Fun fact: I’m a HUGE mascara junkie! It’s one of my can’t live without it beauty products and I love trying different formulas and brands. Needless to say- I almost never purchase the same mascara twice. I’ve become pretty picky when it comes to mascara and judge them on three things. The first thing I want is for it to be super black and matte. I just feel like black mascaras tend to look better on my eyes. The next thing I look at is the wand. I don’t know about you- but I hate plastic mascara wands. In my experience they don’t give the same payoff in volume as a typical mascara wand and they hurt wayyy more when you accidently poke yourself in the eye. The next thing is something that you can’t see on the package- the payoff. I want my mascara to provide both length and volume without flaking or ‘melting’ off my eyes during the day.
I was so excited to learn that I the opportunity to try this new Lancôme mascara for free through Influenster. Like with any other mascara I judged this mascara on the following: color, wand and payoff/formula. Read on to find out how it scored in each category and why I am officially claiming this as the best mascara for amazing volume!
Friends- this is one of the blackest mascaras I’ve ever tried! It’s pretty matte and gives that look of false eyelashes without having to play with glue and tweezers to get them on your eyes. This category is simple so I don’t need to go on and on about the color- but trust me it’s amazing!
I hadn’t heard anything about this mascara before I received it and was so happy when I opened it to find a big beautiful wand! As far as mascara wands go- it’s the bigger the better for me. You can see how big and amazing it is in the pictures above. I compared it to the wand in my Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced and let me just say- I like the Lancôme wand so much more! They are similar in size, but I feel like the shape of the Lancôme wand helps a more uniform and easy application.
The wand easily fit all my lashes and glided through effortlessly. A total win in my book!
And Finally- The Results!
Honestly, after the first couple of uses I wasn’t too impressed. But I feel like all mascaras have a “break in” period, where they are just a little too liquidy on first use. But after I got past that “break in” period- boy was I impressed! My lashes were long, separated and the volume was unreal! It honestly looked like I had a basic set of falsies on. The color on this mascara is amazing and super black so it really helps to take your lashes to the next level.
It also has amazing staying power! During the hot summer months having your mascara “melt” off from the heat and land under your eyes is a big concern. Well that didn’t happen at all. No melting and no flaking! This mascara didn’t budge at all and I even had a tough time getting it off at the end of the day with my favorite waterproof eye makeup remover.
And try as I might I couldn’t capture a nice “before and after” picture for you guys. But I’m still determined- stay tuned!
What is your favorite mascara? I love trying out new products- so let me know in the comments below!