Sucks/Doesn’t Suck – L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara


I am a fanatic about long, full eyelashes.
I always had long, full lashes, even as a child.  I managed to somehow not lose all my lashes or eyebrows from chemotherapy, even though my head was totally bald and all the tiny peach fuzz had fallen from my cheeks and face giving me the smoothest complexion I’ve ever had.  (Silver lining to chemo treatments – until it grew back!)

When I do manage to get up early enough to put on make-up, I’ve jumped on the false eyelash wagon train lately.  I love how they look.  However, you have to take them off every night and wash them and put them back in the tray and oh my dog what a pain in the ass that is!

Or, you could do what I did.
Fall asleep without removing them and wake up in the morning with one stuck to your cheek.  I’m not even afraid of spiders, but I flicked that thing all the way across the room.  Then, I laughed when I figured out what it was.

I’m always experimenting with new mascaras and other lash products.
Well, any cosmetics for that matter!  It’s for science!  Or this blog!  Okay, I get it.  “Hello, my name is Lisa and I’m a cosmetics-aholic.”

On this edition of Sucks/Doesn’t Suck, I am reviewing L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara.

At the outset, I couldn’t wait to get it open and check out the wand.  imagesH2774IHV

I wasn’t initially disappointed.  It is sleek.  The wand also is not round like a regular mascara wand.  It is V shaped with nice, long bristles on each side of the V, and a trough in the center that holds product (whether it was designed to do this, I don’t know).  In addition, the base of the V is designed to tight line both your upper and lower lash line.  Lastly, the brush tapers up to help wing out your outer lashes.

The product is a great color (I tried Blackest Black 868).  It is thick and moves well through the bristles.  One issue I had, though, is the trough down the center holds a lot of product, which you end up swiping up your lashes causing clumps.  Note, however, that the clumps can be smoothed out with the wand tip or a cotton swab.

The tight line feature is nice.  I feel that was a nice benefit, although I ran into the same problem with more product in the trough going onto my lashes while tight lining.

The other problem I experienced was with my application method and not necessarily the product itself.  I put my mascara on both eyes with my right hand, so when I’m applying it to my left eye, the taped wing bristles are now on the inner corner of my eye, rather than the outer corner, where it is designed to upsweep those outer lashes.  I am practicing other application methods.

I actually do like the product. 
It does what it says it will do — adds mega volume to your lashes.  The clumps can be dealt with if you catch them while still damp.  I feel like I could actually get a handle on the issues outlined above.  I only used the product one time – for this blog post – and am eager to try again and attempt to resolve the trough/clump problem.  I will report back!

Below are three pictures. 
The first is of my face and lashes clean and plain.  The second is a picture of my lashes with only one coat of L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt mascara.  The third is full face make-up and two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt mascara.

IMG_2125No Mascara

IMG_2128One coat of L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara

Two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara and full face of cosmetics.

SURVEY SAYS:  Doesn’t suck!