There are a million different mascaras out there on the market, and each one promises to do something that no other mascara can do. Lengthening, thickening, long lasting, waterproof. The list is endless. Although I do use other mascaras, most notably Benefits They’re Real, Armani Eyes To Kill and Esteé Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara, I always end up going back to the one that I have been using for many many years, L’Oreal Volume Million Excess Mascara. Although the range has expanded over time, and the introduction of the Excess mascara and now Excess Noir, L’Oreal mascaras are hand on my heart, the best mascaras I have ever used.
The travel collection contains two full sized L’Oreal Volume Million Excess Mascara tubes and a free kohl pencil in Black. The formula of the mascara promises to add intense volume with no clumps, as the special barrel removes excess product when pulled from the tube so you apply just the right amount. Two coats are all you need for an intense look, or if you wanted a more subtle daytime look, one coat would suffice. Clumping is minimal, and I find that the comb like wand coats each lash carefully and brings out your lashes to their full potential. The formula doesn’t irritate or itch unlike others I have used, and it dries pretty quickly. When wearing on the bottom lashes, it doesn’t tend to smudge or smear throughout the day and stays in place.
Makeup removal is easy and a cotton pad soaked in Micellar water does the trick in seconds. Lashes don’t feel like they have residue on them after removal and they feel clean and free from product quite easily. I really like how easy it is to remove, I know from past experience that some mascaras need special oil based solutions to dissolve them off your lashes, and no one has time for that!
I have a dislike to mascara wands that are like brushes. I can’t use them, I get mascara everywhere and I always end up with big smudges on my eyelids. The wand of the L’Oreal Volume Million Excess Mascara is just perfect. I have perfected my technique over the years of using comb mascaras so I can pick up every little lash to create a fanned out, wide eyed look.