I usually just wear clear mascara since my lashes are already long and dark, but wanted something really dramatic for nights out. I was looking for thickening, curl and definition, and of course no clumps.
Anyway, I bought this, took it home and put it on and really liked it! It didn't really thicken, but I could learn to layer it... AND it didn't clump, AND it didn't give me spider lashes (like even a single coat of most mascaras does), AND it didn't rub off when my eyes teared AND it dried quickly.
I was very happy, until I realized that my eyes were itching a lot. I always made sure to gently take it off well at night, but even after a few hours of wearing this my eyes would itch, and my eyelash line would sometimes become red and irritated, and I'd lose a few lashes. I figured though, that since I only used it on special occasions, I could deal with the irritation once-in-a-while. And I could, until maybe the fifteenth time I used it when I got an irritation so bad that I had a red bump on my lashline and lost 3 or 4 millimeters worth of lashes, and the whole lid itched like crazy for days. I looked up reviews and found others who were losing lots of eyelashes using this product or ending up with dry, irritated eyes, when this product just came out and these people couldn't have had those mascara tubes for long.
So, despite being the minority, I think it's important to let others know. The look was great, but no mascara is really worth losing lashes over. So I'm still on the hunt, but I won't be using this one again.
Virtuose has been the only Lancome mascaras I've tried to irritate my eyes, but their others just don't have the same effect for me. In general, I really like their products and have no irritation issues with their eye shadows and liners.
Not my favourite but I still like it. Gives me pretty lashes though I prefer a more dramatic effect. This one lifts and curls, doesn't clump, but as many mentioned before, is quite dry. I'd also like more volume. My favourite mascara remains YSL Faux Cills. Update: I removed a lippie because it dried up unbelievably quickly. After 2 moths all the effect I get is stiff lashes and I feel like scraping my lashes with the brush.
I didn't think there could be a better mascara than definicils until I tried this at sephora. amazing for short lashes, curls and lengthens, and most of all it is worry-free: no need to reapply and no fear of rubbing off like many drugstore mascaras. However, it's expensive, and quite dry which means you have to be very speedy about application-- I cannot swipe twice so I have to get it right the first time. Also, not for lower lashes. (But definicils is great for that).
Overall a disappointing mascara. It's difficult to distribute and doesn't do much for lashes. Would not buy again.
According to my SA this replaced the Flextencils mascara which I used and loved. I have been using this for one week and still find the curved brush hard to use. I think this feels a little "thicker" on my eyelashes, but does not clump. Not so sure about the devine lasting curves claim, but I'll continue to use until I find my HG.
I took this back. I'll be honest I really hated this mascara. It's really dry and difficult to put on. The lady at the counter convinced me to get it, I wish I would have stuck with Definicils (the best IMO).
Well I've been using CoverGirl's LashExact for a while and wanted to try a higher end product... I heard a lot of good about Lancome, so I bought Virtuose upon recommendation of the lady at the counter. I had asked for something that would lengthen and hold the curl without clumping. Overall, it did what I wanted it to do, but I've found it to be quite dry. It's also really difficult to remove (but that may just be me not having a good makeup remover). I haven't been using it after two or three tries, and I still prefer my LashExact.
I bought this for £18.50 in Debenhams. I used it at first without much effect. More curl than normal but not enough to wow me. I also had this problem with Diorshow. So then... I put 1 coat of Virtuose on, then 1 coat of Diorshow and I have amazing lashes. Lancome are the best mascara makers on the market I think. Hypnose and Virtuose are my faves now. This is a good full brush and it's non clumping, non flaking. I take mine off with Cliniqque Clarifying lotion in #1 and it comes off a treat :)
I got this mascara in brown and i love it. Its very difficult to actually find a nice brown mascara as some browns can look muddy and dirty. But this one is nice and is actually similar to the hersheys chocolate syrup brown. Its glossy and nice and not dull looking (im so over the drama of black lashes). I love the fact that it really holds the curl the whole day and i dont even need to use an eyelash curler(im sooo afraid of pulling out my lashes). The only downside of this product i think is that it is not exactly the easiest mascara to use; shu oil wont do the job but i purchased lancome's bi-facil makeup remover which is excellent and found that it removes the mascara quite easily. Currently my fav mascara in my makeup bag!
*UPDATE: I just purchased this mascara in black and im super impressed!! i just can't explain how much I love this mascara. I also bought it together with lancome's amplicils which I have yet to try out. Can't wait to try that one out. I'm all for Lancome mascaras! =D
I'm Korean and I have short lashes and an eyelash curler is a must. I tried this product and really wanted this mascara to work, but sadly it didn't. If you dont use and eyelash curler it work hold the curl. The overall package is basic and sleek (black), the brush is bended, and it did seem to make my short lashes thicker, noticable, and a bit longer. When you use this mascara (a lot of people have this wrong) you have to brush with the outside of the brush, not the inside of the bend thats shaped like your eyes. This mascara was O.K. a tad bit pricey