Hi guys! Today’s review is going to be about big bad lashes! I am talking about the L’oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Excess Waterproof mascara in Black.
Price : Approx US$ 9 (As of now,it’s not available at Indian stores,it can be bought online on Flipkart and Amazon.)
Product Claims: Intense Maximized Volume. Defines. Bigger Millionizer Brush.
My Experience : Who doesn’t love thick and long lashes?! Mascara has been an essential on our vanities for long but finding the right one can be a daunting task. Often times, people don’t realise, the secret of the mascara lies in the wand! Don’t get me wrong.. the formula matters. But it’s the shape and the material of the wand that makes it achieve the different results – lengthening or volumizing or curling. According to the look you desire, choose an appropriate wand.
I have naturally long lashes but they are straight. What i look for in my mascara is to hold the curl and volumize. So did this mascara deliver?!
L’oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Excess Waterproof mascara comes in a very luxe packaging in turquoise and gold. The shape of the tube is the typical of all the mascaras in the Voluminous range by L’oreal.
When you unscrew the wand cap and pull it out,you feel a tug. And that’s one of my favorite features in all L’oreal Volume Million Lashes mascaras! They have a mechanism that removes the excess product from the wand and coats it evenly so you don’t get a ton of goopy mascara on your wand when you pull it out. Many high end luxury brands also don’t give out this feature.
The formula of the mascara itself is very comfortable to work with. Its neither too thick, nor too thin. It dries out after a few seconds, so you have to be swift in coating the lashes. Of Course, that also means that you don’t have to wait too long to do a 2nd coat of mascara.
However, i generally don’t have to go for a 2nd coat.
There is a slight chemical scent to the product when first opened, but it’s not overpowering. Only those with sensitive noses would notice it!
The color is not the blackest of black but sufficient enough to make your lashes stand out.
Now coming to the magical wand! L’oreal has patented this wand as the ‘Millionizer’ brush. It’s a fat rubber brush with tiny bristles. Its cylindrical like the previous Voluminous mascaras, but has a bulbous end with a tapering tip. The brush is phenomenal to say the least. It gives amazing separation, length as well as volume. The wand itself bends slightly at the base of the brush so as to provide flexibility while pushing up the lashes.
The shape of the wand helps in giving the false lashes look too as the outer lashes can be made thicker and longer. It holds the curl of the lashes perfectly. Lower lashes can be coated easily by keeping the wand vertical.
This mascara is waterproof in the truest sense. You can wear it to gym, swimming pool and may be even a sauna and it won’t budge. It last me atleast 12 hours (i haven’t applied it longer than that). Because of the waterproof formula, it can make the lashes feel a little crunchy and hard at the end of the day though.
I have experienced absolutely no itching or irritation in my eyes due to this product and it does not flake at all on me.
Removing this mascara is the biggest hassle i face. But that is with all waterproof mascaras in general. I tend to take some oil based makeup remover and coat my lashes with it. I let it sit there for couple of minutes and then swipe it off with a cotton ball. In my experience, this is the only way to remove this mascara if you don’t want to lose some lashes while tugging with a cotton ball.
Over all, it’s one of my all time favorite mascaras. It does volumize and lengthens my lashes, and does not flake even after long wear. Removing it is a little problematic but that’s the case with all waterproof mascaras. This quality at this price point is a steal. I would rate it 4.8/5.
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Disclaimer : This product has been bought with my own money and all opinions mentioned are my own.