|Would buy this product again.||54%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Lengthens and thickens my lashes. Brush is has 3 combs and 3 brush areas that alternate. makes lashes very dramatic..love it ...update: lasted all day no flaking or smearing! edit Jan10' starting to dry out some..still gives amazing fullness though
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
finally..... a great mascara from my Sephora 7piece mascara sampler. After 3 duds ( Bad Gal, Too faced & Sephora itself) I really really like this. The special brush works well if you roll it along the lashes with a slight pulling action. My lashes looked the longest they have been in a while.
I notice that people are in general reluctant to give mascaras a 5 (much more generous with lip glosses and stuff) I guess bec we are always looking for that one perfect mascara. Could this be better? Probably, but this deserves a 5 more than the last 8 mascaras I have tried.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
This is the very first mascara that I have come across that does not clump. It lengthens, and seperates the lashes beautifully. Its extra black which I love. Its fabulous!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I received a sample of this product and fell in love with it when I first used it. I have very fine and short lashes (Asian) and therefore need a mascara that lengthens and volumises. This unique brush does the trick. It also lasts all day with no clumps and no smudges under the eyes or in the eye shadow area. I like the scent too! A very special product that I will be happy to purchase again. FYI - I have tried all types of mascara, from cheap to very expensive and this one is definitely the best.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I wouldn't buy this again. The key to this mascara is a dry, lightweight formula that is lightly deposited on your lashes via their crackpot brush. This is a very fast drying formula, too. You have to have your lash comb at the ready when you use this stuff, 'cause once it sets, your lashes won't feel completely stiff to the touch but WILL be difficult in every other way. Like adding another coat, for example.
In some ways, this mascara reminds me of Shu basic. However, that mascara is superior, IMO. The brush is better, the color is a *bit* darker, and there is some light moisture in the formula. Since they are about the same price, I will go with Shu next time.
**IF you can, get a carded sample of this mascara before buying. They're out there.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
This mascara has proved to be better than my staple HG Diorshow, which I have been using pretty much constantly for years, with the occasional disappointing foray to try others. I'll be using this from now on. That's how good it is. Amazing thick but natural looking lashes, no clumps no smudges. Shame about the price, but that's Chanel for you!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Did nothing for the volume of my lashes. When I applied the second coat it stuck them together, so I looked like I only have 5 lashes. If you work hard with it, you can achieve certain results, but for the price, this canīt be compared to YSL volume effet faux cils. I like the quality and colour of the tint though.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Not impressed. The brush seems to scratch at my eyelids as no other mascara has ever done. Not much volume length or color. Sad.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have always had a love affair with Chanel mascara. This is no exception. I got a sample of it when I purchased a JC, and had to go back and buy. I have medium length lashes and dark brown in color, so I always tend to go with black. The applies smoothly and with out clumping. I don't even need to go back with my lash comb. The brush took me some time to get used to, but It really grabs all of my smaller lashes and makes them pop out. I gave this a 4 lippie because of price, but I will buy again!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Hazel
i love this mascara!!!i naturally have long lashes but i've been dying to find a mascara that will curl them and give them something extra..the brush is amazing!!i found from the chanel site tips for best results and it works like a charm!when i use this one everyone thinks that I'm wearing false lashes it's really fun!!i bought mine in purple i think it gives a more natural look than the black. i know it's a bit pricy but i will buy it again and again and again...
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Great mascara, I love the brush, it's very interesting. It holds a curl well and makes my lashes long with clumping, sadly it smudges by the end of the day and the price is quite expensive, but I would repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I recieved a deluxe size sample of Exceptionnel de Chanel from Allure to review for them. I tried it for a few days and I absolutely hated it (it was the brush!)... but somehow I didn't chuck the tube (damn hoarding tendencies!). Well, I decided to give it another chance, thinking I was the problem, not the mascara. Second chances can be redeeming, since I found that this is actually a nice mascara! The brush is definitely interesting, with four combs and four rows of brush hairs in between the combs. I looked at the Chanel website and found their application techniques for the mascara, and found that the directions really help! The formula itself is very very smooth (no random clumps!), but slightly heavy (makes a low curl on its own). It is definitely a volumizing mascara, giving the look of full lashes, but even though the formula is smooth, lashes tend to clump together over time. Because the brush is really different, there may be some missed lashes in application, which is kind of awkward. I would say that it's a dramatic mascara, good for night use. I'm glad I gave this a second chance, because while I don't hate it now, I know that I'm not truly missing out on anything.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This gave me a natural-looking fan of lashes. I'm a fan of the brush, which curled my lashed nicely once I got the hang of it and didn't leave behind any clumps. It doesn't give incredibly dramatic results, and is quite overpriced in my opinion. I'll stick to my Maybelline Full and Soft.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
The brush is a little unusual, and makes lashes very dramatic. The formula is smooth w/ few clumps on the lashes themselves (and not irritating to 'normal' eyes in contacts). HOWEVER, it can make your eyelashes clump together themselves for kind of a spider/spike look. I think this would look best with a dramatic evening look, but personally, I'm sure I could find better and won't purchase this again. Certianly not the worst but without a doubt - nothing to get too excited about.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I found the wand to be difficult to use. Also, I had a difficult time with clumps on my lashes. The results did give me long lashes but I get better results with Lancome or Revelon mascara. I received 2 sample tubes, so I am glad I did not spend the mmoney on this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
at first i was very excited about this product. there's a "rolling" motion to curl your eyelashes with the wand. i find that there's too much effort that needs to be put in to achieve the volume. i use this product underneath my lancome oscillation, just to give it a little lift. i think drugstore mascaras can prob do a better job and way cheaper.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't understand some of the raving reviews on this product? The brush is so big and clunky and just very tricky to use without getting clumps...
