L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara – Review with before and after photos

 Straight after ordering this mascara I posted on twitter that I’d ordered it but didn’t know why as I didn’t, really want ‘manga lashes’. Why did I order it? I’m not sure, I knew there was going to be hype over it and I wanted to know why, plus when I get intrigued about something I’m not good at letting it go.

The metallic pink packaging, along-side the black, is rather cute looking but not too easy to photograph, what with the reflective nature of it. You can probably see that the pink part of my packaging is a bit scratched but that’s because it came in two layers of protective plastic, the inner of which was perforated but the outer wasn’t – Took me quite a long time to get in to it I’ll admit!

I do quite like thick, chunky packaging on mascara, though, and this one is rather catchy – You won’t miss this in your collection.

The brush is tapered and the bristles aren’t too dense – You can see part way down the wand that there’s a thinner part, that’s where it flexes. It does flex quite a lot but I really like it, it seems to work really well with the application. What I really like about it is that the formula isn’t too wet – It does similar things to my lashes as Benefit’s ‘They’re Real’ but without it being overly wet (which is one of the things I’m really not sure about with They’re real)

I normally got for more natural lashes but this mascara has made me like fuller, bigger lashes, a lot. I think I’ll still opt for natural more often than not but this is, without a doubt my ‘go to’ for when I want some bigger impact.

Ok, ok, so here’s to the before and after photos!

My natural lashes, not curled. They’re naturally quite long, dark and curly which is why I often go for more natural mascaras.
And natural lashed with my eyes closed – Why? Not sure, just because it is another good indicator of how my natural lashes look, I guess. (Look at all that shadow fall out, never notice it normally!)

Two pics because I couldn’t decide upon which one I preferred – I think they both show quite how cool this mascara is, though! My natural lashes are good but just Look at what the mascara does!

There’s no mascara on my lower lashes, anything you can see has transferred from the upper ones.

So, yes, I’ll let you make up your own mind – But me? I love it.

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  1. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt January 31, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Wow, seems like it's working really well for you. I picked this up a few weeks ago but haven't tried it yet since I don't want to have too many mascaras on the go at the same time, and now I'm really excited to trying it :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

    • admin January 31, 2014 / 7:14 pm

      Hope it works for you too! xx

  2. beautyqueenuk January 31, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    Ooh well it looks better than I thought it would do, I will be honest with you. I haven't bought a new mascara for ages, I am attempting to use up the ones I have x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

    • admin January 31, 2014 / 7:15 pm

      Yeah, I bought it Just to see what the fuss was about and because it was £2 off at superdrug at the time… And now I love it xx

  3. Kara January 31, 2014 / 6:51 pm

    Ooh what eyeshadow are you wearing?

    • admin January 31, 2014 / 7:18 pm

      It was from the sleek au naturel palette… I feel like it was 'mineral earth' but just the tiniest amount really blended (I thought it was taupe but the fall out is too dark) – I Really should have put it in the post, sorry

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