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This is by far my favourite mascara that I have used!
The bottle is great. The design of it means that you don't get a nasty build up of old mascara around the opening which is great. It means you don't get clumps when you're applying it after you've used it Afew times, which can be really irritating!!
It goes on pretty thick which is great because you don't spend hours applying it to get the volume in your lashes that you want. It curls and volumises your lashes really quickly.
Because it does the job quickly it does seem to last a really long time and give you dark lashes too. There's definitely a lot of definition in your lashes when you use it and I think it makes your eyes look wider and brighter too.
Another great positive is that it's very buildable. If you're like me and you go from work and then get ready for a night out but don't like taking off your makeup (you just add to it) you can add another layer of this mascara, without the spider eyes. An extra layer adds volume without looking like you're wearing too much makeup.
The one downside I found is that it when it does run out it almost catches you by surprise. The bottle seems to go from full to almost empty instantaneously which I did find to be a little annoying.. one tip that I used for this was to let the bottle sit in hot water for 5 minutes. It makes the excess last a little longer if you're caught out at the wrong moment!
As for price l, it's usually around £10 which I find to be average for a good mascara and I do think the quality is better than a lot of luxury brands.
A new girl started in my work only a few weeks ago and I complimented her on her false eyelashes and was so shocked to hear they were natural!! So I asked what mascara she was wearing and googled it straight away to get mine ordered!!
Price and Range:
I was surprised to see on-line that the price was £10.99 and this is a lot more than I would usually spend on mascara but after checking out Ebay I found it for £5.24 (inc postage and packaging) and was more than happy to pay this! Before buying I checked out the reviews as I wasn't sure as to whether to get the very Black or go for the Blue Eyes version. There are also hazel eyes available in this range. I was a bit worried that the mascara would look very blue on but I didn't need to.
When it arrived and took the brush out I heard a popping sound but this is the element inside the tube that clears off excess mascara (there was a bit left at the tip but I just brushed this off at the top of the tube). I noticed that the brush was not too chunky, whereas a lot that I have bought recently have had bristles all over the place. However I believe as the brush itself was more defined it really helps define my lashes rather than clumping them together, the way others have. I really found that the length of my lashes was really enhanced as well.
As for the colour technology, I don't really think that it has made much of a difference and really brought out the blue in my eyes, as it said, so I wouldn't pay extra for this element. The mascara is more of a dark navy in colour but really looks like black on.
I found with this mascara you would really need 3 coats to get the look that I want, although during the week I just use 2 and 3 on the weekends when I want a bigger, better effect. Also working it with eyelash curlers, enhances it further again!
All in all I will be buying this again but again off Ebay, I don't think I would spend £10.99 on this, it maybe just a bit over priced at this!
Just got my million lashes delivered in the post and on the whole very pleased.
I got the one for hazel eyes - got a bit of a fright when I saw the colour on the brush, as it was a kind of dull lilac, but once its on it's beautifully black.
You do need quite a few coats of application to get the maximum result, but don't be afraid to slap it on as it doesn't clump and does make you lashes appear really long.
So - for lovely long, great black lashes it's perfect.
However I'm not too sure about the promise that it will enhance the colour of your eyes. I've been ogling myself in the mirror all day - and asking the girls in the office their opinion, and whilst everyone agrees it is a cracking mascara for length and thickness, none of us can actually see the colour enhancing effect.
I got mine from ebay for about £5.50 inc p&p and am overall pleased with the price and result - some of the girls have paid up to £10, so I'm glad I didn't fork out just so much, as while the result is good, it's not in my opinion £10's worth!
What color are your eyes? Mine are sadly a little non-descript, I think to think Dazzling Green, truth is, they are, perhaps, slightly more hazel than that...shush, done tell anyone! Someone got me this for a pressie and I was thrilled!
We all know how to add a tiniest touch of eye liner so that you don't look as if you have applied any, but just enough so that it enhances what we have. Less really is more as far as make-up goes, don't you agree? So I tend to use a very subtle green or chocolate brown and blend in a verrrry thing line under my eye lashes. It works wondered. This mascara is the icing on the cake and really gives the illusion of richer, deeper, more soulful eyes even without any liner or other color.
This mascara tells us things that we want to hear, ie that this will "...Light-up your eyes...", and it actually does. How refreshing. I love this stuff! This comes, very conveniently in 3 different shades that have (in the words of the lovely Cheryl Cole, here comes the science bit) "light-reflecting particles". I don't know about that but the over all look, whether in the shade, the sun or the office is really pretty and makes your eyes look more defied. The fun part is that everyone (the women) can tell that your eyes look good but that cannot out their finger on why, our secret!
