18 July 2016

Lancome Grandiose Eyeliner

I popped into my local boots the other week for a browse when I got chatting to the lovely lady on the Lancome counter. We were talking about my crappy skin and my need for a new moisturiser so she gave me a few samples and then asked if I wanted to go to the release of the new Grandiose liner and mascara the following week. Obviously I said yes and put my name down. 

lancome grandiose eyeliner

lancome grandiose eyeliner

How gorgeous is the packaging of this eyeliner. I seriously bought this just because of how pretty it is. I didn't even know how good it was when I handed over my pennies. It was 100% worth it though and I am so glad I impulse bought it.

There is another reason I impulse bought this. It's a bit of a gimmick. It has a bendable handle. It feels wrong and like you're breaking it but you can snap the handle to the right or left depending on which eye you're doing etc. Pretty damn clever. Also it's different.

"The ergonomic technique allows symmetric access to both eyes and an extremely close access at the root of the lashes, for a high precision line
Why bend it?
GrandiƓse Liner is bendable for a better control. It gives:
• Easy access to the lash line from inner corner to outer wing for an effortless application.
• Close access at the root of the lashes, thanks to the angle, for a highly precise application
• Symmetric access to both eyes for even flicks" - Lancome

lancome grandiose eyeliner

I'm still getting to grips using the bent handle and I tend to just stick to what I know and use it straight but this is such a good eyeliner. It's like a felt tip but not and it's just so magical. The nib is so perfect and you can get such a sharp wing. The only thing I struggle with is getting a smooth line over the eye. I just need to work on which angle to hold the nib at though. This is such a perfect liner for beginners. It is soo easy to control. I do find that you need to dip the liner back in the pot for more product more than I usually would but I just can't get over how nicely it applies. It applies opaquely with one swipe and I just love it.

Onto one of the most important points. Staying power. This baby does not budge. It has some serious staying power. I even got my head stuck in my hoodie (don't ask I have no idea how) and I was expecting to have smudged my freshly done liner. Nope, still perfect. It dries matte so quickly which is great for me who always does her makeup last minute and is super clumsy (see hoodie incident). It lasts all day as well with no transferring to my upper lid which I sometimes get with my previous fave Rimmel exaggerate and it also survived the 2 hour wheelchair basketball training test. Not a single smudge and no fading. Winner.
lancome grandiose eyeliner
This is a lot pricier than I would normally pay for an eyeliner. £28 compared to my usual £6 but I think I'm in love. It's the full package. Gorgeous packaging, amazing application and such a great formula.

Have you tried it yet?


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