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Would I Repurchase? Lancome Grandiose Mascara

After I fell in love with Hypnose Drama I tell myself Lancome mascaras like dem is de ๐Ÿ”Œ So when this Grandiose was released with much hype I was excited.

Lancome says: "The 1st swan-neck™ mascara is bent to work with the shape of your face for unprecedented access to all lashes. Corner-to-corner, root-to-tip giving the ultimate in length, lift and volume. Only mascara focused on 3 aspects: Wand + Brush + Formula (most only address brush and formula).
Patented swan-neck ™ wand allows you to reach every lash from corner to corner, working with the contours of the face and eye Elastomer molded brush in monoi flower shape allows for maximum and even deposit of the formula, even the smallest lashes are coated.

Formula is ultra black glossy, quick drying and is the only formula with rose-cell extract so lashes remain soft and supple.

Formula contains less waxes for intense color with no smudging or flaking through the day.
"

It took a while for this to reach our shores but once it did I was all over that.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara - www.modenmakeup.com
Lancome Grandiose Mascara Swan Neck Wand - www.modenmakeup.com
Lancome Grandiose Mascara Packaging - www.modenmakeup.com

It's a gorgeous looking tube. It can even stand up on your vanity. As advertised, the bend in the mascara wand does allow for greater application control. The rubber bristles are uniquely arranged and taper at the tip. The tip itself isn't as fine so again the angle really does assist with reaching the inner lashes. I agree that the product does provide lift and some length (as I've said before, my lashes are long so take my word on length results with a grain of salt) but it's not until a couple weeks into use that this mascara offers anything resembling volume. The shape of the wand does also make it useful for lower lash line application.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara applied - www.modenmakeup.com

Initially I was very disappointed with this product. It's not worth the hype in my opinion.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara applied - www.modenmakeup.com

Not that it's a bad product (once it really gets going) but it isn't worth the money. I purchased this for $86BDS DP from Cave Shepherd. It's not worth that. It's on Lancome's website for $32USD.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara Swan Neck Wand - www.modenmakeup.com

The formula does have a distinctive perfumey scent, like most L'Oreal owned brands do, but it doesn't linger after application. I did not experience any flaking or smudging. The colour I have 'Noir Mirifique' didn't strike me as overly pigmented...until I went to wash it off. This takes a bit of work to get rid of all the residue; I'd suggest using an oil cleanser or cleansing balm.

So yeah: an ok product but not worth the repurchase.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara instructions - www.modenmakeup.com

"Ingredients: AQUA / WATER ● PARAFFIN ● POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE ● ACRYLATES COPOLYMER ● CERA ALBA / BEESWAX ● COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX ● ETHYLENE/ACRYLIC ACID COPOLYMER ● STEARETH-2 ● CETYL ALCOHOL ● ACACIA SENEGAL / ACACIA SENEGAL GUM ● ROSE EXTRACT ● SODIUM HYALURONATE ● 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL ● DISODIUM EDTA ● PROPANEDIOL ● HYDROGENATED JOJOBA OIL ● HYDROGENATED PALM OIL ● HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE ● CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ● PANTHENOL ● ETHYLENEDIAMINE/STEARYL DIMER DILINOLEATE COPOLYMER ● SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE ● PHENOXYETHANOL ● PARFUM / FRAGRANCE ● [+/- MAY CONTAIN CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES"

Let us know your thoughts if you've tried this product.

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