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MISS MANGA EYE MAKEUP LOOK_L'Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Pure Purple

My Miss Manga eye makeup look -- and whoa, the new L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara has given me LASHES!

Lovelies, I'm on a run of mascara success. I've now fallen for the L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara! If you haven't tried it, I've got a buncha reasons you might wanna give it a go, even if you have teensy, delicate, easily bullied lashes like mine. Plus, I've got an eye-makeup video tutorial for you! Inspired by Miss Manga Mascara and Japanese comic-book characters with their mega doll eyes, it's an everyday look that gives eyes a slightly exaggerated shape and a playful dose of colour. And it's utterly wearable for all ages. OH! And we're giving away a bunch of beauty prizes that add up to more than $500! More than $600, actually!

l'oreal paris miss manga mascara by voluminous

Miss Manga eye makeup video screen grab

The L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara ($10.99 CAD at drugstores) spins on its Flexor 360° wand. Not literally with the spinning, mind you. Although it's easy to bend the wand tip this way and that when you pull it from the tube, it doesn't move all that much when you use it. Yet that flexibility does result in a sort of give-and-take tension between lashes and mascara, an application that feels... softer. Even a little bouncy if you have naturally strong lashes.

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Look at the difference between my lashes on the left, after Miss Manga Mascara, and my invisible-as-usual lashes on the left.

Miss Manga Mascara review_short lashes_before and after

Here, you can see everything better without the purple liner! See?? I so dig this wand and drama-building formula:

  1. Miss Manga Mascara works better with my delicate lashes when I don't curl them (uncurled, my lashes have a bit more resistance for a smoother application), so I get to skip a step!
  2. Not only do I get great lift from Miss Manga Mascara, I get an all-day lift -- no drooping, not even a bit.
  3. Miss Manga Mascara does not transfer to my oily lids. Wheee!
  4. The formula is wetter and thicker than I'm used to, so I do have to have to wipe a tiny bit off with the edge of the tube when I withdraw the brush (but not too much, or I'll just get length without volume).
  5. Miss Manga Mascara has stamina -- it looks just as dramatic at the end of the day as it does freshly applied. No flaking, no smearing, no nuthin'.
  6. My favourite doesn't-sting-my-eyes micelle cleanser (L'Oreal Paris Sublime Soft Gentle Micellar Solution) removes the Miss Manga Mascara easily, as does regular soap and water if that's your choice.

miss manga eye makeup tutorial (an everyday look!)

Yep, I'm more than 40, and I'm wearing manga-inspired makeup. Love this Pure Purple liner and Miss Manga Mascara too!

Yep, I'm more than 40, and I'm wearing manga-inspired makeup. Love this Pure Purple liner and Miss Manga Mascara too!

Obviously a full-on doll-eye, manga makeup look isn't practical or wearable for most of us, especially if we're on the other side of 40. But this Miss Manga Eye Makeup Tutorial, despite its slightly exaggerated eye shape and a playful liner colour is appropriate for pretty much any age. I think it fits almost any occasion too. Not over the top, and that flash of bright colour when you blink or look down is just fun. Teal or bright green or bright blue would work just as well. I like purple because it enhances green, hazel, blue and brown eyes.

Okay, so this angle is a bit weird -- I look like a muppet. But you get the liner idea, right?

Okay, so this angle is a bit weird -- I look like a muppet. But you get the liner idea, right?

The key, other than the wow of the L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara, is the defined flick of colour. After giving my eyes subtle shape via shimmery pale lid and sandy matte crease, I used a L'Oreal Paris Infallible SuperSlim Felt Tip Liner at the base of my lashes in a very fine line plus little flick. That little flick follows the line of my lower lid. I next lined with a L'Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Liner in Pure Purple (love), then redefined the outer edge of the flick with the SuperSlim Felt Tip Liner again. I also added a bit of the same purple on the outer third of my lower lid, and used the felt tip liner to define the inner edge. You'll see everything in the video, which also has a list of the makeup I used. Here:

beautygeeks l'oreal paris miss manga mascara prizes!

[PLEASE NOTE: THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED] Now about the Beautygeeks L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara prizes we're giving away! You could win one of the following:

  • one of five L'Oreal Paris makeup prizes worth approximately $75 that includes Miss Manga Mascara and a variety of L'Oreal Paris cosmetics!
  • one L'Oreal Paris grand prize worth approximately $250 that includes Miss Manga mascara and a variety of L'Oreal Paris products!

Please note: if you live in Quebec, I'm sorry but this contest isn't open to you. But this Miss Manga contest at is; click here to hotlink.

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara

L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara

miss manga mascara giveaway rules & regulations

To enter the Beautygeeks L'Oréal Paris Miss Manga Mascara giveaway, you must live in Canada and you must be a Beautygeeks subscriber (please sign up here if you aren’t!). One entry per Beautygeeks subscriber, please; winners may win only one prize. Unfortunately, this particular contest is not open to Québec residents -- try instead.

Please submit your name, email address and the name of the province you live in, then cross your fingers! You have until midnight Monday August 18th 2014! If you are selected as a Beautygeeks L'Oréal Paris Miss Manga Mascara giveaway winner, L'Oréal Paris will contact you shortly after the contest closes and the winners have been chosen via random selection. Good luck! (This info also appears in French at the bottom of this post.)

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Have you tried L'Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara by Voluminous? If yes, whaddya think? If not yet, do you think you might?

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Pour participer au concours Beautygeeks L’Oréal Paris Miss Manga Mascara, vous devez vivre au Canada et vous devez être abonné à Beautygeeks (s’il vous plaît, inscrivez-vous ici si vous n’êtes pas déjà abonné!). Malheureusement, ce concours ne s’adresse pas aux résidents du Québec. Une seule participation par abonné, les gagnants peuvent seulement remporter qu’un seul prix.

S’il vous plaît, inscrivez votre nom, adresse e-mail et le nom de la province où vous habitez, puis croiser vos doigts! Vous avez jusqu’à minuit le lundi 18 août! L’Oréal Paris contactera les gagnants du concours Beautygeeks L’Oréal Paris Miss Manga peu de temps après la fin du concours. Bonne chance!

SPONSORED POSTthe Beautygeeks Miss Manga Eye Makeup Tutorial and this Beautygeeks L'Oréal Paris Miss Manga Mascara giveaway are both sponsored by L'Oréal Paris.