31 October 2014


A little while ago I went to an amazing product launch with Lancôme where a new and improved Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%] Advanced Skin Correcter, and a new mascara Grandiôse were introduced. I am still in the process of trialling the Visionnaire, so let me start by telling you a little about the new Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara;

What They Say:

The 1st swan-neck™ mascara 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.

RRP: $54 – Available from Lancôme Counters, and from Lancôme Online

What I Say:

I have been using mascara for decades, it was one of the first makeup items I started using as a young teenager, and I have to say that they new Grandiôse Mascara from Lancôme is by far the most unique looking mascara that I have ever come across. It starts at the lid of the mascara where the Lancôme rose is visible in the transparent handle.

The actual mascara tube is a little larger than most, so not the most convenient for the handbag, but seriously, who applies mascara on the go! I know that I certainly don’t!

The mascara contains among others rose-cell extract, which claims to leave the lashes soft and supple, as well as it also contains less waxes than most other mascaras for a more intense colour with no smudging or flaking through the day.

But what is the most unique feature about the Grandiôse mascara is the brush, which is moulded from elastomer, and shaped in a “swan neck” shape to allow maximum and even deposit of the mascara formula, coating even the smallest of lashes.

The brush is a little smaller than most other Lancôme mascara brushes, which is why those smaller and hard-to-reach lashes in the corners of your eyes are more easily covered. But more importantly, the “swan neck” wand helps adapt to the shape of your eyes too, making it so much easier to apply. In addition, the shape of the want means that when you pull it out of the container, it means that it not only scrapes off excess mascara leaving behind just the right amount of mascara so you avoid clumpy lashes, but it also means that as you twist it to open and close it, it automatically churns and mixes the mascara contents and scrapes the inside of the container, so you can use up the full contents without it drying out.

It take me a little while to work out how to apply the mascara, but it is also very different to how I have been doing it, and the shape of the wands I’ve been using over the years – and to make things easier Lancôme has consequently inserted a instruction sheet into the little box the mascara comes in, which is very helpful. But once you have mastered it, you will love the results. Just one coat will give you the mist beautiful fanned out and defined lashes with great volume and curl, yet while still looking very natural. And it stays put all day without flaking, which is great when you like me have very sensitive eyes that easily water.


The mascara is only available in Ultra Black at this stage, and it is really is ultra black and applies glossy, and has a very quick drying formula.

Overall, I love the Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara. The design of the wand and formula of the mascara is nothing short of amazing, and it gives my lashes such a nice lifted, fanned out look. I am not a big fan of false lashes (mainly because I am hopeless at applying them), and with a toddler rarely have a lot of time to do my makeup, so using a lash curler rarely happens, but with the Grandiose, there is simply no need for either! I will definitely be repurchasing this mascara again.

*Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of this new mascara from Lancôme? What is your favourite mascara?

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