Took me MANY attempts to achieve a passable look, ie. separated lashes that look longer and more full... I would have given up even trying had I not run out of my usual lancome mascara...
HIGHLY suggest you get a tester before buying, even the sales assistant quietly told me how badly it functions as a mascara... enough said!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
First of all, I must state that this is the very first h/e mascara I have ever used. I usually use l/e mascaras and primers and the reason I am switching is because I am so sick of using 2 mascaras in conjunction for the money, time and effort that I need.
Back to the mascara, I think this provides pretty natural results, which a friend of mine thought those are my naturally long lashes. LOL. Can I say that this is "my lashes, but better" in this case? FYI, my natural lashes are quite typical Asian ones though probably a tad longer and less stiff than the majority. This volumized, lengthened and darkened my lashes without forming stupid clumps. Lashes aren't really thickened. I guess this can be attributed to the special brush head? With a few more coats on, the results can be more dramatic though this is not quite I am looking for most of the time.
As for holding the curl, I would say that this is not the best though not very bad. I always curl my lashes prior to applying mascara. The curl probably was held for a few hours before it got "straighten" again. I guess it would be better with primer? This is the major gripe that I have other than the price. My minor gripe is that this mascara gives a matte black finish instead of the glossy black finish.
Since this is not a waterproof mascara, it is surprising to find that it won't smudge on me unless I rub my eyes. Oh well, you shouldn't be rubbing your eyes with m/u, right? :P I read reviews stating that this is hard to be removed, but I can't agree on this as I find this quite easy to remove when compared to other mascaras that I tried before. The ones that I had a hard time to get this removed are from Shiseido's Majolica Majorca. Normally I use my Sofina cleansing oil to remove my m/u but sometimes being a lazybone, I use the Philosophy Purity cleanser and all m/u on face, including mascara, is removed completely.
I am not sure if I will repurchase this mascara even if price is not taken into account. If price is taken into account, I am pretty sure I will move on to try sth else. Afterall, this is not a bad mascara, but not *that* impressive. On the search for the perfect mascara that won't smudge yet easy to remove, which will hold the curl, volumize and lengthen with primer again.
I would have given this mascara 3 if my friend didn't complement my lashes being naturally long. However, I think this is just a 3.5 from me.
-edited on 7 May 2009-
I find the YSL Faux Cils is better than this on volumizing, lengthening and holding the curl too. The YSL mascara is likely to become my HG mascara! :D
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Thankfully I got a couple sample tubes of these through the Allure Experts panel .. had I actually shelled out the $30+ on this, I would have promptly lugged it back to the counter for a prompt refund. I've tried various high end mascaras here and there in an effort to find something that delivers luscious lashes the way L'Oreal Voluminous does for me (which for the record, still remains my HG!), so I was uber excited when this landed in my mail box for a little test drive. Well .. this was a complete and utter *crash and burn*! The brush for starters .. is a nightmare. It has the plastic type bristles that have been all the rave lately which is what made me want to love it, but that's where the positive stops and the nightmare begins. The formula is a clumpy goopey nightmare that doesn't give me the stunning long and thick lashes I covet .. it gives me the 80s Tammy Faye Baker craptastic lashes that we all aim to avoid. I have yet to try a high end mascara that can even give an iota of competition to my beloved L'oreal Voluminous .. which is good, since that means all that extra money can be banked for other cosmetic goodies!! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Dark Hair: Black, Medium Eyes: Black
I didn't like this mascar at first because it was weird to use but now that i'm used too it I don't mind it at all.
You have to rotate the wand as you apply the mascara so that the lashes get brushed and combed with each sweep. Lashes really stand out after this, they look fuller, longer and more defined. Although, I do have mascaras which are much better than this for a similar price.