I actually had a lifestyle post planned for today's blog post, but I decided to start afresh and write a good old traditional beauty review! This evening, I have had a little bit of a relax and pampering session, (big thanks to my sister Rachel for helping me cheer up) so I thought the perfect end to my evening would be to spend it doing what I do best (haha) - blogging! Today's review is my new favourite mascara - L'Oreal's Miss Manga in Black. I actually picked this mascara up way back in January when it was on an introductory offer of £5.99 and I only recently remembered I had it! It's no secret that I'm a mascara hoarder, but I am refusing to buy any more as I need to get into a good routine and stick with one or two of my favourites and stop buying more! Every time I see a new mascara released, I want it! You may remember the ad campaign for Miss Manga was pretty quirky and I think that's what reeled me in (I'm not hard to sell to). The Miss Manga look is inspired by Japanese Kawaii culture - with the main focus being on having large eyes with drastic eyelashes. Sounds good, right?
The mascara comes in three different shades - Black, Pop Turquoise and Pop Violet. I stuck to my trusty black shade as always and luckily this mascara hasn't let me down. I must add that I haven't actually been using this mascara for very long yet, but I'm already in love with it. A big selling point of L'Oreal's Miss Manga was the 360 degree flexible brush making it easy to catch those pesky inner eyelashes. I must admit that whilst I do think that this aspect of the mascara is definitely useful, I think I would be just as happy with a pretty average brush. Now onto the most important part of the review - what did it do for me? When it comes to my mascaras I never usually find a happy medium - I often tend to use two separate ones, one for volume and one for length but luckily for me, Miss Manga gives me both of those attributes for the price of one - finally! The first time any of us use a mascara, it's usually a bit of a let down and it may get chucked aside or a couple of weeks. Miss Manga was different to the rest and had me hooked right from the first use. I find it's perfect for lengthening the eyelashes without needing too much and also then picks up any inner lashes too. I do add an extra coat or two for volume and this leaves me happy enough! The only gripe I do have with the mascara is that I don't find it's working out too well for my bottom eyelashes. I find that it picks them up perfectly, a lot easier than other mascaras do but when it comes to giving them a bit of 'oomph' and volume, I sometimes add a separate mascara on top of my bottom lashes to give me the desired look. Overall, I really do recommend this mascara, I don't think you'll be left disappointed.
L'Oreal's Miss Manga is available here for £8.99. (Boots currently have a 2 for £15 offer too.)
Have you tried Miss Manga? x