Sunday, 20 May 2012

Beauty Review: L’Oréal Volume Million Lashes Luminizer Mascara

Ever since I read a fawning review of this mascara back in March I’ve been hankering after it.  But at 16.99 I was reluctant to part with my precious cash. Now, I’m sure you girls who swear by Dior Diorshow and Lancôme Hypnôse Drama mascaras (the big beauty award winners and both priced over 25) are shocked by my miserliness but I’m a staunch beauty on a budget advocate.  I believe we can all look stunning using inexpensive products and a €17 mascara is a little out of my range. However, the good folk at Boots sent me a coupon for 3 off mascara recently (oh how I love that Boots card!) and I was at my nearest L’Oréal counter before you could say ‘beautiful bountiful driving men insane lashes’.

And the verdict? Disappointment. Overall, it’s a decent mascara. The fat plastic wand lifted and defined my lashes and they were noticeably more voluminous. However, L’Oréal’s biggest claim with this mascara is to enhance the colour of your eyes. It’s available in three shades - for blue, brown and green eyes. The mascara goes on black despite the colour in the tube; you can see mine (for blue eyes) appears navy. But L’Oréal fail to deliver - despite examining my eyes intently and ordering friends to stick their faces into mine and get a load of my dazzling baby blues, I, and my suffering friends didn’t see one bit of difference to the colour of my eyes.

My biggest fault with this mascara, however, has to be the flaking. After just one coat and 30 minutes of wear I’m left with little black flakes under my eyes and down my cheeks. This is just unacceptable for a mascara of this price. I’ll be sticking to my Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express mascara, my absolute favourite at the moment.


  1. Thanks for this post - I've been thinking about trying that mascara for a while now myself so you've saved me from being disappointed!

    Emma xo

  2. No problem Emma. Oh how I mourned that 14 quid! x

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