Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Review: L'Oreal Million Lashes Luminizer

I'm not sure how, but I seem to have avoided trying L'Oreal Million Lashes despite the fantastic reviews online, it's just not something I've thought of buying. Until now. I was in Superdrug the other day and of course I'm a huge sucker for their current '3 for 2' offer on all of their cosmetics. While perusing the beauty displays looking for makeup (that I don't need by any stretch of the imagination!) I spotted L'Oreal's latest addition to their Million Lashes range... the Luminizer.

These mascaras are designed to accentuate the colour of your eyes. They come in three shades: plum for hazel eyes, blue for blue eyes and green for green eyes. My eyes are about smack in the middle of being Hazel and Green, but I decided to go for the green shade, not really knowing what to expect (my previous experiences with coloured mascara have not been positive in the slightest!)

The mascara itself is essentially an almost-black forest green base, with a slight green glimmer to it... very pretty indeed. The brush is large and plastic, with fine bristles. It seems to catch a little excess on the tip which needs to be wiped off before use.

The effect of the mascara is fantastic. It's seriously volumising, yet defines the lashes just the right amount while adding a serious amount of length. I am  so impressed by this mascara I honestly can't believe I haven't tried it sooner!

L'oreal Million Lashes Luminizer (Green Eyes):
Normal Mascara:
As for the 'luminizing' effect, I'm not so sure. On the one hand, it is very subtle, which is definitely a good thing when it comes to coloured mascara. On the other hand, I'm not sure if it really 'luminizes' the colour of my eyes... maybe a little? What do you think? I think it makes them look a slightly deeper shade of green.

As it's L'Oreal... it's not the cheapest mascara on the high street at £11.29 but in my opinion it's well worth it! (And the Superdrug 3 for 2 offer is still on!)
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35 comments

  1. Wow your lashes look AMAZING with this on! maybe its just the macscara or maybe its the added green, but either way they look gorgeous! and so fluttery in the outer corner! perfect! :) x

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  2. I am not one for coloured mascaras, but your lashes look incredible in this! Maybe I'll give the black version a try. : )

    On another note, I am so disappointed I couldn't make it to the Handpicked Media Event... I was meant to, but got stuck at the office. The new issue of the magazine comes out today, so I really couldn't miss yesterday. Next time!


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  3. Cool concept though!

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  4. I know this sounds really silly, but to me the colour just looks more intense, deeper with more tones.
    Looks fab though, may pick one up :)
    Max
    x

    www.beauty-tothemax.com

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  5. Whoa, that effect looks great. Even though I have boring brown eyes, I'm gonna try one of those!

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  6. I'm not a fan of this mascara it flakes really bad . X

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  7. I've recently rediscovered my L'Oreal Volume Millions (the non-coloured version) and am absolutely in love with it. It creates the best fanned out, separated lashes. Love it!

    http://boscy.blogspot.com

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  8. I'm not sure you've sold this one to me, it looks a bit clumpy on the lash - sorry hun!
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  9. Always wanted to try that mascara but for my straight lashes i need one that holds the curl well. does this do it? xx

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  10. Gorgeous! I'll be trying that out asap!

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  11. I'm not convinced, It seems a decent mascara but I would probably still choose a regular mascar over the luminizing version..

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  12. I really love the mascara! Not sure whether I would buy this one though. I use the extra black one and I love it :) xxx

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  13. I have this one and it makes my eyes pop.
    Can I recommend the Gold Barry M eyeliner pen to you, use it in the inner corner of your eyes.

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  14. The shade is beautiful! thanks for sharing

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  15. Oh wow that is quite a difference! Need to check this out!
    -x
    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com

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  16. I love it! Gonna have to try it some time. :)

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  17. I've definitely got a love hate relationship with million lashes, I only bought it recently to get the free Infallible eyeshadow and was pleasantly suprised as I remember not loving the effect... I'm not sure how much of a difference the green makes to the colour of your eyes but your lashes look good!

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  18. Your lashes are so long! I have tried this mascara in the normal 'black' shade (with the gold tube) and loved it! x

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  19. I really want to try this! It makes your eye lashes look amazing :)xx

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  20. I think it looks really good and I want to buy it soon, to bad I have no money at the moment :( xxx

    www.bellepearl.blogspot.com

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  21. Woww your eyes look amazing! They have really lengthened and volumised your lashes. This is definitely on my christmas list. (I am using Volume million lashes so it will be nice to have a change) Thanks for the review, it was very helpful xxx

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  22. i'm not a fan of coloured mascaras, but i love the volume million lashes. you should definitely try the black one, you will love it, too :)

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  23. I have the original volume million lashes and I think its my favourite mascara ever!

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  24. I have seen it also in stores but wasn't really convince, like you I am not too keen of the coloured mascaras... I think the concept is cool but some people don't really have true blue, true green or trye hazel eyes, it's more subtle so I think they are too limited in their range (and some people have grey eyes.

    Fleur, would you be nice enough to make a tuto/advices video on how to wear a coloured mascara, keep the rest neutral, go for the total coloured look or mix with others specifics colours? I really wonder :)

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  25. This looks incredible! I want it :) Having said that, my eyes are super-brown so I don't know which colour I'll get...
    Love
    gabriellasofia

    www.hautefuture.blogspot.com
    x

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  26. I love the concept of this, cant wait to try out the plum one! I love the fact that its subtle colour as well though, bright green mascara probably isnt the best look!

    As you said, your eye shade is in the middle of brown and green so maybe the one for brown eyes would have a greater effect?

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    xo

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  27. It looks black w/ green shimmer when swatched, but looks like a very natural black on lashes! very pretty and nice review!
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  28. I just wish that I had lashes like yours! Wow!

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  29. I like eye shadow .,Beautiful eyes I think your eyes is under the depth of love..
    Clearly Natural

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  30. That is a difference and it looks lovely :)

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  31. that looks good xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  32. Although just like u i dont believe the luminizing part and i'm not into coloured mascaras as well i loved this colour! I will check in person but i think its like a weird flattering black!!
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  33. If you don't have green eyes..
    I did a review of the brown/hazel eyes version on my blog
    http://missjammyxo.blogspot.com/
    If you are interested PLEASE check it out :))

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