L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara Review

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I don’t know much about Manga, but one thing that I know for a fact is that characters in this style of cartoons originating in Japan have very large and almond-shaped eyes. L’Oreal’s new mascara “Mega Volume Miss Manga” was clearly inspired by Manga and is supposed to help to recreate the big-eyelash and big-eyes look. L’Oreal’s mascaras are amongst my favorite (drugstore wise) so I couldn’t wait to try  out “Miss Manga”.

Just by looking at these pictures I have to say, WOW no wonder mascara is my favorite makeup product, it makes a huge, huge difference in the way the eyes look.

Miss Manga loreal mascara review

Just like with any other mascara, I wiped the excess product on a tissue before I applied it on my lashes. It’s sadly a waste, but I’m not a big fan of the clumpy look that some mascaras give. Mega Volume Miss Manga is definitely one of those mascaras, and on purpose. Just take a look at this demo on L’Oreal’s website right here. That little clip demonstrates how Mega Volume Miss Manga gives lots of length and volume, creating an exaggerated and over-the-top look. I think that with good technique- such as getting rid of the excess product, applying the mascara slowly and precisely in a zig-zag motion- the clumpy and sort of messy result can be avoided.

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The wand of this mascara is also interesting, it’s very flexible  and it sort of moves around-supposedly for an easier application of the product in places like lashes in the inner corners of the eyes. I personally prefer a more “sturdy” feel when it comes to the wand (I couldn’t help but think of Mr. Garrick Ollivander as I wrote that), that lets me comfortably wiggle it back and forth.

With such thick formula, I was afraid that it’ll take me hours to completely remove all the product from my eyes (eyelashes, to be specific ;) ). Then I remembered how much I love using my Jojoba oil for removing harsh eye makeup. When used with warm water, the oil literally melts the makeup away, I follow up with a gentle cleanser and there’s no traces of mascara left.

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Mega Volume Manga mascara is a nice product if you’re looking for lots of volume and length, and if you’re a fan of a thicker  formula when it comes to mascaras- even better. Because of the dramatic effect that it gives, I think I’ll stick to using this mascara during nighttime, or whenever I want to, but don’t feel like wearing falsies (although as you can see on my pictures, a much natural look can be created if using only one coat-middle picture). If you can’t find L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara, try Walmart, that’s where I bought mine.

  • Cool review! Thanks for sharing.


  • Absolutely beautiful Paula; it makes your blue eyes pop gorgeously! You could be a model for this mascara (bet you look better than the L’Oreal ones could and that’s my honest opinion, not because I’m biased!) :D

    The Jojoba oil sounds absolutely heavenly too, a real must have buy!

    Sophie xo

    • Hahahaahaha, yeah right! Thanks so much Sophie <3<3 :):)

      Oh yes, I've been loving using oils on my skin for a while now, and it's the best makeup remover that exists-it doesn't tug on or irritate the skin.

  • Wow, stunning result. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

  • I didn’t even know this was out there. I love how they advertise these things. I feel like a lot of Korean/Japanese products are being raved about now. Wasn’t BB cream an Asian product originally? Great review, it definitely looks like it works.
    Bright and Shiny

  • Aissa Carmela

    Thank you for sharing! I’ve been thinking about buying this mascara, but it looked like it was going to clump. I’ll have to try it :)

    Aissa Carmela

    • The formula is definitely clumpy, so watch out.

  • s

    i actually love a clumpy mascara look! this may be the right fit for me.. nice review



  • it looks very effective!

  • I like it when mascara adds length while still looking natural, so I don’t think this is the mascara for me. That said, I do like the result in your pics!

  • Ambi

    i have to try this mascara but I can’t find it anywhere in US :( xx

    • Try Walmart Ambi, that’s where I bought mine.

  • Your eyelashes look amazing! The oil to wash off makeup is a great tip!
    Looking at the clip linked it is totally a clumpy mascara, and I’ve got to agree with you that I prefer non-clumpy mascaras! L’Oreals Volume Million Lashes is such a great mascara so it’s totally understandable why this didn’t disappoint! <3


    • Thanks Puja!! <3<3

  • Great post. Loreal mascaras are my favorite and i tryed this one only once when my sister bought it. i liked it :)


  • That is one dramatic transformation with only two coats. I’ve been using Covergirl volumeblast, but if this is the effect on your eyelashes, I can’t wait to try out a new brand.


    Another Beautiful Thing

  • It does looks amazing on your eyelashes! I’ve never tried it since I like to stick to my current mascara ;P

  • great review!♥ the mascara looks amazing!:)