Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara – My Easter miracle

A little disclaimer first: I don’t want to belittle anyones religious belief and I am well aware that the miracle regarding Easter is very important for any Christian and has nothing to do with petty makeup discoveries.

But when I decided to put on some face paint for a dinner outing with my recently grown family and rummaged through my top drawer in search of a mascara, I discovered an unopened tube of Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara (in black, despite the name), and I have honestly no idea how it got there.

 

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara

 

Now you may argue that this only shows my lack of sleep and my abundance of beauty products, but despite both being absolutely true, I usually am pretty organized and know quite well what I purchased and when.

So the discovery of a mascara unknown of was a miracle to me.

 

What Elizabeth Arden claims:

Dramatically thickens lashes as it separates and defines. Smudgeproof. Lasts all day.

 

Facts:

Prize and size

One tube contains 10,25 ml and retails for 22,99 € here or 20 $ here. I have been using it a little longer than six weeks without any signs of it drying out yet.

Texture and smell

The formula was quite dry to start with, which I prefer in mascara, but hasn’t changed much since the start. The wand is nothing special in shape and contains bristles of different length.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara – the wand

 

Application and effects

The mascara applies clump free, doesn’t lead to spider lashes when applied in several coats and stays all day without smudging while being easy to take off. Black is a true black that doesn’t come up grey on my lashes.

But on to pictures. On your right side is the eye with no mascara, on the left side the one with. Just in case you couldn’t tell…

 

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara on my right eye

 

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Maximum Volume Mascara on my right eye

 

You have to trust me, the effect is way better in person. I think it is very difficult to take decent mascara pictures.

 

Does it live up to its claims?

Yes.

Even though I think the word dramatically is used excessive in ads, it does volumize (and lengthen) my lashes, is smudge proof and defines the lashes. And it stays put until I take it off in the evening (Bioderma or balm cleanser is sufficient).

 

Will I rebuy?

Yes.

This is one I want to have a backup of in my drawer and has replaced the Lancôme „Grandiose“ (Review here) as my current favorite mascara.

 

Who do I recommend it to?

Anyone looking for dramatic lashes, but shying away from the spider lash look that often comes with building up mascara.

Anyone looking for a smudge proof mascara that still is easy to take off at the end of the day.

 

Have you tried the mascara yourself?

And when was the last time you discovered a product you completely forgot you bought? I can´t be the only one…

 

 

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  • Wellwell Girl

    it was a little bit pricey for me but not after i read it does not dry off after six weeks. i think it worth the money:)

    jess x | https://wellwellgirls.blogspot.tw/

    • You are supposed to toss mascara after three months, which is usually how long mine last. But to be honest, if one works longer, I will use it longer.

  • Niiiiice, love the way it looks on your lashes.

  • Amazing post, I love it, very inspiring, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

    http://www.supercarmission.com

  • The final result is gorgeous, it seems very black too, I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard of this one, yet its packaging somehow feels familiar…

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

  • Completely agree, so hard to take good mascara photos! But this does look lovely, thanks for sharing xxx

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  • Well, I’ve never come upon a mysterious, unknown makeup item in my collection because I have a small collection which I keep check off from A to Z. But it does sound so good coming upon secret hidden products. 😀 I really liked the results as they are pretty and subtle. Thanks for sharing this cool mascara. 🙂

    Chaste & Beautiful

    • It usually doesn’t happen to me as well, but it was a pleasant surprise for sure.

    • It usually doesn’t happen to me as well, but it was a pleasant surprise for sure.

  • Well, I’ve never come upon a mysterious, unknown makeup item in my collection because I have a small collection which I keep check off from A to Z. But it does sound so good coming upon secret hidden products. 😀 I really liked the results as they are pretty and subtle. Thanks for sharing this cool mascara. 🙂

    Chaste & Beautiful

  • i haven’t tried that one. i just got the new one from Charlotte Tilbury and it is amazing!! and yes to it being hard to take mascara pics!!

  • I like that miracle 🙂 This mascara looks beautiful on your lashes. Speaking of Lancome Grandiose, they have just released a waterproof version- do you think that mascara is really good and worth $32??

