Lancome Grandiôse Mascara

Lancome is one of my favorite mascara brand of all time. I bought my first Lancome mascara years ago and since then I got hooked onto Lancome mascara for it’s ability to add length and volume into my short lashes. So when I heard that Lancome is launching a new mascara, I can’t wait to try it for myself! So here’s some information of the product and you may see my review at the end of the post.



The first reaction I had when I look at this mascara was “OMG.. the rose is so pretty”. I love how the tube doesn’t look boring at all, it has curves and the pretty little black rose on top of the mascara.




The First Swan Neck Wand

This is where it gets exciting! The applicator for Lancome Grandiose mascara has a unique shape where it bends and is claimed to be able to lengthen, curl and give volume to your lashes.  Lancome recreates the applicator in a swan neck wand with 25deg bend to make sure that it reaches all the edges of my lashes and to the root.

A cutting-edge precision brush

Grandiôse allows for optimal formula adherence and glide from the very first stroke. Small in diameter, it is designed to extend and lift even the shortest lashes, creating a sensual curve and a perfectly open full and even lash fringe. SThey are seen in two sizes and are arranged like an open flower head, grasping and coating every lash from root to tip while ideally separating. Mascara application is precise with no smudging on the lid.




An ultra-black formula

Combined with a color-amplifying polymer, the ultra-black pigments of the Grandiôse formula form the  heart of its incredibly dense black color. It also enhanced with flexible polymers for silky long-wearing curl to help the formula holds for a long time. Lancome Grandiôse has included some native rose cells for beautified lashes leave lashes looking suppler, softer and more resistant.

Performance and Eye Swatches: Review

I must say that this mascara does its job best to give volume to my lashes. In only one coat, I can see how it gives volume to my lashes instantly. To lengthen my lashes, I would add two to three coats to my short and droopy lashes to make my lashes looks longer. In terms of curling my lashes, I honestly feel that it doesn’t do much to my lashes. My lashes is short and droopy so I have to make sure I curl them well before putting my mascara onto it.

The formula of Lancome Grandiose Mascara is rather wet, so I have to make sure that I leave it dry for few seconds before putting another coat. Since this mascara is not marketed as a waterproof mascara, I can see some smudges after putting on this mascara for 2-3 hours.




The pictures above shows how Lancome Grandiôse adds length and volume to my lashes. In a nutshell, I think Lancome Grandiôse mascara has helped me to apply my mascara evenly without leaving a single lash. Its swan neck wand is truly unique that it makes application so much easier and reaching out to every corner of my lash. Grandiôse does its job best to adds volume onto my lashes – it makes my lashes looks fuller in just one coat. The only thing I wish about this mascara is the smudge free formula. I find that this mascara smudge on me after 2-3 hours application.


Have you tried Lancome Grandiôse Mascara? What’s your thought on this product?



Marc Jacobs Eyeshadow in Starlet




Neutral eyeshadow always attracts me no matter how many similar shades I have in my stash. Marc Jacob Style Eyecon in Starlet consists of 7 shades leaning towards neutral shades. Some shades are leaning towards grey tone and some are leaning towards nude shades. In this post, I am going to do a quick review of this eyeshadow palette. Scroll down to see more :)





Marc Jacob Style Eyecon packaging is made of black acrylic. It comes with a fabric pouch, no brush was given. The packaging is designed to be practical, no unnecessary frills included.








The description of the shades here is taken from Sephora site:

Eye shadows in metallic muted lilac

  • metallic champagne pink
  • metallic dark copper brown
  • metallic bright copper
  • metallic gold
  • metallic bluish silver
  • metallic gunmetal gray

The shades in this palette has shimmery and metallic finish. On my skintone, I would translate the shades into this:

  • The first shade from the left is  a light taupe shade with silver shimmers
  • champagne shade with silver shimmers
  • Espresso shade with golden shimmers
  • Orange Bronzy shade with silver shimmers
  • Green golden shade with silver shimmers
  • gunmetal silver with metallic finish
  • medium toned silver with metallic finish

All the shades here have great pigmentation. The shades pops out on the first swatch and the color glides on easily. The quality of the eyeshadow in this palette is lovely – all shades are buttery and smooth. Upon application, I can barely see any fallout. The swatch posted above is swatched on my bare arm, without any primer! I am very happy with the outcome of the shades. Comparing this palette to The Vamp , I would say that Starlet has more even consistency. The shades in Starlet has more consistent quality.


Final Thoughts:

For anyone who wish to try Marc Jacobs Style Eyecon, I would recommend The Starlet for its consistency. The shades are considered neutrals – these are easy to wear without being too nude or boring. I personally like metallic shade on my eye hence this palette is a yay for me.



Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl


Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum in Oil Information & Review



I have always been loving face oil for it’s texture and faster result. The scent of oil based products are suitable to my liking as well. So when I was invited to the launch of the Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum in Oil few weeks ago, I was very excited to know more about this product and to try it myself.

Biotherm Serum in Oil comes in a glass bottle packaging with pump. The blue color represents Biotherm’s signature formula in their serum which is Blue Plankton and yellow represents the color of the oil.

Biotherm Serum in Oil is a new innovation that unites the power of serum and repair of an oil. One of the most interesting ingredients in this product is Ulkenia Oil. So what is ulkenia Oil? Ulkenia has been used to produce Omega 3 supplement and the benefits has been recognized worldwide – and for the first time, Ulkenia is being used as one of the formula.

It’s interesting to see the color and the texture of the product when you pump out the serum. You may see that the color of the serum has a combination of yellow and white which is claimed to be the color when a serum and ulkenia oil is mixed. The texture is not something you would expect from a product with oil – it feels weightless and it comes in gel like texture.  The texture is very light that I wouldn’t mind using this at day time. The product is lightly scented – it smells citrusy to me and it feels refreshing.




I have been loving this serum lately for its texture and light weight feeling it has on my skin. It feels non sticky and it is certainly friendly on my skin. My skin can be sensitive to certain products ingredients and thankfully Biotherm Blue Therapy  Serum in Oil is friendly to my skin.




Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum-In-Oil retails at SGD109 and is available at all Biotherm counters.

Thank you for reading!

By: Meryl

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water Review



Biore is releasing a new cleansing product this month. I was so happy to know that Biore is releasing their version of Micellar Cleansing Water.  I have been a loyal user of Biore cleansing wipes and occasionally  I am also using Biore cleansing oil. My overall experience with Biore products has been positive.

Biore Micellar Cleansing Water  is a make up remover/cleanser for the whole face without rinsing. The new Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water is formulated with the Watery Micellar Technology; Micellar Water has been a big hit these past few years as it is able to cleanse make up without leaving sticky feeling. What I love about this product is the alcohol free formula! It annoys me to use cleansing product with alcoholic smell and I am glad that Biore Micellar Water is alcohol free and it’s formulated for sensitive skin too.


I use this after removing my make up with Biore cleansing wipes, and using cotton pad, I cleanse my face with Biore Micellar water. After cleansing it with Biore Micellar Water, you may opt to not rinse your face with water, but I prefer to rinse it once again with water before applying my night time skin care routine.

This product is able to cleanse waterproof make up too such as eyeliner and mascara. It helps to cleanse my waterproof make up more easily and it doesn’t hurt my eye as the formula is alcohol free and oil free. In the picture below, you may see how Biore Micellar Water helps to wipe off the eyeshadow swatches in my arm. It only takes me a single swipe to cleanse it all.




This product helps me to cleanse my make up effortlessly and effectively. So far my experience with Biore cleansing products have been positive and none of them breaks out my skin. Biore is one of the drugstore brands that I use constantly and gives me effective result. You should give this a try too :)


The Bioré Micellar Cleansing Water is priced at $18.90 and is now available at all pharmacies, supermarket.

Thank you for reading

By: Meryl



Chanel Les 4 Ombres #232 Tissé Vénitien



There has been many times that I am telling myself that I don’t need more eyeshadow in my stash. Then I went to Chanel counter and explored the eight new quads and neither I know that I would fall in love so much with the Tisse Venitien.

At first glance, the new Les Ombres eyeshadow looks like a normal baked Chanel eyeshadow which I don’t really like. But after touching it and try it on myself, I must say that I am impressed with the quality and formula. I decided to pick Tisse Venitien just because the smoky green and the sparkling silver is just too beautiful to resist.





Tisse Venitien emphasises on metallic green hues. Here are my description of the shades in the palette from top left.

  • Top Left: dark green with grey hues and also metallic silver
  • Top Right: soft pink with rose gold shimmers
  • Bottom Left: metallic khaki shade with silver shimmer
  • Bottom Right: dark gunmetal grey with green hue.




The quality of these eyeshadows are lovely. They are soft, buttery and very well pigmented. All the swatches above were only done in one swipe and the colors pops very nicely. Generally these eyeshadow is easy to apply as they are very smooth and easy to blend. During application, I feel that the metallic khaki has some fallouts – so I make sure that I apply the silver eyeshadow in tapping motion. The rest of the shades were fine – there was nothing much fallout that I experienced.

In the picture below, I used the metallic khaki shade as the base shade all over my lid. And then I applied dark green with grey hues on the outer corner and bring it out and blend it out. To accentuate the look, I add the gunmetal grey around my upper lid and lower lid and blend it.





I think I have fell in love with the new Les Ombres. The texture and pigmentation is superb! I don’t think this would be my last palette ;)


Thank you for reading!


By: Meryl




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