Hi All! I can’t believe it’s the 4th of December! The days are just whizzing by and we’re onto day 4 of the beauty brawl already. Day 4 is mascara, another one of my can’t-live-without makeup products. Usually I definitely prefer high-end makeup (although my bank balance does not) because I think in most cases you get what you pay for. Mascara though, is another matter! I refuse to pay the crazy prices for high-end mascara because you’re only meant to have it for 3 months and it always tends to dry out so quickly. I also find that the drugstore offerings are just as good if not better. The tricky part is deciding which mascara to go for. I’d love to find a good waterproof mascara so I chose the L’oreal Volume Million Lashes Waterproof to review.
Sadly I wasn’t blown away by the product. I found it to be quite crumbly, so although it doesn’t smudge, because it is waterproof, it does flake off onto your cheeks. The formula is also quite sticky so you have to be very careful to avoid clumping when applying it to your lashes. It does give good length to your lashes though, so if you can overlook the flakes and the clumps then I guess it’s not so bad.
I’m going to sound like such a negative Nancy here, especially considering I gave a quite negative review yesterday too, but I hate the packaging! I think the gold and the blue looks a little cheap. What bothers me the most though is the wand. I can’t stand those scratchy little plastic wands. They hurt my eyes and I don’t think they make the mascara application any better so I don’t know why we can’t just stick to a good old-fashioned bristle brush.
On a brighter note, the price is reasonable. It’s around the 10 pound mark in the UK so it’s not exactly cheap but better than your designer brands. I certainly wouldn’t recommend spending that much on this mascara, but I’m not too devastated to have wasted the money on it.
As you can see I haven’t scored this product particularly highly. I don’t like to be so negative but I always want to be honest in my reviews and I didn’t enjoy the product. Tomorrow is blush day though and I promise you it’s a good one!! Don’t miss it and don’t forget to check out my fellow beauty brawlers, I’m sure at least one of them will have a fantastic mascara for us to try!
Beth – La Blog Beauté
Victoria – Victoria Life On Camera
Elaine – Early Retirement Rocks
Kimberley Jessica – Kimberley Jessica
Tori – Powdered and Polished
Laura Faye – Forever Faye
Karen – The Mad House of Cats and Babies
Gemma – An Ocean Glimmer
Ellysia – Miss Dainty K
Andreia – Andreia Prieto x
Natalie – Beauty Box Obsessed
Rabia – Rabia Qureshi
Bethany – The Beth Blog
Becky – Hideaway Blogging
Lynn – Lemons Cake
Sarah – The Passion Ease Queen.
Taylor – Reese’s Hardwear
Cheryl – Cheryl Gemma
Daisy – Daisy Says
Phillippa – Phillippa Beauty
Kimberley – Happiness Is Madness
Charli – High Street Beauty Junkie
Natasha – Beauty By Natasha 16
Emma – Running In Couture