As a beauty editor and television producer, I get my hands on a fair share of products. Combine that with the beauty booty that I buy, and my apartment is overflowing with makeup and skincare potions. (It's something my husband is none too pleased about!) Now, I want to share my lovely discoveries with you. In my new column, I'll be sharing all of my latest obsessions. Feel free to chime in and let me know what yours are!
Seems like everywhere you turn, there’s a new lash-tastic creation: serums that lengthen wispies, mascaras that “perm” sans lash curler, and special “wands” that push those babies sky high. I've tried dozens (if not hundreds) of products in search of the perfect "lash look," and now I can easily I.D. the good, the bad and the ugly. One product I’m loving right now? L’Oreal’s Voluminous Million Lashes in Carbon Black. After all, with J.Lo singing its praises, who am I to disagree?
Voluminous Million Lashes is a L'Oreal top seller, and with good reason. It promises to separate lashes and add volume/length. The secret weapon is its brush, which is fat, flexible, and covered with tiny spikes. It feels flimsy, but that flexibility allows it to really grab ahold of your fringe! It also comes with a built-in “Clean Sweep Wiping System,” which is meant to rid the wand of clumps and leave behind the perfect amount of mascara.
Fanned out lashes? Check! Volume and length? Check! Drama? You better believe it. The formula isn’t thick or cakey and the carbon black color is utterly striking. It didn’t seem as though a single lash was left untouched. The only qualm I have is that a few clumps per coat are usually left behind. One swipe of an eyelash brush solves the problem in seconds flat. Some other gals have found that this formula flakes. I didn't have any issues. Then again, I don’t always apply mascara to my lower lashes.
Overall, I think that L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes works just as well, if not better, than some of the pricier brands that I’ve tried. Take a look:
You can find it for $8.95 at mass market retailers nationwide.
PS: My advice? To really lengthen those lashes, place the brush as close to the eyelid as possible, then wiggle it gently as you move up. Ooo la la!