Man, does this mascara have the longest name ever or what? I got this little bugger a week ago and was so pumped about it I decided to make a whole new category for the blog named: “Beauty products and stuff…”. Might have to change the name soon, I’m lacking meat in my blood, haven’t eaten a steak in like 4 hours, so my creativity has decreased accordingly and can’t think of a better name…Any who, before we dive into the unknown for me, deep, scary waters of makeup, I just want to say thank you all for your amazing comments on my last posts! You’re like alcohol, you make me bubbly and fuel my desire to talk incoherent nonsense even more!
Also, some of you commented on my post about perfect people on the internet and how you see me as someone who is perfect, which is the best compliment I’ve heard in a year and it’s sooooo faaaaaar from the truth! I sometimes snore when I sleep, I always smudge my eyeliner to the point
it looks white trash “beautiful”, I’m often too lazy to shave my legs, I use
my t-shirt as a napkin, when I eat spicy food I release an inhumanly
amount of saliva and snot, so there’s that. Perfection is basically my
I have so many imperfections I want to share with you, but I’ll just leave you with a slice of them, since the whole loaf of bread might scare you and there is a chance you’ll run away from me and we don’t want that, who will I talk to then? People from the real world?! As if! Screw those guys!
Now, onto the mascara thingy!
I read about this mascara in a fashion magazine (yes, I do read those occasionally when I suffer from high fever or want to have a good laugh) and only one electrical pulse went through my half-dead brain when I saw this: “MANGAAAAAAAAAAA!!! ^_^”
You probably know about my love for Japan, so in my opinion anything
that has the name “Manga” in it, is bound to be a life changing thing!
Especially if this thing is a mascara and you’re the type of person that
has been using the same dried out mascara your sister gave you 4 years
ago, because you can’t be bothered to pay real moneyz for a silly thing
as a mascara. But a blue mascara? I’d pay a pinky for that! So I went and skeptically bought it. Skeptically, because I really didn’t think it
would look any good or blue at all. So, lets proceed to the first impressions!
What also draw me towards this shiny mascara is the sleek and luxurious packaging. They also sell these in pink, but couldn’t find a pink one with the color indigo, so had to survive with this glossy yellow. Not complaining though! When you close the container it gives you a satisfying click which informs you that the mascara is tightly shut. Kewl!
The brush is indeed punky looking, with little spikes and a tapered (I think that’s what you call it) shape. I’ve heard of mythical mascaras that cover the whole eyelash in just one stroke, but this one isn’t one of them. I had to take
a few strokes to cover my eyelashes, maybe because my eyes are just huge
and gorgeous! Either way, I really don’t think there is a mascara in this world that would cover your whole eyelash in one stroke, just don’t think nature would allow such frivolous behavior!
The brush scoops a generous amount of product so no need to dip it in a thousand times which, as we all know, is a legitimate problem that plagues our life and makes it almost unbearable…The strugglez!!!
I’ve never tried the other Miss Manga series of L’Oreal, so can’t really compare, but this one does tend to add a small amount of clumps here and there. I think this is supposed to be intentional, since the commercial of just the Mega Volume Miss Manga mascara shows a generous amount of clumpage! And yes, the Mega Volume Miss Manga and Mega Volume Miss Manga Punky are actually two different mascaras….go figure…or are they? I’m confused, I’ll stop now!
And finally the juicy part! Photos of how the mascara actually looks on mah pretty face! I intentionally added eyeliner to my eyes, because this is basically my daily makeup and I wanted to know how the indigo color would look on top of darker eyeliner or eye shadow, so..observe!
The camera didn’t quite catch it, but there is a big difference if you add more layers on top. What I don’t like is that when you start applying the mascara it’s rather faded and I had to add more and more to achieve the effect I wanted. This maybe due to my eyelashes being UBER pale and almost nonexistent, and perhaps if you have bolder, darker eyelashes you won’t have this problem. Overall the result is quite striking, it’s almost like you’re wearing a blue eyeliner, but with a special kick to it.
As for the mega volume, I didn’t notice anything breathtaking, but the mascara does add more length and makes the eyelashes look rich and plumpy.
I also did a quick outfit shoot to show you how the mascara looks in daylight, and with actual clothes and not in my underwear. My hair is a mess and this is one of those “QUICKLY! PUT SOMETHING THAT ISN’T STAINED WITH KETCHUP!!!” hastily put together outfits, so it’s kind of boring, but I love how the mascara makes everything pop!
The “I have no idea what I’m doing” pose.
Used the camera’s flash here, looks rather awesome!
Having a hard time balancing my body
What do you guys think? Have you heard of this mascara? Is it something you would try?