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Chanel Mascara Exceptionnel

Average Rating 3.6/5
54% would buy again
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Review by condesadepitimini

rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 8/21/2008 9:59:00 AM More reviews by condesadepitimini

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Other, Fine Eyes: Green

Well, as it often happens when I am bored and I do not know what to do, i go out to the make up stores in search for "something new" something that can make my day. Then I think " better buy something you'll use up for sure" and most of the time this results in being lipstick, lipgloss, foundation, powder & mascara (as I think " you'll never go wrong with these"). So on one of these lazy & boring summer afternoons I bought the Chanel novelty, this "Exceptionnel" mascara. I should have thought better, as I am a devotee of L'Inimitable that I think is the best mascara of the last 5 years and I swear by it. So how could have they (=Chanel) come across anything better since they had already created the best one? Stupidly I did not start my brain to produce that thought in a timely manner, and compulsively bought this mascara. It is not bad, mind you. It had this soft plastic huge wand that represents the novelty (Inimitable has also a plastic/silicone wand but it is smaller and defines lashes far better!). This one brush is too bulky to my opinion and is a bit messy to apply - the lower lashes... better forget them, the huge brush is messing it all up. The color is rich and deep ; it adds tremendous volume to the lashes but... no definition, no separation. What I like in a mascara is ...it must do it all: it must add volume, add length, define lashes (not stick them or glue them together) and color them deeply. Inimitable does all that. Exceptionnel does only part of that. A good mascara (it holds, does not smudge, of course it's a Chanel), but there are better around!! :o)

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