Influenster partnered up with Lancôme to give some of its members a chance to try out the much anticipated new Grandiôse Mascara ($35 CAD). Designed with a unique "swan neck wand", the mascara promises to evenly coat all lashes from root to tip. To read more about the formulation and see some swatches, click......
-An all-in-one mascara that lengthens, curls, and volumizes
-Swan neck wand easily reaches all lashes (from inner and outer corner)
-Elastomer brush grasps each lash to provide even and precise application
-Ultra black formulation is long-wearing and flake-proof
The exquisite packaging of the Grandiose Mascara is definitely one of its main attraction point. The mascara comes in a sleek black acrylic teardrop-shaped tube. The black fades to clear near the top of the cap to reveal a beautiful black rose encased in clear acrylic. This is hands down the fanciest mascara I've ever tried.
Formulation & Result:
The Grandiôse Mascara has a rather viscous formulation. The upside is that my curls don't get weighed down but the downside is that the mascara is slightly clumpy. I really have to work at my lashes to ensure an even application.
The mascara gave a lot of volume and definition but not a lot of length. After one and half coats, my lashes were still soft to the touch and the formulation wears well throughout the day but it's not sweat or oil-proof.
I am head over heels in love with the packaging design of the mascara but I am not too keen on the swan neck wand. I found it tricky to have to change the way I hold the wand in order to accommodate the inner/outer lashes. The formulation is very volumizing but not lengthening enough for my liking.
The Grandiôse Mascara from Lancôme is available online and in stores at Sephora and Hudson's Bay.