L’Oreal Paris False Lash Bambi Eye Mascara in ‘Black Velvet’ promises to curl lash by lash to create bigger, wider, doe-eyed look with a black velvet formula for elongated and defined lashes.
This washable mascara is packaged in a shiny silver torpedo-shaped or “D” shaped tube. The flat, “Bambi Eye False Lash” printed side of the tube does help it to stop rolling off a flat surface, but it also ruins the sleek looking effect of the silver tube.
It contains a generous 8.9mls of mascara, and the wand applicator is bulbous and chunky. Personally, I’m not a fan of wide, chunky mascara applicators. I do prefer a more classic, slender, spoolie-type mascara wand, but that’s just personal preference.
The consistency of the mascara formula is quite thin, so it coats every eyelash individually without clumping. I didn’t really find that this mascara curled or elongated my lashes as much as other mascaras do, and I definitely didn’t end up with a “doe-eyed” effect.
To get a slightly ‘false lash’ effect, I did have to apply one coat of the Bambi Eye mascara to one eye, then apply it to the other eye while waiting for the coat on the first eye to dry, then go back and apply a second layer of mascara over the first (dried) layer. Continuing to switch between eyes, waiting for coats to dry between applications until I had reached the desired look.
Usually I apply numerous coats of mascara to one eye at a time, to prevent the mascara from clumping, but that doesn’t work with this one. Instead, if I keep applying more to one eye, I found that the mascara clumped. Definitely wait between coats with this one. If your mascara does clump, try these tips to fix it.
Personally, I’m not all that impressed. I don’t like the chunky wand, there was no lash curling effect has promised, and it feels like a very average mascara that is promising big things and not delivering. The only thing that it does have going for it is that the mascara doesn’t flake or transfer onto the lower lashes during the course of the day, so there’s no ‘panda eye’ effect, which is great. Once it’s on, it stays where you put it. Sadly, that’s not enough to make me want to purchase more of this when the time comes for me to replace it.
If you do want to give L’Oreal Paris False Lash Bambi Eye Mascara a try for yourself, it’s available from Farmers, selected supermarkets, pharmacies and L’Oreal stockists.