You can actually apply two coats here without clumping all of your lashes together, but you don't really need more than one application. It depends if you are a "glide and leave" kinda girl, or more of a "brush brush brush, blink blink blink" kinda girl - either way, this mascara works for both types! The blurb on the bottle tells us that "The Millionizer brush has a multitude of bristles to separate lashes for a fanned-out lash effect" and that the "...applicator is ultra flexible with both long and short bristles to coat each lash evenly from root to tip". It simply doesn't do to have a mascara brush that only coats one specific type of lashed...right? It actually has a very handle little 'over-hang' in the tube so that as you pull out the brush, any excess mascara that could potentially lead to clumps is removed. The blub quite accurately tells us that "...It leaves the brush coated with just the right amount of formula to achieve the look of maxed up volume with no overload...".
A very reasonable £9.99. Depending on where you get this from the variation in price doesn't seem to be more than 50p.
My over-all Satisfaction:
I really enjoyed using this product and even more so the effects of using it. It made my eyes look more open, slightly dazzling (yes, I do say so myself) and did not clump.
The Wonderful thing:
No matter how long you have been out for, you wont need to keep checking your mirror for the invariably inevitable smudge under the corner of your eye from excessive blinking, because it stays where it is supposed to be!
The not-so-wonderful thing:
It does actually take a bit of scrubbing to get it off at the end of the day. But hey, small ;price to pat, id much rather it stayed in place all day and then took a little effort at the end of the day, wouldn't you!
I have tried plenty of mascaras and they have ranged from the brilliant to the downright awful. One of my favourite mascaras is Million Lashes by L'oreal and when I popped to Boots to replace it recently, a different version caught my eye. A Million Lashes mascara made specifically for green eyes? I had to give that a try!
What does the Million Lashes Luminizer do?
The product promises to volumise the lashes in a big way, just like the original product. It claims that it will give you the appearance of a 'million' lashes by coating and separating each lash from root to tip. The new part is that the mascara contains light reflecting particles and the black is slightly off colour which will apparently make your eye dazzle and sparkle in all their colourful glory. The product comes in three different varieties, one for green eyes, one for blue eyes and one for brown/hazel eyes.
How do you use the product?
You use the product in the same way as you would use a normal mascara. You apply the product to clean eyelashes and move the brush from the roots of the lashes to the roots using a zigzag motion. You apply as many coats as you require.
Packaging and Price
On the whole the packaging is the same as that with the original Million Lashes packaging. It has black plastic tube body and the same gold lid. The difference here is that the very tip of the lid has a green tint and likewise the blue one has a blue tip and the hazel one has a brown tip. The wand is contained within the lid as you would expect and the brush is plastic and packed full of bristles to separate the lashes and to prevent clumping. The product will cost you around £10 and it can be bought from stores such as Superdrug and Boots, large supermarket and also from plenty of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is mostly the same as Million Lashes. It has the same popping sound as you pull the wand from the tube which is the suction action removing any excess fromt the wand. This is to ensure that the right amount of mascara is applied to the lashes so that there won't be any clumping or overloaded lashes. The design of the brush means that every last lash does have a chance to be coated, even the tiny inner lashes.
The brush separates the lashes well meaning that you can see each lash giving the impression of thicker lashes. It lengthens the lashes really well and makes my lashes look long enough that my friends have though I've got fake lashes on. Now I do have long lashes anyway but that not something that I am usually asked. It also builds plenty of volume so my lashes do look thicker as well.
The mascara is long lasting and my lashes will still look good at the end of the day but it does begin to flake off, especially at the ends, meaning that the skin beneath my eyes can become a bit darkened making me look tired. This I do not like! As for the product brightening my eyes... It possibly does. I don't know if it's because I'm looking for it but nobody has commented on the colour of my eyes anymore than they usually do. The product is removed easily using my usual eye make up remover.
All in all, this is every bit as good as the original Million Lashes. It separates, lengthens and volumises the lashes making them full and pretty. It is long lasting although it can begin to flake with time and I'm not sure about the effectiveness of the colour feature. It's still a good mascara though so I'm not dissapointed with the product.
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Luminizer is the latest addition to the favourite Volume Million Lashes range! Specially formulated to enhance eyes this clever formula contains tiny micro pigments that work to frame and compliment various shades so your eyes look more captivating than ever before! Lashes are separated and lengthened adding serious volume minus the clumps for lashes that look longer fuller and thicker / Make the most of your best feature / More than just a mascara this cosmetic innovation enhances your natural eye colour for a truly hypnotising lash look with 3x the volume /