As a member of the Beautyheaven Trial Team, I was sent a few items from L’Oreal to write reviews on their website. Two of the items were these mascaras that I’m going to be reviewing today! =) I was really excited because I always like trying out new mascaras and this was the first time I’ve ever used a coloured mascara! I was so shocked at how bright the colour was when I opened the tube and I was even more excited to try it out to see how it would look on the eyelashes!
The claims of the mascara are that it “volumises to give lashes a doll eyed effect“, “adds volume to upper and lower lashes” and the brush is designed be “ultra-flexible to cover lashes from root to tip“.
The mascara really does have a really unique brush wand. I’ve never quite seen anything like it. It’s tapered and the very tip has barely any plastic bristles. It also is definitely flexible so it’s easy to manoeuvre the brush and coat every lash. I’ve found that because the tip has no bristles, it really picks up a lot of product so you can’t use the technique where you use the tip of the mascara to grab harder to reach and shorter lashes because it just places a clump of product onto them.
Top: No mascara; Middle: Mascara on the right eye only; Bottom: Mascara on both eyes (using All Black)
I quite like this mascara. It adds enough length to my lashes to make them stand out and they give great volume but I think manga-like lashes is an overstatement. I had higher expectations due to the name (especially for my upper lashes, I’m very satisfied with my lower lashes) but at the same time, it did not perform horribly and I will continue to use it! I think that if you’re interested in trying out coloured mascaras, Pop Turquoise is a fantastic choice! It is such a fun way to add some colour to your makeup look without being too out there or bold. It is also very buildable in comparison to the black and doesn’t clump up! They also have two other shades in Electric Blue and Tropical Violet, which I am also intrigued to try!
In case you were curious on what the Pop Turquoise looks like! (I’m wearing All Black on my upper lashes too). It definitely adds a little something but it doesn’t have to be over the top depending on how many coats you apply.
The reason why I can’t give the product a full rating is because it’s still not what I imagine to be the “perfect mascara”. I definitely think it is a great one to try because I know that everyone has had a great experience with it but like I said, I’m still looking for the perfect mascara that exceeds my highest expectations! =P
♡ Lengthens and thickens lashes
♡ Adds great volume
♡ Holds curl
♡ Does not smudge
♡ Separates lashes with one coat
♡ Very pigmented (both the black and turquoise!)
♡ Clumps when more than one layer is applied (for the black)
➳ Disclaimer: Although I did not purchase the products myself, all my reviews regardless of how I received them are 100% honest and genuine!