[L'Oreal Voluminois Miss Manga Mascara]

I've learned of late that having 200 mascaras open at once is not something that should be a norm because they simply don't have that sort of shelf life once you've popped the top off. Finally, after 6 months of loving every dip into my Dior Overcurl mascara (review upcoming), I tore into a mascara that's been lying in my stash for a few months. I had a good feeling about this one so I bought 2 and I'll be giving one away at the end of this post since it isn't available in Malaysia.

[Pretty Packaging]

As the name suggests, this mascara is meant to give you those huge lashes to perfect the doe-eyed look, a la manga. It's supposed to be clump-free, flake-free, smudge free and suitable for sensitive eyes. It also promises up to 15x volume. 

One of its biggest selling points is the flexible wand it comes with so that it aids in coating and separating lashes; Hence the claim of being clump-free.

[Flexible Brush]

I've heard mixed reviews on this one, so let's see how it fared. 

First, my naked lashes in all their glory!

[Natural Lashes]

As we all know, curling your lashes makes all the difference, and I decided to do a comparison using one eye.

[Left Eyelashes Curled]

The first coat of mascara went on very smoothly. The formula is neither too thick nor too thin. It coats the lashes perfectly, and the wand does a very good job of separating the lashes and coating them because of its flexible nature.

[Left Eyelashes: 1 Coat of Mascara]

Here's a comparison of how the lashes look with the mascara as opposed to just curling:

[Right Eyelashes: Curled; Left Eyelashes: 1 Coat of Mascara]

As you can see, there is definitely more volume there. I'm also not one to apply excessive mascara, so this is quite a conservative application of the product. I usually only go with one coat, but for experimentation purposes, I decided to go for two coats. I am well aware some people pile on 4 to 5 coats, and if you're doing that, just wear false lashes.

[Right Eyelashes: Curled; Left Eyelashes: 2 Coats of Mascara]

With 2 coats, it built up the volume wonderfully. As you can see, my lashes look fuller and prettier than when they are just curled. The difference between the first and second coat is quite drastic, as you can see below:

[Right Eyelashes: 1 Coat of Mascara; Left Eyelashes: 2 Coats of Mascara]

My lashes weren't clumpy, and the mascara held the curl for a good 12 hours which is very impressive. There was also no flaking whatsoever throughout my period of wear and I can safely say I'm quite a fan of this. I believe you should be able to get away with 3 coats without clumping, but I wouldn't venture beyond that.

While I am extremely happy with this mascara, I would place a caveat on it. I suspect it would work better for those who already have decent lashes because it's more of an enhancer than builder. 

Now, for the reason you've all stuck around (staring at my pores, no doubt!), The Giveaway!

We're going to keep this simple, as always.

Comment below and tell me the following:
1) What mascara are you using and are you happy with it?
2) How many coats of mascara do you normally apply?
3) Why do you want to win this?

Giveaway ends on Sunday (21st June, 2015).

UPDATE (27/06):

Now, for the winner!

Thank you all for entering!

Congratulations to: JESSIE KHOO!

UPDATE (18/07)

Since the winner didn't respond to my e-mail (yes, it's been ages), I'm picking a new winner!

Congratulations to MIEZA!!!

I'll be contacting you via email so do respond!

And for the rest of you, stay tuned because I've got a few more giveaways coming up over the next couple of months!


  1. 1) Maybelline Hyper Curl Volume Express Waterproof
    2) 2 Coats
    3) My mascara is finishing and do really want to experience one coat of mascara wonders and fuller coverage and best if it could makes the lower lashes longer. I had been using fake lashes, thus do hope L'Oreal Voluminois Miss Manga Mascara can makes the eyes make up more prominent and sharp. Thank You Arpita! ;)
    Regards, Jessie.koo@live.com

    1. The Miss Manga mascara won't omit false lashes, but it will help to intensify them. Hyper Curl never really worked for me sadly :(

      Thank you so much for entering and good luck!

  2. I am currently using Almay mascara and I use about three coats. :) I would love to win this because I love trying new mascaras. :)

    1. Oooo, I've never tried Almay's mascaras, though I hear great things for natural looking lashes.

      Thank you so much for entering and good luck!

  3. 1) I am currently using Skin79 Kick It Side Poseidon Lash Mascara. It's good for normal use, like 1 or 2 coats, but it will clump together if I put on more coats.
    2) I normally put on 2 coats of mascara.
    3) Would like to win this because I have seen quite a lot of good reviews about this product and the packaging is pretty!

    Email: thatgirlnamedmandy@hotmail.com

    1. I've yet to try Skin79's stuff in general. Unfortunately most of the bases are too light for me, so I've steered clear. I hear they're really quite good though.

      Thank you so much for entering and good luck!

  4. Hi Arpita! I've seen this mascara on several websites before but I couldnt remember where it is sold. US, UK or Japan? i'm a mascara freak recently so yeah, i wanna join your giveaway, hehe!

    1) i'm currently using Maybelline Hypercurl Volum Express mascara
    2) usually 2 coats are enough coz by the time i put on the 3rd coating it will be clumpy or crazy already XD
    3) i wanna win this L'Oreal Voluminious Miss Manga mascara from you because i love trying new mascaras, i havent seen it locally and if you say it's good then i am no one to judge otherwise, hehe!

    thanks for the giveaway Arpita <3

    1. Mieeeeezaaaaa! I think it's only available in the States. That's where I got it from at least. Hypercurl is too natural for my liking. Doesn't really work for me :(

      Thank you so much for entering and good luck!

  5. 1, I'm using Loreal Double Extend mascara. I love it, doesn't smudge at all. But the Asian formula is not as good as the Canadian one.
    2. just one coat with Loreal, I don't think it's made for more coats.
    3. As much as I love my current mascara, I've been looking for one with more volume. This is perfect for my sensitive contact-lenses-wearing eyes too. But also I want to see how manga my eyes would get hahaha.


    1. I definitely need to try Double Extend. I've heard really fabulous things. Luckily a good friend is headed to Canada for a holiday so I can impose on her to get me a tube hehe!

      Thank you so much for entering and good luck!