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Miss Manga by Voluminous (L’Oreal Paris)

*I received these products for review.*

I could barely contain my excitement when I saw this mascara in my mailbox.  I’m a huge fan of manga-even the kind that no one really reads anymore (I bet you’ve never hear of Strawberry marshmallow, have you?).  So of course, I want MANGA-SIZED lashes!

From L’Oreal Paris:

Inspired by the funky culture of Japan and fun loving Kawaii attitude, Miss Manga mascara envelopes lashes with mega volume for an innocently flirty, wide-eyed look.  The mega impact formula with collagen spheres and triology of polymers adheres to lashes and enlarges them for sensational volume.  Fiercely painting every single lash top to bottom-this new mascara creates a wide open and full look just like a Kawaii doll. 

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I love this mascara!  It has a 360 degree flexor wand that DOES amplify upper lashes. It also has a cone tip that is good for the inner corners of the eyes and lower lashes.  It’s not a dry formula but it’s not necessarily wet etiher.  It comes in 4  colors: black (actually black, blackest black, brown black), purple, turquoise, electric blue.  I’ve been wearing the purple often and loving it.  It’s a fun break from ‘typical’ colors. Be warned though-multiple coats of this product will produce ‘thick’ lashes-it’s almost like it’s clumping.  I use 1-2 light coats.

This is a fantastic product and it’s worth a look. It’s available at mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada with a suggested retail of $10.99 CAD.

Now, I’m off to twist my hair into those cute little Princess Lea buns in the photo!

The Mascara Project-week 2 results (yes, late)L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Carbon Black

L’Oreal Paris sent me this mascara for review….I am not paid to review!  My opinion is mine, I own it!

This mascara is a cult favorite for a reason.  I won’t say too much about it other than I absolutely loved it.  It’s a performance based love:

A great big brush and formula that delivers:

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Results? Nothing but gorgeous….

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I will be descending upon my local HG drugstores and Walmart scouring the shelves for the waterproof version of this…is there such an item?  That’s my only “con” -that it isn’t waterproof!

 

 

The Mascara Project week 3 results L’Oreal Waterproof mascara.WHOAH-I never posted second week results!

I purchased this mascara with my own funds and am not compensated to like or hate it!

Wow. Can’t believe I didn’t post about the 2nd week results.  I thought that was kind of weird when I saw a lot of photos in my camera.  Usually I snap a pic, import and delete!

Yikes!  So a mark against me then.  I will have to go back and do a post about week 2….which was the carbon black voluminous.  geeeeez.

In the meantime, here is week 3 results.  I actually threw away the package for this mascara and have no idea what this mascara is called.  Either way, I was NOT impressed. L’Oreal, I expected more…..

This is my first waterproof mascara from L’Oreal.  My favorite waterproof at the moment is Essence 24h stays no matter what but I won’t get too much into that as I have gone on and on about it already several times.  I just didn’t appreciate this mascara.

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The packaging is “Classic L’Oreal” and the brush is a bit of the same.  I did notice upon first opening the product, that it was a bit clumpy on the brush.

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I wanted to like this mascara so much! L’Oreal makes great mascaras, but this is a ‘miss’ for me.  Why, you ask?

Well…..

1. Putting it on required a ton of effort for less than stellar results

2.  Tons of transfer on my browbone

3. In order to get my lashes the deepest darkest black , I would most likely have to apply the entire tube.

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It just wouldn’t apply properly for me-look at that application!

SAD FACE.

Suffice it to say that I do not recommend this mascara, whatever it’s called…..

Next up?  Voluminous False Fiber mascara-and I’m not a fan of fiber mascaras either so I’m not expecting this to bode well.