this is Lancome Grandiose. A mascara from Lancome that comes with a unique wand, formula and easiness when used.
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.
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
These images explains the swan neck bendy shapes. It is supposed to be helpful and practical, and it does, I was skeptical at first but when I tried it, it is indeed 'ergonomic'.
And look at the brushes, they are made for short lashes too (hooray)! The brush is rubbery and firm, making those lashes obeys them when used. They'll curled up and voluminous at once, the length also added almost twice the original size.
These angles are superb, it catches the lashes from the roots, I wish that the one is a bit smaller for my petite lashes but so far it's better than other wand that I've tried, especially for the brush and angles from the wand. It provide better grip and point of view during application.
From the outer side to the inner lashes, upper and lower.
It's wonderful and easy to be used. I never knew that creating a wand with these angles could actually helps a lot. I can easily reach lashes that are hard to reach with conventional mascara.
And the formula itself, it's a black gel that do dries easily but rather sticky for a while. They need to be completely dry before become 100% comfortable and doesn't feel sticky anymore. Perhaps, apply them coat by coat and wait until they are dry before applying the next layer.
Here's the result on using the mascara on my lashes.
It's amazing right?! The lashes become so long and more intense, help defining the eyes better and makes them bigger too.
But after around 3 hours, they actually flake off bits by bits. Can't you see the dark dots under the eyes? They are the flakes that coming off from the lashes. It's not a lot, but they do flakes.
The good thing is that, they do stays waterproof and doesn't smudge, at all (love it!!!), comes in intense color, dries easily but need time to completely set, have the best angle and easiness in terms of application.
Does it worth buying? Yes it does.
Thank you Lancome Indonesia.