Catrice Glamour Doll Curl & Volume Mascara - Review

Hi there internet friends.

I´ve told you about my balky lashes quite a few times now. Somehow they are pretty much hanging down instead of being curled up. When I saw the Catrice Glamour Doll Curl & Volume Mascara from the Glamour Doll range which I adored I had to try it out. Several months later I can´t still really make my mind up about this mascara.

As you can guess, this is my face with nothing done instead of eyebrows and foundation.

Here I have applied one layer of mascara to my top lashes after curling them. For a comparism I used the Glamour Doll Volume Mascara Waterproof (one of my all time favorite mascaras) on the left eye.

These are now two layers with no further curling and one layer on my lower lashes.

I like the packaging of the mascara. It´s plastic, but it looks quite elegant because of its cut. It also lies really good in my hand and is easy to open. The brush is slightly rounded with a lot of thick hairs. 

I have to say that I dislike this mascara for a few reasons. I adore how much it lenghtens my lashes and how my lashes look after two coats. Additionally, the effect on the lower lashes is phenomenal and just the way I want it to be. But this mascara is supposed to be ultra black, which it isn´t, and to give a lot of volume to my lashes, which it also doesn´t do. 

I am disappointed by the curling effect of this mascara the most. The formula makes my lashes weak, soft and flexible and even after I´ve curled my lashes with heat the curl disappears after a few minutes. The Waterproof Volume Mascara does more for my curl than the one that is especially made for the curl. As you can see in the pictures above the Glamour Doll Volume Mascara Waterproof has a more dramatic effect on my lashes.

Furthermore, I should mention that I still can´t apply this without the mascara going everywhere around my eye. I blame that on the formula in combination with the brush. The thick hairs hold a lot of formula that does not only apply to the lashes but everything in that area. 

After two hours of wearing this (or the Glamour Doll Volume Mascara) I get a dark shadow under my eye. This doesn´t make the mascara wearable for my lower lashes for which it would be perfect. Even when only applying it on my top lashes I get a dark shadow in the corner of my eye. Honestly, I expected that for only 3,45 €.

I still like to use this and the Glamour Doll Volume Mascara for the second layer after I´ve applied a mascara that strongly holds a curl. I do really like the effect it has on my lashes. That is why I still can´t totally dislike or totally love this mascara. Though I can totally decide that I love the Glamour Doll Volume Mascara Waterproof way more.

Do you have any mascara you have a love/hate relationship with?

Have a wonderful day


  1. This sounds fab, I love trying new mascaras!

  2. I really enjoyed reading this blog post, I think this mascara really lengthens your lashes! Would you mind checking out my blog, it is fairly new and I would love to know what you think thank you x

    1. Thank you.
      Yeah, that´s the great part of the mascara, but sadly that´s also the thing it doesn´t promise.
      xx Lisa


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