After the success story with L’Oreal Paradise Extatic (or Lash Paradise as you know it in US) my interest in L’Oreal mascaras reach a high peak. I have been loving the Paradise Extatic and I am just about to pick up my third tube!
So when this odd looking think was released I knew I had to give it a go. The packaging is so strange for being a mascara. It looks more like a big liquid liner. It’s a bit bulky if you want to keep it in a small makeup bag, but you have to give them credit for thinking new right?
The wand can be bent, which I did not find useful at all. It may just be because I have been applying mascara with a normal straight wand all my life and that I am just not used to it. Someone else would probably enjoy this feature, but if you are like me, there is a small plastic piece on the want that prevents it from bending, so you can just do like me and keep it on.
The applicator wand is your typical rubber wand. I don’t mind a rubber wand but I tend to prefer a want with bristles instead. This one does the job nicely and coats the lashes evenly. I could also easily apply the product to my lower lashes with this wand.
This is a one coat kind of mascara for me. In my opinion this gives more volume and thicker lashes instead of that fluffy feathery look. One coat gives enough drama for me, and I find that with two coats the mascara can get a bit clumpy. Not a problem though since I feel like I get enough lash in one coat anyway.
It does naturally also give you longer lashes, but I would say that this is more of a thickening mascara. The color is also nice and black.
I found that this lasted well on me through out the day without smudging or having any fallout. It stay put nicely, you loose a bit of lift through the day, but what mascara does that not happen to?
If you are into a more feathery and natural look I am not sure this would be your best choice (Lancôme Volume-à-Porter is great for that purpose) but if you want some Black voluminous lashes in one coat than this could be worth a try. I think it’s actually a bit similar to Maybelline Total Temptation mascara, just a tad more intense.
I actually think I will repurchase this one again!
Did you try this weird looking thing? What are your opinion about it?