LOreal Miss Manga Mascara in Brown Black – $6.27 from Amazon
I purchased this mascara a while back and posted photos on my Instagram, and somehow it got lost in my sea of kawaii makeup that I had set aside to review for you guys. Now that I’ve been getting settled in Australia, I figured it was time to pull it out and give it a test run.
I will say I was really excited to try this American mascara because of the adorable packaging, and a lot of us do wish to achieve the doll-eyed look we see in manga. I’m in my 30’s and love to emulate anime aesthetic with my makeup on a much more toned down level and am constantly seeking products that will help me achieve this. Although I still wear black mascara, I do tend to lean toward brown/black or brown these days since it can really lift weight from your eyes and prevents your eyes from looking too tired, so I grabbed the Miss Manga Mascara in brown/black (pink packaging).
When I opened the mascara tube I was really confused at the pivoting and extremely flexible brush head. It seemed a bit loose and the product was caked onto the bristles so it was sort of disappointing so I already had a bad feeling about this product. I warmed up the mascara in my hand by rubbing the tube between my palms for about 30 seconds thank you, Michelle Phan because after hearing her tips on this I’ve been using the same technique to warm up my mascara and it usually works.
Unfortunately, it didn’t work so well this time. The mascara was really clumpy and the flimsy brush made applying it very difficult. I could hardly get any product onto my lashes and when I did a second coat, it started to clump pretty noticeably. This mascara is so bad, I don’t think I’d keep it for backup or tutorial makeup. I like to use up my makeup products since I invest so much money to review them and even if the product isn’t comfortable, I’ll use them for photos and such or other projects.
The mascara smears off easily as well but at least it did not irritate my eyes so I WILL emphasize and praise LOreal for that because I’ve tried amazing looking and feeling mascaras that have wrecked my eyes when I’d cry or wash makeup off.
The Miss Manga Mascara was so poorly formulated that I had to toss it out. I was really disappointed in too many things about this product. I have tried a lot of things by LOreal that I’ve loved, and some that I’ve hated. This bad review isn’t a reflection on my feelings toward the company, but with this product solely. I won’t bother buying the LOreal Miss Manga in black to review because there is absolutely no point.
Miss Manga did nothing for my lashes. I lacked volume and didn’t feel like my eye makeup was complete. However, I did enjoy reviewing this product and was anticipating this post. If you would like to try LOreal Miss Manga Mascara in Brown/Black, you can purchase it HERE. Hopefully your experience is much better than mine, but I personally would not recommend this product.
LOreal Miss Manga Mascara:
Low Price Point – under $7.00
Gentle Formula – did not irritate my eyes
Flexible Wand = Weak Application