So almost a year after this mascara launched, I finally caved and bought it! I’m always in search of the ultimate mascara and I had heard a lot of great things about this one.
Givenchy promises a mascara that can grip even the tiniest lash from the roots, separating and curling to give a fanned-out, panoramic effect.
The most striking feature is the wand. Usually wands are cylindrical or conical in shape but Givenchy came out with a revolutionary, spherical shaped wand. The sphere is covered in short, fine but firm bristles.
The other thing that drew me into the mascara was the colour. Since I am dark-skinned, I love wearing the blackest, deepest mascara and liner I could find and this one is certainly black! On first application the Phenomen’Black colour was very black and very shiny, another plus.
The mascara comes with a little instruction booklet and it directs you to use the brush vertically, horizontally and diagonally to draw the lashes out in multiple directions for that panoramic effect.
I found this mascara to be easy to use and made my lashes stand out. Especially on my tiny, almost non-existant lower lashes. I was very impressed with how well-defined each lash was and how black it made my lashes. The length was incredible and I looked like I was wearing falsies. I also found that the volume was really good as it nicely thickened my lashes. I got a bit of a curl but I did not think that they were super curly. I don’t care as much for curly lashes so this gave just enough. I got used to using this newly-shaped wand very easily and I have been wearing this mascara just about everyday, on the top lashes alone. With this mascara, I reserve the lower lashes for night-time because the effect is so dramatic. In the photo I have 2 coats of mascara, and I found little to no clumping, my lashes were still soft and very little smudging even after a loooong workout at the gym!!
I would recommend this mascara to anyone looking for some eye drama. The only drawback is of course the price. At $28, its is not in the reach for a lot of people, but I think this is well worth it as I have found few mascaras that give this kind of effect!!
Rating: 9 out of 10 stars
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