Thursday, February 19, 2015

Makeup Review: L'oreal Butterfly Intenza Mascara

mascara review

ProductL'oreal Butterfly Intenza Mascara

Review: In the land of drugstore mascaras, there are a lot of hits and misses. Some rival even the best high-priced products out there, while others turn you into a sad, raccoony/spidery mess with red eyes.

spider lashes
What my mascara nightmares are made of... 
Fortunately, this mascara is one of the great ones. It's under $10 and it out-performs almost any expensive mascara in my arsenal, because it's a no fuss solution for my sparse, stick-straight lashes. As long as I curl them beforehand, my lashes look amaaaazing. Each one is perfectly defined, volumized, and lengthened to the point where I've gotten compliments, and believe me when I say that is no small feat. You know how some Asian women complain about their lashes? Well, a lot of Native American chicks have the same problem, and I happen to have inherited that issue.

This mascara's success is due to having a really fun, innovative brush and a great formula that holds a curl, dries quickly, and has a great matte finish. The brush really does fan out your lashes in a way that resembles falsies and prevents clumps like a dream. In addition, it manages to hit the mascara trifecta - adding volume, length, and definition.

Another great thing about this mascara is that it's very multi-purpose. You can build up the drama while it's still wet, meaning that it works for both natural and dramatic looks. Yay, versatility! However, that brings me to my one complaint: if you try to let one coat dry and apply another, it will get flaky on you. Same goes for if you spend too much time layering on extra product for more drama - let it start drying and keep applying? Flaky funtimes. If it doesn't get flaky right from the get go, it will definitely be flaking all over the place by the end of the day. Sigh.

That said, everything else about this product is solid, and if you work quickly and don't mess with your lashes after, this mascara will wear perfectly fine all day long. It's turned into my everyday mascara and I find myself reaching for it, even over the Benefit Roller Lash I liked so much earlier in the week.

All in all, I would wholeheartedly recommend this product for your next drugstore shopping spree, because if it can make my lashes impressive, I can't imagine how great it'll look on someone with more lashes than me. Hmmm... I should have guineapigged my sister on this before I wrote up my review... girl has more lashes than a photoshopped mascara model. We're hanging out next weekend, so I might attack her with mascara when she's distracted with booze...

only thing better than a bottle of wine is two bottles of wine

Rated Beauty Grade: A-

Price: $7-9 at, Ulta, Amazon

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