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Pretty Green Eyes?
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Luminizer
Member Name: sparkle1004
L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes Luminizer
Advantages: Lengthens and adds volume to the lashes
Disadvantages: Not sure if it enhances the colour of my eyes
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.
Summary: A mascara which makes the lashes look longer and fuller but which may not enhance the colour