If you have envied the long eyelashes or the perfect eyebrows of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, we have your answer: L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara. Why does this product work so well for Julia? In her own words, "What I find is that you don’t need to go for fancy mascara — I always get the L’Oreal ones from the drugstore. I get the gold tube, Voluminous Million Lashes in black. It’s amazing; even my mom’s using it now. And the trick is, I use it on my eyebrows too, in black/brown: you just wipe off the excess before brushing it on. They sell you mascara brushes and stuff for eyebrows but you can really just use mascara." Yes, Julia uses mascara to fill in her brows! Even Carine uses it!
I had tried Julia's former favorite mascara, Chanel Inimitable, in the past and I liked it, but at $7 for L'Oreal versus $37 for Chanel, I needed to experience Voluminous Million Lashes for myself. Julia is right, the cheaper brand works every bit as well as the more expensive brand, perhaps lasting a little longer on my eyes. I even use it on my eyebrows. The strong odor of lanolin is a bit much at first, it was strange to be conscious of the scent of my eyelashes, but I have grown accustomed to it. Take Julia's advice and save money by making one product work twice as hard, and always remember to remove your mascara before bed to keep your eyelashes healthy.
Julia Restoin-Roitfeld photograph courtesy of Fashion Spot. L'Oreal photograph © 2012 L'Oreal.