10 September 2014

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara: Seven Reasons To Give It a Try

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara review

When it comes to mascara, I think Queen said it best: I want it all, and I want it now. Y’see,  I don’t have great eyelashes, FML. They’re naturally short and straight, not to mention a bit sparse and ragged, after rampant abuse of extensions.

Which is probably why, of all the beauty products I trial and test, it’s mascara – along with hair products – that most often leaves me whelmed.

Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara review

So with Lancôme’s latest, Grandiôse, I was wary. The swan-neck brush is definitely different and new, but is it all a bit of a gimmick? Is there anything actually wrong with your bog-standard, straight-wand brush? And can a bendy wand actually improve the mascara application process, like it claims?

The thing is, though: this is Lancôme, and when it comes to mascara, this brand knows its shizz.  It’s not just the new shape that makes this a really good product – the dry, thin formula also plays its part. 

Here’s why I reckon this works:
  1. There’s no smudging – thanks, partly, to the drier formula, and partly to the bendy wand, which follows the natural curve of the face.
  2. No clumping, either – that formula again.
  3. The brush head is the perfect size; not too big or too small.
  4. The swan-neck shape is, actually, easier – especially for ‘the other eye’, just like they tell you.
  5. Application time is shorter - it takes less time to cover all your lashes.
  6. You can reach lashes of every length with ease.
  7. It delivers on length, lift, and curl. Not so much volume, but it’s ideal for that pretty, fanned out effect. 

Mine was a press sample, but I’d happily shell out the thirty bucks to pick this up again. Have you tried it, or is it on your list? 

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