L’Oreal’s new mascara, False Lash Wings mascara (R189,95) promises to ‘spread lashes like butterfly wings’ thanks to lash extending ‘cocoon fibres’ and a ‘revolutionary amplifying brush’.
According to the press release, the brush creates a widespread ‘false lash’ effect as the longest bristles that arch up at comb’s base stretch out your outer lashes twice as much as a regular brush.
Honestly though, it’s a bit of a mystery to me as to how this works. Do you dab it on with the short bristle side then pull it through with the ergonomic comb or vice versa? Also, I’m more comfortable working on my outer lashes with the tip of the brush, not the base. Is that not the right way to do it?
Still, this didn’t mean it’s difficult to use nor did it not deliver. Once I stopped ‘trying’ to use it the way I thought I was supposed to and just slapped it on the way I do any other mascara (using a rotating hand that sweeps upwards and outwards from inner to outer lashline), I got a very nice result.
Aside from the mascara, L’Oreal also sent me their new Color Riche Le Kajal eye pencil (R129,95) and I love, love, love it. In fact, it is now officially my new favourite eye pencil.
Despite its chubby shape it’s honed to a super fine tip but because it’s larger than other pencils, there’s a large surface area of pencil exposed. It’s super easy to lie this flat against your eyelid and drag it across your skin to create a very neat-looking line.
My only fear is that if I stick it into my sharpener it’s going to lose its shape somewhat and I’m not willing to put that to the test and risk losing what I love. So ja. I’m going to have to keep you updated on that. Once I’ve used it down to a point where it’s not nice and ‘sharp-tipped’, I’ll have to give it a whittle and then we’ll see what happens.
Pigment-wise, it’s nice and black and very easy to smudge so if you’re into creating sexy, smouldering looks, this is a total gem.