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E.l.f volumizing mascara- honest opinion!

I made the decision to purchase the e.l.f volumizing mascara a while back, when I originally went to grab myself the elf satin eyeliner pencil. And if you are familiar with elf you’ll know they are a great example of an affordable makeup brand. Not only that, they are vegan and cruelty-free too!

This also means I’m more likely to go on a spending spree. Teeheehee!

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Quick overview:


  • Waterproof
  • Does add volume to some extent
  • Easy to apply
  • Removable with makeup remover
  • Quick drying formula


  • Started to crumble a little towards the end

Okay time we get rolling!

Let’s start of with the packaging, the elf waterproof mascara is situated in a black plastic tube which has a little gloss to it.

The tube is all one shade with the ‘elf’ initials at the bottom. To summarize it’s a simple design.

E.l.f volumizing mascara

Is it waterproof?

The elf mascara is ment to be waterproof as you can tell by it’s full name, elf waterproof lengthening and volumizing mascara.

To me a waterproof mascara is the one that doesn’t start to flake or smudge when I’m minding my own business. This includes lasting through heavy chores where I start to sweat, exercise whether that be at home or gym and humidity.

A good waterproof mascara should definitely be long wearing otherwise what’s the point of considering it as waterproof.

Okay now time for the product talk. So is it waterproof?

Well I would consider it, judging by the experience I had. I decided to apply it on a moderately busy day. That day did involve quite a mixture of elements.

There were blood, sweat and tears, okay maybe not blood but definitely sweat and tears. Here are the results:

Quick jog= got through

Cooking which involved a lot of steam & heat= still fine apart from a tiny speck of smudge.

A water splash from washing my car= still there

Second round of water splash = just about hanged on. It did transfer onto my hands when I gave my eyes a rub to get the water out.

Well I was pretty surprised and impressed to say the least that such an affordable, at under £5/$6, product can fulfill my and others demands.

Does it add volume/length

The main reason why I purchased this elf mascara was because of it’s waterproof ability.

So the volumizing and lengthening feature was just an extra quality which I’m not too bothered about due to me already having thick lashes.

But as I was wearing it, I might as well record it right?

Volume – yes but after a few swipes

Lengthen – definitely visible

Ease of application

I really like the way this brush is designed. It has a slight curve to it rather than a straight shape.

You are probably wondering well how does that make it any better.

Well the curved shape and the shortening of the bristles towards the edge makes coating the shorter lashes so much easier.

Getting the lashes in the inner corner as well as the bottom lash is mess free thanks to this wand.

When elf stated they improved the brush head for an enhanced performance, they sure weren’t kidding and the edge to edge control.

How easy is it to remove?

This mascara is easily removed with makeup remover however it has to be a remover made for waterproof formulas otherwise you will find it takes a little while.

Water isn’t effective, it’ll just ruin your lashes by rubbing them.

Another favourite aspect about this product is that it dries quite quick, so when I’m in a hurry, this is a suitable option.

Overall performance

Overall I’m amazed with the performance. I would rate it a 9/10! There were no clumping, dried quick and lasted majority of the day, not to mention it’s successful waterproof ability too.

There weren’t no major smudging apart from when I had to give my eyes a rub, other than that it was fine. My lashes were also left visibly volumized as well as lengthened eventhough I have naturally thick lashes.

What do you think of elf? Do you have a particular favourite product from the brand?

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  • Preetam Dutta

    E.L.F produced great quality products which are vegan and cruelty-free and the E.l.f volumizing mascara is one of them. The product is waterproof so exercise in the gym, cooking, and working outside is not going to affect your eyeliner and give you longer time than other brands. A good quality brush always helps to apply the mascara easily without any hiccups and the removal is easy. So overall a great product at such an affordable £5/$6 price.

    • Sariyah

      That’s right preetam!

      elf is one of my favourite brands, I love that they’re affordable and offer a wide range of products!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Sharee

    I have used the elf mascara before. It worked like a charm! Everyone thought I had on lash extensions. It made my lashes long and full.  My neighbor was the 1s to notice. I told her what the product was and she wanted to see it, I let her use it and never got it back. lol! had to go and purchase a new tube. This is a great post about the product. Good job!

    • Sariyah

      Hey Sharer thanks for stopping by!

      I guess you weren’t the only one who enjoyed the mascara! 😆 Good thing it’s affordable too!

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