As we all know, there were four revolutions in French history. Now we are witnessing the fifth one – the issue of Chanel Le Volume Revolution de Chanel Extreme Volume Mascara! Make beauty not war!
I went to the Chanel counter at Nordstrom and I asked for the best grey mascara that would fit my grey eyes. They gave me the very new one – Le Volume Revolution Extreme Volume Mascara 91 Volcan. This color is a limited edition. They told me that was the last one I took. Maybe it’s just a marketing trick? But it worked! It did feel very special!
The packaging is gorgeous! You can see and feel those lines with your fingertips. It reminds me of a birch tree!
Chanel Le Volume Revolution Mascara comes in 5 shades: 10 Noir (Black), 17 Jungle Green, 37 Intense Teal, 91 Volcan (Dark Grey) and 27 Deep Eros (Dark Brown). I tried the black one at the store, but it looked too casual for me: I have many black mascaras. Honestly, 91 Volcan is not enough grey for me. I expected it to be lighter. It’s more charcoal than grey. On me, it looks totally black! So I use it as my dramatic evening look mascara.
The 3D-Printed Brush does look high-tech, but is it really working? When I applied Le Volume Revolution de Chanel Mascara in 10 Noir (Black) at Nordstrom, I noticed that it glides better than Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in 10 Noir (Black). Why did they give the same shade number and name to different types of mascara? It’s so confusing!
When I applied Chanel Le Volume Revolution de Chanel Extreme Volume Mascara 91 Volcan (Dark Grey) at home, I was surprised by the volume it gave me! I guess it has to do with the brush and texture. Yes, the volume effect is revolutionary on the mascara market!
The 3D-Printed Brush provides an amazing curve! I didn’t even have to use an eyelash curler!
When you add length to the volume, the mascara is going to look almost like fake eyelashes! I didn’t know that my eyelashes can extend that far with Revolution de Chanel mascara! Yes, the length is revolutionary too when it comes to Revolution de Chanel mascaras!
While I was enjoying the volume, curve and length, I noticed that Revolution de Chanel mascara is kind of sticking my eyelashes together to create that volume. Not many, maybe 2-3 eyelashes together which creates a long thick rows effect. Almost like fake eyelashes. So there’s a separation, but very special one.
Yes, it’s going to get a little bumpy when you start applying Revolution de Chanel mascara. You can fix it by swiping the applicator several times. The problem is that Revolution de Chanel mascara dries out pretty fast, so you may end up having spider eyelashes.
Tip (works only for non-waterproof mascaras!): When you feel like your mascara is drying out, just add a little bit of water, mix it with applicator and wait for one night. Mix it again the next day. If it’s still the same, add a little more water and repeat the procedure. Don’t add too much water the first day – you are going to ruin your mascara!
As I mentioned before, Chanel mascaras’ texture is too thick for me. I prefer YSL mascaras for more liquid texture. In the case of Revolution de Chanel mascaras, I realize that thick texture provides an extraordinary volume! So I’m kind of forgiving that it gets a little bumpy.
Here’s my experience with Revolution de Chanel mascara: using the first time – amazing; second time – wow, it got bumpy; third – that’s it, I need to add some water; forth time – amazing again, but not so much volume and curve. I know that water is going to evaporate and texture is going to get thicker! Basically, you can regulate your mascara’s texture and it’s gonna last longer. Because you can’t buy a new mascara every time it dries out!
Yes, Revolution de Chanel mascara is hard to remove. I guess the mascara that gives you extraordinary volume, curve and length comes at a price: not only $35 plus tax but also very handy removal.
Tip: I use 4 steps to remove the mascara: gently wipe it away along with eyeshadows with Pond’s cream, then wash your face with creamy cleanser (or gel cleanser) and if you still have some mascara left (Revolution de Chanel is the case!) take a little bit of body lotion, close your eyes and gently massage your eyelashes, and wash it away. And if you still have some mascara left – gently remove it with cotton swabs.
For this look, I used the charcoal eyeliner from Chanel Eyeshadow Quad Les Folies Noires.
Lipstick – Chanel Rouge Coco Stylo lipstick 222 Fiction.