The Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara was one of the very first high end mascaras I ever tried, and it’s a mascara I’ve continued to use over the years but it’s not my absolute favourite as I prefer more volumising mascaras. If like me you prefer a more volumising mascara, the newest Lancôme mascara launch is one you need to try. The Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara £21 claims to give the look of upto 12x more volume which instantly piqued my interest, especially when I read the mascaras claims. Alongside the Monsieur Big Mascara, there is also the Monsieur Big Brow and the Monsieur Big Marker eyeliner, which also look really intriguing.
• Big Volume: a look of up to 12x more volume than bare lashes
• No flakes, no smudges: smudge resistant mascara with up to 24-hour wear
• Intense color: ultra black
• Easy, soft application
• Tested under ophthalmological control
• Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers
The Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara’s brush consists of ‘long wavy fibres’ that claim to separate every lash and coats each one with its ultra black formula. The formula contains a supple, hyper-malleable wax, and the ultra-black colour is instensified by the porous structure of the pigments that capture and reflect light, amplifying it. The pigments are coached by a black-boosting polymer that optimises their structural distribution throughout the formula. Containing coating agents with a creamy texture makes for gentle application and comfortable, long-lasting hold. The results from the testing panel which tried the mascara are the following;
In a consumer panel survey on 110 participants
– 95% felt that it glides easily onto lashes
– 95% find hat it’s comfortable to wear all day long
– 92% found the color of the mascara very dark/intense
– 91% felt that it made their eyes look bigger
– 90% felt that it really lengthened their lashes
The wand is pretty huge which isn’t surprising considering it’s called the “Mr Big Mascara”. I’d describe the brush as being similar to the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, without the hourglass shape with natural bristles. Sometimes new mascaras tend to be a little too wet and they need a couple of weeks for the formula to slightly thicken, but the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara was amazing from the very first use.
I wasn’t really sure on the whole “long wavy fibres” description of the bristles but they’re actually very flexible so when you brush the wand through your lashes, they bend which allows your lashes to be thoroughly coated in product. I love how volumising this mascara is, and it doesn’t clump my lashes into three or four clumps like some volumising formulas can so my lashes still manage to look relatively fluttery and defined whilst also being intense.
If I had to compare the formula to another mascara for reference, I’d say it’s similar to the YSL Luxurious False Lash Effect Mascara, except I think I actually prefer the Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara as it offers length as well as volume. I do think the packaging of the Monsieur Big is a little plain considering Lancôme is an high-end luxurious brand, as the tube doesn’t look or feel very luxe but from the marketing images of this mascara it’s obvious it’s targeted towards the younger generation which may explain the simple yet sleek packaging.
Although one thing I must mention is that yes the packaging doesn’t look very high-end, but the tube contains a generous 10ml of product whereas their Hypnôse Drama Mascara only contains 6.5ml so I’d much prefer to have the extra product than have fancier packaging. I think this is the perfect mascara for day or night as you can layer it providing you do it before it dries completely, and it doesn’t flake or smudge even in the recent crazy UK humidity and it doesn’t leave my lashes feeling crispy either which is a massive bonus.
I would love to know if you’ve tried the new Monsieur Big Mascara?
Lancôme Mr Big Mascara 8ml • Lancôme • £18.90
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