Monday, November 21, 2011

Review: L'Oreal Million Lashes Luminizer

I'm not sure how, but I seem to have avoided trying L'Oreal Million Lashes despite the fantastic reviews online, it's just not something I've thought of buying. Until now. I was in Superdrug the other day and of course I'm a huge sucker for their current '3 for 2' offer on all of their cosmetics. While perusing the beauty displays looking for makeup (that I don't need by any stretch of the imagination!) I spotted L'Oreal's latest addition to their Million Lashes range... the Luminizer.

These mascaras are designed to accentuate the colour of your eyes. They come in three shades: plum for hazel eyes, blue for blue eyes and green for green eyes. My eyes are about smack in the middle of being Hazel and Green, but I decided to go for the green shade, not really knowing what to expect (my previous experiences with coloured mascara have not been positive in the slightest!)

The mascara itself is essentially an almost-black forest green base, with a slight green glimmer to it... very pretty indeed. The brush is large and plastic, with fine bristles. It seems to catch a little excess on the tip which needs to be wiped off before use.

The effect of the mascara is fantastic. It's seriously volumising, yet defines the lashes just the right amount while adding a serious amount of length. I am  so impressed by this mascara I honestly can't believe I haven't tried it sooner!

L'oreal Million Lashes Luminizer (Green Eyes):
Normal Mascara:
As for the 'luminizing' effect, I'm not so sure. On the one hand, it is very subtle, which is definitely a good thing when it comes to coloured mascara. On the other hand, I'm not sure if it really 'luminizes' the colour of my eyes... maybe a little? What do you think? I think it makes them look a slightly deeper shade of green.

As it's L'Oreal... it's not the cheapest mascara on the high street at £11.29 but in my opinion it's well worth it! (And the Superdrug 3 for 2 offer is still on!)

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