I have wanted to try Lancome Lash Idole Mascara for YEARS. Often mentioned as one of the favourite mascaras of every makeup artist I follow, it has cult status.

Mascara recommendations can be tricky because everyone is after a different effect. When it comes to mascara, I like to stay away from any false lash effects. I like a mascara that gives you a darker, slightly elongated fanned out lash. I don’t like when it looks thick, and I hate a clump. I hate formulas that are too liquidy and I am contact lens wearer so it’s extra important that it doesn’t irritate the eyes. I also don’t want the mascara to run or smudge, but also don’t love a waterproof formula that takes intense effort to remove.

The marketing claims on Lancome’s Lash Idole box basically tick all my requirements. It is a lash lifting volumizing mascara. The volume it promises is described as fanned-out. The wand comprises of 360 micro bristles in a banana like shape that helps prevent clumps and lift the lashes. The formula is a feather light gel formula infused with white tea extract said to make the lashes feathery soft and offers easy removal.

Lancome’s Lash Idole Mascara in Review

  • Result is an enhanced natural and subtle look
  • Gives you a nice bolder, elongated and fanned out lash
  • Lifts your lashes in a curl (it does more for me than a lash curler)
  • Is definitely clump free (swiping the bristles through your lashes a few times gives a bolder, not thicker look)
  • Formula is nicely creamy as opposed to liquidy or thick
  • Doesn’t smudge on me. This is not the waterproof formula but I splashed water on it and it didn’t budge
  • Doesn’t irritate my eyes 
  • Removed easily with a few swipes of Bioderma H20 on a cotton round
  • It’s the first mascara I’ve used that doesn’t require me to scrape excess from the wand into the tube

As a comparison, it’s very similar to Benefit’s Roller Lash which was my favourite before this. It just feels like a sleeker formula that glides on more effortlessly and the wand feels more sturdy which helps with swiping it through the lashes.

Lancome Lash Idole Review

It is hands down the BEST mascara I have ever used. 10/10 would recommend!

Get it here (R440)

*I tried the 01 Glossy Black, Regular formula

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