even add another coat! I reviewed this today too!

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  18. May I ask what eyeshadow you're wearing in these photos? :) It's subtle and pretty!

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  19. Thanks, CB! I'm wearing the makeup from this FOTD post: http://willworkformakeup.blogspot.com/2011/11/remember-me.html. I listed the products I used in that post :)

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  20. Ooh, thanks! Patina is a favorite. :)

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  21. is this mascare the same of the lash arquitect  4d? it is available in mexico a while ag (evan the WP version) i really like it, it is a dry formula and i dont feel it clumps

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  22. I'm not sure...I've never tried that one before.

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