Making eyes with L’Oreal Miss Manga mascara

So since I’ve had the locks all shaved off, I’m on a makeup mission, lest I be mistaken for a pretty boy. One makeup staple I’m excessively fond of, is mascara, and I need to keep myself in check to not buy a tube of every new variety on the market. However, I actually needed to get some new mascara, shortly after L’Oreal launched their Miss Manga mascara.

The technical bits:

What sets this mascara apart, is the flexible 360-degree wand, which, along with the conical shape of the brush should allow for easy application to bottom lashes. The volume-boosting formula is available in black, navy, turquoise, and purple, and retails at about R139 at Clicks and Dis-Chem.

My thoughts:

If you are not careful with the application, the product can clump on your lashes, and the more layers you apply, the more likely you are to end up with spiders on your lids. Maybe I’m not on the expert level in makeup to derive benefit from the bendy brush – I don’t see the point of it. Perhaps if it clicked into a different angle it would help with the application of corners, etc. I avoid mascara on my lower lashes regardless, but have attempted it for the pic.

For a while I was tempted to take the turquoise, but ended up buying the purple. I’m happy with my choice – the colour is very subtle. International reviews I’ve seen show the turquoise to be very vivid.

Can you see the difference? :)

Can you see the difference? 🙂

I showed my mom the wand and declared that I couldn’t see the point of the wand. She grabbed it and ran off to go try it out for herself.

Mom’s thoughts:

She likes that the brush tapers, making it easier to reach shorter and bottom lashes. She finds the formula too clumpy for her liking. Overall she likes the ease of application, and says the bendiness is helpful for the outer corners, but it isn’t an extreme flexibility and it would be just as fine with a “normal” wand.

Would I buy it again? Probably not. I like the novelty of the colours, but I also like to apply lashings of mascara, so anything that clumps is no go. Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts?


  1. CharlieW

    I LOVE it!! Best mascara I’ve tried in a long time 🙂 Blog looks great by the way! x

    • Martha van Zyl

      Thanks Charlie! I’m glad I tried it, but it’s not likely that I’ll buy it again, unless I need fun turquoise lashes for something 🙂


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