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

    • It is really good, but I like this one better. If I had to choose, I´d pick this one.

    • It is really good, but I like this one better. If I had to choose, I´d pick this one.

  • I’d love to find an unknown mascara in my drawers right now haha 😉 It does seem like a great mascara, although I agree with you on how hard it is to get good mascara photos! And it’s actually not that expensive when you think about it, just a few euros more than a L’Oréal mascara!

    Julia x
    Check out my last travel post here: http://juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.fr/2016/05/week-in-england-2-glimpse-of-reading.html

    • L`Oréal are quite expensive for drugstore, I find. Usually worth it, but definitely the higher end of drugstore.

    • L`Oréal are quite expensive for drugstore, I find. Usually worth it, but definitely the higher end of drugstore.

  • It looks pretty good! I’ve memorised my makeup collection as well but its usually the eye liners that I can’t keep track off!
    I only have the rose gold highlighter from Elizabeth Arden which I LOVE but is there anything else from the brand worth trying?

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

    • To be honest, it is the only product I have ever tried from this brand. Would you recommend the highlighter?

  • It looks pretty good! I’ve memorised my makeup collection as well but its usually the eye liners that I can’t keep track off!
    I only have the rose gold highlighter from Elizabeth Arden which I LOVE but is there anything else from the brand worth trying?

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

  • I was just looking at Elizabeth Arden mascaras yesterday and the one that caught my eyes was the new red tube one but I’ll check again later this week if I can find this here. I love the effect on your lashes, it made them long and thick!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • I saw the red tube as well when I was looking for links to this one and was drawn to it. Maybe I will try it next.

  • I wish I would find the perfect product in my little stash, haha! The closest I get is when I try a sample, and I never get those. Yours looks like a great mascara, though, and those prices aren’t too bad, either. 🙂

    Erin
    http://sexycardi.blogspot.ca

    • You don’t get samples? I am close to drowning in them! You should do more online shopping, I assume, they add so many samples, it is sometimes hard to find the actual product.

  • What a nice surprise to find a new mascara like that in your stash! And even better that it’s one that works well. I sometimes amaze myself with the stuff I’ve bought and forgotten about so I try not to hoard any more but sometimes it’s hard to resist a good sale.

    • I am trying to streamline my stash as well, especially with the move coming up, but I must have bought it a while ago. I guess it was hidden beneath layers and layers of mascaras, only to resurface after I diminished my stash by using them up one by one.

  • This mascara sounds very good! I like how your lashes look with it. And I think it’s a product worth trying out for sure. Elizabeth Arden usually doesn’t disappoint, haha.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

    • I haven’t tried anything else from the brand so far (knowingly). What would you recommend?

      • 8 Hours Cream by Elizabeth Arden is amazing! And I hear a lot of good things about their primer 🙂

  • I’m not absolutely positive, but I think I used to own this mascara… Or some mascara by Elizabeth Arden… And I think I liked it 😀 It really does look great on your lashes, and I never really notices how beautiful your eyes were 🙂 Great review! (Btw, if you haven’t I would like to suggest that you try her perfume called Sunflowers… it’s amazing!) xx

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    • I haven’t, I am not much of a perfume connaisseur, but I will give it a sniff next time I see it. Thank you for the recommendation!

      • You’re welcome 🙂 And do that… it’s lovely 🙂 x

  • Hanna

    Wow. The difference is amazing. I’ll have to try it. –Hanna Lei

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  • Hanna

    Wow. The difference is amazing. I’ll have to try it. –Hanna Lei

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  • I’m so picky when it comes to mascaras. I’m really trying to use two that are in my stash that I don’t „love.“ It’s hard, but I’m really trying to use what I have. My favorite mascara is L’Oreal Telescopic!
    http://www.accordingtokiki.net

    • I apply a strict rule to never have more than two open at the same time. Which sometimes sucks, if both are new to me and disappointing. But mascara goes bad so quickly!
      I don’t think I have tried the L´Oréal Telescopic yet, I will add it to my list.

