I posted a bunch of selfies on instagram last week, not something I usually do, but in every single one someone went out of their way to compliment my “beautiful” eyelashes. I’m lucky, my lashes are quite long naturally, as well as being black, and they curl quite well with a good mascara, but they are a little thinner than I would like, sometimes. I use all kinds of mascaras, but have a particular fondness for anything that will give me daytime drag-queen lashes. I want length, I want volume, and I want curl, but I mostly want my lashes to be visible, which means my mascara has be to be very, very, very black indeed, otherwise my lashes just look dusty.
Enter Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara. Equipped with a scooped brush that hugs the lashes tightly, and has short, plastic bristles (always my favourite kind) of differing lengths and thickness on the wand, it combs through lashes easily, and deposits just the right amount of mascara with every sweep. It’s black, too, very black, and easily covers my lashes. It adds curl, and a nice amount of volume, and I’m incredibly pleased with it.
I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now, and it has rapidly become my “go-to” mascara. It applies nicely, without clumps, separates the lashes well, and doesn’t run or flake throughout the day. I’m a fan! In the picture below, you can see just what a difference two coats of Grand Entrance makes to my lashes:
|Before and after|
So, a good brush, a great formula (I’ll gloss over the ever-so-slightly tacky tube), and great lashes, no flaking, no smudging and no running. What more could you want? Currently it’s on offer for £15 (a great price, and I’ll be picking up backups for sure) but it’ll normally be £22.
The Fine Print: PR sample