Lancome Grandiose Mascara

Ah mascara, my number one make-up item that I just couldn’t live without. Well, I could – but would spend my life resembling a mole-rat. This is the latest curvy little number from Lancome – Lancome Grandiose Mascara. I’ve always really loved Lancome Mascara – with the hypnose star being a long running favourite. This one breaks the ‘typical’ mould of mascara shapes in terms of packaging and wand – with an almost perfume-bottle like shape to the tube and a wand that whilst the wand head is fairly similar to typical styles, the wand itself curves around in a shape which Lancome refer to as ‘swan-neck’.

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The ‘swan-neck’ wand is described in more detail by Lancome as ‘Offering a high-precision brush to grab lashes close to the roots and to perfectly fan them out, corner to corner.’ The promise being that the end result is a wide-angle fan effect.

I think the wand does make application feel quite easy as the shape of the brush lends itself well to sort of ‘pushing upwards’ the lashes, rather than combing through if you know what I mean?! The brush head is the plastic type with a mix of short and long bristles and think this would work really well if you have fairly long lashes already to give them a good dramatic coating. For my medium length lashes I think the main benefit is adding thickness over length as each lash was left dark and looking much thicker than they do naturally.



Overall, this is a good mascara and I love the new design look.  But for me the Hypnose Star is still my personal favourite from Lancome (and actually a general all-time favourite). This is a good mascara to go for if you’re a sucker for pretty packaging (this one does look lovely) and have longer lashes that you want to add volume to – as it delivers volume really well.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara * is available from John Lewis (£24.50)



  1. October 21, 2014 / 11:10 am

    The packaging is gorgeous! Looks lovely on you too xx

    Emily ⎜

  2. October 21, 2014 / 11:12 am

    I love the Hypnose mascara its one of my all time favourites. The packaging on this one though is so beautiful and unique, makes you feel you’re really getting what you’re paying for x

  3. October 21, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    We haven’t tried any of Lancôme’s mascaras before, but we’ve only heard good things! We love that the brush lets you get into the nooks and crannies! The packaging is gorgeous too 🙂 We might have to try the Hypnose Star though as you recommend!

  4. October 21, 2014 / 5:08 pm

    It looks great on you! Love the packaging too.

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