Mascara Review #10 – L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza

Mascara review #10. And I’m pretty sure I’ve said this 10 times: WHO NAMES THESE PRODUCTS??? What a mouthful. So here today, I’m here to talk about the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza mascara. I know¬† there are two more to go after this but I’m going to ruin the surprise – this is the only L’Oreal mascara that I review in this series. Honestly, I am totally suckered in by cute packaging and bright colours. And L’Oreal is a big dud on both of those. The Voluminous Miss¬†Manga one is pretty cute but I’ve already read/watched several reviews on that one and I didn’t want to be repeating (too much).

On to the pictures:


This one was good. It did what it was supposed to but it didn’t blow my socks off.


It has this cool poison-dart-looking head on the mascara wand. It was neat and gimmicky but as far as I could tell, it didn’t actually make a difference.

So….. ya. Two more mascaras to go and neither really blow my socks off either. I feel like so far, I have a clear first and second place mascaras that I loved during this year and then there’s like 6 that fit squarely into the “Nice” category. Not great but not bad. I was really hoping for more range of Love and Hate but whatever.

I’m sorry that we’re into 2015 and I still have two more mascaras to go. I have no excuses, just a general sense of ennui that is hanging around. I’m trying to beat if off with a big stick so any cheerleading skills you can muster up would be most appreciated.

Anyone else so distracted by my crazy eyebrows that they aren’t even looking at the mascara? Happy Shopping!

Mascara Review #6 – Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Washable Mascara

Look at this, mascara review #6! Woot woot! This week, I have Maybelline Volum’ Express Pumped Up! Colossal Washable Mascara in Classic Black. (Who names these mascaras?? I have to go to Maybelline’s website each time to figure out the name because I can’t tell from the actual product itself!)


As you’ll recall, I hated Maybelline’s The Rocket mascara. And as much as I hated that one, I LOVE this one.


From the first time you use it, it does everything exactly the way it’s supposed to. It lengthens, darkens, adds to and plumps up your lashes in a way that I almost didn’t believe I’d bought this at the drug store. For $9, it was competing very well against mascaras I’ve used that are $30 or more.


I highly, highly recommend this one. It lasts all day with no flaking or raccoon eyes and layers well for that va-va-voom-going-out look.


Six more drugstore mascara reviews to go! Any you would like to see? Happy Shopping!