Oh my God, behave! This mascara from Guerlain is almost too sexy to be legal! I’m a long-term Guerlain Maxi Lash fanatic, so this new version was bound to tickle my fancy, but still: even I was taken aback at just how gorgeous the packaging was. (If you need reminding, the “standard” Maxi Lash looks like this.) If Porsche made mascaras, I think that they’d be strikingly similar…
So how does the Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash So Volume differ to the original? I’d say that it gives thicker, bulkier lashes and that the formula has more hold and longevity. Though my Maxi Lash in “Moka” is still one of my favourite everyday mascaras (best brown shade you’ll find, pretty much!) the “So Volume” is slightly more dramatic.
The image above shows the right eye after just one coat of the mascara – two or three coats and things start to get a bit massive! I like to wait a little while in between coats and have a lash comb handy to keep everything neat and non-clumpy. Not that it’s a clump-prone mascara, but it has that thick, almost tar-like quality that is needed to really build up the volume.
One of the things that I love best about the Maxi Lash is that the wand is quite short and stumpy. I find that I get far more control with shorter wands and they allow me to get right into the roots of the lashes without getting makeup all over my face. Obviously it’s all down to personal preference, but I kind of wish that all wands were made this length!
You can find Guerlain Maxi Lash So Volume at Escentual.com here for £22 – my favourite, though, even over this one, is the original. They no longer make it in brown (God only knows what I’ll do when my current one runs out!) but the black is also excellent. You can find that here.