May 28, 2017

GUERLAIN Maxi Lash Mascara Set Review and Swatches

I got this mascara set during the Sephora VIB Sale last month and it seemed like a good deal which includes the Maxi Lash mascara and a mini eye firming cream and toner. This is my first Guerlain mascara ever and its weird because I have only ever used Guerlain's meteorites and nothing else! Some brands are perhaps not as attractive to me. Majorly because  I was rejoicing my love affair with the Dior Addict It-Lash Mascara and I still feel that is the best one I have tried so far.  
Anyways, so lately I am thinking a lot about my under eye area and how I can make it look better. I am hoping to like the mini eye firming cream because the full size is quite expensive and it better deliver some results. 
Guerlain's Maxi Lash Mascara looks quite old fashioned to me. It has a soft bristle brush and I used to love them but the technology in mascara formula, wands and bristles has come a long way now; this felt like a dated version that still hasn't been pulled out of market. A lot of people love the Maxi Lash Mascara and I understand that because there are good results. You have to see the swatches to find out if it truly lives up to the higher end expectations. 
For swatches and a full review keep reading...













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As you can see from the swatches above, Guerlain's Maxi Lash Mascara gave my lashes a decent amount of volume, lift and curl. It took me two to three coats to get to the this point. If you want a one coat, swipe and go type mascara than this is not it. It does need a little help form the eye lash curler and requires that you cautiously look for clumping because the formula is slightly thicker and can clump lashes if you are not paying attention. I am a busy person; I can't keep staring at my lashes for perfection. The softer bristle brush does help in separating the lashes and reaches out to smaller lashes are the ends.
What I disliked most was, that this mascara, flakes on hotter days when I am out and about. Its definitely not something I would take on a vacation trip because the flakes in my under eye area are unbearable. Honestly speaking even drugstore mascaras have improved their formulas considerably in the past 3-4 years. I cant imagine a $37 mascara from a luxury brand to be doing that. Its not waterproof and it holds up well for the first 3-4 hours but not for a full work day.
I always feel like fixing mascara is always the hardest part of fixing makeup during the day because its too tricky. A second layer can clump lashes or it could flake. And flakes are hardest to clean up because they set into the undereye concealer. Its so FRUSTRATING!
However, for the first 2-3 weeks I used this mascara on colder days in Calgary and it was good. I really liked it initially but over time as the season's changed, its not performing up to the mark. I really miss my Dior It Lash mascara and I can't wait to get it!

If you still want to try this out or the Dior It Lash, you can shop the post below: