I love Lancome products but I think this one was a bit of a fail. Im happy I didnt pay for it, so I'm not gonna complain too much as I found a use for it. It works the same way for me as a lip gloss on top of lipstick :) I wear my mascara that I choose that day and then I would have this one as a finishing layer for that little and nice shine/sparkle if I have a night that asks for that :)
What a huge lunch bag let down with Lancome's Virtuose Mascara!!....I usually love Lancome's mascara's and have been a Hypnose fan for quite some time. But this Virtuose is not that great at all.
What I didn't like about it: the brush, way too big and fat for my liking...made it really hard to get the formula on my lashes. The formula it's self....very clumpy and dry....didn't curl my lashes at all!!
All I kept thinking while trying to give this mascara a try a few times over, before I wrote a review, was that I must have gotten an old tube or something. The formula was way too clumpy and dry for my liking. I took it back and returned it, no problems. I looked at other tubes of the same product and they were all the same....clumpy and lumpy....yech! Not for me.
I will remain a Lancome Mascara fan.....but will take a big pass on Virtuose!!
I've been in search of a good mascra for a while now and I've found one. I use a lot of lancome products because they are great quality and work well, but I had never considered this product because it is a curling mascara which I never thought I needed (I use an eyelash curler). I usually use Hypnose, which is a great mascara, but after trying this one I fell in love. It thickens, lengthens, and keeps my lashes curled all day long, and because of the curved brush, getting the bottoms lashes is MUCH easier.
Yes, the price is a bit steep, but for the quality it's worth it. I've been testing mascra's for weeks and hoping to find a cheaper one that rivals Lancome or Diors but I honestly can't. It didn't flake or smudge (I even went swimming and worked out in it)and the curl stayed in my lashes till I washed it out, while when using only an eyelash curler the curl tends to fall.
It's worth a try if you're looking for something that will make your lashes look thick, long, and beautiful without looking fake or over-done.
One day, as I was sitting in my room, turning the pages of Vogue magazine, I came across an ad for Lancome Courbe Virtuose mascara. Although, I was skeptical about their entire marketing concept in general, I was utterly determined to test this mascara, to actually see if it lived up to it's promise. I have been searching for a great quality mascara for a long time and it was about time, I actually searched for one.
I decided to make a trip to Belk and head straight to the Lancome makeup counter. In browsing the variety of Lancome products, I started to browse the mascaras. Although, I originally was looking for the Courbe Virtuose, I had noticed quite a few others. I asked the beauty specialist what she recommended and she informed me about Courbe Virtuose. That is when it hit me and I had mentioned to her, that I had seen Lancome's ad in Vogue magazine and although, I was highly impressed, I just wasn't convinced that this mascara lived up to it's promise. I am a quite a fan of Lancome cosmetics, as I have tried an array of products. Some of the products worked amazingly and better than others, whereas; some worked mediocre and just didn't work.
As she asked if I wanted a sample, in a rather selfish, yet determined mood, I said "no thanks" and as she asked if I still wanted the mascara, I simply blurted out "I'll take it". When she handed me the silver box, I just wanted to take out the mascara and apply it right away. In fact, I did. "Divine Lasting Curves Mascara" is the motto, promoting a sales pitch that lives heavily up to it's name. This mascara truly is a force to be reckoned with, as it provides an array of benefits that range from Curl-Guard and Keep-Curl. What I loved most was the fact I only needed a few coats of this exquisite mascara and my lashes looked incredible. What I truly loved about Courbe Virtuose is the fact that it didn't smudge or rub off, making it that much more impressive.
I truly recommend this product to anyone looking to achieve a slightly curvier, yet curlier lash with a hint of length and volume. Although, you can apply as much as needed, this amazingly fluent mascara was obviously created for those that love glamor, but appreciate it for it's simplicity, rather than the hype of overcoating the lashes. If you are a makeup fanatic that loves to coat the lashes multiple times in hopes of achieving a false eyelash look, forget it. It just won't work. I do not recommend this product to those looking for an extreme or dramatic effect. Applying too much of Courbe Virtuose mascara can actually give you the reverse effect it is suppose to or you are expecting, so please use wisely. As visibly satisfying as this product is, it should not be abused.
Courbe Virtuose mascara by Lancome is sold at Sephora, Macy's, Neiman Marcus's, and Belk for about $24. You can also purchase this amazing fluent mascara at a Lancome boutique or straight from their website. This mascara comes in brown and in black. Would I purchase Courbe Virtuose mascara by Lancome again? Yes.
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