L´Oréal False Lash Butterfly mascara – Butterfly Lashes

So, what kind of lashes do you expect on a butterfly? I think, when naming their mascara, L´Oréal Paris had lashes like a butterflies wing in mind. But seriously, am I the only one thinking about butterfly legs, black and thin and, well, insectoid?

In case you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, the aptly named L´Oréal Paris False Lash Flutter Mascara with „Cocoon fibres and a butterfly brush“ is called „False Lash Butterfly“ in Germany, bringing above mentioned disturbing images to my obviously twisted mind.
L´Oréal claims: „Extends the look of lashes toward the outer edge of the eye without clumps. For lashes worth fluttering.“
To achieve this, the mascara contains „Cocoon fibres“ and a double winged butterfly brush.
I honestly have no idea what Cocoon fibres are supposed to be. If we are talking „fibres from an insects cocoon“, we are most likely talking silk, but I think, they would have called it silk if they used it. So synthetical fibres are my guess, same as in Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara or Essence Fibre Mascara.
Butterfly wing shaped wand

The brush, on the other hand, is unlike any I have seen before. It is bendy, synthetic and curved outwards. Does it look like a butterflies wing? Well, no, but if you know the name and really use your imagination, you get what they mean.
This unique shaped brush made it really easy to get the outer lashes, as claimed, and was a pleasure to work with.
No panda eyes in my case, no flaking or transferring even though I used the regular formula (it also comes in waterproof) and wore it for up to 12 hours, but easy to remove with Bioderma Eau Micellaire in the evening.
False Lash Flutter Mascara comes in 4 different shades (Black, Midnight Black, Purple and Blue) and sells for 10,99 at Boots.
At first, the formula was way to wet for my taste, but after a little drying down, I really liked it.
If it made my lashes worth fluttering? Let´s have a look.
My natural lashes are quite blond on the tips, which makes them appear short, of medium length and stick-straight.
No mascara, no lashes. Easy as that.

 

So let´s give my stubborn lashes a firm squeeze with my trusty curlers first.
This is one coat applied.
There are lashes, especially on the outer corner

 

After trying to build up the oomph.

A little more volume, a lot more clumps, curl dropping… I am not impressed.

 

Does it live up to the claims?
Partly. It emphasizes the lashes on the outer edge, making the eye look winged out and lifted.
But without clumping…? No. As soon as I put on a second coat, clumps appear and my lashes stick together, reminding me of insect legs. Nothing you can´t fix with a lash comb, but not clump free for sure.
Will I repurchase?
It really is a decent mascara with good lasting power. But call of the search? The search for the ONE, the mascara that holds the curl, gives volume and lengthens to our individual needs? Not yet. There are so many others out there, whispering my name, luring me in with the promise of perfect lashes in one swipe. I am not ready to commit.
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