Hope you are all well-fed and relaxed and enjoying the beautiful weekend! <3 I got home this week with a surprise from Canada's VOXBOX: I was among the lucky ones to try out the new Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara! I love love love Lancôme's products to DEATH, so you can imagine my little fluffy joy bird chirping inside of me when I received the package! This is what the package looks like:
Suppppper well packaged and makes me feel like I am a VVVVVIP!!
Dun dun dunnnnnn!! The Mascara and its box ~ I love the little transparent tip of the mascara wand and the little flower that is Lancome's signature symbol!
The newest mascara from Lancome claims to
have a new application technique with its new swan-neck wand, and aims to provides length, curve and volume all-in-one as well as access to all lashes from corner to corner and root to tip!
A closer look at the wand ~~~ The brush and bristles reminds me a lot of the Benefit they're real! mascara... plasticy and has a wet formula ^^
TA-DAH!!! The Before and After Pic that I'm sure most of you are skipping the previous pics for. I would say that the Grandiôse Mascara does a pretty good job with lengthening and volumizing my lashes, as they went from barely visible and super thin to "oh she actually has eyelashes!"
It also has pretty good lasting power, as I've had it on for the entire day and it has NOT smudged on me. However, it's not the best mascara for holding the curls. If you have super short/sparse lashes and/or have trouble curling them, you will know how frustrating it is to take 20 minutes curling your lashes (and a bit of your eyelid too if you're not careful), JUST TO HAVE IT DROOP after you apply your mascara. SADLY, I find that most wet formula mascaras have this problem, and I don't blame them because they have more of a water content as opposed to a wax content (which drier formula have). So naturally the water will weigh down your lashes, especially if you live in a humid climate.
My lashes are more suited for mascara with drier formula, such as Benefit's BADGAL mascara (MY FAVORITE), and the Japanese Dolly Wink's Volumizing mascara. I did have the chance to try out some of the wetter mascaras like the INFAMOUS Benefit They're Real! (review post here!) and the Maybelline Mega Plush, and wasn't too impressed. Unfortunately, for my lash type the Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara would fall under this category. =(
Even though I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes, all my opinion are honest and 100% my own! Please keep in mind that even though I favour other mascaras, it may just be MY LASH TYPE and I've heard amazing things about this mascara and some of the wetter ones! I also know of some friends who can't stand dry formulas and their lashes just soak up the wetter mascaras like magic potion, so please head over to the Lancome counter and try this mascara out for yourself before deciding to buy it!!!
Have you tried this mascara? How was it? Loved it? Hated it? Let me know!
Until next time, LOVE YOU ALL!