Tuesday, August 30, 2016

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Feline Noir & Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara Review and Swatches

                            Hellloooo my love bunnies! Happy Tuesday too you!!  In leu of my little sneak peak review typed up on my last blog post, here is the full blown, broken down review with of course my opinion strictly based on current experiences, and prior knowledge on WHAT a consumer should be presented with. Essentially, everything said here is as good as gold and ALL products were purchased with my own cash! Anyhow, as many of you know I have always been one who looks over drugstore mascaras simply because most are gimmicky and truly all yield the same results. After realizing spending $20.00 on a product I keep longer than I should due to the pricing, thus it becomes expired, I indulged in the hype a bit! With that being said, I picked up both the L'Oreal Pairs Voluminous Miss Manga waterproof mascara, and the L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Feline Noir waterproof mascara.  Keep in mind I had extremely high hopes for both items, therefore a clear mindset was taken while trying the formula's on against my natural lashes!

                         Before describing my own thoughts, let me tell ya' a bit about BOTH and why I purchased them out of the other standing brands! First off, being the photo pictured above begins with Miss Manga mascara, we shall begin there. According to L'Orealparisusa.com, this product contains a 360 flexor brush to build bold volume with high intensity from top to bottom with a unique conical shape to catch hard to reach lashes with even application no matter the amount of coats! "The Mega impact Formula instantly builds oversized volume for 15X lash volume in a flash. Top lashes are amplified and bottom lashes maximized for the ultimate wide-eyed Manga Look." Quite the claim you got goin' on there L'Oreal, but does the actual outcome MATCH?! For starters, my lashes did look bolder, longer, and more dramatic, however clumping is something frequently experienced while using this product. While I believe some of you beauties MIGHT prefer the 360 flexor brush, I did not, I found it annoying and extremely difficult in terms of actually GETTING every lash in a non messy manner. Taking a closer look at image two, contrasted against both the Feline Noir and my natural lashes, you will see a slight smudging of the product leaking under my lower lash line, this is due to the in my opinion, un-sturdy brush! Do be noted removal is a pain in the butt since you will find yourself applying numerous layers.

                       Looking past this downfall, the product is quite sleek rocking a magenta & black packaging container, but I'm not quite sure for $8.00 packaging is all I desire. You can purchase the Miss Manga Waterproof line in two shades, black and blackest black and they're ASSURED a waterproof texture! This, is one thing L'Oreal gets five golden stars for, waterproofness. As a test, I took a shower with the mascara on, and long behold, it lasted without any flaking OR smearing off! Despite there being around 4 other versions of Manga mascara, I felt this was my best bet since the color was a deep true carbon and did contain a waterproof formula.  Speaking of formula, gaze your eyes below loves and take a peak at the ingredients list, I made sure to highlight the "MAY CONTAIN" text this way you can truly know what is in your makeup!

Voluminous Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara Ingredients List:
ISODODECANE• CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE DABEILLE• COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA• DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE• AQUA / WATER / EAU• ALCOHOL DENAT.• ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER• ORYZA SATIVA CERA / RICE BRAN WAX• PARAFFIN• POLYVINYL LAURATE• VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER• PROPYLENE CARBONATE• TALC• SYNTHETIC BEESWAX• ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER• PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE• PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE• PROPYLENE GLYCOL• HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL• ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER• PHENOXYETHANOL• SILICA• SOLUBLE COLLAGEN• SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE• ATELOCOLLAGEN• [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE MICA CI 75470 / CARMINE CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES CI 77510 / FERRIC FERROCYANIDE ]

*Voluminous Miss Manga Black Angel Mascara
*Voluminous Miss Manga ROCK Waterproof Mascara

