During my recent trip to New York, some of my favorite beauty bloggers and I were invited to the wonderful Lancome boutique (Columbus Ave. at 69th – Magnolia Bakery is across the street!) by Lancome’s PR reps, Kerry and Erin. I was beyond excited because I’ve heard about Lancome’s newest mascara, Oscillation, for months now. I’ve been teased and tempted – and I finally got to test it out.
As most of you know, Oscillation is Lancome’s first vibrating mascara. The highly anticipated mascara had a 21,000 person waiting list when it debuted last month. The Oscillation brush is battery-operated and provides 7,000 micro-oscillations per minute. The wand itself vibrates (unlike Estee Lauder’s Turbolash where the vibration stems from the cap) and is controlled by a slim button that you press. It aims to “wrap lashes up to 360 degrees” with a formula that is “creamy, fluid and supple in texture” for glossy, smooth lashes.
I sat down on a stool and let Lancome’s makeup artist do her magic. She dipped the mascara wand into the tube and applied the wand in straight, smooth strokes (no zig zags here!) very, very slowly. The key is to keep it straight and slow. One coat later, I could hear fellow blogger, Sara, exclaim that my lashes looked insanely long and that she could see the difference – about six feet away. Now, for a girl who has short, wimpy lashes…that’s pretty fabulous. I immediately asked for a mirror, and all I could say was, “Wow!” – which then I proceeded to repeat again and again. I was instantly obsessed.
A few coats later, it looked like I had fake lashes on because they were so long, voluminous and defined. The makeup artist gave me the wand to use on my other eye, and I got same results even with my comparatively unskilled technique. I think this is a mascara that you can build on to create truly dramatic lashes. (I recommend watching Sara’s video at BitBytheBeautyBug.com for tips.) Moreover, as the evening wore on, the mascara didn’t flake, smudge or smear at all; when it came time to take it off with Bi-Facil, you could see the amount of black color left on the cotton pad. To me, this means that the product really deposits on your lashes. Seriously…it’s a must-try to see if it’s for you!
Retails for $34. Get your tube at your nearest Lancome counter or at Lancome-usa.com.