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My eyelashes were plumped up and curled thanks to this!
L'Oréal Mega Volume Collagen Mascara
Member Name: katykicker
L'Oréal Mega Volume Collagen Mascara
Advantages: Looks great, easy to apply, goes on nicely, reasonable price for longevity.
Disadvantages: Does take a moment or two to dry fully.
I, like a lot of ladies, use mascara on a daily basis. I apply one or two coats for day-time wear and two or three coats for night-time wear. I also top my mascara up in the evenings before I leave work to ensure that I look my best when I meet my husband. I find that mascara, along with foundation, is one of my real 'must wear' items and even if I'm pressed for time or not wanting lots of make-up on I will always be wearing mascara. Because of this a tube lasts me around 2 months but then as this makes such a difference to my face and my confidence I don't mind at all and I am always looking for the next 'must have' mascara (just like those perfect jeans, so elusive!).
I've actually seen this mascara advertised and while I don't often buy mascara on the adverts (just because it always says at the bottom that the models are styled with lash inserts) I was chuffed when I received this for free after visiting a link I spotted on moneysavingexpert. I actually didn't use this for a couple of months because I was using up a Rimmel mascara and had a Body Shop one waiting too! This mascara has probably been around for about 9-12 months now judging by the adverts that I saw and when I received my free one. Should you want to buy one after reading my review you can find them in a variety of places, including Ocado.com for £9.99.
This mascara comes in a standard sized mascara tube and it is black packaging that makes it look stylish in my make-up bag. There isn't a massive amount of branding on this tube which I like as it doesn't seem over the top like the Rimmel one that I was using. When removing the wand from the tube I noticed that the applicator part is quite a bit larger than with a standard mascara wand. This is a plus point for me and I like the end where the bristles become smaller as this is ideal for getting in to the corners of my eyes.
When it comes to applying this mascara it is very simple, like most really. Basically I remove the wand and there is always an ample amount of mascara to coat one set of eyelashes thoroughly and then I push it back in to the bottle and remove again before coating my other eyelashes. This takes just a moment or two and one coat goes on wonderfully easily and smoothly. There are no clumps for me but then I do scrape any excess off around the end of the tube just to avoid wastage. This mascara is particularly wet compared to others and therefore it does take a few minutes to dry thoroughly as I learnt recently when I sneezed (thanks to a new perfume) and smudged it all over my eye shadow and underneath my eye and had to wipe it off and start again! Generally I like to apply this, go and iron my shirt if I'm going to work or get my top ready if I'm not and then I have to wait a moment or two just to be sure that it has dried completely. This might sound like a big deal but it really isn't for me to ensure that my look is perfect.
After applying this mascara it is fair to say that I do notice a staggering difference to my eyelashes. My lashes look more defined, they are much darker and there are no clumps either. My lashes look thicker and more definer as well as appearing longer too. They definitely have a lovely curl to them after using the wand for this mascara and in all it is fair to say that I don't have anything bad to say about this mascara at all.
I love how the wand is larger and overall I love the look of my lashes. I feel confident after using this mascara and while I may be biased as mine was a freebie I would definitely buy this in the future. When it comes to removing this mascara I find it simple enough to do using a cleansing wipe and a few gentle wiping motions along my lashes. I haven't noticed an increase in lashes falling out or anything either so that's another plus point. It does take a few seconds more than some other mascaras to dry however I feel that the look afterwards more than makes up for this. This is definitely a very black mascara and it looks fantastic on my eyelashes. When I apply more than one layer I follow my preferred method of application and be sure to remove excess mascara from the wand on the edge of the tube. I definitely didn't need to apply much of this mascara and that is fantastic in my opinion, this mascara gets a 5 out of 5 from me.
Summary: A lovely looking mascara from L'oreal.