I love a good mascara, and can’t resist picking a new one up far more often than necessary. I’ve got stupid lashes that have changed over the years. They used to be curly, long and lush and now I have one eye that is still that way, the other eye’s lashes are straight and shorter. It’s really infuriating!
Anyway, L’Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara caught my eye.
This mascara promise three effects, volume, fanning out at the tips of your lashes and then to tightline too. If you’re not familiar with tightlining, it’s lining the waterline which creates a fuller lash look, with no gaps. I usually use a powder kohl to tightline so the thought of being able to skip that (not that I do it every day mind you) is appealing.
Okay so the brush is odd, and designed with tightlining in mind.
To use, you just press the brush, gently, onto your waterline, then apply your mascara.
I don’t like it sadly.
I find it impossible to apply without making a horrible mess for a start. I get it all over my upper eyelids, and under my lower lashes too. I am a bit fussy about mascara applicators but this isn’t one of the easier ones to use. It does tightline but you need to take extreme care with it. Whatever you do, don’t blink.
The mascara itself, is underwhelming. I get nothing like a false lash effect, but it does do is clump ridiculously easily. The first coat goes on well, but you don’t apply the second coat carefully and slowly, your lashes will stick together. Don’t even think about attempting a third swipe.
In short, its not terrible, but it does require a lot of time and patience when applying, you can’t just quickly swipe this one on and look fabulous, and so for me, this isn’t any good. I want to quickly swipe a couple of coats of mascara so I can rush off and do the school run, without worrying about clumping and/or smearing.
Sadly this one isn’t for me, and nor would I recommend it. However, don’t just take my word for it as I do seem to be in the minority, reviews for this seem to be excellent across the board.
L’Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara is £6.99 and I bought mine in Superdrug.