Chanel INIMITABLE INTENSE MASCARA Multi-Dimensionnel Sophistique Swatches and Review

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I'd been interested in trying out Chanel's Inimitable Intense Mascara since it released. There is a lot of hype about it, and I love the Chanel brand. Even though I have a mascara that I love - MAC Plushlash - (and so far haven't found anything better than) I'm always getting that urge to test out the latest and greatest.

What Nordstrom has to say about Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara Multi-Dinemsionnel Sophistique:

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. Colors featured in the Le Regard Sophistique collection include Brun, Purple and Noir.

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Inimitable has a great looking brush. One that you'd think would separate well. On me, it did not. This mascara DID curl and lengthen well, but I think I may have heard TOO much hype and expected more than a mascara could offer. It's also sometimes hard to review a sample of a product, though in this case the actual brush part seems true to full size. I was also thinking that the samples might have sat around awhile and may not be sealed as well as a full size before you purchase and use it.

A huge plus is that this mascara didn't flake on my cheeks or flop product around during application. It also did not smudge throughout the day.

If you work with the wand, and wipe excess product off before applying, your lashes won't clump as much, but for the price point I don't really want to have to WORK at it. The swatch above is only two coats, I was afraid to go for three.

Since online reviews seem to be rather good I may try a full size in the hopes that it will work a little better (I'll compare it with this post). I think it's just hard to believe I don't love a mascara from one of my favorite brands.

Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara Multi-Dinemsionnel Sophistique retails for $30.00 and is available at Chanel counters nationwide.