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Oh I do love trying new mascaras, particularly because my lashes are literally nowhere without a couple of coats of something good. So I was very (very) excited to try the brand new L’Oreal Paris Superstar Mascara. The name sold it to me before I even managed to get hold of it!
So what do we have here? So for me this looks like a bit of a return to the old school 2 step mascaras where one end is white and the other is black. They used to get me seriously charged up back in the day! I have always loved an extra step, but I do remember some issues with flecks of white poking through. Not so with this one I am pleased to say.
So what we are promised here is “staggering volume, thanks to 2 synergic steps”. I don’t remember anything about synergic steps back in the day, just one white one and then one black one. Things have moved on!?
L’Oreal Paris Superstar Mascara – 2 Steps
Step 1 – Volume
This is what is being described as a ‘super sizing white volumising primer’ that thickens lashes one by one for superstar volume! It uses a shaping mascara brush that promises to comb each lash, even the hard to reach ones.
Step 2 – Lengthen
Here’s where a black fibre-rich top coat formula does its magic. It is applied with a lifting brush that coats the white primer for an intense black finish.
Totally up for this! So of course I tested it out!
L’Oreal Paris Superstar Mascara Before & After Photos
After Step 1:
After Step 1 & 2:
You’ll notice that I have some very naughty lashes on the left that just stick straight up no matter what I do. They’ve been doing that for about 2 weeks. No idea…
Well what do you think? I am impressed, I’ll tell you that! I thought that the chat about synergy between the 2 steps was just jargon but they do actually feel like they work well together. In the old days I could never get the black to cover the white, and sometimes I got grey (!) but step 2 seems to stick straight on to the white primer very effectively.
They are certainly very volumised and lengthened, and at first I could actually see my lashes as I blinked, a lot like when I wear false lashes, so that must stand for something! Also, despite the volumised appearance, my lashes still feel flexible and light – not at all crispy. Thumbs up.
L’Oreal Paris Superstar Mascara is out now. Find it HERE for £10.99
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