Aug 25, 2011

Chanel Inimitable Intense Sophistique Versus Inimitable Mascara

The Inimitable Intense Sophistique mascara is a part of the Chanel Sophisticated Eye collection in the US.  Here's my comparison review of the two mascaras - a sample of Inimitable Intense Sophistique mascara and my regular Inimitable mascara.

chanel inimitable intense sophistique mascara reviews comparison noir black

Chanel Inimitable Intense Sophistique Mascara - Noir 10



This is a sample tube that I got with my a purchase from Chanel and is not exactly what the actual product looks like.  However, I am assuming the brush and the mascara inside the tube are the same :D

I have the black shade - Noir (10) - and it's not the waterproof version.  I never use waterproof makeup if I can help it.  The wand has lots of short stubby brustles arranged in neat rows - helps coat the lashes evenly and provides perfect separation between the lashes.  No clumps, better definition.  That's the theory.  Reality though, it's hit and miss - I have to pay attention while applying the mascara because it is very easy to get the lashes clumped together.  I will give the formula a benefit of doubt, since it was a sample bottle, but I find it a bit too thick for my lashes.  It does give volume and an appearance of length, and is perhaps more suitable for people who have less thick lashes.


Cost:  $30.00

Chanel Inimitable Mascara



This is my older, full-size mascara.  While Chanel claims the newer Inimitable mascaras are an improvement on these, I personally find the older ones better.  The wand is the same - short bristles arranged very close together.  The formula is a little less thick and it seems better at giving clump-free application at least on my lashes.

Cost:  $30.00

On my eyes - Chanel Inimitable Intense Sophistique Mascara (one coat):

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Overall, I prefer the older version of the Inimitable mascaras to the newer release.  My favorite mascara continues to be YSL Faux Cils.  I really am not a fan of the Chanel mascaras (the Sublime de Chanel mascara seemed nice, though).  Without exception though, all the Chanel mascaras I have tried give a bit of curl to the lashes, even without using a curler.  The wands and bristles are really nice at combing out the lashes, but I find the formula a bit thick and easy to clump if I am not careful while applying.  No flaking, smudging.  If you have thinner/sparser lashes, these might definitely be your favorites.

20 comments:

  1. hmmmmm...seems nice..but me not very impressed..I think YSL Faux Cils is something I'd love to try !! :D ..It was the same that she applied on our lashes na? It was really amazing..

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  2. Yes..that's the one. I love that :)

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  3. i love the liner...is it maybelline?

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  4. It's nice naaa? It's Avon Glimmersticks Diamond - the green one..forgot the name..Emrald Glow

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  5. very pretty...i cant see any diamonds or its not glittery...looks very gel linerish na

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  6. It is has shimmer in it, Priya, but if you use it as a liner without smudging, it doesn't seem too obvious - it just gives a bit of life to the colour :)

    I swatched it here..and on my eyes I had smudged it so you can actually see the shimmer:

    http://www.weekendramblings.com/2011/02/avon-glimmersticks-diamonds-eyeliner.html

    I don't smudge it now, though, cos it just travels all over my eyes if I do that :|

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  7. i think i have this...will check it out..but u know the blue one is glittery...and i could not see that in your eyes now...its very pretty...looking nice on you :)

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  8. This one is kind of like that only..I have all 4 na :D :D You just draw it as a sort of thin line as close as possible to the lashes, and whatever you do don't smudge it. Just let it set in place (I think it sets - don't even check if it's set)..and it will stay this way. I will try the blooo one tomorrow..I think that also stays this way.

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  9. And thankooo thankooo ..it look nice ..thankoo :D

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  10. ya ya ...i dont smudge at all...draw and just leave for work....but the blue one glitters are at the end of day all over my eyes...rest all sets fine...i dont think i bought too many glittery ones

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  11. I had that problem with the black one..and the blue/grey one I smudged and it traveled all over..but this one has been staying on so far. I picked up all four of them when the offer was there - free nail polish with each liner..:|

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  12. oh i reme that...i also picked it up...so where did all of mine go ???? oh gosh i need to check

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  13. Haaa you might have gifted them :D

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  14. me off to a meeting now....cya.....good nite

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  15. I kinda like the natural effect it gives your eyes,it brightens up your eyes completely :)
    Whenever I am in hurry to get ready,I just put loads of mascara and lip balm and I am ready to go

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  16. I need eyeliner too, Ritika..just mascara is not enough for me I feel..I look sleepy kinds..though definitely better than no makeup :D

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  17. i used only one. I think the feel of using the chanel mascara is bigger than the mascara itself., :P Excepptional was no exceptional. :P I like the brush though. they nicely booororsh the lashes. :D

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  18. Haaan so true..their brooooshes I will wash and keep :D

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  19. i also kept my estee lauder ones. :D they work. :D

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