Rated 4.69 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Almost perfect!
I'm a mascara snob. I've probably tried hundreds because I have very particular lashes and most mascaras do not work for me so I was excited to try this new mascara because it's my favorite makeup product.
My lashes are straight, thin and super long which is why I always curl them and wear waterproof mascara because if I wear regular ones, the curl doesn't hold.
That's why to test it, I put both a quick coat of my go-to waterproof mascara + 2 coats of Lash Idôle on my right eye & 2 coats of Lash Idôle only on my left eye. You can see the differences I'll be talking about in the pictures!
This mascara is not waterproof but surprisingly did not wear my lashes down and kept a slight curl. I wasn't expecting that at all!
It claims to be lash lifting, voluminizing & clump-free. I'd say if you have naturally curly lashes or if your lashes can hold a curl without the help of waterproof mascara, you'd love this mascara for its lifting effects as well as clump-free benefits. However, I did not experience major volume. I prefer a natural looking lash so I don't mind it but it's claiming "intense volume" and I didn't get that.
I did love the wand, so easy to use and coated all of my lashes (even the baby tiny and corner ones!!) which is very difficult for me to do. My bottom lashes usually clump very easily but this one was perfect for them!
But I wouldn't personally buy this because the brand isn't cruelty-free and it's not waterproof which doesn't help my lashes. If they came up with a waterproof version, I wouldn't mind receiving it as a gift. I will continue using it on top of my waterproof mascara because I really liked the wand and its effect on my bottom lashes.
I think for someone who doesn't have any curl holding issues or buys from non-cruelty-free brands, this mascara would be 4.5 stars.
I give it 4 stars because it just didn't give me that curling effect that I love and it wouldn't be cost-effective to buy it just to be on top of a mascara that already fulfills all my must-haves.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not my favorite
The brush on this mascara is unusual. I really like silicone bristles in general as they reduce lash clumping. I ended up using the side with the longer bustles the most, and using the tip to coat lashes at my inner eyes.
I thought the product was thinner than I would have liked. I have long but thin lashes, so I always want a curling and plumping effect. This product would be good if you want a more natural look, as opposed to a "falsies effect".
I always curl my stick-straight lashes but I feel like this mascara undid my curl when I applied this, like the product was too wet maybe? It also smudged and flaked while I applied it and cleaned up with a Q-tip. You can see the results in my "after" photo.
This product is definitely not waterproof; it holds on well enough during the day, but it does tend to flake as the day goes on. It washes off fairly easily at the end of the day.
Overall, I appreciated the opportunity to try this mascara but I will go back to my favorite drugstore brand.
Reviewed by 2062 customers LOVE IT!!
Tee from Michigan
I'm very picky when it comes to mascara. I feel like I've tried everything. My search has finally ended! I hate paying big bucks for mascara that doesn't live up to it's hype but this stuff is amazing! It literally lasts all day without needing any touch up what so ever! I love this stuff! Definitely worth the money! Wish is was cheaper lol but you definitely get what you pay for!
jolynn from NJ
I have deep set, hooded eyes and it is nearly impossible for me to find a mascara that does not transfer like crazy to my lids. This transfers very minimally if at all. I do set my under eye and this does not transfer there either. It gives a natural, fluffy, full lash look which I love. It also holds my curl better than most mascaras. I have literally tried hundreds of mascaras and this has become one of my favorites. Other favorites of mine are Wander Beauty Unlashed and Tarte Surfer Curl. My Waterproof favorite is Maybelline Lash Sensational. If you love a natural, fluffy lash look, I think you would love this one!
Not of short straight lashes
AsianLashes from Texas
I really wanted to like this mascara, but this caters to the lucky ones with lashes. Within minutes after curing my lashes it straightened. I will stick with the Waterproof Big Monsieur for now.
Better than Sky High
Sophie from Ny
Tested this against the new Maybelline Sky High Mascara and this is better in my opinion. It's more volumizing and fans out the lashes better. The maybelline one tends to clump the lashes together more and is also not as lifting. I have straight Asian lashes and this mascara does lift them but it's not as dramatic as some mascaras I've tried. I give this a 4.5/5
BossYOUnicorn from Missouri
I received this to review, and this is how I do my stars:
I absolutely love this mascara!!! The smell is pleasant, the texture is smooth... The application was easy, and the wand separated the lashes... Now it's not like a full look, but this didn't clump... The lashes were separate and beautiful for an every day look... It wasn't sticky like other mascaras and didn't flake off... So the results were beautiful... The price is a little steep to me however since this isn't a full looking, night out on the town look... But I do recommend!!!
