I am a bit of a weirdo when it comes to mascaras, I only wear waterproof as everything else I feel doesn't hold the curl. I will say though I have found a few non waterproof mascaras that do work well for me and I think this one from Lancome is one of them.
Lancome Grandiose Mascara* is the new girl on the block. First up lets discuss the gorgeous packaging. Sleek black with a glass effect lid that holds a black rose. Its almost too perfect. Then comes the weird shaped wand. Shaped like a swans neck it is defiantly something a lot different to what I was used to. However saying that its not awkward or anything to use in fact the odd shaped wand plays to its advances as its disputes mascara evenly on the lashes and gets into those hard to reach areas, which could also be down to the bristles which are short and compact. Either way the lashes are all coated in mascara and strangely in a quicker amount of time.
The weird shaped wand also makes applying mascara a task that could be done with your eyes closed...so to speak. Applying mascara has never been easier and if your one to always get mascara on your nose from the mascara wand then this little gem is for you.
As for the formula, well is its really black, like super black almost like the MUFE Smokey Lash. So fans of super black lashes will love this one. Its not overly wet but it does take a few moments to dry completely but it doesn't smudge throughout the day or flake so that's a nice added bonus.
As for the results of the lashes, I will just point out before we go onto pictures. I have the straightest lashes known to mankind. They tend to go straight down so getting them to stay curled and looking half decent is a constant daily battle lol. As you can see it seperates the lashes and also lengthens them very well.
I think overall this is a huge hit from Lancome, I just love the wand, the short stubby bristles, the fact it coats every single lash without being clumpy or anything makes it a total winner. It is a little on the expensive side but I do think the quality and results justify the high price tag.
Have you tried this mascara? What is your go to mascara?
Lancome Grandiose Mascara retails for €30 / £24.50
*Gifted PR Sample