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e.l.f. Volumizing & Defining Mascara


3.8 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars41%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars20%
  • 2 Stars6%
  • 1 Star8%
3.83 / 5 based on 224 Reviews

Product Description

This mascara creates voluptuous lashes that are full and defined. The vitamin B & E enriched formula conditions lashes.  The silicone brush effortlessly combs through lashes, coating them evenly for a rich, clump-free finish.

    How To Use

    Apply To Eyelashes From Root To Tip, Working In A Zig-zag Motion To Fully Coat The Lashes. Reapply If Desired.


    Water (Aqua), Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Beeswax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Pvp, Propylene Glycol, Silica, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ozokerite Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Triethanolamine, Peg-100 Stearate, Panthenol (Vb), Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein

    May Contain:

    Dc Black 2 (Ci 77266) 

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    Top Questions See all 11 Q&A

    • Is this waterproof?3 Answers
    • Will this make my lashes look fuller, like I'm wearing fa...2 Answers
    • Does this mascara flake off or it stays good all day?3 Answers
    e.l.f. Volumizing & Defining Mascara
    e.l.f. Volumizing & Defining Mascara
    Reviews (224)
    Q&A (3)
    Media (34)
    • "The e.l.f. Volumizing & Defining Mascara is amazing.It's not clumpy at all.Makes it look like you have really long lashes aslo it lasts all day and night until you wash it off. It's great I strongly recommend it." in 13 reviews
    • "e.l.f. Volumizing & Defining Mascara is my all time favorite, most used mascara. This mascara is a good starter for first timers with mascara." in 12 reviews
    Mina C.
    37 reviews
    Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
    I received this ELF mascara as part of a free gift set with purchase through the ELF website. I had never tried an ELF mascara before. The reviews I found for it weren't great, but they didn't really explain what they didn't like about it. Either way, I wanted to try it out myself, and keep an open mind. 1st coat I applied was beautiful!!! I was amazed, and immediately confused as to why it had so many bad reviews! The wand separated and lengthened my average length lashes better than most popular mascaras I've tried! The length looked like I had a set of false eyelashes on! The problem came when I went to apply the second coat. First of all, I noticed my lashes were still super wet from the 1st coat. I've never experienced them being that wet still in that period of time. Even if it wasn't dry completely, it would almost be there, and getting tacky. I applied the second coat, and it quickly clumped lashes together. It was bad! I tried combing them to separate them, but it quickly became a mess, because they mascara was so wet! I'm not even exaggerating when I say almost 5 minutes later I went to touch them to see if they had dried down, and they were far from being set and dry. That just shouldn't happen. It shouldn't be that wet still after 5 mins! Crazy thing happened then... I sneezed. Not bad. My eyes didn't even water up. However, I guess from closing my eyes when I sneezed, my lashes clumped into one big gooey clump of lashes. You could barely even see any individual lashes. Just an almost triangle shape of lashes in the middle on my eye. I took my fingernail to try again to separate and salvage the look, and I'm not kidding, the mascara was still damp! I was frustrated thinking what is going on?!? There was no fixing it, so I got a makeup removing cloth and removed all of my eye makeup, and started over. I decided to give the mascara one more shot since the first coat was so pretty. So I applied one coat and left it. Again it took quite some time to completely dry, but they looked so nice! Not even an hour later, I looked in the mirror, and the mascara had flaked and settled under my eyes. UGH! Well I tried. The crazy thing is, the mascara wand is amazing! In fact I'm going to keep it to use with another mascara. If ELF could find a great formula to go with the wand from this mascara, then they would have a best seller!
    Amanda S.
    Roxbury Xing, MA
    87 reviews
    Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
    With one coat, this mascara gives a natural length and adds black color to my lashes. They remain separated and the mascara lasts. However, once you try and add a second layer, the lashes start to stick together in an attempt to add volume. I personally prefer volume that still keeps my lashes very separated so I was not the biggest fan of this mascara.

    I think this product is worth purchasing if you need a quick mascara for a day or two, or if you only like very natural but black lashes (no volume or drama). I will continue to stick to my L'oreal and Maybelline mascaras as this just did not live up to what I look for in a mascara.

    I also found this product a bit difficult to remove. Took more effort than my other drugstore mascaras. 

    Additionally, I think they  have sense updated the packaging. Many people have pictures of a white tube and mine is black but is labeled as the same product.

    In the end, the two stars were taken off for the difficulty of removal, and the fact that it starts to clump when layers are added.
    Amparo G.
    San Leandro, CA
    118 reviews
    This is always in my make up bag I have it at work because that's where I spend 8 hours of my day and that's really the only place where I need to have it. The only reason why I give it a 4 star review its because it doesn't lengthen or volume the lashes. But I don't need all that for work I just need to look like I have mascara and that's it and this is a what I get as a result of this mascara
    Casey A.
    45 reviews
    Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
    So I got this for 99¢ off ulta because I hate mascara so I hate spending money on mascara. I was expecting to be like a small travel size but it’s a full size tube. And I don’t hate it. It does not seem to be waterproof witch I like so I can get it off easy. The formula is very liquidity and does not dry fast. Again with all that being said I don’t hate it. If I liked mascara it would be 4 Stars will be getting this again
    Daniela S.
    Anaheim, CA
    15 reviews
    It's honestly OK ,I love how it leaves my lashes looking long and beautiful but the formula is VERY sticky and bad ! I have to separate my lashes with a needle ! Yes , a needle guys 😂and even if u blink or try to do something with ur eyes it just sticks together please fix it smh
    Samantha D.
    San Antonio, TX
    33 reviews
    Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
    This is shockingly good for the price. This actually makes my lashes look like I’m wearing a subtle pair of falsies. I can’t get over how good it is. The only reason I took off a star is that it’s a little on the sticky side. But it’s worth it just for that amazing definition!
    Phorahead‼️🌹❤️ I.
    13 reviews
    Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
    If you want long lashes without any clumps this is the way to go! The  silicone  mascara wand picks up product and glides it on without forming clumps. The packaging is very classy with an all white container and a silver top. I will totally be purchasing it again.
    Courtney H.
    50 reviews
    Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
    So I needed a new mascara and decided to hop on amazon like always, I got it for really cheap cause of prime. Came in today so I immediately had to try it. The brush had those small bristles so it’s easy to get to the eye lid and I find it easier to get into the inner eye. It defiantly makes my eye lashes longer and eyes look bigger but not as full as I expected. Over all it’s a quick easy to apply mascara that’s I’ll probably buy again!
    Angeline L.
    135 reviews
    Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
    I purchased this at Walmart because it was cheap as heck and I love love love some elf products but this was a major miss. It doesn't stay, doesn't do much, and dries out quick. I feel like this is one of those " you get what you pay for" type of things...
    Erin S.
    Gainesville, FL
    30 reviews
    Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
    I was very disappointed by this product! Typically, Elf is my go-to for inexpensive makeup that works well! However, this mascara adds little to no volume. It is far worse than other drugstore mascaras. I would not recommend this product to anyone!
    Rosa Y.
    San Diego, CA
    90 reviews
    Does this mascara flake off or it stays good all day?
    cari r.
    Apache Jct, AZ
    87 reviews
    Is this waterproof?
    Christina S.
    83 reviews
    Will this make my lashes look fuller, like I'm wearing falsies?

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