Chanel Inimitable Waterproof mascara in Nior

On my hunt for a great waterproof mascara I finally came across this beauty.  I have tried the Inimitable Intense regular mascara and loved it, but I felt I could get the same look from another mascara I already owned, so it took me a while to try this waterproof version of the inimitable mascara.

Chanel is known for quality, luxury and being the best of the best in many aspects, and this mascara is no exception.  It does everything I want from a daytime mascara, it lengthens, it adds volume, it separates and its buildable so you have control over how dramatic your lashes look. One coat gives a nice defined semi natural look, and with 2 coats it looks I am wearing falsies.  The look is not Drag-queen drama, just a lush lash look.

PROS

lengthens

– Separates for feathery lashes

– adds a good amount of volume (may not be a good evening mascara for those who love lots of volume)

– leaves lashes soft

– easy to remove with an oil based remover

– waterproof for the beach or pool

CONS

– Price may be an issue for some at $30 a tube

– If you love lots of drama, and the most intense lashes possible, this may not be for you. The inimitable intense is more dramatic, but does not come in waterproof.  With that said, you can build this up for a false lash look.

Overall, I have found my perfect waterproof mascara for the summer.  I will probably use a different mascara for special events to get a more dramatic look, as I do love a super dramatic lashes in the evening.

(In the photos below I am only wearing a bit of liner on my waterline and the mascara)

Update: I stopped using this mascara because it would smudge by the end of the day due to my oily skin.  I would find black smudges on my brow bone and lower eyelid.  It really is too bad because everything else was so wonderful with this mascara.

 

Dior New Look Mascara Review

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When ordering my latest batch of products from sephora, I cashed in 100 sephora beauty points to get a Deluxe sample of Dior New Look mascara in black. I wanted to try it for a week before reviewing it for you but it was so disappointing I barely got passed 2 days.

First of all, if you are a sephora Beauty Insider please don’t waste your 100 points on this. This is a cheap tiny snap on/off cap mascara sample that you can get for free at your closest Dior counter. If you want to try this mascara and don’t live near a department store or sephora then Maybe this may be worth the 100 points, but really Sephora should have given this as a free Sample because there is nothing Deluxe about this sample size.

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Second the mascara itself made my lashes long but clumped together after 1 coat. The formula is wet and thick and weighed my lashes down. Also at the end of the day the mascara was smudged all over my eyelid. This product did get many positive reviews on Sephora.com and maybe it may work for some people, but it seems like a hit or miss. I personally thought it was one of the worst high end mascaras I have ever tried.

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Clarins kohl kajal liner in violet

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I have been wanting this product since I first saw promos for Clarins summer 2012 collection. I finally went to my local Nordstrom and picked up this eyeliner based on ancient middle Eastern and far eastern makeup traditions. I bought the violet color, and was highly disappointed. I bought it to give my waterline a smoldering yet colorful look and the product failed to apply to the waterline smoothly and was all smudged in the wrong places within an hour. I do not recommend this. Product for the waterline, however if you are looking for a smudgable product for the lash line for a smokey look you may like this. In addition it contains castor oil which is said to help grow lashes. I give it a 5-6 out of 10.