I hope you are having a fantastic Friday. I’ve been doing some serious thinking about my budget lately and that has led to reevaluating everything from my meals to my mascara. Yes, even my mascara.
I realized that I couldn’t remember the last time I used a drugstore mascara (I now remember, it was when the CoverGirl LashBlast in the purple tube first came out) and that just didn’t make sense to me. Sure, I love my Too Faced but paying 23 bucks a tube is the definition of a champagne lifestyle on a beer budget.
Seeing as I recently ran out of that very mascara, I decided to pick up a new drugstore version when I was in Ulta last. That’s how I acquired the new L’Oreal Miss Manga Rock mascara. Well, I couldn’t just pick up a brand new product without letting y’all know how I felt about it.
For starters, I love the packaging! If I’m being honest, and I most definitely am, it’s what drew me in. Even the actual cardboard packaging it came in was adorable (unfortunately my sister managed to throw it away before I could snap a pic. #bloggerstruggles) with a little manga panda demonstrating the effect of the product. I just love it all around.
Now, back to that whole being honest thing. When you first approach the product, the wand looks scary, like medieval torture device scary. However, when handled with the appropriate amount of caution there is a whole world of lash amazingness at your doorstep.
Let me say that this mascara is a little different than most I have tried. It blatantly states right on the packaging that it will give you “explosive volume & rebellious spikes.” What other mascara do you know that promises spikey lashes? Not many that I can think of but I like it. It’s different but in a fun way.
Something else worth mentioning is that this particular mascara has a certain level of difficulty attached to it. It promises volume, however, it’s a little tricky to achieve full volume without making the lashes appear clumpy. Then again, I think that has a lot to do with the wetness of the formula. I think all those issues will be greatly reduced after it dries out just a tad, so no real worries.
As far as the wear time goes, my contacts make my eyes so dry lately that by the time 10 pm rolled around I was begging to get this stuff off my eyes. Definitely not the mascara’s fault though. I haven’t experienced any flaking or transfer but I have noticed that it can’t hold a curl to save it’s little manga panda life. Still, not a problem for me especially with an under $8 price tag (under $7 if you shop Target).
One great thing I have noticed is the ease at which this mascara washes off. For instance, when it took off my makeup last night I just used a makeup remover wipe. I looked in the mirror after taking everything off just to make sure I didn’t have anything left under my eyes and I was a little taken aback at the fact that I had zero mascara on my lashes/face at all. That’s a rarity for me. Especially when just using a remover wipe.
All in all, I think this is a really fun mascara to have around and while I manage to wear it everyday that might not be for every. I like the spikey look and the clumpiness to a degree, so in my opinion it’s definitely worth a shot.
Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments or click through my social media links below.
I hate to say this, because I really did enjoy this mascara but it ended up being such a fail product for me. About 2 or 3 weeks after writing this review, I went to grab my mascara from my drawer and found that the rubber ring around the opening of the mascara had gotten stuck in the top. I tried to fix it, work around it, everything just ended up being a disaster. I had to throw it out. Such a waste.r Maybe it was just mine but I thought I’d update you all anyway. Let me know if any of you had a similar issue.
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