Real Review #13 | L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara


It's manga mania out there! 

Am I there only one who's noticed?
L'Oreal's Miss Manga Mascara came out a few months ago, and it's really starting to gain popularity and I've spotted so many advertising bits popping up at every makeup counter with this stuff.
At first, it all seemed a bit gimmicky to me: manga/anime-inspired lashes? How is that really any different than what my other drugstore mascaras can give me? But as I walked by a stand where these babies were on a preliminary sale, I picked one up and have been hooked ever since the first "pop" open of the mascara wand.
As per usual, I choose the deepest black shade in a waterproof version. I often only opt for the waterproof version of a mascara as you never know when it will rain or when you'll get a splash of water on your face. Who wants black bits running down their face?
After about 2-3 coats, I find that it give me a lot of length, darkens my lashes and provides a lot of volume as well. There isn't any clumping, no spider lashes: it really does hug every individual lash. Basically, there's a big difference in my lashes after I've applied the L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara.
Before Miss Manga Mascara Application

After Miss Manga Mascara Application
It tends to last about 5-7 hours and fades away slowly. If I wear it to work all day, I have to re-apply for a night out to get the same effect.
The packaging is very cute: I like how it's duo toned [pink and black] and that one side is flat featuring the brand and product name. Detailed point: I love the "miss manga" font!
Because one side of the mascara stick is flat, there is a "click" closure instead of just twisting until it's tight enough. However, this might be why the mascara dries out a little quicker than other brands. It doesn't affect the product or the effect on the lashes, but it's something I've noticed.
The bendy wand was a huge selling point for this mascara, but I don't notice a huge difference in application or final effects. The wand is a great size and thickness to reach all lashes and the bend in the wand does help - although I wouldn't mind if it wasn't there.

- reasonable price point
- cute packaging 
- easily accessible (available at most drugstores) 
- gives eyelashes length and volume 
- blackest black formula darkens lashes
- the wand is thin tipped: easily coat short inner lashes and bottom lashes 

- slightly dry formula 
- doesn't last a full 8-9 hours, fades after 5-7 hours 
- product closure doesn't seem tight enough and possibly could contribute to dry formula 
- bendy wand doesn't offer any beneficial difference 

Would I repurchase this product? Absolutely, I'm already craving a trip to the drugstore to purchase a second one. I believe there's still quite a bit left in my tube now, however the dryness of the formula affects the ability of the mascara to perform well!

Would you try the L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle


  1. I really want to try this mascara, ive heard amazing things! Lovely review :)
    xprincessjas | ♥

    1. It's amazing, definitely try it if you can get your hands on it! I'm a big fan of all things waterproof formula!

  2. This is interesting as I tried this mascara and hated it! Maybe it was better in a waterproof formula? It's funny how different products work for different people

    1. It's possible! I always try going for waterproof, I never know what I'm going to be getting into and mascara running down my fall is always less than ideal.