L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara Review and Swatches

Practically growing up with L’oreal Voluminous Mascara, I was very excited to try the new L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara.

L'oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara Review
L'oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

Claiming to be one of L’oreal’s most-exciting mascara innovations yet, the Voluminous Butterfly Mascara came in a chubby silver tube with a really cool asymmetrical brush to extend and lift outer corner lashes for a winged-out effect. On one side, the bristles were very short while on the other, they were longer with a slightly a-line shape. After trying out various ways to apply the mascara, I came to the conclusion that the best way was to use the short side for volume then the a-line side to really fan out the lashes for length and give them an extreme lift.

The formula itself contains 1.2mm Cocoon Fibers that promise to instantly wrap lashes in a soft, delicate veil to create silky, spectacular lashes that flutter. It felt neither too wet nor dry and I did not experience much clumping. I normally prefer non-waterproof mascaras but accidentally picked this up in the Waterproof versionM and my oh my was it waterproof! Even with a dual-phase eye makeup remover like NARS Gentle Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, it still took two heavily soaked cotton pads and my Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil to get it off completely – definitely great for those with oily skin or live in humid areas but a little too much work for me. Will have to check out the regular version next.

Wearing L'oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black
Wearing L'oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara in Blackest Black

L’oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara is available at drugstores nationwide and drugstore for $8.99.

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Review overview
Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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