Lancôme ‘Grandiôse’ Mascara
In my extended absence from posting I have learned to be very selective about my cosmetic purchases and have chosen to be even more discerning , which basically means I am on my way to reforming my makeup junkie fixes….it was fun while it lasted! So, given my newer and even more rigorous approach to my luxury cosmetic purchases, I thought I would give the new Lancôme ‘Grandiôse’ mascara a shot given its relatively new swan-neck brush and self-proclaimed innovative and unique ‘quick-drying’ formula.
At first glance and after initial use, this mascara is worth the hype. However, like many mascaras out there today, it does dry out far too quickly in my opinion, although this is supposedly a selling point and even in the product description. Given this drawback and the estimated shelf life of the average mascara, roughly 3 months, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a special event or evening mascara as it absolutely enhances your lashes giving them an extended, butterfly effect with a beautiful gloss and defined, separated lashes. With a price tag of $32 (USD), it is in line with the other mascara offerings from Lancôme. The mascara tube is beautifully designed and is lovely on any vanity with the brush specially angled in order to better reach corner eyelashes, thereby extending them for the full ‘wide-angle fan effect.’ The before and after of your eyelashes is remarkable with the lashes wide and fluttery.
In my experience, the mascara performs to the level advertised with the only drawback being, in my case, the mascara drying up much too quickly and affecting the quality of the product and consequently the application on lashes leaving them crispy and more glued together—the absolute worst combination. I had to pull out my lash comb in order to salvage the look of the mascara, which is far too much work for a pricy mascara after about a month of use. The L’Oréal ‘Butterfly Effect’ mascara is an unbelievably elegant and effective mascara that performs just as well with the only difference being the Lancôme formula is a bit more glossy and higher end with its scented formulation and better quality brush, two things that can be overlooked though for the price and results. Final word: Worth the purchase if you are looking for a special, effective evening mascara as it does enhance your lashes but is not necessary for daily wear-to-work look.
Photo Courtesy of Nordstrom:Lancôme ‘Grandiôse’ Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara | Nordstrom.