Lancome Paris Grandiose Mascara Review

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

I'm always raving about Lancome mascaras, but I really don't like this one. Let me start off with the good. The packaging is very pretty. It feels good when you hold it in your hands and there's a beautiful faux flower encased inside the ombre cap. This mascara will lift and lengthen your lashes to infinity and beyond. I also didn't experience any smudging while wearing this mascara. Now, the bad. When you unscrew the cap you will have a little struggle getting the goose swan neck brush completely out (annoying). I kept fighting with the shape of the wand during application. When applying the mascara, if not careful you can get mascara on your skin (near the side of your eye). I found this mascara to be thick, heavy and it clumped my eyelashes together in 2's and 3's. I read other reviews, and bloggers recommend using a lash comb (so eyelashes won't clump together). The problem is this mascara dries super fast, so you better be quick if using a lash comb (or risk plucking your eyelashes out). Volume? No. To me, it gives off a spider-look effect (which I hate). There's also some fall out, once it dries. As you can tell, I'm really disappointed with this product. It costs way too much ($32) to have these kind of problems. I was going to do a giveaway with this, but I feel so strongly that it's NOT good, I've decided against it. There are much better mascaras out there. One coat of mascara is on my eyes below. Don't even think about two! LOL

Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
  Lancome Grandiose is NotSweet





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Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

Yikes, I hate mascaras like that. I don't have many lashes as is, I don't need something that makes it worse. Thanks for the honest review. Too bad that it wasn't good because the packaging is really pretty indeed.

Lilli said...

Oh no no, what a shame Kim! I really hate when a mascara makes it, plus is too pricey so would be wasted money indeed! I dont like the shape of the wand either, it doesnt make a sense either lol! At the moment Im using the new colossal from Maybellin, bought a couple of week ago in promo, and is gorgeous, is worth! Hugs dear xo

Stanislava E. said...

Well, I had a Lancome mascara and I loved it. Too bad this one is not as good as mine. I thought this is the best brand for mascaras. Seems that I was wrong.

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Mica T said...

Wow so disappointing it was so expensive but didn't give you the results it claimed Kim! Such a shame :( Hope you can return the other one you were going to giveaway!


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Jackie Harrison said...

Thank you sweetie for being honest and this review is impressive in detail and very helpful. I had not try Lancome now I know there is no need.

Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Oh, it's so bad,I hate mascaras like that.I have thin lashes I don't need something that makes it worse. It's really shame after spending a lot of money. Very nice and honest review. Wish you a great day honey <3 Kisses <3

Diva Desle said...

Thanks for the honest review Kim. I really love the packaging of this mascara. It is such a pity that it is not a good product. xx

Emmylou said...

Agree with the comment above....thanks for the honest review, Kim. That's a pretty pricey mascara to buy to begin with:(

Missy May said...

Bad bad mascara! Hehe... Great honest review, Kim! :-)

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Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kim, I'm so surprised as Lancôme products are usually really good. Thanks I won't be buying that! I LOVE my Clinique mascara that I've been using! Have a nice day!
Julie

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Clumpy mascaras are a big no for me as well Kim. It's a shame this one was so disappointing but at least Lancome has many other great mascara.

Jane said...

ah that's too bad! i don't think i ever tried lancome. my favorite mascara is from dior. it's a splurge i always get at sephora :)

Kimberly said...

Yikes! Thanks for sharing!

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crafty-zone said...

It's sorry to hear that you're not pleased with this mascara, I thought that it's good so thanks for your honest review, dear!

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Shireen L. Platt said...

Eeekkk! This was on my wish list because the packaging looks so darn pretty! Thanks for this review, Kim...you saved me some money! xx

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Ashley said...

Too bad you didn't like this! The packaging is beautiful, but that shape of the wand base is weird lol!! I would be disappointed too if I spent that much. Have you tried using a different wand or brush with it? It might reduce the clumping!

Joie Fatale said...

