L’Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara!

I love me some mascara. Even I don’t understand my fascination with it. I feel compelled to try to every new brand mascara and formula on the market. In the past, I haven’t had good results with fiber mascaras but I do like L’Oreal’s Voluminous mascara so I decided to give the new L’Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara ($10.99) a try.

Finding the right mascara is totally subjective and different people have different expectations. I have my own set of criteria: easy to apply, doesn’t dry out my lashes, lengthens AND volumizes, can hold a curl and does NOT flake, smudge or clump. Quite a comprehensive list of requirements huh? I’m happy to report that L’Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara checks most of the boxes.

What Makes X Fiber Special

X FIBER STEP 1 – BLACK PRIMER: Packed with black pigments and creamy oils, this Black Primer glides onto your lashes depositing a smooth rich layer of black color + adhesive styling gel. It creates a base for Step 2 Fiber Mascara.

X FIBER STEP 2 – FIBER MASCARA: Filled with 20x more lengthening fibers* and supercharged with even more intense black pigments, this Step 2 Fiber Mascara will take your lashes to extreme lengths. No Falsies. No Extensions. Just Fibers! (*vs superstar original)

WHAT ARE FIBERS? When brushed across your lashes, Fibers are like strong flexible little hairs that instantly extend lash length. Typically, 1-4mm long, fibers deposit smoothly along your lashes, mimicking the look of your lashes and helping to create a long lash look.

I have to say, these fibers did not irritate my eyes like the others I’ve tried and they do a fantastic job at lengthening lashes. I’m also quite impressed that I didn’t get any smudging or flaking throughout the day. The brush does a good job at separating lashes so each one is covered in mascara. However, I didn’t get the volume that is promised. As you can tell from the picture, my lashes look long and wispy. I prefer a fuller lash look.

You will need a really good eye makeup remover, because this stuff does not budge. I used Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water but you may want to get a waterproof mascara remover. Even though this is not waterproof, it’s quite hard to remove.

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Bottom Line: If you’re looking for an affordable mascara to increase the length of your lashes, L’Oreal Voluminous X Fiber Mascara will quench that thirst. However, if you want volume and length like me, keep searching.