King of lashes L’oreal has done it again with the latest edition to their mascara empire.... Volume Million Lashes Excess
I was planning to give this one a miss. I mean, how many mascaras does a girl need? Plus I'm still in love with their Mega Volume Colleagen and False Lash Telescopic mascaras, as well as Benefit’s They’re real (still number one in my eyes... just!) but then Boots have had their 3 for 2 on EVERYTHING and before I know it I’m at the till with a basket full of cosmetics.
Firstly, it looks the part; I love the luxe red and gold packaging. It’s Christmassy and certainly stands out from the crowds. The next thing I noticed was the wand. It’s the bendy rubbery type, which I’m not a huge fan of – I find them fiddly and wobbly, but I concede they give good results.
The head is much slimmer than the original version of this mascara, making it great for getting deep into the root of the lash, as well as the tricky inner corners. The elastomer applicator is ultra flexible with both long and short bristles to coat each lash evenly from root to tip and the excess wiper removes excess mascara. I’ve got to admit, on my first go, I wasn’t sure about the excess wiper, I found myself wanting MORE product on the brush. Turns out I was just being greedy because the brush was coated with just the right amount of formula to achieve maxed up volume with no overload and no clumps. The unique gel texture formula isn’t too wet or dry and gives enough time to play before drying... this is important for me because I like to play around with the lashes and recoat until I feel like they’re all in their place. I haven't lashed to the max on the photos, but don't be fooled, it layers like a dream and can be built up to full false lash effect IF you want it.
I love the results! It doesn’t try to be everything, just a true volumising mascara. I loved Telescopic Mascara, but found that one to be more about the length and separation. This one gives quick and easy volume.