Today I'm going to talk about the L'Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara. Tons of other beauty bloggers have already reviewed this mascara and loved it. Here are my thoughts.
I bought this for $7.99 at Target.
First, the brush of this mascara is of the spiky plastic variety. The shape of the wand is sort of like a wing and it's supposed to really grab those outer side lashes.
L'oreal claims that this will achieve "dramatic fanned out volume". They say this of the formula: "unique Cocoon Fibers™ instantly wrap lashes in a soft, delicate veil to create silky, spectacular lashes that flutter." Um, ok.
Below are photos of my bare lashes, and then lashes with one and two coats of mascara.
Below are my lashes after one coat of the mascara. They look good, dramatic, black. This a very wet mascara which causes it to be very messy and as you can see I got a lot on my upper lid.
|one coat of L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara|
Check out how 2 coats of this mascara looks on me. It was a disaster, talk about tarantula eyes! This wasn't just a fluke either, I tried this a few times and each time, the second coat looked terrible.
|two coats of L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara|
Am I missing something here? How is this so popular!? I've worn just one coat to work a few times in hopes that the formula will dry out a little so I can try doing 2 coats again, we'll see. Although, even just the one coat some days makes my lashes spiky by sticking them together unless I'm super careful. And I have to be careful not to get any on my eyelid either! This mascara is just way to fussy for my liking. Bummer.