Lancome has recently launched a brand new product that has mascara lovers everywhere swooning. The Lancome Grandiose mascara is said to be the most awaited mascara launch of the year because of it’s unique wand, brush and formula. I was able to test it out, courtesy of Influenster, and can I just mention how gorgeous the packaging is? I mean look at it – it’s beautiful!
Lancome’s patented “Swan Neck” wand is supposed to give you more control in your mascara application. The bend in the wand allows you to move the brush in several different ways to make sure you coat every lash and gives you a beautiful fanned out effect. The brush itself is very spiky and really separates the lashes and also doesn’t pick up too much product so you’re not left with a clumpy mess.
A problem I have always had is applying mascara to my lower lashes. The brushes always seem too big and I always smudge mascara onto my lower lash line without fail. The brush on this mascara isn’t too big, and I find that I make less mistakes since the wand gives me more control. Instead of using the brush sideways I use the tip of it instead which has helped. Using the tip of the brush also helps with those pesky inner corner lashes too!
Now since I have quite pitiful lashes I never expect a mascara to do amazing things for me. This gave me a little bit of length and not much more. I didn’t find it gave me much curl or volume, but I also don’t have great lashes to work with – sigh. I didn’t get the grandiose effect that I would have liked, but I have seen other get amazing results with this mascara. It’s most definitely different to any other mascara I have tried and if you have longer, fuller lashes than I really think you’d love this!
I am happy I was able to try this new mascara and will definitely venture into trying more Lancome products in the future.
What is your favourite Lancome product?
*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.