In the past few months, I’ve been trying many new mascaras and although I’m still in love with the way the duo Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara and Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-à-porter Mascara makes my lashes look, I was really curious about Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara. Mainly because of the brush which reminds me a bit of the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara that I adore and just in general, I prefer plastic brushes.
Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara in Stunning Black* is the first make-up product that I own from the brand. I have body- and skincare products that I really like but I’ve never had experience with their make-up.
I’ve been using this mascara for about 2-3 weeks now and I liked it from the first application but I think I’m going to enjoy it even more when it dries a bit. I notice that it gets better with the time but it doesn’t dry out so quickly which is good considering it’s not a drugstore mascara and the price is higher.
From the brand are promising triple-action performance by the new mascara: volume, length and curl without smudging, clumping or flaking. The formula contains vitamins to condition, treat and protect the lashes.
The brush is curved and has three rows of different shaped bristles and a quite interesting tip that lifts and curls the lashes for a false-lash effect.
When I first used the mascara, I applied it like any other mascara and the result was amazing but then, I noticed that Elizabeth Arden suggest a 3-step brush application: 1) Cradle to volumise by using the curved side of the brush ”cradling” lashes. Start at the base and swipe in an upward motion 3 times to create volume. 2) Flip to lift by rotating the brush and apply mascara to lashes in 3-5 strokes to create lift. 3) Push up to lengthen by using the straight side of the brush to apply mascara in 3 to 4 strokes to separate and lengthen. Use the brush tip to push up and deﬁne lashes.
For the lower lashes, it’s recommended to use the straight side of the brush at the base of the lashes.
I have to say that it’s much more simple than it may sound and it really works! I always struggle to make a good photo when it comes to mascara, so you have to know that my lashes look much better in real life than in the picture above.
I like that my lashes remain soft and that the mascara doesn’t irritate my sensitive eyes, as I’m a contact lens wearer. The bristles are slightly flexible, so they don’t feel scratchy at all. They separate the lashes really well and give lots of length. It volumises, as well but I wouldn’t say it’s the most volumising one. The mascara holds the curl for hours and doesn’t smudge or flake throughout the day. Unlike the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara, this one is pretty easy to remove with micellar water or cleansing oil.
I really like this mascara, in fact, I love it and I will keep using it. Another great thing about it is the bold and bright packaging while it still has an elegant look, it’s really easy to notice it among the others in my mascara drawer.
Have you tried the new Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara?