L’Oreal Miss Manga vs. Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves

Ding ding ding. There has been quite a flurry of activity in the mascara world of late and I’ve been persuaded to part with my money for two of the newest: Miss Manga and Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves. I thought I’d do a showdown between the two- if you’re unfamiliar with my quest to find the perfect mascara, you can read up on it here.

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Now. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

Let’s start with price point. Miss Manga is £2 more expensive than Rockin’ Curves, but then it is in a shiner case, I guess. I would be tempted by the violet edition of Miss Manga for blue eyes to pop (violet mascara can be quite expensive for a decent one), but otherwise I’m happiest with Rockin’ Curves at £6.99.

Secondly- brush shape. Now, those of you who have been on this journey with me (cue X-Factor type instrumental of Adele cover here) know how much I hate stupid brushes. I’ve not been kind to a Rimmel mascara in the past because it had a brush determined to poke me in the eye. You’d expect me, therefore, to prefer Miss Manga, right? Wrong. I found that that brush was very clumpy and clumsy, whereas the weird twist in Rockin’ Curves meant that all of my eyelashes were well coated- without any fancy manoeuvring from me.

Thirdly: formula. I just don’t like the Miss Manga formula. I found it clumpy and it made my eyes look spidery after more than a couple of gentle strokes. After a few uses, the brush looks unsightly and gloopy. Also, it wasn’t particularly waterproof. Rockin’ Curves, on the other hand, withstood a downpour last week and I really like the formula; I found it easy to build up and it lasted all of a very long day without any flaking. Brilliant. This will definitely have a place in my makeup bag in future!

However, don’t be sad at the fate of my tube of Miss Manga. D has discovered that it makes a perfect passenger for pushing around in one of his little cars.

Have you tried either of these? Am I totally wrong? Let me know!

 

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