I had no idea there was a manga mascara! Well, thanks to my friend Melissa, I found this L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga mascara at my local drugstore and bought it to try. I was anxious to try it, not really sure what to expect from it.
Isn’t the packaging adorable?! It’s kind of what I expected from a mascara called Miss Manga.
The back of the packaging seemed promising, so I thought I’d give this mascara a shot.
This mascara comes in three different shades, black-brown, black, and blackest black. As you can see, I just got black. It was too difficult to make the decision, haha!
I wasn’t sure about this mascara at first because of the bristles on the brush. I’m used to smaller and thinner bristles that separate my lashes more, but…
You see the little indent in the wand? That’s where it bends! It’s called a “360 degree flexor brush.” I found it pretty neat! The wand is very springy because of the flexibility. I find the mascara is easier to use if I bend the wand before applying it.
I’m still getting used to this mascara after using it for a couple of weeks. First, I didn’t like it too much because I felt like I didn’t get enough lift from it. It felt clumpy and thick.
But after using it for a longer period of time, I like it. It’s not my favorite, but I like it. I think the wand is kind of really amazing. It’s probably what makes it. I’ve learned that I have to use a soft hand when it comes to this mascara. If I do hard strokes, I’ll get nowhere with the formula. That’s why I found it clumpy and thick. So bend the wand and do soft strokes, ladies! It’ll change the way the mascara looks on you. Or it did for me, at least!
(OK, so it’s a little difficult to see below because of the thick black eyeliner on my eyelids…but still, I felt like with softer strokes, the mascara attached to my eyelashes easier. Oh, and definitely use an eyelash curler! Those things are miracle workers.)
So what do you think of this product? Have you used it before? Do they LOOK like manga eyes? Well, on me they don’t. My eyelashes are short and sparse. I do prefer a specific kind of mascara wand, and this isn’t it. I’m just fascinated with this flexor brush though. I’d recommend it if your lashes are already long or at a medium length. But if your lashes are like mine, you’ll have to use an eyelash curler and be meticulous with the application process.