Monday, September 7, 2009

Review#1 - L'Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara vs. L'Oreal Voluminous

As you may already know L'Oreal Voluminous is one of my HG mascaras. I decided to try the L'Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara to see if it gave more volume to my lashes compared to Voluminous. Here are some comparisons and results (I feel like I'm back in one of my Psychology labs LOL)
The Collagen brush is supposedly 50% bigger than the Voluminous.

I curled my lashes prior to the two coats of mascara I applied per eye.

From a distance, they look basically the same

Conclusions: L'Oreal Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara made my eyelashes a little bit bigger and I believe darker (but they could just appear darker because they are bigger). Also, I like the brush more for the Voluminous Mascara better because I found it separated my lashes better, thus making it look like I had more lashes. As of this moment I still like my Voluminous mascara, but I think I will like Extra-Volume Collagen MORE when I continue using it for the next couple weeks. I've only been using it for a few days now and I'm always unhappy when I try a new mascara for the first time.


  1. I really like the look of the Extra-Collagen mascara. And holy lashes batman! I'm adding this mascara to my must try list. Thank you for sharing.

  2. that's how I started out with the collagen, my love grew and grew! Now it's my favorite and for really cheap! glad you liked it :)

  3. I always like to read mascara posts because if I'm having a lazy day makeup wise I will always put on some mascara.

    Like your blog btw - keep up the good work.

    P.S. Happy anniversary also.x

  4. Thanks ladies for the lovely comments :)

    @Hayley Anderson - Mascara is my lazy day essential as well :) I ALWAYS have to have mascara. Thanks for anniversary wishes!

  5. are your eyes green or hazel?
    they are so beautiful!!

  6. @Starla - It really depends. My pupils are huge in these pictures so they look more hazel, but most of the time they look green. So they are hazel w/ more green to them? haha. They like to change colour on me.

  7. wow i wish i had eyelashes lyk urz..x

  8. I really like this mascara (sadly I can't find Voluminous here), and despite the huge wand, it really adds volume to the lashes (well, clearly not as much as it claims, but still)...

    It's my favourite night-time mascara (along with Chanel Exceptionnel)! ;)


    PS: Does it have a strong rose-y scent? The tube I had was too strongly scented...

  9. @tina_mbc - I had to go get the mascara and smell it because I never actually noticed initially, but now that you mention it my tube is strongly scented as well. Its probably just the formula then not just your tube.


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