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L’Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara
When this mascara was first released to stores I literally snatched it off the shelves and ran to the counter, not being able to contain my excitement to give it a try, only to wake up the next day with very painful conjunctivitis, and I swear this mascara followed me around laughing at me because I’d not been able to try it. I saw it everywhere, literally, all over Twitter, Instagram, every shop I went in, after a week and a half I could finally open this little beauty to find out what it was all about. I’d seen quite a lot of mixed reviews about it actually, which I didn’t expect, I adored the look of the brush and couldn’t understand what people didn’t love about it, but that still didn’t stop me trying it. It’s now been two weeks and I can finally share my thoughts with you.
The packaging is beautiful of course, anything pastel is perfect in my books, I love the pale pink and mint green, I’d probably love it more if the rest of the tube was the same too but oh well. It’s that same shape tube as the rest of the ‘miss’ range that L’Oreal sell. Easy to use, and comfortable to hold with a click shut that helps to avoid it drying up, always a plus. The brush is not like any brush that I’ve used before, one of the Avon ones I’ve tried has a ‘twirl’, but nothing like the Miss Baby Roll. I expected a lot of curl from this mascara, but probably not much length and of course, due to L’Oreals claims, a whole load of volume. I can confirm that this mascara give long lasting curl, average length and amazing volume.
I’ve probably wore it for about 15/16 hours at most and it’s lasted all day and the curl hasn’t dropped at all, the only problem was the occasional smudge just under the lower lash line, but for a day of 16 hours, laughing, eyes watering, wind and rain, it’s pretty much to be expected and it wiped away pretty easily so I can’t really complain. It kept it’s vibrant black all day with no fading and there wasn’t any sign of flaking either but onto the best bit now, the volume. This mascara honestly beats so many that I’ve tried before, but, it’s pretty hard to achieve. I don’t mind this, as you know, I love doing my mascara and I probably spend half my time on mascara when doing my makeup so it’s not a problem for me, but I know it definitely will be for others and that is the main reason for the mixed reviews.
If you don’t apply this mascara perfectly, it will clump and it will smudge and it can get quite hard to fix because it dries really quickly compared to some others, so you have to be fast when applying this mascara and you have to have either a lash brush or another mascara wand (I seriously recommend Avon Supershock, of course) on hand to be able to separate your lashes before it dries. If your like me, you’ll be fine but if your in a rush, I’d say it’s probably a no-go. It does dry up a bit though, in the tube, after about a week of using it and becomes easier to work with, still impossible to use in a rush if you’re going for a fanned out volumised look, but it does get better.
The removals nice and easy though, I’ve not tried the waterproof version so I can’t say whether that is still as easy but micellar water wipes it away as easy as that, same for other water based and oil based cleansers.
Overall, I’m personally impressed but I can see why so many people are disappointed, I’ve loved every L’Oreal mascara that I’ve tried, but this is probably my least favourite out of the lot simply for the fuss. I’ll definitely continue to use it because it is a really good mascara for curl and volume & I’d recommend it to anyone with a love for mascara like me, but I don’t think I’d repurchase just because I’ve loved other mascara’s more that don’t need as much effort to achieve the same look that this one can give.
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