I thought the unique design of the L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara brush might give me lashes that make me look more Asian. It doesn't. Here's what it gives me instead.
This is just mascara, no liner. The L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara brush lets me get close enough to my lids that I can pseudo-tightline with the mascara as I apply it. So my lashes look thicker at the base as well as longer.
As I apply, I adjust the angle of the brush slightly to add length and separate with each stroke. It takes a little more focus than standard brushes, but delivers more length for me than standard brushes, too.
"Do you have falsies in there?" my sis Karen asked when she saw me. "No!" I answered gleefully.
Here I've tightlined my upper waterline.
One more time with a before and after (no tightlining in the second shot). Every time I apply L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara ($11.99, drugstores), I marvel at how long it makes my lashes look. I'm even more impressed with the results because I often have to apply it fairly quickly while I'm in the back of a cab enroute to someplace. In fact, I really enjoy putting this mascara on; it makes me happy! Corny, maybe, but I don't care. I love a little happy in the back of a cab.
Click here to see photos of the L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Mascara brush as well as details on how it wears. (And here's a link to my before/after shots with Maybelline New York Big Eyes Mascara, Tania, so you can compare those too. I still love Big Eyes for the dramatic effect I get with a quick application, and the lower-lash brush is genius. But Butterfly makes my lashes look longer than any mascara ever has.)