For many of you beauty lovers, you know that with mascara, the best ones marry a multi-benefit formula and a good brush that makes the most of that formula.
Most of the mascaras in the last few years have stuck to a traditional straight wand (coupled with a fat, skinny, ridged, wide and/or narrow) band of bristles for the mascara application.
There have only been a few breaks with this traditional combination that have really impressed me.
And now I have another to add to that list.
Lancome GRANDIOSE - Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara features what they have coined, a Swan Neck wand which is designed to provide exceptional length, lift, and volume to all lashes.
Let's start with the shape of the brush. I was very excited to try this, but I was skeptical once I held it in my hand that it would not be so easy to use with each eye.
But I'm happy to report I was wrong. The shape and angle of the brush instantly allowed me to Fan out my lashes, with perfect separation - and no clumping at all. The short but compact bristles on the brush deposited the perfect amount of mascara. I usually only had to apply about 2 coats and I has fantastic volume, and very long, fanned out lashes as well.
As a matter of fact, the effect was so good, it looked very similar to false lashes. This is great news for those of you who don't like wearing false lashes, or just have a hard time applying them yourself.
The effect was a rich, glossy black finish, and the formula dried quickly without flaking or drying out my lashes during the day. The formula is long wearing and water resistant, so you'll get a full day's worth out of this mascara, But it's easy to remove at the end of the day with either makeup remover or regular cleanser.
With Lancome, you're also going to get chic French packaging, and this tube design is really a stunner! If you have a mascara lover in your life (or want a little beauty treat yourself) and you're looking for a holiday great stocking stuffer this year- this is it. - RLB
Go--> Lancome GRANDIOSE - Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara 1 - noir mirifique 0.35 oz
*This product was provided courtesy of Lancome PR for reviewing purposes.