I bought this during the Christmas season last year so it came along with other products, so I saved a bit of money. I didn't want it to dry out (1 year about for unopened mascara) so I decided to give it a go.
I have short, straight lashes, courtesy of my genes. What happened? I applied it a bit light-handed I think (didn't want spider legs).
First coat: bit of lengthened, defined lashes. Not so much volume
Second coat: looking better, I can see the nice length and definition. Bit more volume here. Loosing the curl a bit...
Third: Niiice. Loving the natural look! However needed to support curl with fingers while it dried so it wouldn't droop.
Overall, I am pleased with the results. It did make a difference with length and definition. It did enough volume for me to be noticable from the distance but it wasn't obviously fake, overdone, or false lashes... a good day look. However it's curl support is could be better.
I wore this to school, and didn't smudge on me which is good since my eyelids are a bit oily plus I'm a monolid (with no crease in the eyelid) so mascara is always in contact with my slightly oily eyelids.
it dried up VERY fast. it didnt do much for my lashes, it didnt give so much volume, no length and very dry, not recommended. and its so expensive! (although i got it as a sample) and it flakes/smudges on me, i wish i couldve liked this product, afterall its michelle phans lancome!
When I came on here to review the product, I was shocked at all the bad reviews given for it... I've tried over 50 different mascaras and this one always has me coming back to it. I have naturally long, voluminous lashes that look fake with or without mascara (I only use it because I'm a blonde). This mascara always gives me great definition and gets my lashes all the way to the tip. It never clumps on me, flakes, or smudges and it gives my lashes a pretty curl up without using an eyelash curler. Overall, this mascara is one of my favorites.
Everyone I know has been raving about this mascara and I wanted to love it too. Unfortunately for me, it doesn't work. This mascara smudged so badly on me, I had raccoon eyes after two hours of wear. Also, after a bit of wear, it flaked off onto my cheeks and under my eyes. I gave it 2 lippies instead of 1 because I don't know if my oily eyelids were the cause of the fast wear off.
Meh....wan't spectacular so I returned it. Still looking for my HG. YSL is still the best for me but I just wish it didn't dry out so quickly. I also heard Lancome tests on animals....That's a big nono for me.
Im sure my rating would be different if I did not get this mascara from my mother but I have gone to The Bay multiple times wanting to buy a back up of this mascara. I have long lashes but they never want to stay up and this mascara definitly keeps them up. I love this product because it works and I have been looking for something to do the job that this one does and I am so happy to have found it.
I bought Definicils with a gift card, knowing that everyone loved it and thinking that it would live up to its name. I have very long lashes, but they're blonde so I always need a good mascara.
Definicils was wet, and made my lashed stick together, time and time again. It didn't define, and wost of all it didn't lengthen. I hoped that after a few uses the brush would be picking up less product or the formula would dry a little. Not only did my hopes never come true, I lost the receipt before I realized this was simply a terrible mascara.
Spend $15 less and get an incredible mascara like Glam Eyes from Rimmel if you want defined lashes. or spend $5 more and go for Diorshow Iconique or Inimitable if you want a high end.
I don't know if I've ever rated a product so low since generally I've been able to make things work for me, especially mascara. That was my biggest mistake- not returning it and thinking I could make it work.
This is the best mascara I have ever used! I always get asked whether I was wearing false eyelashes all the time because it defines my sparse lashes and lengthens it. Planning to get more in the future =D
I caved and bought this mascara in brown black about a month ago because I had used Definicils mascara years ago and remembered loving it but hating it because it dried out so fast. .After experimenting with using it on my lashes with an eye lash curler, without an eye lash curler, and comparing it to other drug store mascaras my verdict is in . . . Waste of money! It is NOT worth the $25 plus tax that I paid for it, no way. I will say that the best thing this mascara has going for it is that it is pretty decent at lengthening my lashes, but I found a drug store mascara that lengthens as good or better than Definicils and it's Maybelline Lash Stiletto! In fact, the Lash Stiletto brush reminds me of the Definicils brush. Try Lash Stiletto before buying this!.
my review is kind of biased because i stole a brand new definicils from my mom. so technically, i got it for free. i know lancome is not cheap, so price may be a big factor in this.
however, i love this mascara. this is one of my all time favorites. i like it better than my estee lauder magnascopic. they are kind of similar on my lashes, but estee lauder smudges and gets out of place a lot easier than definicils.
i love the applicator brush. one sweep over your lashes and they instantly look better. so much thicker and it adds some length. i like to do several layers for this, and it hardly clumps. if it does clump, i carefully run the brush back over the clump and smooth it out, and it works! this is honestly one of my favorites.
before this, i was using covergirl lash blast fushion, which is much cheaper than definicils, and people say drugstore mascara is just fine. but this ranks SO much over lashblast, i can't even explain it. this is worth the price over the lashblast, even though i didn't buy this.
i think i would buy this with my own money though. definitely worth it.