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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga

Now if you are like me you have no idea what "manga" is. So I helped you out and I did a bit of research. You know in Japanese culture there's those Anime cartoons where all the girl characters have massive eyes? Those are manga eyes apparently. I have no intention in wanting to look like I have eyes too big for my head and I actually think it's a strange way to promote a product in the UK. L'Oreal is in my opinion usually seen as one of the more grown up brands in the drug stores and I feel the has been marketed at a much younger market.

I think the packaging is fun and I love the metallic pink handle. The wand is very flexible and it is definitely an advertising point but I don't want a really flexible wand and don't feel it needs to be as flexible as it is.

I was a bit scared about the brush as it's huge. I thought it would load too much product on but the tube helps evenly distribute the product. The formula was quite wet the first few days of using but after a week of continuous use it's a a brilliant formula. It's a rare find (for me anyways) to find a mascara with the perfect combination of volume and length. I find volumising ones to make mine go clumpy too quickly and lengthening ones to make the lashes super long but almost too spidery. This is a brilliant formula as each lash is coated nicely enough to give it that black and voluminous look but with a lovely bit of length as well. Clumping is minimal but when you go for a second coat (as shown above) it can start too bring lashes together. My advice would be to do one thorough coat on all lashes for a natural but fluttery day time look.

I picked this up on a complete whim as Boots were offering a good few pounds off and I'm really pleasantly surprised. I read a few reviews which says this dries up really quickly (after 3/4 weeks) so I will definitely keep you posted as I am currently in love with this mascara and would like to continue my affair with it.

What's your favourite mascara?  I'm always on the look out for the best one ever!



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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy reading it! I definitely will take at look at yours tomorrow for my Sunday ritual of reading blogs in bed! Xx