Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara revolves around big manga eyes and amplified lashes like you’ve never seen before. At least, that’s what L’Oreal is trying to sell to us here. And if you’re a big fan of wide-eyed manga look, you can’t help but get curious. Three things come to mind why I bought this product finally, the fact that I needed a new mascara, this is waterproof (a must in the summer!) and this was affordable, and I guess you could add that the packaging was cute (that makes it four)!
Here’s the thing, I didn’t expect much from this product. Especially since this is the first time I’ve tried L’Oreal’s mascara and at this point I just wanted to see if this truly has that voluminous effect like the company claims.
Before we get down to the nitty gritty, aka before and after photos, here’s an up close look on the product and how ‘bulky’ looking it is with a rounded bottom, almost floating like a boat.
L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascra comes in 3 shades: Black/377, Blackest Black/374, Black Brown/376
I wanted to keep it as close to my natural eyelashes color so I picked the one in Black. The black and metallic pink combo packaging gives cool factor vibe to it, don’t you think?
This mascara also features a 360º flexor brush and its cone-shaped design will help catch those hard to reach lashes, while it’s Mega Impact Formula (whatever that is) gives you that 15x lash volume in a flash.
There’s only one way to find out if this thing really works, right?
Before & After L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara
Taken indoors after application (no mascara on bottom lashes) | Taken outdoors few hours after application with mascara on bottom lashes as well
My thoughts? I was actually quite impressed! First things first, if you have very sensitive eyes, this formula might sting a little as it did on mine. Luckily, this seems to go away after a few seconds (thank goodness) and my second and third application, I didn’t feel the irritation anymore. Strange.
To really get that voluminous effect or that wide-eyed manga factor, try curling your lashes first (which I’ve done in my 4th photo above) and although I normally don’t coat my lower lashes, this time I did one coat on them.
Overall, this mascara seems to do a really good job in terms of maximizing the volume of your lashes and you can even get away with 3 coats due to its wet formula and yet it doesn’t feel heavy or too clumpy. Oh, and did I say that this beauty is also long-wearing? Five to six hours max, how’s that sound?
As for the flexor brush thing, I’m not too sure if this makes any big difference for me to be honest, but depending on how you apply your mascara, this might come useful for you.