Thursday, July 30, 2009

Review: L'Oreal Voluminous Naturale Mascara vs The Original

I stopped in at CVS the other day to pick up a prescription. Of course the pharmacy is right next to the cosmetics aisle. SIGH. I told myself not to stop, to look, while walking, but not stop. Well, I spotted a 2 for 1 L'Oreal deal and couldn't help myself. (It's research, right??) I grabbed a L'Oreal Voluminous Naturale Mascara ($7.50, which I'd never seen before now) and a regular, waterproof L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara ($7.50) just for comparison.

Here's what I noticed. The formula is not the same. I mean, it's hard to be a "naturale" version of something, there's bound to be differences. This one claims to be 100% clump-free, volumizing, smudgeproof, flakeproof and fragrance-free. The clump-proof thing is untrue. It may be flakeproof, smudge proof and fragrance-free, but it just doesn't live up to the awesomeness that is the original Voluminous Mascara. When I compared the two, the difference was obvious. The lashes done with Original were HUGE. I mean, "where did you get those false lashes" huge. Like, "why did I EVER stop using this" huge. The waterproof version does a fantastic job of curling my stick straight lashes too. The Original is my holy grail mascara. And it's $7.50, people!

It's not that the eye with Naturale on it was bad, just not amazing the way the Original is. I had to apply 4-5 coats to get it to the volume I wanted, but then they seemed clumpy and yucky so I took it off. Overall, I suggest sticking with the Original. But, good try on the Naturale, L'Oreal. Good try.

Face Candy Grade: C


nail art canes said...

L'Oreal is one of the most treasured brand of my mom and she loves using those makeup..

Every time her sister ask her what she wants, she always answers "My favorite"...

Emily said...

thanks for the review! check out my blog:

dont know if u tried this diy thing

Anonymous said...

well, it's obviously not supposed to be compared to the original... because it's supposed to be NATURALE.. NATURAL.. as in, doesn't look like fake lashes... rather, natural for daytime & office or whatnot. so it doesn't look like you're wearing thick mascara... 4 or 5 coats is way too much haha

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