L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara

My problems with mascara are well documented so i won't bore you with the full low down but i will provide a brief summary. I CANNOT get mascara to not run down my face. A good lash primer helps to combat this but it also requires a worthy mascara to hold its ground over the top. I have always been a fan of high end mascara such as Tom Ford, Yves Saint Laurent and Lancome to name a few i have tried in recent years. Meaning i have not used a drugstore mascara since i used to use a Bourjois mascara many, many years ago. After seeing the promo for the latest L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara i decided to live a little and take my ass to Boots to try something new.

Everyone on Youtube and Blogs say they don't mind a drugstore mascara but i was firmly in the belief that you get what you pay for when it comes to mascara, how else could they charge so much for a tube when you have to throw away in 3 months. However my mind was completely changed when i first used the L'Oreal Miss Baby Roll Mascara. I hadn't read any reviews on this prior to buying it but at £7.99 i didn't think much could go wrong. They had an example of the wand on display and i was instantly hooked just by looking at it. The wand is a plastic bristle wand but they are ultra fine and shaped in a weird roll. The bristles are very full and the overall size of the wand head is quite big and a bit larger than the Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils Mascara which was the mascara i was before. The shape of the wand really grabs your lashes giving length and volume. This wand does allow you to get close to the lash line so it does help to build your curl. The only problem with the size of the wand is that it is struggle with my bottom lashes and i essentially make a mess of them every day. Personally i like a larger wand as i find they give the most volume to my lashes but this is defining enough that it doesn't make your lashes clumpy.

Not only is the actual wand important but also the formula. Any good mascara is always defined by its ability to not move half way down my face. By some miracle this mascara stays put and does not leave black marks around my eyes. There is minimal flaking and it holds a curl all day. This automatically makes this a win in my eyes. I bought the standard black version and it is an opaque black which looks striking on the eyes. It does also come in a waterproof black; a bright teal which isn't for the faint hearted, a indigo blue and a lilac which i actually think would look kinda cool. Its nice that they are creating some different colours, even if that trend did peak a couple of years ago with Yves Saint Laurent and Dior creating some rather unusual shades.

For the price i think this is one of the best mascaras i've ever used. The final lash look is similar to the Lancome Hypnose Drama with better staying power. Compared to my most recent mascara, the Yves Saint Laurent Faux Cils i completely prefer this one. As i said in my review of the Faux Cils Mascara, i did have a problem with it running down my face which automatically put me off it but i loved the effect it had on my lashes. Having tried the L'Oreal mascara I prefer the look i get with it and it lasts better. The only downside of the Miss Baby Roll mascara is the packaging, it is plastic and not as good looking as the Yves Saint Laurent one but i'm not sure anything can compete with the YSL packaging, it is gorgeous! Don't get me wrong the Miss Baby Roll packaging isn't the ugliest packaging i've seen but high end mascaras definitely look better but that is part of where all the money from the high price comes into it.

I have been using the Miss Baby Roll mascara from a couple of weeks now and i have been loving it. It has given me the confidence to try more drugstore mascaras because this one has been so good. It has everything i look for in a mascara; Volume and Length, a pigmented black and most importantly staying power. Of course this staying power does make it harder to remove but i am willing to accept that in exchange for a mascara that stays put. This is definitely L'Oreal's answer to the Benefit Roller Lash, a very similar mascara in concept; both are marketed to increase a curl whilst adding volume. I used to really like Benefit Roller Lash and if you like it, you seriously need to try this as it is cheaper and gives a similar effect. Roller Lash is definitely more defining, giving more natural looking lashes whilst Miss Baby Roll gives more volume, so that is something to bare in mind. The wand for Roller Lash is thinner and slightly easier to use but it is a saving of a good £10. This is the only mascara i have tried form L'Oreal but based on this i would give more a go. I couldn't be more impressed. You definitely need to try this if you are looking for a new mascara and love a bold looking lash. For me this has been a revelation and i think you will be seeing a lot more drugstore mascaras on this blog.

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