It’s rare that you’ll see a mascara (other than my beloved standard Maybelline The Falsies) mentioned here, but I feel that this L’Oreal offering deserves not just a mere mention but it’s own review post, solely based on its merit. While I can’t quite bring myself to say that the L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Excess Mascara has topped The Falsies in my ranking of mascara loves, I can’t say that it’s inferior to it in any significant shape or form.
It’s time for a fun fact: long before the birth of this little place that I call my blog, I used to use the Voluminous Million Lashes standard mascara, which did give me great results but seeing as it was on the difficult side to remove thanks to my beyond-sensitive eyeballs, I wasn’t ready to commit to it. So I went for the newly-launched sister mascara, the Voluminous Million False Fibre Lashes and man was that a fatal mistake; the mascara became the bane of my existence, stabbing the sensitive eyes with the fibres themselves and being even more impossible to remove, despite being the regular and not waterproof formula. So I held a grudge against L’Oreal mascaras for a while… until I heard everyone raving about the original Voluminous formula. You know how this one went, I tried it and used it up but wasn’t wowed.
But then I went for this one. As one might expect, it’s similar to the original Voluminous Million Lashes, however the wand is both longer and thinner, adding extra definition to the lashes. The change in wand here makes the formula great for the lower lashes as well as the upper ones, very separating and generally fantastic at giving the best-of-both-worlds big overall lashes. And the formula is not a particularly wet one, so it wins bonus points in my book.
Over the past few weeks, I have been receiving numerous compliments on my lashes in real life, despite being a glasses wearer. So that tells you its working. But I feel compelled to say that naturally I do have long and curled lashes that I complain are wimpy, but in the grand scheme of things I have pretty easy lashes to work with. But I really really like this formula, it’s flawless in my eyes. I can only find it in me to say that sometimes it flakes ever-so-slightly but in truth, this only happens when I’m too lazy to remove the excess of my lashes. I just wish this was easier to remove. Well we can’t have it all, alas…
What is your favourite mascara? Have you tried this one?
P.S. I’m sure that you can figure out that in the picture at the top, the first photo is before mascara and those that follow are detailing the results. Oh, and it’s around the ten dollar range in price if you weren’t aware.