  • I’m so picky when it comes to mascaras. I’m really trying to use two that are in my stash that I don’t „love.“ It’s hard, but I’m really trying to use what I have. My favorite mascara is L’Oreal Telescopic!
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  • Pam Scalfi

    this looks so good in pictures, imagine in person! I wanna find a tube of this mascara lost in my beauty stash too haha
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • Usually I find dried out lipsticks and pieces of tissue paper, that was a nice change.

  • Missy May

    This surely looks good. Mascaras are a must in by beauty bag. Will have to check this out. Thanks for the review, Linda. Have a blessed week.

    http://missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

  • Dressed With Soul

    Dann ist diese Mascara aber wirklich ein Osterwunder, liebe Anne! Was Du hier zeigst und schreibst klingt perfekt und ich muss es jetzt unbedingt ausprobieren – ich mag den dramatischen Effekt!
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  • It looks quite nice. My lashes used to be very long but over the last year, they aren’t growing in as long. Getting older with auto immune disease is no fun! Pretty soon I’m going to have to get lash serum or something.

    • I did use one a while back, maybe I will pick one up again as well.

  • This looks great on you! And I agree, getting mascara pictures is quite difficult. Glad you found this in your collection and that you liked it! 😉

    xo, Lily
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  • Sounds & looks like my type of mascara! xx

    Beautylymin

    • Have you tried Elizabeth Arden before?

      • Actually, I have tried very little from the brand – foundation & a moisturiser. It flies a little under the radar for some reason xx

  • Looks like a good purchase. I am on the hunt for a new mascara to try too, so thank you!! 😉

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • You are welcome. What has been your favorite mascara so far?

      • Maybelline Lash Sensational! It’s soooo good and drugstore!! When it comes to mascara I typically think drugstore is just as good. High end I love Dior’s Diorshow mascara.

  • Haven’t tried much from Elizabeth Arden but his mascara looks beautiful. My current mascara is drying out and I’m on the hunt for a new one, so thank you for this post 🙂

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  • This mascara looks lovely, sometimes the simple wands just work the best. I haven’t forgotten I’ve bought something but I’ve certainly not used a product for a few months then found it at the bottom of a drawer and remembered how much I love it!

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  • I think it still looks nice and it definitely did what it promised, your lashes look fuller 🙂 https://themakeuptrain.com/

  • thefashionsalt

    I love finding stuff that I forgot I bought. It’s usually a piece of clothing or pair of shoes stuffed in the back of my closest. This mascara looks like such a great find. It really enhances your lashes and looks beautiful on you!
    ~Lili
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    • It never happens to me with clothing, I don’t have that much. Makeup on the other hand… Oh my.

  • I have an Elizabeth Arden mascara, but not this one. Glad to hear this one is a keeper too. And you’re right. Taking photos of mascara is so not the easiest thing in the world to do. But you did a great job!

  • Discovering unknown beauty products in my drawers is also a rare occurrence – though a very welcome one! The effect of this mascara truly is dramatic, very nice 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Magazine Subscription Giveaway x

    • I have unopened ones a plenty, but I tend to remember buying them.

  • The mascara looks really pretty. I love it. Gemma x
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  • This is looking really good! Usually I stay away from volumizing mascaras because they tend to be clumpy on me, but this one still separates and defines pretty well.

    Beaumiroir

    • It does get clumpy if you build up several coats, but if you avoid that, it separates nicely.

  • I’ve never tried any Elisabeth Arden makeup but this mascara does look good on your lashes. I usually buy drugstore mascaras as there are plenty of good ones and because they don’t last long I don’t like to spend too much money on them. x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • I am not a mascara snow either, I buy both drugstore and high-end.

  • It’s great to see that this mascara doesn’t clump the lashes. My current cheap mascara is not so great so I’m considering buying something more expensive.

    http://www.mydailywear.co.uk

    • There are a few good drugstore options as well. What are you using at the moment?

  • Bernadette

    This mascara sounds incredible. x

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  • There’s nothing better than finding an unopened beauty product in your drawer. That mascara sounds amazing!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • I have no shortage of unopened beauty products, I can assure you.

  • That is a lovely mascara on you! I think it’s hard to find ones that don’t clump, that seems to be my problem. But I also keep the tubes longer than I probably should, as I only wear mascara to the office or on a special night out so they dry out quickly.

