this was forever ☾
July 24, 2014

Mood [Happy]
Currently Playing [Katy Perry – The One That Got Away]


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the funky culture of Japan and fun-loving Kawaii attitude, Miss Manga Mascara envelops lashes with mega volume for an innocently flirty, wide-eyed look. The mega impact formula with collagen spheres and trilogy of polymers adheres to lashes and enlarges them for sensational volume. Fiercely painting every single lash – top to bottom – this new mascara creates a wide open and full look just like a Kawaii doll.
-360 flexor wand amplies upper lashes
-Cone tip maximizes lower lashes
-15x volume flake free all day

Permanent shades: Black, Blackest Black & Brown (*also comes in waterproof)
Limited edition shades: Purple, Turquoise & Electric Blue

Permanent shades available in June 2014 at mass market retailers and drugstores across Canada. SRP $10.99
 

INGREDIENTS
Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Steareth 2, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acacia Senegal Gum, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, 2 Oleamido 1,3 Octadecanediol, Panthenol, Silica, Soluble Collagen, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, May Contain (+/-):, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Mica
 
FOR BEST RESULT
Place brush at base of lashes and gently sweep up to tip. Removes easily with soap and water.
 

WHY YOU SHOULD SKIP THIS PRODUCT
Before I go on with my review, I just want to put a little disclaimer out there: this review is for the limited edition Purple & Electric Blue version. I was not sent the permanent shades so do not mix this review with the other shades. I’ll solely be talking about the 2 limited edition colours.
 
I’m going to start with the positives. So first of course, I love the packaging and the concept! It’s cute and adorable, which is totally up my alley. Not to mention, incorporating the Japanese/Manga/Anime element to it is just the perfect marketing touch. I also love the wand and the brush. I think the brush is just great to get evenly spread the product around. The cone shade also makes it really helpful for my lower lashes. A little tip: you can use a mascara vertically to reach those smaller inner/outer corner lashes.
 

So with the positive aspects being said, I must say that I’m not blown away by the performance. The formula is nothing special and it doesn’t really help with the volume or lengthening my lashes to be honest. It just doesn’t hope my curls. I think a part of it also has to be with the fact that it’s not a water-proof formula. The result is not close to my two favorite mascaras: Dejavu Fiberwig and Shiseido Majolica Majorca
 

This is the Purple version. As you can tell, my lashes are still pointing downwards and though I have curled my lashes, the mascara simply does not hold it in place.
 

This is the Electric Blue version. I find this version a little better than the Purple one because my lashes look a bit longer and fuller. But of course, still not my favorite formula.
 
Overall, I think it’s an okay mascara for girls who don’t have extremely straight lashes like me. Sad to say that my eyes don’t look like Manga eyes.

 
RATING
Product (1/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (4/5)
Packaging (5/5)