Feb 20, 2011

Sublime de Chanel Mascara - Deep Black (10)

Sublime de Chanel mascara is a part of Chanel L'âme d'un Regard collection, and I still have not found any much information on this collection.

chanel mascara sublime de deep black reviews eotds swatch
chanel mascara sublime de deep black reviews eotds swatch

Available in 3 shades: Black, Brown, and Purple.

chanel mascara sublime de deep black reviews eotds swatch

The mascara claims to provide "infinite length and curl."  Thankfully, it didn't make my lashes infinitely long :P :P.  It does make the lashes look longer and it does give a nice curl - at the same time it looks very natural - well, as natural as mascara can look.  I think it dries a lot slower than the other mascaras I have tried, and that's a bit of a flaw for me.

The brush has rows of short sturdy bristles that help comb and coat each lash.  I like these kind of brushes more because they tend to be less clumpy.  This is more like the brush in Chanel's Exceptionnel mascara (which I would have loved except for the fact that it dries up in the tube so fast - or at least it did in the sample I got - and I didn't like that at all) but with more rows of bristles.

chanel mascara sublime de deep black reviews eotds swatch
Sublime De Chanel Mascara (Deep black)
chanel mascara sublime de deep black reviews eotds swatch
Chanel Inimitable Mascara
I don't know if there is a particular technique to be followed for using this brush - I just tilt my head back and wriggle the mascara wand and comb through the lashes.  One coat gives a very generous application - and I never use more than that.  But then, I prefer more natural looking lashes and comb the lashes after applying mascara to take off any extra that I can :P :P

chanel mascara sublime de deep black reviews eotds swatch
chanel mascara sublime de deep black reviews eotds swatch
On my eyes - have not curled my lashes - the curl is what
the mascara gives with just one coat.
I got the nonwaterproof version - I always buy the washable versions only - no waterproof ones for me.  This washes off VERY easily with just water if you rub it a bit - and of course, with makeup remover or soap, it disappears in no time.  For me this is awesome - I hate having to do any work to take off my makeup - but I think a more water-resistant version (so it stays on with a bit of water splashing) might have been good for people who do step out of their houses.

Overall, I liked this mascara a lot.  It's easy to apply, no clumping, gives a very natural looking effect.  Two coats would be sufficient for anyone looking for a more dramatic effect.  The only reason I am not going to buy this right away, though - have to try the YSL Faux Cils first - have been putting it off for ages now :D