                               Next up is the Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara, the formula reminded A LOT of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Mascara Top Coat after a few uses are endured! This product unlike the other claims INSTANT volume and full lash density will be achieved within minutes of application. It features intensive black pigments with a Quick-Charge brush capturing each lash to "deliver instant volume and fullness"! Stopping here momentarily, I would like to say this brush is MUCH sturdier and less bendy than the Miss Manga making application much easier and yielding captivating results. Anyhow, the goal of this scara' is to achieve a Feline look with powerful voluminous and extremely BLACK pigmented lashes, for one I will say ALL the claims are true! The photo presented to your right is a screenshot of L'Oreal's Feline Noir up close WITHOUT any product surrounding the bristles-- I would of shown you mine butttttt, it'd be difficult discerning the unique bristled cut. Anyhow, due to the multi flexed bristles intertwining each other you can be ASSURED a non clump finish, and that my friends is something I believe I achieved (scroll up to the comparison photo and view the LAST image). This, just like it's sister Voluminous Manga has a few versions present, which is probably one of the reasons I despise drugstore mascaras, there are WAY too many, and WAY too many different packages! Overall, I do feel this mascara is WORTH the extra $8.99, but it still ranks a 3/5 due to the non lengthy finish-- the main achievement is volume, that's it, so if you prefer the full package Manga would be it, DESPITE the terrible bendy brush.  Below I will be listing ALL versions this product offers along with once again, the ingredients list, pay close attention!

Voluminous Feline Noir Waterproof Mascara Ingredients List:
SODODECANE, CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE DABEILLE, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, AQUA / WATER / EAU, ALCOHOL DENAT, ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER, ORYZA SATIVA CERA / RICE BRAN WAX, PARAFFIN, POLYVINYL LAURATE, VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, TALC, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL, DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL, TETRAISOSTEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID, COPOLYMER PHENOXYETHANOL, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL, HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TRISODIUM EDTA, ATELOCOLLAGEN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BHT [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE

 *Voluminous Million Lashes Feline Waterproof Mascara
*Voluminous Feline Noir WASHABLE Mascara
*Voluminous Million Lashes Feline WASHABLE Mascara

L'oreal's STANDARD "how to" obtained from lorealparisusa.com:
Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip. Does not smudge. Removes easily. Ophthalmologist and allergy tested. Suitable for sensitive eyes. Tested under dermatological control.
To safeguard L'Oréal purity, reserve this product for your personal use. Treat the applicator with the hygienic care you give your eyes. Never apply this product in a moving vehicle. Do not dilute mascara with water, saliva, or any other substance. Cap tightly after use. If change in odor or appearance occurs, discontinue use. Do not use this or any other eye cosmetic if your eye is injured, irritated, or infected. Consult a physician promptly

I truly hope this review can HELP some of you who've been eyeballing the L'Oreal mascara line for quite some time! Personally, after trying the Maybelline Mascara's I felt it was pitiful to even bother typing a review, they all achieve the same clumpy non voluminous effect, for that, L'Oreal scores one for the team. Till' next time love bunnies XOXOX, your Lilz!

INGREDIENTS: AQUA / WATER / EAU, PARAFFIN, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, COPERNICIA, CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX, / CIRE DE CARNAUBA, ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID, COPOLYMER, STYRENE/ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM, ETHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE DABEILLE, SYNTHETIC BEESWAX, BIS-DIGLYCERYL, POLYACYLADIPATE-2, POLYBUTENE, CETYL ALCOHOL, DIVINYLDIMETHICONE/ DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, STEARETH-20, GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE, STEARETH-2, PHENOXYETHANOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, TRIBEHENIN, ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL, DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, GLYCERYL BEHENATE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL, HYDROGENATED PALM OIL, DISODIUM EDTA, BUTYLENE GLY
Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip. Removes easily with waterproof eye makeup remover.
ISODODECANE• CERA ALBA / BEESWAX / CIRE DABEILLE• COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX / CIRE DE CARNAUBA• DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE• AQUA / WATER / EAU• ALCOHOL DENAT.• ALLYL STEARATE/VA COPOLYMER• ORYZA SATIVA CERA / RICE BRAN WAX• PARAFFIN• POLYVINYL LAURATE• VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER• PROPYLENE CARBONATE• TALC• SYNTHETIC BEESWAX• ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER• PEG-30 GLYCERYL STEARATE• PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE• PROPYLENE GLYCOL• HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL• ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER• PHENOXYETHANOL• SILICA• SOLUBLE COLLAGEN• SODIUM CHONDROITIN S