Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Purchase Review: L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

As many asian women, I have been "blessed" with stick straight eyelashes. While they do curl easily with an eyelash curler, non waterproof mascara tends to uncurl them and even extremely moist waterproof mascaras will uncurl them. If the waterproof mascara is on the drier side, then they will not uncurl. The downside to this is that mascara is difficult to remove and I do find waterproof mascaras to be drying to my lashes, which is not good.

In my search for a good non waterproof mascara that will curl my lashes without an eyelash curler or if I do curl my lashes, will not uncurl them, I found Japanese brand fiber mascaras work decently well. Canmake Gokubuto mascara has been my HG mascara as it somewhat curls my lashes and is water resistant, which makes it easily removable.

On Saturday Mai and I were shopping in Bed Bath and Beyond and we came upon L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes mascara. The packaging says that lashes will appear fuller, longer and curled and that it is easily removable with soap and water.

Mai's favorite L'Oreal mascara has been discontinued so we both decided to give this a try.

Here are my lashes before applying mascara and which have not been curled at all.

As you can see, they are quite straight.

Here are my lashes after applying the mascara. Again, I didn't use an eyelash curler to curl my lashes.

Wow, they are significantly curled! This mascara didn't clump on me and even after 10 hours of wear, it didn't flake. I'm just so amazed that my lashes curled as much as it did without using an eyelash curler. It did wash off easily, although I always use an eye makeup remover when I wear mascara, irregardless of whether it's waterproof or not. I liked it so much that I have already gone back and bought a backup of it.

Mai has had the same results and she really likes it too. The only thing that she doesn't like is the brush. I think that she finds it too long because she said she nearly poked her eye out. I haven't had any problems though.

In case anyone is wondering, my eyemake up consisted of using NARS Hanamichi palette with Urban Decay Half-Baked. This was taken on Monday, which was Chinese New Year so I wanted to do my eye colors to match Chinese New Year. I also used the red color in Hanamichi as my blush. I'm totally loving this palette and am so glad that I ended up purchasing it.



tiffyama said...

Ah yay! A drug store mascara review! I never know what mascara to try every time I think of picking one up. I rarely curly my lashes too so if this mascara can do that, I may just be sold on that fact alone! Thank you so much for this review. :] Your lashes look great!

And your eye make-up is pretty! Black and gold~ very appropriate for the Lunar New Year.

Jamilla Camel said...

Great look! I bought this mascara in Seattle and I'm quite impressed! So glad it works for you!

Jen said...

Great mascara! Might just try this out ^___^ been looking for a new mascara~~ :D

galpal.hi said...

@tiffyama--Do go and try it out if you can. The cost is less than $8.00. My eyelashes are so stubbornly straight that I was so surprised and happy that it curled as much as it did using just this mascara.


galpal.hi said...

@Jamilla--I'm really impressed too. I know that there's other mascaras that you said worked well for you and it didn't work for me.


galpal.hi said...

@Jen--I hope that the price of this won't be quite as exhorbitant as other products are in NZ.


Jian said...

Ooops! Ok Kat I think I just left a comment on Jamilla's blog by accident intended for you since I had both of your comment pop ups up as I forgot to close hers.........

Thank you for this review! :) I'm glad that it didn't disappoint! Shame about the wand being too long for Mai though? I think she'll probably adjust to the shape soon enough!

Love the pretty eye makeup too ^^ glad the hanamichi palette is perrrfect for the lunar new year!

Fannie said...

I've been usin this mascara recently too and I love it for everyday. It does smudge a bit but cleans up easily. Did you find that sometimes if you're not patient with it you can get some spidey lashes?

galpal.hi said...

@Jian--LOL! That has happened to me with too many windows open.

Yes, it is a slight adjustment to having the wand so long but I think it's something that we can get used to.

Love the Hanamichi palette! Even though I was supposed to be on a no-buy status, I'm glad that I did't adhere to it.


galpal.hi said...

@Fannie--I think that the spidey lashes come because of the fiber in it. I've been using mostly fiber mascaras so perhaps I've gotten used to it. Spidey lashes once in a while, is okay for me as long as my lashes can curl nicely like this.


Anonymous said...

So beautiful eyes! The makeup is perfect. :)

galpal.hi said...

@Anonymous--Thank you!