Only select mascaras from the brand L’Oreal are available for purchase in Kuwait. Mascaras like the original Voluminous (which has a cult following) is unfortunately one of the mascaras you can’t find in Kuwait. If you’ve read My Story: Mascara (here) you’ll know I’m obsessed with all things lashes which is why I keep trying out different mascaras.
With a name like Million Lashes, how could I resist trying this out? I wanted to love this especially since it’s readily available for purchase in Kuwait. I could just pick this up from any of the million and one places that sell L’Oreal cosmetics over here. Easy access, yo! Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes has violent tendencies. Every time I used it, without fail, the plastic bristles would end up scratching me to the extent that I had red, irritated, swollen lids at one point. Let nobody say that I’m not a trooper because I kept trying to find a way to use this, regardless but no matter how I applied this, it just did not work for me.
I think it might be because of the placement of the bristles but I had a hard time coating my lashes with this mascara. I felt like it kept placing very little product on my lashes, and then wiping it off with the next application. My usual blinking-on-it method didn’t work. I tried the zig-zag method, wiggling the wand between my lashes, and then upwards. That didn’t work either. I tried curling my lashes before applying this. That made no difference whatsoever. Applying two coats gave me tarantula lashes, the second coat making each lash haphazardly point in a different direction. I couldn’t even use it as either a base for other mascaras or a topper because it just messed everything up.
I’ll say it again. This mascara just did not wanna work for me. Oh and it had that cloying floral “grandma perfume” scent that L’oreal cosmetics usually have. I’m not a fan of the tacky gold packaging, either. So, no curl, no volume, no definition, unpleasant smell, tacky packaging, and plastic bristles that physically hurt with each application. Basically, this mascara sucks.