L’Oreal Volumious Miss Manga Mascara - Miss Manga Review

I was so excited when the L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara came out, because I just had ‘that’ feeling that it might be amazing.  The conical, tapered wand seemed similar to my favorite mascara by L’Oreal (the False Fiber Lash), reviews I was reading were positive, people didn’t report any flaking, and well, the packaging was adorable.  I purchased Miss Manga mascara at Walgreens for roughly $12 (yup, that’s New York prices for you); however, you could wait for a sale or purchase it online or at Target for a better price (sold here for $7.99).  Just as a heads up, my expectations are high: my favorite mascara will give me fake looking lashes with both tons of volume and length, while not flaking during day (I’ll let you guys know when I find that magic unicorn).  

The L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara features a 360 degree flexible wand, which I’ve never used before and truthfully, I’ve never really jumped of excitement at the thought of it.  Yet to my surprise the flexible wand makes application very comfortable and is perfect for sensitive eyes or beginners.  Unfortunately,  I noticed that since the wand was lacking rigidity, it wasn’t packing on enough product at the ends (tops) of my lashes, so I wasn’t getting as much volume as I would have liked.  The Miss Manga  formula is not too wet or too dry, and I don’t find my lashes clumping on the first layer;  on the second layer, you might get a bit more clumping, because the bristles in the wand aren’t super dense (and they don’t separate like their life depends on it).  I wouldn’t say this mascara builds very well - in my experience, what you get with your first layer is probably the look you’ll end up with.  I enjoy the conical wand shape for my bottom lashes, as the pointed tip can really coat your lower lash line comfortably.  I have noticed slight flaking, but nothing out of the ordinary or too disconcerting.  Lastly, the lashes feel soft and not brittle or dry (for those of you that dislike spidery lashes).

Bottom line, I enjoy the L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara enough to keep it.  Will I wear this for going out when I’m looking to sport some mad-lash action? Probably not, as it does not provide me with a dramatic enough look.  But because Miss Manga is so comfortable to wear, doesn’t flake and emphasizes my lashes enough, it’s great for everyday wear.

Have you tried the Miss Manga mascara yourself?  Let me know in the comments about your thoughts on this product (and share your love of the ultra cute anime packaging)!

Stay Pretty, Mackenzie M. 
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04373737784876340906 Pretty Squared

    So pretty! <3 <3 I have this still in its packaging somewhere

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12768950028378754712 Boho Vanity

    I’ve been tempted to pick this up because of the cute name and also by how much I love their Million Lashes mascara. I love how defined and flirty your lashes look

    boho vanity ♡

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05139219047714416445 Isobel Looker

    Wow this looks a lot better than I’d thought but I think I’ll still be sticking to my trusty Maybelline Falsies mascara Great post xx

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16757611222415772717 Sharlynn Ng

    Everyone seems to really love it but I do get what you mean. It’s good but not THAT amazing. But I’m not sure if there would be such a great effect for me as I’ve got tiny asian lashes and need fiber in my mascara!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01200640976534523158 Courtney

    I really appreciate how honest your review is. I really love big bold lashes with lots of volume so we have similar expectations and its nice to know your opinion.

    CourtneyLa Belle Sirene 

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12078237985914434258 kfc

    I should probably try this soon…haha, but you’re lashes look nice in the pic!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07418026711066133481 Athena

    I’d like to try this and the packaging is so pretty! But LOreal is so expensive in my country. Also you have pretty eyes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07418026711066133481 Athena

    I’d like to try this and the packaging is so pretty! But LOreal is so expensive in my country. Also you have pretty eyes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03648809119797109599 Scoo

    Mega lashes happening there! looks like a good one! You already seem to have amazing lashes! Wonder how it would work on someone with straight/short lashes..

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03301162749936077527 Shannon Murray

    Wow your lashes look lovely! As much as I’m put off of L’Oreal I think I’m going to have to try this beauty. So many people have been raving about it.

    Love, Katepetali xo