Mascara Monday: L’Oreal HIP High Drama Volumizing mascara

Hi beautiful people! Excuse my silence this past weekend. I had a great amount of posts up my sleeve, but would you believe that I had zero internet service in my hotel room? The horror! No worries…I have lots of goodies this week, but fiiiiirst, it’s time for another edition of Mascara Monday.

Yesss, Mascara Monday is where we review a new mascara in attempts to find THE BEST MASCARA EVER!

Now here’s one that I haven’t heard many beauty bloggers talk about. L’Oreal HIP is most known for their eyeshadow color payoffs. But how does their mascara stand up?

You ready to find out?

L’Oreal HIP High Drama Volumizing mascara

Price: 2 out of 5

Packaging (Brush Wand): 2 out of 5

2 out of 5

What it claims: ” Unique combination of an increased new ultra black pigment and a volumizing formula ensures you will get your darkest lashes with maximum impact.

The truth: Well, it does give a little bit of drama, but not HIGH DRAMA. I wish that it could have given me a little length but nahhhh, not a lick of that. The consistency was pretty decent, it didn’t clump and noooo… certainly isn’t waterproof. But the black is really black; which I like!

What I loved about it: My lashes did look thicker and more prominent. And I love how it lasted throughout the entire work day.

What I didn’t like: It wasn’t enough. I was looking for HIGH drama, but I don’t feel that this mascara gave me that.

Overall: I don’t think this mascara is THAT bad. It definitely isn’t one of my favorites and I don’t think I would purchase it again. However, I’m thinking that this would be perfect when paired with one of my other HG (holy grail) mascaras; namely one that gets my lashes out there. The wand is just “eh”. Nothing innovative or fun about it. It’s not the best wand, but I’ve seen worse. It gave me decent control. You can snag this at most drugstores where L’Oreal HIP is sold. However, this baby runs at regularly priced at $9.99 which I think is a bit steep for a drugstore brand. Better BOGO this one. If you need a good volumizing mascara, check this one out….but only if its on sale.

What do you think about this mascara? Have you tried it and liked it?

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  • BeautyTalk

    I guess now you know why most bloggers haven’t written about it! :)

  • yummy411

    lol! i wrote about it a long time ago when i got it bogo and STILL took it back LOL! i don’t know if i had a bad dried up stock, but i was NOT feeling it.. it was dry etc. i really wanted some blue black mascara!

  • Fabu-less Beauty

    Thanks for the review! I’ve heard rave reviews on HIP line, so now I know not to get the mascara. And it’s quite pricey too. I’ll just stick with my Maybelline.

  • nywele

    another helpful review. I haven’t tried any of the HIP line from Loreal. When i first started wearing make-up, i used to wear their quads but soon stopped because after 4 hours, I couldn’t see the color anywhere….i heard the HIP is more pigmented but i am still hesitating..

  • The Home Spa Goddess

    This is the weakest thing in the HiP line. I expected so much more from this mascara! I also have the blue black and it’s not much better.