Review: L’Oreal Paris False Lash Butterfly Mascara

06 July 2014

My glasses do a great job at hiding my eyes from the world, so I don't bother with eye makeup as much as I would like to. During special events or when I have a little extra time at my disposal though, I like dolling up a bit and practicing what I learned from makeup school. And hey, maybe now that I have smaller frames I can even do this more regularly!

Last month, L'Oreal sent me their newest product to play with. Here's my review of the L’Oreal Paris False Lash Butterfly Mascara.

I love how the mascara is housed in this nice butterfly-shaped cardboard. ❤ Off the bat, I get why L'Oreal named it False Lash Mascara - wearing this is supposed to give the same effects wearing false lashes does, without the hassle and incessant fear that they'll come off at the most inopportune moment like say, a Meet-the-Parents moment or an ultra-special date. But Butterfly? The only theory I can come up with is brought by the term butterfly kisses, which means slightly grazing the skin [ideally, the face] of your significant other with your [ideally, long and thick] eyelashes.

L'Oreal's description sounds more romanticized:
In the flutter of an eyelash, your eyes take on a poetic look, your wide-spread lashes take flight with an aerial volume. Your look spreads out endlessly. The Butterfly mascara gives you wings.

I have to admit I am not a big fan of the tube because it's bulkier than your normal-sized mascaras and takes up too much room in my everyday makeup kit that I have been trying too hard to downsize. Still, I bring it with me every day because who needs to bring six tubes of lipstick everywhere, right?

Besides, the magic comes when you unscrew the cap and take the wand out.

"The asymmetric built of the butterfly brush optimizes precision of application, creating butterfly eye looks for wide-spread lashes that are twice more visible." According to L’Oreal Paris Director for Packaging and Development Philippe Thuvien, the butterfly brush is the first of its kind. "From its ergonomic lash line shape, flexible arch, and the most enveloping cocoon fibers, the False Lash Butterfly Mascara catches every lash from corner to corner and stretches them out for lashes that spread out like butterfly wings." Can I just say how much the nerd in me is enjoying learning all these? A mascara is no longer just a mascara. A lot of people have devoted time, money, knowledge, and expertise to improve a product that many may consider to be just the final touch to a full face of makeup.

When it comes to makeup, it's not only about the brand or the formulation; a great deal also lies on the makeup tools you use. Your makeup stash can include tubes and palettes from the most high-end and expensive brands, but if you don't have the right tools (and the skills to use them with), then you're just as good as using drugstore finds. Not that there's anything wrong with that, of course.

Here is what my lashes looked like after a swipe of the L'Oreal Paris False Lash Butterfly Mascara. No other makeup (or eyelash curler, for that matter) used here.
I've already proven that the makeup brush design did indeed play a big factor in giving me va-va-voom lashes, but I wanted to test its other claims of being waterproof, budge-proof, and long wearing. I put it on the ultimate test by putting two swipes on before I watched The Fault in Our Stars. You know me, I'm a big crybaby. Heck, I was crying for two whole weeks after reading the book! So yes, I put it on to see how it would hold up.

Look Ma, no raccoon eyes!
My friends can attest that I cried my eyes out and more inside the cinema, but look, my mascara was still intact! Anything that can see me through a session of ugly crying is a winner in my book, and the L’Oreal Paris False Lash Butterfly Mascara, for its price of P695 apiece, is a clear winner!

I haven't come up with my signature butterfly eye look yet, but it's something I'd really like to try. Watch out for my post about that attempt!

Disclosure: The product was given to me for free but I was not sponsored nor compensated for this post. All opinions are my own. Read my Disclosure Policy here. The L’Oreal Paris False Lash Butterfly Mascara is exclusively available in all L’Oreal Paris counters nationwide. 


  1. Wow! This is so nice! :) Love Loreal talaga! Thank you for the nice review Krissy! :)

  2. Glad you liked it! Thanks, Pau-pau! :)

  3. How's the formula? Is it more wet or creamy? I prefer creamy because wet formulae make my lashes look really sparse! Loooove the brush <3


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