Sunday, 16 February 2014

L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara - Review

Bonjour!

I picked up the L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara a few weeks ago whilst it was offer. The 'Manga' look is based on the Japanese comic strip characters with huge doll eyes fringed with big lashes - since I'm a fan of large lashes and a total mascara addict, curiosity got the better of me - as always ...!

A picture of L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara


Over on the L'Oreal website the benefits are described as follows...
"Miss manga features a 360 degree flexible brush for effortless application. Its unique brush has a flat surface to intensify and amplify upper lashes while its conical shape capture the lower lashes. Formulated with collagen spheres and polymers for ultimate volume and hold."   (source)
I found this brush easy enough to work with - it does take some getting used to at first, the flexible bit lets the stem 'give' a little (be interesting to see if it would work without this feature) but those flat bristle type thingies almost 'hug' and coat each lash really well without depositing excess mascara all over the eyelid - which means you can work well to thicken the look of the lashline. A creamy formula with a good black pigment - it does add length but for me it's all about the volume (as is stated on the can) and curl which lasts all day -it's also really easy to grab the lower lashes with the thinner end of the brush without making a mess!  I've applied first thing before work, then gone onto the gym straight after (no, I don't remove my make-up before the gym, don't have time!) and it's still in place last thing when I remove without any smudging or flaking.     In my experience, though,  it works best by applying a couple of good coats one after the other (with a bit of wiggling of the wand) - all in one go and I mean that quite literally.  It's not a mascara where I can shove an extra coat on at a later stage as it clumps up and has to be combed through.  It's not as stubborn to take off as 'that stubborn mascara' but it's also not the easiest so you do need to use a decent eye make-up remover.  The top pic shows the usual pathetic bare lashes (obviously) and bottom after a couple of coats of Miss Manga ...




I have seen the Manga ad on TV where the lovely young girl's lashes are huge (lucky girl) but also quite clumpy in places - not everyone's cup of tea and not the look I'm after.  However, used correctly I think the pics speak for themselves and I'm more than happy with the results so Manga is a winner in my book and a mascara I'd be happy to re-purchase at £8.99.  Also available in violet and turquoise for the more adventurous out there but for me it's always black!

Have you tried the L'Oreal Mega Volume Miss Manga Mascara (what a mouthful!)? What's your favourite mascara of the moment?

Jen x



18 comments:

  1. I've read very mixed reviews about this so I'm quite excited about trying it myself to see what I think :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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    1. As you can tell I'm a fan Charlotte - look forward to seeing how you get on xx

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  2. That looks great! I'm all about volumising mascara too. X

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    1. Me too Gaelle - you can't beat a bit of volume xx

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  3. Gosh Jenny what an amazing result. I'm impressed x

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    1. It's a good one Donna - I'm glad I went for it xx

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  4. I've heard quite a bit about this, so it's great to see a review Jenny thanks! I'm interested but only if they do it in brownish black (which I fear they don't). Black is just too harsh for me :( x

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    1. What a shame Kay I don't think it's available in brown/black xx

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  5. I've been seeing this pop up all over the place, I think I might go for it! Thanks for helping me decide! :)

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    1. No probs Emma - hope you like it! :)

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  6. Looks a good one - I am still working my way through my stash from America of Cover Girl, but always up for a cheeky little purchase! xx

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    1. We love our cheeky little purchases don't we Claire! xx

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  7. Wow! That looks so fab! Very disappointed with my current mascara! I usually buy No7 but this one looks fab & not at all clumpy! It does what it says on the tin! Ax

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    1. It certainly does Andrea! Works for me anyway! xx

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  8. I have heard really mixed reviews of this mascara, it looks nice but I don't think it is for me x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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    1. We all have different mascara needs Heather - luckily this one is great for my lashes! x

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  9. I have that mascara but what I find is throughout the day, it clumps up and flakes off easily so that quite annoying but I still like it! X

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  10. What a shame - the opposite for me - lasts all day without clumping! x

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