Lancôme’s new Monsieur Big collection, which includes a mascara and a separate liner, is so obviously a shout-out to Sex and the City’s colossal character, but ya know, I’m Team Aiden for Life, because when a man volunteers to buff your hardwood floors…that’s true love right there.
The Monsieur Big collection is new to Lancôme
The collection includes a $25 black mascara, a $25 black liquid liner and a new line of five chubby $25 brow crayons (haven’t tried those, though), all of which are available on Lancôme counters and the Lancôme website now. I’m pretty sure they’re all LE.
Layers upon layers
Monsieur Big Mascara is all about length, definition and texture, but you need A LOT of layers to get there.
I call these rock ‘n’ roll lashes because if you look closely at them after piling on a few layers, the lashes look bumpy, and the more layers you apply, the bumpier they get.
It’s a casually dramatic lash look fit for musicians and actresses (or you and me!), because you can see the lashes from really far away. And the long-lasting, sweat-proof formula won’t go anywhere, not even under hot stage lights.
To get to that point on its own, though, takes me about four layers.
So, I think of this as a real-deal layering mascara that works best when you combine it with other mascaras in your arsenal, and I like using it with a base of MAC Extra Dimension Waterproof, which thickens the roots and locks down the lash curl (two things that Monsieur Big needs a little help with), upon which I add a couple coats of Monsieur Big.
Lancôme Monsieur Big Marker liner for thin, rich, shiny black lines
I like Lancôme Monsieur Big Marker liner for a very specific look — skinny, intensely black shiny lines on my upper lids (goes really well with with mattes and satin shadows). The stiff felt applicator has a slanted tip that tapers to a very fine point, and I’m diggin’ that fine point. It draws thin, precise lines, and, when you have limited lid real estate like I do, this is SO. KEY.
It dries in less than 30 seconds, too, so you aren’t stuck waiting with your eyes closed for days for your liner to dry, and the smudge-proof, water-proof formula lasts for what feels like YEARS.
But drawing flicks at the outer corners with the stiff applicator is hit or miss for me. Sometimes, it goes well, but other times it’s a hot-freakin’ mess, and I’m sitting there correcting wings with a weird angle while thinking, “Well, that was a bad idea! I should’ve left well enough alone.”
You know how it is. Those flicks can make or break it, man.
I just realized that..
SATC debuted in 1998, which means that the show will be 20 years old next year, AND THAT IS SO CRAZY TO ME!!! I still remember hearing about it for the first time from a co-worker and having no inkling of what she was talking about.
I still get emo when I watch the last scene from the final season… In many ways, I wish they would’ve just ended it there instead of making the movies. It’s still one of my favorite shows, though.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,