Lancome Grandiose Mascara: Does a Swan-Neck Make a Difference?


Every time I pull out my Lancôme Grandiôse, I chuckle -- the brand trademarked swan-neck! But I also feel a sense of satisfaction at having another mascara I really like. That swan-neck™ wand, small brush, and the formula itself, have made my mascara moments better. It's even inspired a wee Lancôme Grandiôse mascara review video.

lancome grandiose mascara review video

I should tell you right off that I don't speak in the following Lancôme Grandiôse mascara review video. I put a few words across the bottom -- it's really not a complicated mascara, despite the above application diagram. And I don't use the mascara quite like these images suggest because my eyes aren't built that way, and I just don't have that many lashes. Here, have a look:

lancome grandiose mascara review video recap

6 reasons Lancôme Grandiôse mascara has made it to my short list of faves:

  1. As I point out in the Lancôme Grandiôse mascara review video, I don't need to use a lash curler first.
  2. The small brush does sections of lashes at a time so I get that nice fanned-out effect the mascara promises. (Longer and larger wands tend to push lashes together and pull them straight out unless you finesse the application a bit.)
  3. The swan neck somehow makes the wand easier to wield, and definitely makes crossing over the nose a no-smudge affair. Not that I've smudged my nose often with a straight wand. And it's not that a straight mascara wand is that hard to use. But there IS a subtle difference in the experience -- it is... easier.
  4. The mascara gives my lashes a nice curve that never droops.
  5. The Lancome Grandiose Mascara doesn't transfer onto my oily lids (I usually put a bit of MAC pressed Blot Powder on my lids when I do my makeup and rarely retouch).
  6. Now that I've had the mascara for a few weeks, its formula gives me really nice drama and volume. It's not quite as dramatic or volumizing as my Chanel Le Volume, but I like the Lancome Grandiose Mascara effect and it gets double points because I don't need a lash curler.

I did my lower lashes in that there Lancôme Grandiôse Mascara review video just to show how easy it would be to maneuver the wand and brush if I actually had lower lashes. The small brush is key -- it doesn't get mascara on the skin under my eyes. (Actually I got better lower-lash results from the Maybelline Big Eyes mascara formula, but frankly can't be bothered because it's an effort few cab rides allow.)

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  • Rose Katz

    🍓🍓Thanks for the great review! I usually only use straight brushes for applying mascara. That's awesome that you don't need to use a lash curler. I am definitely going to check this out. Thanks! 🌹🌹

  • Joylynn Grindle

    very good review love the detailed video. thank you for sharing

  • Dana Fredrickson

    The Swan Like Brush is a Brillant Idea. I've never tried a Lancome Mascara but I assume it's great like their other products. Nice Rwview💜

  • Sylvia Foster

    Interesting brush, seems like the shape would be beneficial to applying, thank you for this review, gives me something to look into.

  • Micheala

    this is very detailed which is very helpful. I like this very much. I would like to use this mascara.

  • Anna hudson

    I like the idea you don't have to use an eyelash curler,great review

  • Cory Eades

    I am going to have to look into trying this one out.

  • Amanda Lingle

    Love the shape of the product. Comes in such a cute little applicator. The angled brush looks amazing and so much different from all the other ones out their. Love that it gives decent volume and can last all day. Will be on my for sure get list.

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