I am personally not too surprised about Guerlain‘s new tendency of naming everything “d’enfer” (from hell). After seeing the shades in their Rouge G L’Extrait line named after the seven cardinal sins (like Envie), I can only assume the brand is adding a cultural touch to product names that way. But I digress. Have you tried Guerlain‘s new Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara? I get pretty bitchin’ lashes with it!
(PS: I didn’t coin the term bitchin’ lashes. Jessica did. It cracked me up so bad that I decided right there and then I’d have to use it in the title.)
The packaging of the full-size Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara is luxurious gold. Size-wise I think it’s the same with Gloss d’Enfer.
Cils d’Enfer has a light rose scent. I only notice the scent during application, and afterwards don’t really smell it anymore. The brush is on the big side, and it works pretty well. My only complaint is some mascara tends to cluster around the tip. Therefore, especially if you want to work on your bottom lashes with the tip, you might want to wipe some off first.
Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash promises volume and curl, but in reality it does pretty much everything! When I first opened the tube, the formula was slightly wet. After two weeks, it became optimal (I experience this with most mascaras. This is why I never review a mascara after 2 days). It lengthens well, volumizes, and holds curls superbly! I used to think only waterproof mascaras could hold my curls, but I have discovered some non-waterproof formulas that excel in that regard, and Cils d’Enfer is one of them!
Here is how Cils d’Enfer looks on me. Upper left corner: curled bare lashes. Upper Right corner: one coat of Guerlain Cils d’Enfer on the upper lashes. Below: two coats of Cils d’Enfer on the upper lashes, one on the bottom.
Pretty amazing! I always swatch with no primer or any other eye makeup, so do bear in mind that things could get better!
For example, what you see here is two coats of Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara over one coat of Diorshow Maximizer Lash-Plumping Serum:
I’ve got real lashes (with a considerable amount of help)!
Bottom line: While my current favorite mascara remains Diorshow Iconic Overcurl (if you click on the link and compare the swatch photos, you might see that Iconic Overcurl separates my lashes better, hence giving them a rare “fluttery” effect), Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash might just come as a close second (it volumizes a bit better than Chanel Le Volume for me, which is also a great mascara)! I think the result is a bit more dramatic in general, though I wish it would separate my lashes better.
Have you tried Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara? Does it work well for you?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx