The Beauty Bug loves to go shopping with Her Grandma, especially when they hit up the makeup counters. Grandma buys her clay mask from Lancome, and her Pure White Linen from Estee Lauder. This past weekend, when Gram’s was picking up her mask, The Beauty Bug thought she’d pick up a new Lancome mascara – there’s so many now, it’s hard to keep track but She was just wanting to try one of the newer ones. Wanting to know her options and about the latest and greatest, The Beauty Bug struck up a conversation with the Lancome representative to ask her if any of the newer mascaras rivaled Difinicils (The Beauty Bug’s favorite). The Lancome representative then began reading the descriptions off of the mascara spindle verbatim. The Beauty Bug was shocked and confused – She didn’t need the descriptions read to her, She wanted to talk to someone who has used the products and is familiar with them. The Beauty Bug became annoyed and just quickly chose the new Courbe Virtuose Mascara, which promises divine lasting curves all day.
This encounter was quite disappointing – another example why it’s better to go to Sephora or shop online. It seems that more and more if it’s not the pushy sales women at the counter who just wants a sale, it’s the uninformed ‘body’ who knows nothing about the products. The Beauty Bug expects more from Lancome.
The mascara is sadly nothing special. The curved brush doesn’t allow for as much control as a straight brush, and the length or curve is nothing that can’t be achieved from Max Factor’s Lash Couture Mascara. Even with several coats it doesn’t provide dramatic results. Disappointed and put-off with the product and the experience at the counter, The Beauty Bug regrets her purchase.