Looking for mascara that pops? Me, too! This Mascara Monday, let’s chat about the Grande Cosmetics GrandeDRAMA Intense Thickening Mascara. There is DEFINITELY a difference between voluming mascara and regular mascara.
I wear mascara nearly every day of the week. It’s a desert-island item for me. Why? Even though my hair is very dark, my lashes are a light brown/wimpy blondish color. My eyes are light, so I like to create definition on my eyes, a frame, even if I’m not wearing eyeliner. That’s why I love an extra-dark mascara pigment, because it provides definition for my eyes.
I love trying new mascaras. They are usually affordable, not a long-lasting commitment (since you should chuck your mascara every three months), and you can wardrobe your mascaras according to your needs (waterproof, blue or plum colored, full and thick or soft and natural, etc).
Staying power – the Grande Lash doesn’t smudge. I also love the volume, which is partially created by the hourglass brush. There may be a learning curve with the hourglass brush, but give it some time and effort. If what you want are thicker, fuller, more doll-like lashes, this brush and formula will give you the ample lash you seek. As with most things, technique is everything (see below). I also find that I prefer most mascara formulas after the package has been opened and aged for a few weeks.
Overall, I loved this mascara and will add it to my list of top luxury mascaras. Some reviews I read of the product noted that it doesn’t lengthen lashes – well, I find length to be more of a technique issue. Here I go, overdelivering with a lash lesson during a Mascara Monday review:
- curl your lashes with a warm lash curler! (yeah, I know I’ve delved into a separate lesson here)
- starting at the root of your lashes, press into the lash and wiggle your brush lightly, coating the lash
- if you want, you can stroke down on the TOP of the lash, to cover any fallen eyeshadow (ooooh, pro trick)
- hit the tips of your lashes for length and curl
- don’t forget to spend some time on the inner and outer corners, and lower lashes
The product line is comparable in price to other brand names you will find at your favorite department stores – I found at least 25 other brands offering mascara at $25, which is the current retail price of this item.
I’d love to try the Grande Lash Serum – have you tried it? If so, let me know your thoughts!
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What it is: An intense thickening mascara infused with omega fatty acid-rich castor oil to promote lush, dense-looking lashes with unbeatable shine and glossiness.
– Castor Oil: Promotes stronger, thicker, bolder-looking lashes while preventing breakage.
– Natural Wax Blend: Provides a buildable formula.
– Hemispherical Powders: Promote natural brilliance, shine, and glossiness.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.
What Else You Need to Know: Say goodbye to thin, wimpy lashes. GrandeDRAMA’s buildable, no-flake, vegan formula instantly lifts, lengthens, and adds volume to your lashes like never before. Plus, it’s infused with castor oil, a tried-and-true favorite that is best known for its use as a DIY treatment for thick, healthy lashes.
Clinical Results: In a consumer study on 32 subjects using GrandeDRAMA:
– 97% saw dramatic lash volume
– 94% saw thicker-looking lashes
- 91% said it does not flake
-Coat the applicator and sweep the hourglass brush from lash base to lash tips in an upward motion.
-One or two coats should do the trick (our formula builds effortlessly in one or two sweeps).
-May be removed with makeup remover or soap and water.
Designed by the maker of cult-favorite GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum, Grande Cosmetics introduces the hottest secret weapon for lashes that command attention: GrandeDRAMA Intense Thickening Mascara with Castor Oil. The no-flake, intense black formula works while you wear it, creating unrivaled thickness through key ingredient Castor Oil.