Mascara Monday: L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black


Ah, Voluminous Carbon Black, the one that started it all. It’s not hard to see why this particular mascara from L’oreal has become a cult favorite. In fact, it’s so popular that it spawned several reincarnations such as Voluminous Million Lashes, Voluminous Power Volume, and many many more.


Aside from the unassuming packaging, this serves and performs as more of a high-end mascara. It’s one of the few beauty products that convinced me, that just because you are paying less for a drugstore item, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be an inferior product as this mascara is fantastic.



The way I apply this is by blinking on the mascara and because of the slim, straight brush, it pushes my lashes upwards while coating them with the inky black formula while coating my lashes all the way from the inner corner in one fell swoop. That said, I prefer a more wet mascara, and this is actually quite dry but somehow Voluminous Carbon Black clumps up my lashes (in a good way) just like a wet mascara would, so I get the end result that I like. Unfortunately, I have yet to see this in the Kuwaiti Market so I have to resort to ordering it online. If you see this, you need to try it!

3 thoughts on “Mascara Monday: L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black

  1. This one is a long time favourite for me as well! Such great performance. Been wearing the waterproof version in super sweaty heat and its held up perfectly!


  2. Hey Kate! Welcome to my blog :) I hear ya’, girl. This holds it’s own, in crazy humid middle-eastern weather (50 celsius/122 fahrenheit) too! By the by, you’ve got lovely lashes!


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