Friday, 8 March 2013

L'Oreal False Lash Flutter Mascara Review

You may have seen my post on the L'Oreal Color Riche Smoky Eye Quad, as promised... here is my review of the mascara which I used to complete the look I showed you in that post. The NEW L'Oreal False Lash Flutter Mascara

I'm a massive fan of mascara's and was really excited about getting this one after seeing the TV advertisement, it just looked so pretty and unique. I didn't hesitate to snap it up when I noticed it on offer 3 for 2 in Boots at the weekend, and I couldn't wait to try it out and share it with you all.

"Get full on, fluttery volume with False Lash Flutter Mascara. Our first double winged butterfly brush together with Cocoon fibres lengthen the look of lashes towards the outer eye"

I absolutely adore the packaging, its very simplistic, yet bold and eye-catching, and again has an Art Deco kind of feel to it. The tube is oddly shaped with a flat front side and a rounded back, but it's unique and really easy to hold.

The wand is like no other I've seen before... It has fine, short plastic bristles, which are straight on one side of the wand and then has a tapered/angled flip side. So you get the best of both worlds. My favourite type of brushes are usually "spoon shaped", so the angled side of this brush gives a similar effect to this. Unfortunately for me I found that too much of the mascara actually came out onto the brush, and it was too wet and thick. However I left the brush out to dry up a little and it was much easier to work with. 

It claims to have "Butterfly wing effect fibres" which is basically just a nicer way of saying that the mascara contains small fibres which attach to the eyelashes to make them appear longer and thicker, and to fan out the lashes like a butterfly wing. This is nothing new and there are already a few on the market similar to this although I haven't yet tried any so I can't compare. 

The formula of the mascara as I say is quite wet, so try to leave it to dry out a little first before applying, otherwise all the lashes will just clump together. The short bristles mean you can get really close to the lash line and grab and extend each lash. You can build up the layers to get your desired look, from a "natural lashes but better" to a full on false lash dramatic look. Once applied it dries really quickly, which I for one am really grateful for, I hate it when you've spent an age perfecting your eyeshadow for it just to be ruined by your mascara smudging all over your brow bone!  Although its not stated as a waterproof formula its definitely one you'll need make up remover for as its quite tough. Anyway guys, onto the results...

As you can see the mascara added both volume and length to my lashes. As well as fanning out the lashes in the corner of my eye. It lasts well throughout the day and doesn't flake or smudge. 

Overall I really like this mascara, it lives up to its claims and didn't disappoint. However with a price tag of £10.99 I don't think I would rush out to buy again (simply because this is a little out of my usual price range of maximum £8 for mascaras).

You can purchase the L'Oreal False Lash Flutter Mascara at £10.99 for 7ml at Boots & Superdrug.


  1. Lovely review! I love the packaging of this mascara. It's a shame it can clump and the formula is a bit wet, especially with that price tag.

    Kimberley x

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  2. I heard about this one on a magazine. I think it looks great with one or two layers. With more of them, it suppose it will look a little bit too much.

  3. Wow what a unique wand this mascara has- it looks quite bulky too! It does lengthen your lashes but what a shame that the formula is too wet, I hate it when it weighs down the lashes :(

  4. Omggg!!!! Im lovin the want and result is super awesome <3 Thanks for sharin xx

  5. Although I think the idea of having butterfly wings on your eyes is quite ridiculous it seems to give a really nice effect. I need a new mascara and this might be perfect :)

    Amy| The Little Koala Blog ♥

  6. This is my second ever favourite mascara after Max Factors false lash! It's amazing

    A little bit Unique


  7. Oh poop! I nearly bought this yesterday in the 3 for 2 and then didn't! Gutted!

    I've just posted my latest weekly wants:

  8. Wow this looks really good on you, especially after 2 coats!


  9. I'm really in love with this mascara! You can really see the difference after two coats!