Guerlain is again one of the brands that I have never used so their Maxi Lash Mascara is my first Guerlain product. The mascara is rated 4.2 in MakeupAlley which is pretty good. I purchased it from Strawberrynet.com for $39.50 whereas their sale price is $42 which actually is quite pricey. This time around I didn’t get as discount as I normally do and I assume I purchased only one product therefore less discount. It comes in shades of Black, Mocha and Violet.
Guerlain Maxi Lash Volume Creating Curl Sculpting Mascara (from guerlain.com):
“A charming trump card and an irresistible weapon of seduction… Maxi Lash dresses up, intensifies and enhances the eyes.
Its extraordinary formula ensures breathtaking volume, curl and hold. Its secret? The combined action of three polymers: the first is coating, the second is softening and the third is setting. From the very first stroke, they act together for a simultaneous result in order to plump up and curl the fringe of lashes in a lasting and even way.
Coats are layered on lightly for tailor-made volume: immediate, stylised and long-lasting. Colour is intense: a deep black pigment enhances the lashes with captivating, shimmering and unrivalled colour. With its bevelled, facetted shape, the brush controls and sculpts curves to perfection.
Maxi lashes in the blink of an eye.”
I love the packaging! It is nice and golden and the tube is flat and tiny. Looks like a gold brick and me like it 😛 This is the packaging I expect from a high end makeup brand. The wand is good too and is not as clumsy as regular volumising mascara wands. It has just enough product on it and consistency is perfect, it is not too dry or too wet. I don’t think the black shade is as intense as Guerlain describes it.
Application was easy and smooth. I could see already with the first coat how much volume it gave and I loved it! The tip of the brush was small enough to access lashes in eye corners. It kept the curl fine and did not clump the lashes. This is the look:
I was extremely pleased with the way it looked. The downside of the mascara was that it smudged. Oh boy how it smudged! I this time even took a photo to show how it smudged because it was that bad. Have a look:
It started smudging so deem quickly. I think after couple of hours only! This photo was taken at night after several hours of wear and several under eye wipes (sorry about the yellowness of the photo, lighting in my house is not so good at nights). I didn’t noticed that it had gave me double circles until I went to wash it off and can you imagine, my husband came home from work and I was walking around the house like that and he didn’t say anything! Talk about looking good for your hubby 😛
Im so disappointed because I was so happy with the initial look. It gave lots of residue under my eyes after washing off so this is a mascara that needs makeup remover to get it completely off.
I will keep using it it but will apply only on my upper lashes because smudging under eyebrows was very minimal. I am not sure though if it was because of my eyeshadow or maybe my skin is less prone to smudging under eyebrow. Will test it without applying the eyeshadow and will see then how it looks.. Very good volumising mascara and very sad it smudges so much 😦