Friday, January 17, 2014

L'oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara - Review

I am always very interested in trying out different mascaras as long as they have the plastic bristle applicator. So when I saw this butterfly mascara by L'oreal and saw the brush, I really wanted to try it out and of course like always, do a little review for you guys as well.

The packaging of this mascara is very sleek and simple and chic in my opinion. The brush as you can see in the picture below, it has plastic bristle and one side of the brush, the bristles actually flare out like a butterfly wing hence the name of the mascara. and the other side of the mascara is kind of curved. 
The brush is very flexible and moves easily. In the picture below, I have the brush of this mascara compared to the good oldie CoverGirl original lash blast wand. As you can see the length is the same but the width is a little slimmer I think.
L'oreal Butterfly, CoverGirl Lash Blast (original)
In the picture below, I have the before and after to show the effect of the mascara on my lashes. I applied only one coat of this mascara to my lashes and that was what I got from it. It gave me length and a little volume.
before, after ( one coat of the mascara)
I actually like how my lashes look in the picture but I did not enjoy the feeling of it on my lashes. First of all, the first impression I has from this mascara when I initially applied it, it was a little more wet than my usual mascaras, but not hugely wet so that was good. I felt the applicator was a little sharp, like I could feel the wand as I was applying it to my lashes which was weird. Any ways, I applied the mascara to my top and bottom lashes and right away, I felt my eyelashes clumping together. I hate clumpy eyelashes for me personally. It just bugs me a lot. I tried to separate my lashes as much as I could with a clean spooly brush without the mascara flaking on me.

After all that work, my lashes just felt a little hard, like I could really feel the mascara on my lashes. It was uncomfortable but I wore it for a full day and it stayed put on me. 

So overall, I am not so sure about this mascara to be honest. I really wanted to like it, but I had to really work with it to make it look and feel "normal" which for a day to day basis is a lot of work for just a mascara application. I might have not enjoyed this mascara but some one else might love it. It just all depends on the expectations and what you are used to get from a mascara.

This mascara retails for around $9 to $12 (Canadian Dollars) at any drugstore that carries L'oreal products.

Have you tried this mascara yet? What are your thoughts on it?
Love, Dina


  1. I'm so picky with my mascaras, especially coming off a year long stint on false applied ones! This is a really helpful review, thanks :)


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