10 Noir Black
What It DoesThis innovative formula and unique brush ensure that each lash, even the finest, is perfectly defined and separated. Pro-Vitamin B5 hydrates and conditions for supple, healthy-looking lashes, and a blend of waxes amplifies volume.
What It IsA long-wearing mascara that delivers precise separation, length and curl with a single stroke for a natural, multidimensional effect.
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara: worth it? 🤯
I absolutely love Chanel beauty – I think the packaging is gorgeous and the products (mostly) perform really well. I’m a huge fan of Chanel’s highlighters and bronzers, but have always felt a bit so-so with their eye products; so would their Inimitable Intense Mascara be worth the hefty price tag? Could it compete with my old faithful – the Zoeva Graphic Lash Mascara, which was over 50% less cost? I should start by saying I absolutely love the Zoeva Graphic Lash, partly because it’s a super thick formula that some reviewers have found a bit too chunky. I’ve got really thin, skinny lashes, so the thicker formula coats them really well and gives the illusion they’re long and luscious – all for a pretty affordable price-point. The Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara is meant to volumize, lengthen, curl and separate your lashes – more than just the adding-thickness claim of Graphic Lash. Both mascaras have similar wand sizes and shapes, but the Chanel mascara didn’t seem to coat the lashes as well as my Zoeva go-to; the formula also seemed a bit thin and insipid, needing several coats to make any sort of difference to my lashes. I also noticed that throughout the day the Chanel mascara seemed to fade away: I was reapplying more than I’d have liked, even on my bottom lashes which tend to hold product well. I rarely need to reapply with Zoeva! Would I say Chanel lives up to the claims of lengthen, volumize, curl and separate? To be totally honest, no: I think the drugstore alternative wins here. My lashes didn’t look noticeably longer, thicken or curlier with the Chanel formula, and I find myself reaching for cheaper, higher-performing products instead of this pricey option. Sorry, Chanel!
ZOEVA-Graphic Lash Mascara
Mascara Roundup : Lancôme “Monsieur Big”: provides great volume from it’s large brush; it has a fab creamy formula - doesn’t flake or smudge; I really like this one!! I repurchased two of the full-sizes after using up 3 minis! Urban Decay “Perversion”: lengthens and volumizes well - creamy formula, clump-free finish; contains Hairdensyl, “a complex blend of proteins and amino acids known to stimulate lash growth”… I don’t use the same mascara in a row enough to be able to comment on this potential lash growth effect, but it is definitely appealing! I’ll be doing some more research on this ingredient… It Cosmetics “Superhero”: THIS IS MY OTHER FAVORITE MASCARA (tied with Buxom) - it was developed with plastic surgeons to contain “Elastic Stretch Technology” to stretch lashes wider (volumizing) and longer (lengthening); it contains lash-lifting polymers, volumizing collagen, strengthening biotin, proteins and peptides. I love this mascara because it provides awesome length (probably the best of any mascara I’ve tried), it defines lashes (no clumps) and it also adds volume. Compared to Buxom, it provides better volume - but I feel like this mascara clumps on the brush more (vs. Buxom - my brush still looks brand new) and so after time I have to wipe off the brush to remove excess product. Even so, 1 of my 2 very favorite mascaras!!! Chanel “Inimitable”: I like this one - separates lashes well plus adds length, curl and volume! I really want to try “Le Volume De Chanel” . Make Up For Ever “Smoky Lash”: I threw away the empty tube before I could take a picture of this one with the others, oops! I’m not the biggest fan of this brush - the formula thickens well, but doesn’t lengthen; it dried up pretty soon after opening too (and clumped up on the brush).
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