I'd never heard of Chantecaille before receiving it in my Good Birchbox. I looked at the retail price of $42, and thought OMG, not happening. BUT! When I tried it, it had all those 'dream' components that make up the 'Perfect' mascara! I'm telling you! I don't have terribly skimpy lashes, but they're average. I always wear a good mascara, usually Tarte or Smashbox or Dior... but I have gotten NOTICED since using Chantecaille Faux Cils! I've already purchased my full size and am waiting for it to arrive!
The mascara formula is thin, not too creamy or gloppy, so it doesn't clump, and goes on beautifully. It is the BEST buildable mascara I have ever tried! Finish eye #1 and do eye #2, then go back to eye #1 and the second coat goes on perfectly without clumping or sticking. My lashes were OH SO long and very separate, no tarantula eyes! And they swept UPWARD, or "curled" as people say, they curled up beautifully. I really love the look that this mascara gives my lashes.
Another benefit, the formula stays put, and there was no flaking during the course of the day, and no smearing. The next great benefit? Ease of removal! I use Clarins Eye Makeup Remover, and usually there is a bit of tugging and rubbing to get my usual mascara off, but not with this stuff!!! It came off so easily, and saves my eyes from the pressure and tugging and future wrinkles!
The next great part about this mascara is the wand. I love bristles and I hate those plastic brushes, I like the real thing. The neck of the bottle also does a fabulous job of leaving only the right amount of mascara on the brush. I hate having to scrape the brush against the neck to remove too much!
I only have the sample size so far, until my order gets here, but in a week of use, the formula has not gotten thick. It doesn't get in my eyes either, and doesn't annoy me. It feels light and not heavy.
I did shell out the big bucks for this stuff, but I really love it!
This is my mascara-crush!