Name: Inimitable Intense Mascara
From Chanel’s website:
This technologically advanced formula builds on the success of the original mascara, delivering dramatic effects with a unique brush. The result is a more intense lash look, with the same easy application. Lashes appear longer, thicker and more curled, yet each lash, even the finest, is still precisely separated – without clumping, spiking or flaking.
What I liked:
- intense black shade
- adds length
- makes lashes look fuller and a bit thicker
- holds a curl well
- longlasting, doesn’t smudge nor flake
What I didn’t like:
- it becomes clumpy after two coats
- doesn’t separate lashes well
- the price
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara, which is available in four shades – Brun, Noir, Purple and Rouge Noir – is one of those rare mascaras that make your lashes look great, fuller and longer with just one coat, which is ideal for lazy gals like me. Noir is a true and intense black shade with a quite thick, smooth formula that doesn’t weight lashes down. It doesn’t take too long to dry either.
The wand is very simple with tiny teeth that reach all the lashes, even the smallest ones. A single coat creates a dramatic look that’s not over-the-top: it makes lashes noticeably longer, fuller and a bit thicker too. It also holds a curl from the lash curler for the entire day. A second coat makes lashes look even more dramatic, but because the mascara doesn’t separate lashes all that well (if you want precise definition, Inimitable Intense is not for you), it will also make small groups of lashes stick together. After a third, it becomes really clumpy.
However, considering how well one coat works (I only applied one in the swatch above), that’s not really a problem. And once applied, Inimitable Intense lasts all day (so no need to retouch it) without flaking nor smudging. To me, the main con is the price. It retails at $30.00, which is very expensive especially when you consider mascaras have very short lives. But if you’re gonna spend that much on a mascara, you’d want to buy one that delivers and Chanel Inimitable Intense does. It keeps its promises and makes lashes look great.
Available at: Nordstrom
Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara has a quite thick formula and simple wand that provide a lot of length and fullness and a bit of volume too with only one coat. In addition, it holds a curl well and lasts for the entire day without smudges and flakes. However, it doesn’t separate lashes well, becomes clumpy after a couple of coats and is very expensive.