L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara - £8.99
For a while I had been debating getting the L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara, I loved the idea of thicker and fuller lashes but when I saw the advert I was instantly put off by the gimmicky idea. I found that the advert gave the models very unflattering lashes, however I eventually caved after hearing some good reviews about this. When it comes to my lashes I am after a mascara that leaves my lashes volumised and lengthened lashes, so went in with the hopes that this could help replicate thicker and volumised lashes.
L'Oreal's Miss Manga Mascara is described as a mega volume mascara, which creates bold volume to the lashes. Their first 360 degree cone shaped brush is designed to help amplify upper lashes and reveal lower lashes.
So when I popped the first coat on I was surprised at how my lashes were lengthened instantly, both top and lower. However I do find that as you get to your third and fourth coat the mascara has the tendency to clump and give the appearance of spider lashes. Which I find quite unflattering, in comparison to the gorgeous lengthened lashes you get with the first couple of coats. I think this is down to the thick formula which means that the lashes are prone to clumping after a few coats. I didn't actually include a photo of my lashes with added coats as I found it very unflattering and honestly quite thick on my lashes. When it comes to applying on my lower lashes I love to just pop a couple of coats as it gives the appearance of significantly longer lashes and makes the more prominent compared to what my lashes look like without mascara.
The brush is something I have never come across before with a mascara, the 360 degree brush allows you to make zigzag movements from root to tip. I find that because this brush has bendable movement it means that when you apply this to the lashes the brush is very light which I think helps to lengthen the lashes, and probably the lightest brush I have ever used to apply a mascara.
In terms of lasting power, I have found that this lasts all day and don't have to worry about rubbing my eyes, as the mascara will stay put. I don't believe that the formula is waterproof, but is quite water resistant and hard wearing meaning that it will stay put. With saying that I do find that it moves easily when removed with my Garnier Micellar Water.
The mascara itself comes in 3 colours: black, purple and turquoise. I love how these colours play towards the whole manga vibe with brightly coloured eyes. However I don't think I'd be able to pull these colours off, so for now will stick to regular black.
Miss Manga retails for £8.99 which is pretty standard when it comes to drug store mascaras, unfortunately because of the tendency this has to clump I don't think I'd repurchase and stick to my favourite Benefit mascara.
Have you tried Miss Manga? What are your thoughts?