Saturday, April 23, 2011

AMW Reviews: L'Oreal Curl Impact Collagen Mascara

Ahh, mascara!  Anyone who read my blog for more than a year can quote me on not using mascara on a daily basis!  Times have changed, people have changed!  I've been using mascara on a daily basis!  I am finally, after 3 decades, appreciating the effects of "good" mascaras on a very simple make-up! 

I've got a couple of favorite mascaras in mind and I will probably write a separate post on my top 3 favorite mascaras!  

Let me tell you something about me and my mascara usage!  I am taking such a long time to review on mascaras because I use ONE mascara at a time and wait for it to expire at least 3-4 months and then open up a new one!  But now, I've been rotating 3-4 mascaras!  Gosh, I am growing up!  :P 

Part of the "mascara roster" is the L'Oreal Curl Impact Collagen Mascara.  Read on for my reviews and feel free to share your own experience of this!

L'Oreal Curl Impact Collagen Mascara says ---
L’Oreal Paris introduces its new curl-fixing volmumizing mascara. You get two amazing results in one easy step—jet set plumpy volume and all day lasting curl hold. Curl Impact Collagene mascara comes with a unique spiral curler brush with two sides to reach the perfect balance between volume & curl. This classic black mascara also comes with L’Oreal Paris special formulation that allows for easy warm water removal for effortless cleansing at the end of the day. So bold to wear, and effortless to remove.

AMW says ---
  • Gorgeous gold packaging in which you can't miss inside your make-up bag.
  • The brush has a nice curve making it easy to apply mascara.
  • It gives volume and curl does hold throughout the day!
  • Easy to remove, no more rubbing and scrubbing.
  • No smudging at all!
  • This can actually curl without using a lash curler, but if you want more gorgeous curl, I still use an eyelash curler because I have straight, hard-headed lashes who loves to bow down! :P
  • A bit pricey for drugstore mascara! 
  • Does not lengthen, this mascara focuses on volume and curl. 
  • Creates a bit of "crunchy" lashes.
Not bad!  Though its pricier, I don't mind paying the extra as it does stand true to what it claims!  Gives volume, curls remain for the whole day no matter how hot it is down here PLUS the easy removal is the best selling point!  It does not smudge or smear! 

  • Use the flat outer arch of the brush and start from the roots, zig-zagging it gently all the way to the tips.
  • To create curl, apply more mascara using the side where the arch is and gently curl it up.
  • To create more curl, use the handle of a cotton bud and gently press the lashes upwards, the mascara will make your lash stick to the cotton bud handle, wait for a couple of seconds then gently remove!
  • Use the slim tip to gently apply more mascara on the outer lashes for that nice, cat-eye look.
  • If mascara clumps, use a spoolie in gently separating the lashes.
  • Though the mascara is said to be removed with warm water, I still want to make sure by using a cotton bud and eye makeup remover and gently wipe the lashes for those "extra mascara" left!  These may cause allergies to the eye area!  So I don't mind being OC when it comes to cleansing.
  • If you also want the "lengthening" department, apply a coat of lengthening mascara before you use the L'Oreal Curl Impact Collagen Mascara.
  • Use a business card if you're afraid of the brush to touch the lids of  your eyes.  I cut the business card with an arch so it fits the eye.
  • Instead of pumping the brush back and forth the tube, I suggest to roll the brush instead to keep air from getting in making the mascara to dry up easily.  
  • Jot down the date you first opened the mascara on the tube to keep track on expiration date!
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Anyone looking for mascaras that gives volume and holds curl and easy to remove at the end of the day.

Where to purchase and how much?
At local L'Oreal counters for Php795.00 (approx $18.45)

L'Oreal Curl Impact Collagen Mascara in Black
Roll out and remove excess

Take time to apply your mascara
Here's to show a photo of my lashes after more than 8 hours!
The curl is still there, trust me, my lashes doesn't get up on its own!

Have you used L'Oreal Curl Impact Collagen Mascara?
I haven't use a lot of L'Oreal mascaras as Maybelline is good enough!  I've used just a handful way back and this is by far, the best L'Oreal mascara I've used.

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. i wonder if this will hold up in my oily lids! hahaha :)

  2. seeing the words "crunchy lashes" made me decided right away to give it a pass. Thanks for the review, Nikki boo! :P

    I became a fan of Boo when I saw you post about that cute little puppy.

  3. i love their collagen boost mascara. :) i'm a maybelline loyalist and I'd choose maybelline over loreal at any day. but collagen boost is impressive, especially the waterproof variant. :)

  4. Thanks for an another awesome review Nikki! Ugh I hate crunchy lashes, they hurt sometimes! Haha

  5. Crystal, ahmm..with YOUR kind of lids..LOL i don't think it will hold as long as mine! Have you tried the mascara from Majolica Majorca?

    Pammy, hahaha alam mo ..yon lang, sayang, in between application, my lashes are crunchy na! *parang chichirya lang* lol

    The Beauty Junkee :) I agree, I am a Maybelline person too kaya I seldom get L'Oreal mascaras kasi Maybelline works great na and they're cheaper!

    Vanessa, hahahah agree! But what I love about this is the fact that it's soooo easy to remove!


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