a very mediocre mascara. save your money. this clumps badly, almost glues my eyelashes together, and the lengthening is crooked and tacky looking. if i'm not careful i definitely get the 'spider leg' effect. i like the shape of the wand for getting my sparse lower lashes but the formula just sucks. it's also a bit difficult to remove at night, smears off on my slightly oily lids and dries out my eyelashes so badly that they fall out sometimes. not worth it it at all.
Just tried this mascara today. It gives great lengthening and fantastic separation. The black color is also relatively pigmented (although not as pigmented as my L'oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black, but nothing is so that's not an issue). I received a sample tube of this for my birthday, and I really like it this so far, but the full size is just too expensive for me right now. But it is definately a good mascara.
At first I found the results of this mascara amazing. But after a while its like the formule changed. After three tubes Im forever done with this mascara. My first point is that it doesnt stay on well all day. It gets clumpy after 5 hours. Then it really dries out after three weeks, maybe because I have had to use 5 layers to be done to get a okay natural look, that is does gives you. Overall im very dissapointed. No curl, no length, only good seperation what as far as im concerned also works with the cheaper mascaras in the market like Maybelline. Wont be repurchasing this, its not worth my money at all.
This mascara separates my lashes beautifully! I've tried so many mascaras before but none does the separation as good as this one!! No more spider legs, no clumping, no smudging! I live in Asia and its always hot and humid and I used to get dark circles from other mascara, but not with this one! When I curl my lashes with the Shu eyelash curler beforehand and apply this mascara after, the curl stays on all day long!!
For me, it gives me the "natural-curled -lashes-look", perfect for day time, college or casual meetings.
However, it does not give me that much volume nor does it lengthen my lashes as promised. Since I have these typical long Asian lashes, I do not really look for length but I still want the volume hence it fails to provide. Even with several coatings, there is still not much volume.
As an everyday "day time" mascara, for natural look and curl, this mascara is perfect.
But if you are looking for a mascara which gives you the dramatic, extreme, fake-eyelashes look, for night time or clubbing, this mascara will not work for you.
Overall, I would probably buy this mascara because it just separates and curls my lashes so nicely and it doesnt clump or smudge which is very important for me since as I said I live in a very hot and humid environment AND I am a contact lenses wearer so my eyes are always moist. However, if I can find or if I hear of another cheaper/ drug store mascara which separates and curls my lashes just as good, then I would buy that one rather than this Chanel one. Because Chanel promises: separation, curl, lenght and volume - all in one. But for me it works only 50% - the separation and the curl.
Nevertheless, I still like this one and since I am traveling abroad next month, I will look for it at Duty Free. And if I have enough pocket money left, I'll probably take this one home.
It lengthens, defines, and separates really well, no clumps for me. The only letdown for me is that it does not hold a curl. It weighs down my asian eyelashes and by the end of the day, my lashes are pin straight. I wouldn't buy this again because I cannot afford this on my college budget, but overall it's a decent mascara if you're not looking to hold a curl.
I love this mascara. Its the best mascara I ever tried. Its just amazing. I always buy it, even when its pretty expensive. I don't care about the price. Im in love with this mascara! Buy it people! :)
I have looked EVERYWHERE for a mascara that would hold a curl for any length of time - and this product does just that! I absolutely love it, would be giving it a 5 if it added just a bit more volume. I love the brush, and the silicone keeps lashes from clumping or sticking together. Amazing separation. This is the best mascara I have found so far.
Expensive and useless product. It is dry and it makes my lashes look messy. Clumping and flaking is not what I expect from a brand new mascara.
I began using this mascara about six months ago and I loved my first tube enough to re-purchase. I don't know if Chanel has changed the formula or if this new tube came from a bad batch, but it seems like a different product altogether. The clumping, smudging and flaking are terrible. At $30.00 per tube, I would expect better. I put the Chanel away and started using the long-neglected GWP Estee Lauder "Projectionist" mascara that was at the bottom of my train case. In my opinion, the EL mascara is a superior product.
This is a very good mascara- it gives you beautiful extension, separation, and comes out jet black. It stays all day and you have gorgeous glossy black lashes. There is little to moderate volume. It's classy. However, I cannot justify paying this much for these results! It's similar to Clinique Naturally Glossy or Lash Power.