Uh-oh, LashBlast…watch your back. Chanel is trying to steal me away from you.

I’m on the Allure Experts Panel (and you can be, too). Membership has its privileges, because, every now and again, they send me samples of exciting new beauty products. This time, Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara showed up on my doorstep. And after using it, I was so in awe that I wanted to find the individuals responsible for bringing this mascara into my world – the folks at Allure…the geniuses at Chanel…the US Postal Service – and give them a big fat smooch.

Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara delivers dramatic volume, voluptuous curves and clump-free, smudge-proof separation. The mascara doesn’t market itself as possessing lengthening aptitude. So when Exceptionnel took my lashes up, up and away…well, I was blown away. It was seriously like, ‘Go Go Gadget Lashes!’

The mascara owes its off-the-charts performance to the innovative, six-sided wand. The SCULPTVOLUME brush consists of three rows of combs that curl and groom lashes from root to tip, while three rows of brushes pump up the volume. To apply, place the wand at the base of the lash and gently rotate up and outward. The technique takes no time to master, and you’re left with the most perfectly lush (and lengthened) lashes – that last all day.

Me with bare lashes. Pathetic.

My eye wearing Exceptionnel de Chanel. Damn, girl!

Don’t ask why I’m slightly orange. I’m a beauty blogger…not a photographer.

Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara is available in four shades: Smoky Noir, Smoky Brun, Smoky Marine and Smoky Violine. One tube will set you back, $28 but it’s worth every penny. Besides…every woman needs a little Chanel in her life.

Get yours today at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and Chanel.com.

3 Comments on Black Magic: Exceptionnel de Chanel Intense Volume and Curl Mascara

  1. TXsunlover
    September 9, 2008 at 10:05 PM (10 years ago)

    Ooh, now I’m even more excited! I’m still waiting for my Allure package to show up with my mascara and I can’t wait to try it. I hope I love it as much as you do!!

  2. fear-toxin
    September 11, 2008 at 6:55 PM (10 years ago)

    I just got my e-mail and Allure package today. After reading this post, I am even more excited to try the product out.

  3. obsession6000
    September 25, 2008 at 8:06 PM (10 years ago)

    T_T I never got mine!! Although, I’m at college right now, and the package was sent to my home, 2 hours away. I asked mommy if she had gotten the package for me, and she said no, but for all i know she’s keeping the product to herself.