Having discovered Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes - which remains my all-time favourite mascara - last year, I have not really wanted to spend a lot of money on another high-end mascara which may or may not work, so I have been trying out quite a few trial-sized tubes. I was delighted with the Chanel SA gave me a sample tube of Le Volume de Chanel mascara when I picked up a couple of lipsticks from her counter.
Here is the review of Chanel's Le Volume de Chanel mascara.
The packagingI only have the trial size with me, so I cannot comment on the full size. This is shaped like a cute mini-toothpaste tube. It comes in just the one shade, Noir.
The brushThe wand is interesting, with really short, thorn-like bristles. The SA said this was the special "Snowflake" wand and would open the eyes very effectively.
Chanel claims the formula will instantly plump up lashes and that this is a high-precision mascara.
Before and after photos and resultsThe photos are, as usual, at an angle because my fuzzy "lashes" do not show up otherwise. Have you seen more sparse eyelashes on anyone else? Apart from Grima Wormtongue, that is.
I am glad I could try out this mascara and it definitely makes a difference to my non-existent eyelashes. But would I spend $30 on the full-sized tube? Nope. I get better results with Hypnose Doll Eyes, as you can see here, and will keep trying out other brands in the hope of finding a dupe.