If there's one thing I've learnt over the last week it's not to judge a mascara by it's first sweep...
Anytime a new mascara is released I have an uncontrollable urge to try it! Chanel actually released Le Volume Mascara in April but it has only recently come in my radar. I popped over to my local Chanel counter in John Lewis and picked one up. Priced at £24 it is definitely at the high end of Mascara's - luckily John Lewis had 10% off when I got this, it's always a good idea to keep an eye out for discount codes on House of Fraser, Debenhams etc.
The wand is made of stacked discs, shaped like snowflakes and it is supposed to coat, lengthen and separate the lashes with the quick-drying formula. When I first opened this, the only way I can explain it is that when you pull out the wand it's like there's not a neck that would usually pull all the excess mascara off - it comes out VERY wet and covered in mascara. I started to apply the mascara and hated it, I really couldn't get on with it... but the more I coated my lashes the better they were looking - thick, long and very 60's!
The mascara takes a little bit of getting used to and you need to be careful you don't get it everywhere (at first it was all over my eyelid) but I am really loving it now. It dispenses a lot of mascara on the first swipe but then it's really workable and coats the lashes like no mascara I've used before. I only ever need to use one pump and once finished they feel really thick and full.
Overall I would give this mascara 4/5 as much as I do love it I think £24 is very expensive, especially if you're the sort of person who get through one tube a month. I still love Benefit They're Real but I might repurchase this a few more times until I revert back. I just love how easy it is to get a 60's look!
This mascara is available in 4 shades 10 Noir (Black) 20 Bleu (Blue) 30 Prune (Purple) 40 Khaki Bronze.
Have you tried Chanel Le Volume yet?