Sometimes “quick” describes something bad…
Like the blind date I went on some years ago with the Beatles-hating dude who confessed to listening to nothing but techno music 24/7. I grew up on a steady diet of John, Paul, George and Ringo, so when he dissed Blackbird five minutes into the evening, something inside me went, “OH, HELL NO!” I faked a headache halfway through my beer and hightailed it home.
And sometimes “quick” describes something good…
The O.G. version was born back in 2006. This new version 2.0 extends its predecessor’s double rainbow “all the way across the sky!” — with MORE lash drama on all fronts. Plus, because it works well even with a single layer, it’s also quick.
Can I get an “AMEN!” from my perpetually late/lazy makeup friends/fiends?
Whenever I’m in a hurry, deep, dark Noir hits the spot. A true black, it delivers the dramatic, spiky lash look I love.
The smooth consistency and shape of the brush head make it easy to build volume beginning at the base of the lash. A single layer delivers noticeably longer, smudge-resistant lashes with all-day curl hold.
Oh, but if you’re looking for ultra-separated lashes with precise definition — aka a fanned-out fringe — that’s where I think Inimitable Intense Mascara comes up a little short. Lashes coated with it tend to stick together in small groups of three or four (contributing to the spiky look, which I actually like).
And while I like how one layer looks on my lashes, additional layers beyond two look and feel increasingly bumpy, clumpy and heavy. For something that layers better, you might try Chanel Exceptionnel or YSL Faux Cils, both of which layer well without clumping.
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara does what it’s designed to do, and it does it well, delivering dramatically longer-looking lashes, boosting volume and holding the curl from lash curlers all day long. It does so with a formula that doesn’t smudge, either, and looks good after just a single layer.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t layer well, costs $30 and comes up a tad short when it comes to lash separation. Still, if you like the spiky look (and that gorgeous Chanel packaging!), you might want to give it a try. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B/B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,