Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara got launched this July. It has been raining mascaras from luxury brands off late and Lancome came up with this volumising mascara calling it “big”.
I received a deluxe size of the Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara from Ulta Beauty as compliment since there was some mess up with my birthday gift, which got sorted out later.
This mascara retails for $12 for the deluxe/travel size and the full size is priced at $25.
LANCOME MONSIEUR BIG MASCARA
(From the brand’s website)
“Meet Monsieur Big. Forget the others.”
“The volumizing mascara’s brush provides big impact at first stroke, for thicker looking eyelashes like never before. Monsieur Big Mascara’s bristles are made of soft fibers which hug your lashes with beautiful softness and ensure a smooth application, while separating and lifting the look of lashes.
NO CLUMPS, NO SMUDGES, NO TOUCH UPS.
The formula easily glides on lashes. Its dark pigments create ultra black intensity.
It’s a match!
Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara provides:
• 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 mascara came in this bright neon pink packaging and the pink fonts on the mascara tube look great against the black backdrop.
The bristles in the wand are tightly packed and very short in length. This actually helps one to apply the mascara in an even coat from the base of the lashes. Also it avoids clumping during application.
I have sensitive, watery eyes and some mascara formula do irritate after application, whereas this one did not give me any irritation nor did it make my eyes go watery.
The formula is quite thick though but does not get clumpy on the lashes or make the lashes go sticky with one coat. With second coat, it does feel a little clumpy owing to the thick creamy formula.
My lashes are quite non-prominent. They have good length but lack volume immensely. This mascara delivers on the volume department quite well by making the lashes look defined and almost separate. But I do not support the 12x volume claim!
It stays put for the whole day and gets washed easily. Its jet black in color. This is not waterproof but didn’t smudge too on my watery eyes.
From the claims of the brand, they kind of promise that this mascara offers something like a falsies effect, which is not the case in my opinion.
The formula, volumizing effect and short bristles wand are all available in most drugstore brand mascaras too these days! I wouldn’t probably spend 25 bucks for that from Lancome and rather pick up some other trusted product from the brand.
I love the volumizing effect but its not mind-blowing enough to have me convinced to go for a full size tube of this Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara.
That said… why “Monsieur Big” for a mascara? This monsieur fell short of my expectations though!
Being complimentary, I am glad I tried this even before it launched officially in the market, but sad that it didn’t live upto my expectations.
Is there a mascara that you totally love and one that kind of gives a “falsies” effect? Please share in comments below.