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Monday, May 25, 2015

L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara

L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara (7)

Mascara Monday! Mascara Mondays aren't a usual feature, but it just happens to have worked out that way- yay for happy accidents! Today's mascara, L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara, is a little bit different than your average in that it's formulated to create a specific look and give lashes texture. I'm getting ahead of myself though. Read on for all the info and before and after photos (because that's what you really want to see.)

As I briefly mentioned above, L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara is formulated to give lashes texture and lightly pinch the tips to give a pointed shape. I honestly didn't know what to think about either aspect- do I need textured lashes, and do I want a pointed shape? I'm still not sure, but I have come to kind of like the effect this can create, although this wouldn't be an everyday mascara, for me.

L'Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Rock Mascara before Before (aka bare lashes)

I found application takes a moment longer than your basic mascara, but once you get used to the formula, it's not really an issue. The formula is fairly wet, but applied quite neatly (aka not all over the place) which is likely due to the precision you can achieve from the long narrow brush. The brush has very short, little, silicone nubbins for bristles, that work really well to catch every lash. The formula can get clumpy pretty easily- I'm guessing because it is meant to bring lashes together, you know, for the pointed tip thing- so you don't want to go too heavy with your layers. I like to get the maximum effect with my mascara, but I did find this can get heavy, and as mentioned clumpy, if you add too much. I found it was best to apply the first coat, give lashes a light combing, and then add a second coat to get the pinched effect. The pinched effect is noticeable, but not too intense, while the texture did add a lot of volume to lashes.

Overall, this is an okay mascara. I can't see many people wanting the effect for everyday wear, but for nights out or when you want bolder lashes, I can see this being a great option. Although, if you're looking to achieve lashes like the model in the promo photo has, you're best to go with falsies. The downside to the formula is that it does weigh lashes down, and curling prior doesn't do a whole lot to help. The upside thought, I am happy to report I didn't experience any flaking or smudging throughout wear, and the removal was a cinch. What do you think of the effect? Is this a mascara you'd try, or have you?

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