Every time I spend a fair amount of money on a mascara (and I would say anything over £15 is steep since the majority of mascara’s try are crap) a part of me dies. Remember that.
Now, I was a bit spendy-happy when Boots had their amazing shopping evenings (£12 points for ever £50 spend) so as well as buying gifts I got a few make up bits for myself.
I haven’t used Chanel mascara for a while so I bought their Inimitable Intense Mascara in Rouge Noir, a deep blackened plum. You can’t go wrong with Chanel. Right?
I paid £21.50 for this – that is STEEP for a mascara, no? I have paid that amount of Jill Stuart mascara and also for Dior mascara (love them) but it always makes me cringe.
Here is the packaging:
The packaging is sleek:
Rouge Noir in a mascara sounds amazing (YSL Faux Cils does coloured mascara very well I think and their burgundy, not the purple, BURGUNDY, is amazing on brown eyes).
In the Inimitable though, it’s more a deep flat aubergine plum…it doesn’t show up THAT much. So I wouldn’t buy it for the colour alone.
The brush is a spiky plastic one – I don’t mind these type of brushes:
Here is the colour:
So there I was, all happy, tra-la-la ready to try this gorgeous looking mascara.
Each time baby, I got terrible results. Clumpy. Bitty. I won’t even try to answer the ‘did it lengthen, did it add curl, did it add volume’ question because I couldn’t get over the strange clumping.
Are you ready for the close up?
It’s seriously not good. It made me look like my lashes were falling out. It looks lumpy and bitty. Could is be a bad batch? It is possible. Either way I can’t believe I paid £21.50 for this.
Unfortunately in the UK it’s not that easy to return make up so I guess this can sit in a drawer somewhere. I am not in the mood to argue with a Chanel SA quite frankly…I already had to argue with a Shu Uemura SA in Harvey Nichols last week about a lipstick I said was pink and she said was wine…I digress.
I wouldn’t recommend this at all and I love Chanel! Sigh.