Lancome Grandiose Mascara Review

Oh yeah, here comes ANOTHER Lancome Grandiôse Mascara review coming at ya’ from WAYYYYY down upon the Swanee River! Far, Far, away [emoji music] [emoji music]

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Lancome Grandiose Mascara

Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. I like to sing! And I know, I know. It’s the mascara of the moment isn’t it? Maybe even makeup product of the moment too? Pretty hyped up yup. And it’s probably the LAST review you want to read again since you’ve already read about 20 of them yesterday. I promise to try to bring something a little different for ya, ok?

Ok, first I think this time the hype is sort of  justified. Not completely, but it’s pretty freakin’ good stuff.

Second, Lancome Grandiose Mascara is a thing of beauty. I mean just LOOK [emoji eyes] at it! Here’s my beauty shot for ya’ so you can feast your eyes upon the shmexxy:

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Lancome Grandiose Mascara

If that’s not a shmexxy mascara, then I don’t know what is. But pretty packaging aside, it’s what’s inside that counts!

It’s all about this Swan Neck Wand. And oh yeah baby, Lancome Trade Marked that word “Swan Neck”. It’s theirs now. Don’t forget that next time you wanna use the word. 😛 You should probably ask Lancome’s permission.


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Lancome Grandiose Mascara

Lancome Grandiose Mascara is supposed to be a triple threat mascara and give length, lift, and volume to all lashes. ALL of ’em. The Swan Neck Wand works with the shape of your face which made for the easiest application of a mascara I’ve tried in a long time. You can get closer to your eye and the brush doesn’t get in the way, plus you can angle it with just a tilt of your hand so you can reach every last lash and get right into those inner corners. I sometimes have a problem with getting mascara on my cheek bones when I apply to the outer corners(mascara on the wand will touch my cheek bone and BAZINGA! ruined blush), but not with Lancome Grandiose. That swan neck gives me ample space to keep my cheek bones clear of mascara. Also, I’m horrible at applying mascara to my lower lashes, always mucking it up and getting mascara all over the place. Again, with Lancome Grandiose I can angle the wand because of the swan neck so that doesn’t happen anymore. It’s pretty brilliant actually.


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Lancome Grandiose Mascara

When you twist your mascara open, the curve mixes the mascara too, kind of like a dough hook on your KitrchenAid Mixer. Yeah, that’s right. I just compared this mascara wand to a dough hook. Bet no other beauty blogger who has reviewed Lancome Grandiose Mascara has done THAT.  😀  THERE’S your something different. 😀


The curve of the wand mixes the mascara with each twist open, and that actually makes the formula stay fresh longer. The plastic elastomer brush is very toothy, with smaller and longer bristles to coat even short lashes. And it’s not a huge wand THANK YOU LANCOME. It’s smaller for a mascara brush these days, but because of the Swan Neck Wand, it doesn’t take longer to apply your mascara. In fact, I think it’s quicker! Lancome Grandiose Mascara contains rose cell extract, to moisturize and smooth lashes. It’s really black and glossy, almost clump free upon application, although quite wet. It’s very buildable because of that wetness, but I do find that you can get some on your lids because of the wetness. I think that once it’s been used for a couple of weeks, it’ll become the perfect consistency though. That’s why I prefer my mascaras to be on the wet side at first.

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Lancome Grandiose Mascara

And on both eyes:

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Lancome Grandiose Mascara

Lancome Grandiose Mascara gives LOADS of length and really fans out the lashes beautifully! I can get my lashes to be ridiculously long with this mascara. In fact, the days I wore this testing I was annoyed because my lashes kept touching my glasses all day long. 😛 It gives decent volume too-my lashes look a it thicker I guess, but I’d like a bit more volume if I’m being honest. But again, I think in a couple of weeks that’s what I’ll get from it.

It stays put all day with no smearing, no smudging, no flaking either. And it’s not hard to take off at the end of the day either.

It’s a little on the expensive side at $35 Canadian. I like it and all, but sheesh to be honest I don’t think I can justify paying that much for mascara every 3 months. I say it’s worth a try though, at least once in your life. It’s a lovely new mascara, with a neat design that I think you need to experience for yourself!

Whaddaya’ think? Will you be Swan Necking soon too? Or not?

*product sent by PR for review, thoughts as always are mine, especially the dough hook comparison. I’m gonna trade mark THAT word for mascara talks. 

  • Holy s*! Look at your lashes! If they’re any longer they’d touch your eyebrows! I saw this yesterday but didn’t get one. I really can’t buy more mascaras because I have a whole bunch to test and go through, and I don’t like to have 5 open tubes at the same time because they all go to waste. It looks promising though! The tube has quite a bit of heft, which can be good or bad.

