I love everything about Lupita Nyong’o. I hope she never fades away and continues to be in the spotlight. Dark brown girls hardly ever grace magazines that aren’t Essence and Ebony and I just think these beauty and fashion magazines could use some diversity. So keep winning, Lupita, my love. Please. I love her so much that I’ve got her on my vision board. I just find her spirit, drive and success so inspiring…
Months ago I received a sample of Lancome’s Grandiose mascara and I put it to the test in early February. I don’t have many bad things to say about Lancome’s mascara. I think they are wonderful. I think they are consistently consistent when it comes to performance and I rarely have bad experiences with their mascaras. And this one?
…it didn’t disappoint!
Price: $32 at Nordstrom.
Packaging (brush wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5
What It Claims: “This revolutionary, Swan Neck™ Wand Mascara provides exceptional length, lift, and volume to all lashes. ” (source)
The Truth: The big thing about this mascara is the wand. It has that swan neck thing going on and while it’s great, I don’t think it makes or breaks the mascara’s fantastic formula.
What I Loved About It: Like all Lancome mascaras, it’s just great. In helps lift the lashes and really brings them out there with one coat.
What I Didn’t Like: The formula will clump on you after awhile. In fact, by the third coat, I was in Spider Lashes zone. Granted, no one really needs 3 coats but no pushing it to the limit with this mascara.
Overall: What can I say other than…Lancome does it again! I know this mascara is far from new to the makeup world, but I’m just amazed at how one brand and time and time again give us fantastic mascaras. With one coat, the wand of this mascara will sweep through your lashes and generously deposit a much amount of product. You really do have to be careful with Grandiose because if you pack it on, even with the first coat, you may run into clumps. Slow and steady wins this perfect application race.
And as for the wand?
I mean, don’t get me wrong. It’s a fantastic wand. I tend to move my wand brushes around in all sorts of ankles so the Swan Neck doesn’t benefit me but I can see how it appeals to those who like to apply their mascaras the “traditional” way. But more important than the Swan Neck (I laugh every time I type that….) are the bristles. And those bristles are fierce, y’all. It’s as if they REALLY comb those lashes. I’m telling you…one coat of this stuff is really all you need to see a dramatic difference in your eye lashes.
Lashes after 1 coat
Do I recommend it?: Absolutely! Chances are, if you’re a Lancome mascara lover, you’ve already scooped this up. And have fallen in love with it, too. Buy it NOW!
Have you tried this mascara yet? Whatcha think?
*This post contains an affiliate link and I received this mascara for review.