Beauty Beat: L’Oréal Voluminous Carbon Black

a perfect go-to mascara


Photo by Faith Owan

Loreal Voluminous Carbon Black is the perfect touch to a casual or upscale makeup look.

By Faith Owan, news writer

Every girl needs a good tube of mascara.

Not everyone wants to wear it daily, but mascara is the perfect way to spice it up this holiday season without being too over-the-top.

Unlike many other makeup products that rely on the use of other products to look complete, mascara looks good all by itself. Actually, mascara is usually that extra product that pulls it all together when you’re putting on eyeliner or eye shadow,.

But, sadly, not all mascaras are created equal. The wrong mascara can clump your lashes, dry out quickly, flake, smudge…and generally make you look spooky.

Although there are plenty of drugstore mascaras that are perfectly dandy for lengthening, separating, or creating volume for your lashes, L’Oréal Voluminous in carbon black does a great job as a whole.

This mascara lengthens my eyelashes while giving them volume as well. It does so without clumping them exponentially, like so many other mascaras specific to creating lash volume.

The carbon black version also darkens my lashes really well, which is another reason I’m so in love with it.

Length, volume, a dark finish…all great stuff. However, there is one drawback. The only problem I have with this mascara is its wand. Although the wand is a fairly typical model for mascara and is part of why it’s such a great one, it also makes it difficult to coat every lash evenly.

The wand is too fat to get easily coat lower lashes as well as the smaller ones in the inner corners of the eye.

However, with diligence and practice, anyone can master the technique necessary to apply this mascara properly.

L’Oréal Voluminous in carbon black can be bought at any local drugstore for around $8.00.

It’s an awesome mascara for any look.