L'Oréal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

There’s a new L’Oréal Voluminous mascara in town and her name is Butterfly*. 

A couple weeks ago, I received this mascara in the mail & I couldn't wait to try it out. I also couldn't help but swoon at the press packaging (how adorable, right?).

I’ve always been a fan of the Voluminous line, so I knew I would love the formula (and I do), but I was mainly excited to try out the new wand.

The wand definitely sets it apart from other mascaras. It has plastic bristles and it’s shaped in a pretty unique way. This asymmetrical brush has two distinct sides: one side has short bristles (perfect for the inner corner or the bottom lashes), and another side with a winged design to add a flare to your eyes (also great for separating your lashes).

I have very short and straight lashes, so I don’t expect anything life changing from mascaras. I did notice a bit more definition & flare with my lashes after applying a coat and a half of theVoluminous Butterfly mascara. More than two coats tends to get clumpy.

You can see the difference in the photos below -- the mascara leaves my lashes looking a bit more fluttery than before (and who doesn't want that?).

This mascara also contains "cocoon smart" fibers that wrap about your lashes to help elongate them. If you're not a fan of fibers, then this mascara may not be for you. The formula is also a bit on the wet side. Since I prefer a slightly drier formula, to me that means that it just gets better with age!

I was able to wear this mascara all day with no smudges, flaking, or racoon eyes. It even withstood a few raindrops on the way home. It did take me a couple of tries to get used to the brush, though. I made a mess of my eyelid with mascara blobs the first couple of tries.

Along with the mascara, I also received a couple of L'oréal's new eyeliners: the Infallible Super Slim 12H Eyeliner* and the Infallible Super Liner Blackbuster*.

The Super Slim eyeliner has a small felt tip applicator that is great for precise lines, while the Blackbuster, with it's marker-like design, is great for dramatic looks. Both apply nicely, although I do find the Blackbuster applicator to be a little bit awkward and too stiff to use for a quick application on lash line.

Pricing & Availability:

Voluminous Butterfly Mascara | $11.99
Infallible Super Slim 12H Eyeliner | $9.99
Infallible Super Liner Blackbuster | $9.99
Available at mass retailers

Have you tried the new L'Oréal Voluminous Butterfly mascara? Thoughts? x

Ps, sorry for the lack of posts this past week! I should hopefully be back on track by Monday.

Pps, any IMATS Toronto goers today?  I will be there & I would love to say hi! :)

(*) This post contains PR Samples


  1. Honestlu I am not a big fan of mascara since I wear glasses. :) But I do love eyeliner <3

  2. I'd love to try out that eyeliner! Great post!

  3. I'm glad you posted this review! I saw the ad and thought it was interesting. Plus, I need a new mascara. I might have to give it a try! :D

  4. I've been really interested in this mascara! I'll need to try it out :)


  5. woah! Blackbuster is super chunky...I would probably have issues w using it as well. In any case, I need to try out this mascara soon~ loving the before and after shots on everyone :)

  6. Your lashes are like mine. I had to return a Shu Uemura curler because even the Shu SA gave up on my lashes, lol. But I can definitely see a difference! May have to try this out eventually. :)