L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara

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Another make up review for you this week, I’m too kind ;)   Today I’m talkin’ ’bout the L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara; quite possibly the last product I will ever buy from the L’Oreal Paris make up line.

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara

L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara£8.99 at Boots

They say:

L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara creates mega volume on top and bottom lashes with ultimate hold. Our exclusive formula, made up of enlarging collagen spheres works perfectly in conjunction with the 360° flexible cone shaped brush to amplify upper lashes and reveal lower lashes. The exclusive formula also contains a trilogy of polymers for absolute hold and staying power.

I say:

To be honest, I didn’t plan on buying this mascara.  The image put forward by L’Oreal of “MA EYELASHES R TOTALLI MANGAAAA!!!111!” left me royally annoyed – manga isn’t an adjective, it’s a style of drawing.  “Manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century.”  So.. to put it a different way… Miss Comics mascara?  ALRIGHT THEN *violent eye roll*  I guess the reason I spent my Boots points on this as I felt it was expected of me to try it, which I suppose is nice that people saw something vaguely Japanese related and thought of me(!), but if I could go back in time and tell Past Dannie not to buy it, I would.

I do not like this mascara.  I don’t particularly like any L’Oreal mascara I’ve ever tried; I find them awfully overpriced and nothing special.  Their brushes always look spindly and untidy and no matter how many times they boast about an “in built clump remover”, there is still too much product on the brush.  This is no different.

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara - Pictures

From discussions with folk on Twitter, it seems the formula is hit and miss.  Some reported their tube to be dry and crumbly; mine was quite wet.  That meant I had to be quite gentle and apply slowly.  It also means I can’t get right to the lashline like I usually do as the wet formula = clump city.  To give credit where credit is due, this mascara does give my lashes good length, however it can at times make them look thin.  In terms of staying power, it does stay on and I can’t say I have experienced any smudging or drying out – it comes off with hot water at the end of the day.

For me, this is a day time mascara, almost a “just for inside the house” mascara.  For £8.99, I expect more and I will not be buying this again.  If you’re going to boast about how a mascara is going to give you “TOTALLI MANGAAAAA” eyelashes, I would have expected a plastic brush designed to give volume, even a two step mascara with the involvement of fibres.   For me, this reinforces my opinion that L’Oreal is no better than a Poundshop make up line, considering most  if not all of the price markup on this goes towards their Photoshop bill and keeping Cheryl Cole in a job.

Have you tried the L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara?  Did you like it?

Danniella x

February 13, 2014
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  • Reply Adrienne

    I’m so glad I found another person who doesn’t like this mascara. Everyone I seem to talk to adores it, and I’m left wondering if I got a dud. Looks like that might just be how it is on a selection of people! I find the wand annoyingly bendy too, so I can’t get deep into the root of the lash and give it as full coverage as I’m used to. And the clumping. Oh dear. CLUMPING FOR DAYS.

    Such a shame, as I had high hopes. I’m so glad I got it when it was on offer and not forked out the full price. I do have to say that the pictures you’ve taken give this mascara much more credit than it deserves though. Lovely long lashes! xo

    Adrienne @ Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin’ | YouTube

    February 13, 2014 at 9:13 am
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Aw thank you! My lashes are my pride and joy! <3 xxx

      February 14, 2014 at 8:10 pm
  • Reply Faith

    This made me chuckle (omfgeeeea aim so lyk Mangaaaa!!!!111squee). But seriously, just the NAME annoys me. What the heck does (awesome) Manga have to do with lashes, huh, huh L’oreal!?
    I’ve seen so many bad reviews for this. Can’t say I’ve found a good L’oreal makeup product for over a decade EXCEPT for their colour riche nude lipsticks. The formula sucks, but the colour of one is spot on for me (& they smell kind of good).

    Wow. So that’s my rant over! Great post by you (as usual)! I’m off to find my 1997 Manga t-shirt (from new look of all places, it was awesome at the time!)

    Faith x


    February 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      Heeheee! Glad I made you chuckle! I think I have a japan t shirt from New Look too somewhere.. wont be able to get into it mind :)! xxx

      February 14, 2014 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Shell

    Shame it wasn’t very good :( I must admit I find every L’Oreal make up product I’ve tried disappointing. I suppose the promise of ‘manga eyes’ is strange and suspicious haha. I want a ‘graphic novel mascara’ it’s the slightly more sophisticated version ;)

    February 16, 2014 at 7:23 pm
    • Reply Danniella Josephine

      It was completely unnecessary! I had so many jokes to put in my review and I forgot them >< xx

      February 17, 2014 at 7:56 pm

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