L'Oreal Butterfly Mascara - $8.99
So first off as a little disclaimer, I bought mine at CVS which is why that's where it's linked, as it was on sale (buy one get one free or half off I think) but I'm not sure why now all the tubes say Voluminous Butterfly and mine says Lash Out Butterfly. Maybe just the packaging was changed to fit more with the L'Oreal Voluminous range as I've heard they discontinued their "Lash Out" mascaras.
ANYWAYS! I usually don't stray from my beloved Maybelline Colossal or Maybelline One By One Mascara for the top and some form of L'Oreal Telescopic for my bottom lashes (especially because they all come in waterproof and I have the wateriest eyes ever and also oily eyelids so my mascara tends to transfer) but I was browsing the sales as you do, and this one is so intriguing and there's that little voice that pops into your head and says "This can either go beautifully right or horrendously wrong. I MUST TRY IT!" So since it was on sale and I wanted a new infallible eyeshadow I went for it. Keep in mind this was back in July so I have had ample time to test this out (and maybe that's why the packaging has been changed by now)
So obviously the intriguing thing about this mascara is the wand. It is intended to give you that fake lash effect where the edges are MUCH longer than the inner corners (which in my opinion is why they named it Butterfly-for two reasons, that fake lash look is super fluttery and then is often described like it feels like butterflies are sitting on your lashes? Just me that thinks that? Okay.... Can't call in a L'Oreal rep...I'm not popular they'd tell me to go away lol)
I have TRIED to take pictures from all angles to the best of my abilities because this is an extremely unique wand, but after it's all covered in mascara it's a tad more difficult than a brand new one :)
But this is probably the picture that shows the uniqueness of the wand. On one side (let's call it the top) it has these two wings (like a butterfly eh) with bristles that are shorter at the farthest end, and get longer as you go towards the handle of the brush. This is what really gives that tapered look to your lashes (or is supposed to) and that drawn out effect to the outer corners of the eye.
Doesn't this look like one of the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park? That's all I can think of every time I use this mascara...I think the one that spits the venom at Nedry....but I know for sure it looks like one of them! Does ANYONE- literally anyone know what I'm talking about lol.
Okay, side view! Here you can see what I was talking about from the tapered effect, a mascara fuzz (don't you love those) and on the bottom of the wand there are these shorter bristles that I like to use to do my bottom lashes! I think it gets into them really well without actually bumping your lower lid getting mascara everywhere.
That's the reason I use L'Oreal Telescopic usually for my lower lashes, because the wand is smaller to really get into the lashes but not hit my bottom lid and make a mess (even though I usually do anyways). So this is more like a two in one since it has the longer bristles on the top and shorter on the bottom.
This is a plastic bristled wand, which I'm usually not a fan of for my top lashes as I don't think it really gets in between them since they're curly (fun fact I've never used a lash curler in my life, but also sorry because I can't vouch for if it holds a curl!) Here is a kind of diagonal view of the wand? Like I said this was a very difficult wand to take pictures of, I guess it's a lot more complex (would that be the best word to describe it?) of a wand than most mascaras.
Obviously you have to put in a few pictures of it actually applied! I don't edit my makeup pictures because I want you guys to seethe true effect of the mascara. My eyeliner is totally ruining it on one eye, but on the right eye in this picture you can see with the wall as the background kind of how thick and full it makes my lashes.
It really gets in between your lashes and coats the whole lash (without having to mascara the top- I HATE doing that, it always looks clumpy and masked a mess, am I the only one?) and although the wand looks pretty complex it's totally fuss free. As long as you flip your hand around and aren't one of the people that apply mascara to one eye like with the wand crossing your nose, you turn your arm and the wand....do you get what I mean? Then you get the full effect of the mascara. If you apply it the aforementioned way then I don't this would work very well as you wouldn't really get the effect on both eyes since the shape would be backwards if you get what i'm saying. if you're smellin' what I'm cooking'! If you're picking' up what I'm thrown' down! Okay I'll stop now...