Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lancome Grandiose Intense Mascara & Hypnose 5 Eye Shadow Palette in Nuit Mordorée | Review ♥

I really love trying out new makeup, especially when it's from a well-known, high-end brand and I recently got my hands on the new Grandiose Intense Mascara and Hypnose 5 Eye Shadow Palette in Nuit Mordorée from Lancome. Lancome is a brand which I have loved for many years and I use their Bi-Facil cleanser on a daily basis - it's amazing and I highly recommend it, just in case you've never tried it!

Grandiose Intense is unlike any mascara I have ever used before. It has a double-twist "Swan Neck" wand which makes application perfectly easy. The look of the wand is so unique and unlike anything I have ever seen before and I have to wonder why mascara wands weren't made in this way before? The curves in the wand allow you to reach every lash and curve of the eye area, which gives a gorgeous, elongated look to the lashes.

The colour of my Grandiose is a metallic brown shade which is perfect for these autumn days. I actually love the colour, it's a welcome change from my usual black mascaras and I think it makes for a prettier, more natural look and that's something that I love. At €30 this mascara is a lot pricier than what I would usually fork out for a mascara but I'm a firm believer in that you get what you pay for and the results this mascara gives to my eyelashes is completely worth the money in my opinion.

I love the packaging of this mascara just as much as I love the actual product. The shape of the tube is gorgeous, it's sleek and has such a luxurious look to it with the little Lancome rose motif on the handle of the wand. I've used this mascara every day since I got it and I honestly don't have a negative thing to say about it. It's something I would repurchase and genuinely enjoy wearing as part of my everyday makeup look.

The Hypnose 5 Eye Shadow Palette in Nuit Mordorée* is enclosed in the classic black Lancome packaging and again has such a luxurious feel to it. It contains a mirror with a helpful guide on where to place the individual eye shadows on the eye area, it also contains two eye shadow brushes, perfect for application.

There are five, stunning, rich and shimmery shades contained in this palette - a neutral shade, a mixture of earthy browns and a fawn hued shadow and a bright, vibrant blue which is truly beautiful and such a lovely addition to an otherwise neutral shaded palette.

My favourite shades are the lighter brown and the fawn coloured shade, I think these two look lovely together when applied on the eyelid and I just love how much shimmer they have.

I think the shadows included in the Hypnose palette are especially perfect for this time of year. I can never get enough of the earthy tones once autumn arrives but equally it's great having the addition of the blue in there when you want a more striking look to your eyes whilst still keeping everything else quite demure. I think the blue shade on the lower lash line would make for a gorgeous makeup look.

The Lancome Grandiose Intense Mascara is €30 and the Lancome Hypnose 5 Eye Shadow Palette in Nuit Mordorée is €49. Both are available from Debenhams and Brown Thomas stores nationwide.

*I was sent these products for the purposes of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.



  1. That palette looks so gorgeous! Love the shades *-* I always heard such good things about Grandiose, it's a mascara that I really love to try! xx

  2. I've never tried this specific mascara, but Lancome mascaras in general are my favorite! I also love the consistency of their eyeshadows and the blue in this one is stunning! Great post! XO -Kim

  3. This palette certainly is gorgeous. I just wish the two browns weren't so similar. I'm sure the brown eye shadow looks beautiful with your eyes too. :)


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