    • LOL hahaha, I could actually get them to do that truth be told!
      It does, but the wand isn’t heavy at all!

  • Jules

    Your lashes look wonderful! Really long and full, like it a lot. The design looks very interesting. Unfortunately I had some bad experience with Hypnose Doll eyes mascara and I am a bit afraid to test another Lancome mascara 😉

  • Grandioso makes your already beautiful lashes even more amazing! This, I wouldn’t mind spending money on. I’d wait until the wp version to come out, though. I love the name, too. It is a sort of musical terms, which is so much better than some sh*tty word play from 007 movies (*cough* Eyes to kill)

    • Thanks Lena! HAHAHA, yup-you are right! I love the name as well. I think you’ll love it!

  • Thanks for this review Tracy! When I saw you got it I wanted to hear your thoughts before I took the plunge. Your lashes look gorgeous! Is there a heavy rose smell to this/lancome smell because I like that smell but just not near my eyes. I think this might be the tube I take with me to London!

    • You’re welcome! And thanks! xo Nope, no rose smell detected at all. I’m the same as you, I like rose face products, but scented mascaras turn me off. This one I can’t smell anything!
      And I’m still so jealous of your London trip! 😛

  • dowantmakeup

    DAMMIT TRACY. This post popped up on my feed and I literally thought to myself, “don’t read it, Tracy will end up making you want a $30+ mascara.” Now look where I am, looking at your long, beautiful lashes and wanting $35 mascara ;_____;

  • Whoa! Now that’s some oomph for your lashes!

  • holy cow. this looks amazing on you! but it does /not/ do this for me at all. if you have a full set of lashes already it would work wonderfully. but sparse and spaced out lash girls need not apply unfortunately 🙁

  • Liz

    It looks like a good mascara – one that I’m actually willing to shell out to try, because I know Lancome makes great mascaras. But that ludicrous trademark – ugh.

    • Hahaha, I know I was like why? But it’s a great one and I agree. I love Lancome mascaras as well.

  • Oh my gawd! The before & after shots are awesome! LOL @ the dough hook and nicely done on the dramatic packaging shot :3

    • 😀 hahaha, thanks! Will you try it?

      • I loved my Lancome Definicil mascara…so most likely I will want to give this a shot. But practically speaking, probably after graduation lol more $$$ in my pockets then XD

      • Yeah, I hear ya!

  • MAGICS!!!! I’ve always associated Lancome mascaras as amazing lengthening mascaras for a great natural look, and this is a wowzer! The packaging is so gorgeous, and I’m really excited to try out the wand!

    • Hahaha, right? I agree that’s what they do! And they stay put on my lashes as well. I can hardly wait to hear if you love it too!

  • A DOUGH HOOK!!! I live for your reviews, LOL!! Yours is actually the first review on this I’ve read, and certain to be the only one that works in a dough hook reference. +10 Good gravy boats, this makes your lashes CRAZY long! DREAMSICLES!

    • :D:D My mind goes to places that I can’t explain sometimes. Actually I can. It always ends up around food LOL.
      Thanks! It’s a good one from the brand. I like all of their mascaras to be honest.

  • Lily

    Oh I’ve been curious about this… but Lancome mascaras are a gamble for me. Some work wonderfully, while others are worse than meh. This one looks great. Wonder if it’ll work on my lashes 🙂

    • Only way to find out is to try! 😉 I used to not care for their mascaras, but as I’ve gotten older they seem to work REALLY well for me. I love Hypnose and Doll Eyes. Both work really well for me too!

  • OMG I am SO buying this!!! I’m a fan of Lancôme mascaras generally so I had high expectations. So glad you’re giving it the thumbs up Tracy!

  • Ah, I’ve been really curious about this one, if only for the unique packaging. This makes your lashes look amazing! I’m one for more volumizing mascaras as well, but this still looks like a winner in my books 🙂

  • Chanel gives thicker lashes than this one does. This is a thinner formula too, Hope that helps!

  • This mascara is everywhere! The wand looks so bizarre… but wow, it looks great on your lashes! Good luck to Lancome with that “Swan Neck” trademark ahaha too bad that phrase has been around for literally centuries 🙂
    Really tempted to give this a try!

  • Jayne

    LOL, swan-necking. It sounds almost sexual when you phrase it like that! I actually really liked this mascara too and I am so impressed with the amount of length that you got! I mean, holy moly!

    • AHAHAHAHA it does! It’s annoying actually! I wear glasses most of the time, so when I wear this my lashes are all over the lenses LOL.

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