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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

L'Oreal Lash Out Butterfly Mascara | Review


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...


Here is a better (almost) straight on picture of the mascara (different day though). How fab does it make my lashes look (how do you say that without sounding vain!) Also a key thing to mention is because I have very oily eyelids I get mascara transfer from 99% of the mascaras on the market, waterproof or non waterproof, drugstore of high end! THIS ISN'T WATERPROOF AND DIDN'T TRANSFER OR SMUDGE. I can hear the angels singing. It also doesn't flake on me, which is also a problem I have, I like to wear more than one coat of mascara and some mascaras don't seem to like that!

Also I posted a picture on twitter (if you aren't following me you can click the link at the bottom of the post!) and Dave Lackie tweeted me saying how amazing my lashes look! I died! I've gotten quite a few compliments on my lashes while wearing this mascara, so in my book it's a winner!!

Now that I see they make a waterproof version I need it in my life! Thanks for reading this ramble post about my trying to explain what this wand looks like.....Have you tried it?

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24 comments:

  1. Looks outstanding.

    themeticulousperfections.blogspot.com

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  2. I haven't tried this yet, but you've definitely caught my attention! Plus it comes in waterproof? uhm, hello!

    Tiffancy

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  3. This looks really nice. I've been looking for a mascara to call my "favorite," and have yet to find it. I'll try this out! Thanks :)
    www.mishmoshmakeup.com

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  4. this one is definitely up there!!! I really love it! I think it's like the drugstore version of the benefit one, but different....if you get what i mean lol

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  5. aw thanks so much! I think it will!!!!! I think people just think the wand won't work for them, but it really does!

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  6. i know right!!!! hello waterproof come to momma!

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  7. thanks so much :)

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  8. Have not tried this afternoon a fail L'Oréal mascara trial two years ago but am really looking for a drugstore alternative to my Lancome hypnose star and tarte 4 in 1. Will probably pick up next time I go to target xD

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  9. Also, would you say it does more lengthening and/or volumizing?

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  10. You look amazingggggg it's made your lashes look beautiful and I am so intrigued by the wand! I absolutely love Dave he's such a sweetheart xxx

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  11. Ooh, that brush is so intriguing. I was eyeing this mascara but didn't pick it up, but I want to try it now after reading your review! Thanks xo

    Mandy
    www.mandydacandy.com

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  12. I love the wand! This mascara brings out your gorgeous eyes.

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  13. It looks so good on you! And thanks for showing the wand so clearly! :)

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  14. oh I know I adore dave too :) and thank you so much!! Yeah initially the wand was the whole reason i picked it up, curiosity killed the cat!

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  15. Haha good to know I helped in the decision making process :) If you do pick it up I hope you like it as much as I do!

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  16. aw thank you so much :)

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  17. haha no prob! Took some camera acrobatics...soo difficult for good shots lol but thats what happens with these strange wands oops lol

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  18. I love the shape of the wand - it looks like it would slide up all your lashes perfectly

    Lizzie's Daily Blog

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  19. it COMPLETELY does!!!! been converted to plastic wands but just for this mascara and benefit they're real!

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  20. This mascara is a good mascara for lengthening the lashes and making them all fluttery.

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  21. yes! agreed!

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