I have been a big fan of the original L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Mascara, reviewed here. I loved the formula that both lengthened and volumized my lashes. It was that unwieldy wand that I couldn’t quite master. It is curved and wider at one end but only on one side. While it’s great for my right eye, I dislike using it on my left.
I was excited when I heard that L’Oreal was coming out with a new mascara in the Butterfly mascara line: L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara. The packaging is very similar to the first Butterfly — silver with black lines and the distinctive tapered shape at top and bottom — but with a metallic red wand handle that matches the red of the bristles.
What’s different about the new line extension is the wand, thank goodness. It still has the curved wing shape, but now it has a double wing at the base of the wand. Now I can just change the direction of the wand for my other eye without worrying about whether it’s the wing side or the little bristle side. This new wand is so much easier for me to manipulate!
The mascara formula is either just as wonderful as the original or maybe even a bit better. I love how it added both length and volume to my lashes with no clumps. The packaging also says that it’s flake free and smudge free. After wearing it for almost 10 hours, I can attest to those claims! And the new wand shape allowed me to apply mascara even to the little inner lashes and my lower lashes with no problem. 😛
This part is an addendum to my original review. I didn’t realize that the new Butterfly Intenza formula is FIBER-INFUSED!! How the heck did I miss that?? Maybe because I never read the back of the pack, lol! The formula is so easy to work with, and the fibers are so well-incorporated into the formula that you don’t notice they’re there till you see the results. One bit of warning, however, don’t apply too many coats so you will avoid the dreaded spider eyes look. I got what I think is a natural but with much more oomph look. You probably could go for an additional coat if you like more volume.
I’m 100 percent satisfied!
I purchased L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara from a limited edition-like display yesterday at CVS, but I’m hoping this will be a permanent addition to the Butterfly family. The price varies from about $7.99-9.49 depending on where you buy it. Made in the U.S.
Have you tried the new L’Oreal Voluminous Butterfly Intenza yet? If so, what did you think?