I LOVE your reviews! I've been eyeing this mascara (ok, I always eye the Lancome products) but I will be avoiding it like the plague!

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

When this problem happens I use the comb to separate them, there are days when I wish my lashes volume and other days I prefer to lengthen.

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Champagne Star said...

Eww I don't like that spidery eyelash look either. Thanks for sharing this review; I know to not risk my money on this mascara!

Ramona said...

I know some ladies love to go for this clumpy eyelash look,but not me. I never have tried high end mascara which would make me spend on it many and say that there's nothing like it in highstreet. I believe that on both ends there are good and bad mascaras and not always one fits to all. Kim, this is great review and I love that you added photos and little videos which clearly show how mascara works.
xoxo
Ramona

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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

This is definitely good to know since I have wanted to try this one! Thanks for sharing!
xo,
nancy

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Cee said...

I've always loved Lancome mascara, but I have to say, I don't think they've made any real improvements to their formula or packaging since they released Hypnose Drama, which is a shame. I was really disappointed by Grandiose, too!
xox,
Cee

libys11 said...

that sucks.. especially with that price point!
thanks for the honest thoughts!

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Pamela RG said...

The Lancome packaging looks so stylish and elegant. Looks great on you Kim.

Pilar said...

Too bad this was a miss for you! Even though you experienced some clumping issues your lashes look great! I've never tried any Lancome products, but I'll stay clear of this one!

Nats ~Coral Tinted Perceptions said...

I love that you are so honest in your reviews Kim :) I hate when Mascaras clump and I'm actually looking for a new mascara at the moment but won't be looking at this one ;) x

Linda B said...

Ugh, clumpy mascara is the worst! I'll stay clear of this one

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Maria Hussain said...

It gives a very natural result...lovely....xoxoxo....:)

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little luxury list said...

Oh my that is really disappointing! The packaging is really beautiful though!

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Diana Ashuayem said...

Too bad it clumps lashes together. Great packaging though!
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MELODY JACOBS said...

nice
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Jennifer Ahern said...

Thanks for the honest review, one of the many reasons I like your blog. I've tagged you for the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award, I hope you can get a chance to do it :) http://watercolorwhimsy.blogspot.com/2014/12/sisterhood-of-world-blogger-award-aka_18.html

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Oh, wow... What a shame! I've heard good things about this one, but maybe it was just paid advertising... Thank you for the honest opinion, Kim! x

Samantha Mariko said...

clumpy lashes are never good... I guess you can take a lash comb and comb them out but that is a hassle. thanks for an honest review!
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Tina Bradley said...

Sorry to hear this! Lancome is usually a great brand. Sadly, I'm allergic to most mascaras. I'm pretty much limited to Almay. :( Wishing you a very happy holiday, Kim! xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Busola Coutts said...

Oh em gee! Eeek! Yeah, nothing worse than clumped eyelashes. Aww that's sad. Thanks for sharing, but i have got to say the packaging is so pretty.

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jo said...

Thanks for your honest review Kim! I've been using mascara on falsies lately. Lol. Have a great weekend!

xo Jo

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Ivana Split said...

the result is really not impressive...
and your comment about goose (swan) neck made me laugh:)

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Mlle Coconath said...

Thank you for the honest review!

xx
Coco

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miss b said...

How disappointing! I found this review so helpful (great photos too!) especially as I'm just about to replace my mascara. I've been really happy with Chanel Inimitable Intense for quite some time now but was wondering about having a change. Maybe not a good idea!
Hope your Christmas preparations are going well, Kim!

Danielle Styles said...

That mascara doesn't look like it will do much, so disappointing.. thanks for your honest review!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

So sad...didn't look like it did anything, lashes clumped together and it didn't even make them spring up or anything, what a shame. Will skip that mascara...though I hardly wear any. But, I won't waste my time with that, great review doll...thanks for the honesty on it!! xx

Lorena said...

That's a bummer for a Lancome mascara - because, they are usually pretty good.
Happy new year Kim, "see you" in 2015-