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August 16, 2014

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
This grand mascara reinvents a new application technique with its new Swan Neck Wand™. Grandiose provides length, curve and volume all-in-one as well as access to all lashes from corner to corner and root to tip.
 
SWAN NECK WAND™
-ACCESS TO ALL LASHES FROM CORNER TO CORNER AND ROOT TO TIP
ELASTOMER BRUSH
-PREVENTS CLUMPING
-PRECISE APPLICATION
-HIGHLY GRASPING even for smaller lashes
INNOVATIVE FORMULA
– ULTRA BLACK PIGMENTS
– ROOT TO TIP LASH INTENSITY
– LONGWEAR FLEXIBLE POLYMERS
– 24H NO FLAKING- SOFT & SUPPLE LASHES
 

INGREDIENTS
Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates, Copolymer, Cera Abla/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, Hydroxyethylcellulosed, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, [+/- May Contain CI 77499/Iron Oxides].
 
FOR BEST RESULT

 
 
1) Fan out outer lashes

2) Lift center lashes

3) Extend interior lashes

 
WHY YOU SHOULD SKIP THIS PRODUCT
So before I jump into this review and explain why I don’t like this product, I will tell you that there are a few things that I absolutely love about this mascara. The swan neck wand is hands down, the BEST mascara wand that I have ever tried. Indeed, it does make the application of the mascara very easy. I am able to access all my lashes without any problem; from root to tip, corner to corner.
 

Aside from the wand, the brush is also great! It is a elastomer brush with high grasping, precise application. The size of the brush is also smaller than most brushes on the market and I really like that. I don’t have big eyes and long lashes, thus, the smaller brush is just perfect for me. I can even use the brush horizontally for my lower lashes as well.
 

So what disappointed me the most about the mascara is the formula. It’s supposed to be an innovative formula with ultra black pigments and long wear flexible polymer that can be wore for 24 hours without flaking. Like most mascaras, it simply does not hold my curls. Once again, I have short, stubby, straight lashes and thus, not many mascaras can satisfy my needs. Sadly, the Lancome Grandiose Mascara is no exception.
 

 
RATING
Product (1/5)
Cost (3/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

 
 
**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but opinions are my own**

  • Hi Emily, I’ve been testing this mascara since receiving it too and I have the same issues with it as you do. If only the formula was better and can actually hold a curl, this could have easily been a fav. Still love that curved wand though!

    • I’m glad that I’m not the only one who feels this way! I agree, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the wand, but I think the formula can use some work! :( I hope they will come out with a better formula soon!

  • Jenn E

    I was super intriged by this product but I had a hunch that the formula was not the best judging by other reviews and photos posted by other bloggers, which is strange since I usually do like Lancome mascaras!

    • I love the wand/applicator! But I agree with other bloggers…the formula is not impressive. It just does not hold my curls at all :(