Let’s begin by saying….. I feel like there are more mascara releases than I’ve had hot dinners. Which is possibly true. As my Instagram would reveal, I appear to be a sushi addict. Still, that doesn’t mean to say I don’t like new releases. Hey I’m a beauty junkie, any ‘new’ thing is a welcome product in my books. So, the Mascara in question today, is of course the L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara that is $8.99, and I bagged myself ‘Blackest Black.’
I didn’t realize this before I bought this mascara, but apparently it’s had a lot of hype on You Tube, which has made it a bit of a ‘must try product.’ I have to admit the brush itself is pretty interesting, and nothing like anything I’ve ever seen before. It’s described as having a ‘wing tip brush’ which gives you a clue as to where they got the Butterfly name from. One half of the bristles are long, and the other half are short, so I assumed the longer side was for the top lashes, and the shorter side was for the bottom lashes. I am a genius.
So… How was it? Well, to be perfectly honest, its not my favorite. Yes, it does separate the lashes nicely, and the bristles seem to play a key role here, but I found that the differing bristle lengths made this slightly awkward to apply which can result in a little mascara on/below lid situation. Although it lengthened the lashes nicely I don’t really think it made them more voluminous. I would say my lashes resembled spiders legs, a lot more than the wide eyed promise of butterfly wings (as per the packaging)Boo. I’ll let you decide by viewing these rather unnerving enlarged pictures of my eyes.
It’s not a bad mascara, and I would still use this for everyday but in general I’ll still be reaching for my favorite budget buy mascara, the Maybelline Rocket Volume. That baby is awesome!