L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara is a newly formulated version of Voluminous Butterfly Mascara that’s launching at drugstores for Fall 2014.
The main difference with L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara compared to the original Voluminous Butterfly Mascara is the applicator brush now has a double wing brush. The general idea of the original brush was to concentrate on the outer lash line as it was supposed to lengthen these lashes and “wing” them out to create a fluttery effect. This made sense to me even though it didn’t technically work for me but honestly, having a double wing brush doesn’t make much sense and I was unsure what the look was that L’Oreal was going for.
According to the instructions one end of the double wing butterfly brush (either side) can be used to load lashes with volume and you can flip the brush to super charge volume while spreading and fanning them out for a fluttery look.
I swear that all the L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara formulas were create for people with SUPER long lashes. I don’t consider my lashes sparse. They aren’t super lush and long but they aren’t short and wimpy either. But I cannot for the life of me get any formula of L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara to work for me and the same holds true for the new Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara!
This formula is inky black and thankfully doesn’t leave lashes stiff or crunchy. It removes easily and through the wear it doesn’t smear or flake on my drier eyes. The first time I used it I ended up with clumped up lashes that were a mess. The second time I used it I went a little slower with application and thankfully didn’t have any clumping issues. However, I feel like instead of adding volume it ends up making my lashes look shorter?!?! I’m not seeing the spread out, fluttery look they promote. As far as length you can totally forget that as this adds very little in the ways of length.
Although marketed for it’s great volumizing skills I didn’t really think this made my lashes look any fuller. Apparently it’s a “fiber infused” formula but this feels considerably wet for a fiber formula. It’s not uncomfortable in the least as typically fiber mascaras make me feel like I have something in my eyes.
L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara Before and After
I’m somehow missing the point of L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara. I’m sure someone out there thinks L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara is great and they are really excited about the launch of a new version but unfortunately for me it’s a waste! I’m not seeing the point to this one. No length, not volume, no flutter…
Do share your thoughts!