    Definitely a great find – even if you don’t recall buying it or getting it! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • I keep mine as long as they work, which is more than the recommended three months. But they start clumping really quickly if you don’t watch out, that is true.

  • Surbhi Suri

    Sounds like a decent one . I am open to trying out new mascaras since they don’t last long.
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  • Rosanna Briguglio

    This sounds great, I love Elizabeth Arden eye makeup!
    Have a lovely day 🙂
    Rosanna x
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  • I have used only their lipsticks so far and have been very happy. The mascara looks really great and I find it interesting that it does not change its texture. Putting it in the list.
    Xoxo

    • I don’t think I have ever tried anything else. You you recommend the lipsticks?

  • Great review! Thanks for sharing xx

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  • Jackline A

    No I have not tried this mascara yet! However, I do see a major difference between no mascara and mascara.
    Thanks for sharing

    http://www.sincerelymissj.blogspot.ca

  • I’ve tried this mascara and completely loved it too, I think my favourite part was the fact that it didn’t clump lol, I can’t stand spider lashes ♥
    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • I don’t mind them for some looks, but for every day I prefer clump free.

  • great post!

    Daniel x

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  • I loved your review! I have tried different ones and its hard to find the right one that does what it says! I loved what you mentioned 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

    • I dont know if I will forever be faithful to just one mascara. There are so many to try.

  • Kate

    What a nice discovery, even though how you acquired the mascara remains a mystery! The results of this look so good on your lashes – it certainly ticks all the boxes! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • It does for me. What mascara is your current favorite?

      • Kate

        Benefit roller lash. I have quite straight lashes so anything that helps hold a curl is good for me! X

  • I’m sure it’s a gorgeous mascara. After reading your review and seeing the right/left eye, I really want to get my hands on one of these 🙂

    • I was pleasantly surprised as well. Somehow Elizabeth Arden wasn’t on my makeup radar before.

  • Cosmetic_Confections

    This looks really nice! I’ll have to check this out!

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  • Hmmm, no, I don’t think I’ve ever completely forgotten I had purchased a product (or maybe I forgot I forgot, LOL).
    I can never capture on camera how good a mascara is, either!
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • I sometimes forget to open and use them… But usually not the I bought them.

      • Well, to me that could never happen, since I always open things as soon as I buy them… I just can’t resist!

        • No, I am pretty good at keeping them untouched for the holy process of taking blog pictures.

  • ich bevorzuge ja sehr dramatische wimpern, aber für den alltag im büro sieht das auf jeden fall mehr als schön aus *_* sehr schön getrennte wimpern und das schwarz ist vor allem wirklich dunkel. Ich hasse es so sehr, wenn mascara kaum färbt, gerade bei dunklen wimpern sieht es dann nach gar nichts aus 😀
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  • idu

    I am like you in that i tend to forget some purchases but others i remember the date and tim of acquisition, lol. Looks so good. I’m honestly blown away.

    http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

    • I rarely forget I bought stuff, I am not sure how that happened.

  • I am guilty of rarely looking at Elizabeth Arden. I have to say this mascara looks pretty awesome though! Your lashes look fantastic.


    Beauty Isles

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    • I don’t think I have ever tried anything else from this brand, but I am tempted now.

  • It looks like a great mascara! x

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  • It looks like a great mascara! x

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  • This is definitely going on my never-ending beauty wishlist…

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    Sarah

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    • I think I have around ten mascaras on mine, and it is growing by the day!

  • leorahn

    Hört sich sehr gut an:) Und ich weiß was du meinst, Mascara kommt auf Bildern nie so gut rüber, als in Wirklichkeit. Liebe Grüße, Leonie von http://eyeofthelion.de

    • Seltsam eigentlich. Manche Leute schaffen es allerdings ziemlich gut, muss ich sagen.

    • Seltsam eigentlich. Manche Leute schaffen es allerdings ziemlich gut, muss ich sagen.

  • Nadia

    Haven’t tried this mascara but absolutely interested in doing so! It’s not the easiest thing to find the right mascara. While I am happy with the one I’ve been using for at least 5 years (oh boy!), I’m open to trying out more.
    xox Nadia
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