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Friday, 16 January 2009
Le 2 de Guerlain Mascara
I recently tested Guerlain's Le 2 de Guerlain Masacara. It comes with a regular sized brush on one end and a mini brush on the other. The are four colors available: black, brown, blue, and butterfly sparkle (black and shimmering violet). I tried the one in black.
While the mini-brush does make it easier to apply mascara to the harder to reach areas and lower lashes, the mascara did very little but darken my lashes. If my lashes weren't already long, they might have lengthened them, too. It wasn't very volumizing and became dry and somewhat flaky. What concerns me the most is that the mascara is scented. The scent is not unpleasant but I started to get a headache after a while and my eyes became irritated. I'm not sure why Guerlain added fragrance to the mascara but I do know that they like scented products. Still, it doesn't seem very wise to have a scented product applied so close to the eyes. I think I'll stick with Lancôme and Yves Saint Laurent.