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]
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:
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.
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.
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.
And on both eyes:
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.