The packaging on the Excess version is very similar to the original. The only difference is that part of the tube is metallic red.
The wand is quite large. It's very long and consists of tiny rubber bristles. The bristles aren't too hard, but they aren't soft either. In the photo you can't really tell how much mascara is on the wand, but it's way too much. It's all caked in between the bristles!
Here are the results! As you can see my lashes are all spiked together in scraggly mess. Even when I tried wiping off the wand, I still had the same results. I absolutely hate the way that this mascara made my lashes look and feel. Just dreadful.
Claims: I can't find any claims on this mascara other than the ones stated on the packaging. 'Intense maximized volume. No clumps clean sweep wiping system."
Formula: The formula was very wet and heavy on my lashes. Once it dried it felt crunchy and flaked tons throughout the day.
Wand Type: The wand is made of tiny rubber bristles that are evenly spread apart. The wiping system looks like it does a good job, but the wand actually still packed with too much mascara, I demonstrate this in my video review.
Price/Availability: I paid $8 at Harmons in Bed Bath and Beyond
- Formula is very black
- Clumps and spikes my lashes together
- Wiping system doesn't work
- Lashes feel and look crispy
- Weighs lashes down
- Formula is too wet
- The wand is too long/difficult to work with
- Wand is loaded with too much mascara
- Doesn't live up to claims
I didn't have very high hopes for this mascara, but at the same time I wasn't expecting to hate it. This is the worst L'Oreal mascara I've ever tried. It didn't live up to any of the claims that were stated on the packaging. (I still can't find any other official claims, but when I do I will update this review).
The 'clean sweep' wiping system didn't do anything at all, the amount of mascara on the brush was still too much to work with. The heavy and wet formula weighed my lashes down. Once it dried, my lashes looked and felt extremely crunchy. It flaked off like crazy throughout the day, and also smudged on my lower lash line.
Overall this mascara didn't do anything for my lashes other than make them look terrible! I'm not saying that everybody should hate this mascara, but I'm just letting you know that I absolutely hate it. I tried to make it work so many different ways, but nothing helped. I am a fan of many L'Oreal mascaras, but this one is last on my list.
You can check out my review and demo of this mascara here on YouTube!
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