Rocky from The Mitten
I really like this mascara - I feel it really coats and lifts my lashes to give me a bold lash look! Side note: I received a sample of the Lancome Bi Facil Eye Makeup Remover as a free gift for purchasing this mascara and I feel like it removes mascara better than my current makeup remover!
Ashley from MN
I was very excited to try Lancome's new mascara, lash idole. I work as a nurse and wear very minimal makeup to work. The mascara came packaged very nicely. The mascara was applied easily with no clumps. Compared to other mascaras I found this mascara to be average. I did expect more volume from this mascara. The mascara is also not waterproof. I received this product in exchange for my honest review.
Ann from Pittsburgh, PA
This is hands down the best mascara I've ever used. It lengthens, separates, and adds volume without being clumpy. My natural lashes are nearly non-existent but somehow this miraculously manages to make them look amazing every time! It also doesn't smudge and it lasts well throughout the day. Definitely a holy grail product!
Curls better than other mascara - highly recommend
junibean from Idaho
I have tried many different mascaras and have favorites in several different price ranges. I had never tried Lancome brand mascara and I have to say I was not disappointed. I love this mascara. It gives my lashes volume that doesn't look super fake and curls it better than other products I have used. Although I received it free to try, I will not hesitate to purchase this in the future. Highly recommend.
tenamarie702 from Cleveland, Ohio
I have been using Lash Paradise for a few years, as it is great & love the $10 price point. I figured I would give this new mascara a shot. I put the Lancome on 1 eye, and the Loreal on the other. The Loreal blew the Lancome away. And at more than double the price, I can't see buying this again.
jp75 from Denver, Co
I like it. It adds volume and length if used correctly. It can get clumpy if you're not careful. I would buy again if it goes on sale.
Shopping mom from Omaha Nebraska
I have lots of eye allergies and this is a keeper
Also washes off great
Nic - makeup junkie from Houston, TX
Yes it lengthened and created volume but by the end of the day it looked like someone punched me in both eyes. I'm glad I just got the small one.
Didn't care for
Lora from CA
Needs to glide better
Linda from Pennsylvania
Love this! Will purchase again
SCAW from Michigan
I was hoping that this mascara was the answer for the perfect mascara. I think that it was dry and required several coats just to appear noticeable. I will not buy this again. My search continues to find a great mascara. I'm not sure why so many people gave this a great review.
I've this mascara!
JulieK from Colorado Springs
I usually do two swipes, just to add color to my lashes and a little fullness. This does very well for a natural look. I don't try to get a dramatic look, but I'm sure this would look good that way too since my casual look looks pretty full and lengthens my lashes so much my lashes hit my glasses.
Trisha from West Virginia
I am realy impressed with the LancomeLashIdoleMascara. It gave me long , beautiful lashes.
I Love it!
On the go from Moscow, idaho
This mascara really saves time and always turns out perfect
Lita496 from Chicago
I love this mascara!!! Its super long-lasting and doesn't smudge. I love the curve of the wand, it really helps reach and define the corners of my eyelashes.
Carre from Colorado
This is holy grail!! It's just awesome....it actually makes the lashes look longer and separates them so doesn't look too clumpy. It is a U shaped wand. I totally love this and would definitely recommend!!
Good Product But not AMAZING.
WorkitMom from Los Angeles
Bought the mascara and the primer based on recommendations from Ulta Sales reps. I had been using Two-Faced Better then Sex mascara. Thought it would be so amazing, not a bad product but a lot more hype then actually making my lashes pop.
Fieryredqueen from Morgantown, ky
I recieved this product to test and try. I must say it has become my go to mascara and I use it every single day. It's the perfect mascara for your everyday needs.
Jules from Chicago
This mascara is a rare find indeed. I'm not one to waste my time reviewing products, but when you make one this excellent, that deserves a rec. Mascara has always been a struggle for me because I can't seem to find one that does what I envision it should do. What I like about this is that it applies very nicely and dries down fairly quick. Seems every other mascara I've used likes to transfer to the corners of my undereyes (annoying!), but not THIS one. My lashes look very full, and (if I'm skilled enough on a given day) I can get them to look really fanned out instead of clumpy; just takes time and patience. Well done, Lancôme, I think I'll try a lot of your other products soon, if this is what you can do with mascara.
Chela from Colorado
It's the best, I can't use a different mascara, it's perfect, just what I was looking for!!