Agree with some previous reviews. This mascara is a bit dry. No dramatic effect (volume or length). Does give my lashes some curl, but I still recommend using lash curler before applying it. Good thing is no clumping or flake or grouping (but remember to apply additional coat when the previous coat is still wet. I tried to apply additional coat after previous coat was almost dry and there was a bit clumping. So finish layering coats of mascara for one eye before doing another). If you are looking for a natural look, this is the one. If you wanna get a dramatic look, forget about it. I'd rather spend 1/4 price for Max Factor calorie 2000.
I hardly ever buy the same mascara twice in a row as I am yet to find one that has absolutely wowed me. I decided to go for a Lancome one as they seem to have a good reputation for their mascaras but after trying the Virtuose I am so disappointed. I chose this one as I like the shape of the brush, it's the type that I tend to go for. The first time I used it I was a little disappointed, it didn't give me the wow factor that I was looking for and I thought seemed a little dry. After a WEEK the mascara was almost unusable. It was so dry it hardly worked at all, it has completely put me off buying another Lancome mascara again. I had an old MAC mascara that I found at the bottom of my make up bag (it must have been 6 months+ old) and it was more use than this.
Very difficult to remove. Bits and particles came off little at a time. I had to scrub to get it completely off. I used eye makeup remover but, it did not help. I am returning today. The curved brush was great. Formula was average. Rimmell curved brush would work just as well and it removes easily. This should be discontinued.
I love this mascara. It is very simular to hypnose drama. I really do love the lancome mascaras with the exception of the L'extreme, which I feel is average. This and most of their mascaras are great for creating that dramatic look!
This was my absolute favorite mascara of all time! I dont think it dgot much credit but it was awesome. It curled me and my moms lashes incedibly!! It didnt flake and it lasted all day! i loved it!
Got this as a GWP . It goes on smooth, and thickens my lashes.It did hold my curled lashes and found overall the volume to be nice after one cote. The big minus is it does have a tendency to flake thorough out the day. Can't stand flaky mascara's. I did try using it with mascara base - Shiseido, and did not find much difference in staying power. One thing I did like was the size of it. Maybe because it was a sample size, but it was smaller, which is nice to take along. Okay for a free product, not sure I will buy.
Ugh!! This goes back. No curl, no length, just a clumpy mess.
I even applied it the way the SA showed me.
This was my second Lancome mascara. I decided I wanted to give Lancome a second chance after my fallout with Hypnose (plus I really desperately needed a mascara). After using it for the first time, I decided that I hated Virtuose even more than Hypnose.
I hate when a MUA talks me into trying something that I know got bad reviews. Lol.
I returned the Hypnose mascara (clumpy mess, even with a lash comb), and tried this one.
Nothing special at all. Didn't add volume to my lashes at all, didn't hold curl - it made my lashes longer... but nothing a drugstore mascara can't do.
Would not repurchase.
First mascara I bought(not the first one I used though), still the one I like best.
Curls and lengths VERY WELL. Volumes' alright, but that's not what I care about anyway.
And it's very easy to remove, warm water's enough.
Since shade 011 that I love has got discontinued already (and I've been searching for that in 4 airports in 3 countries), have decided to stock up the next time when transferring at HK.