September 11, 2008

Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes Mascara Review

Givenchy Phenonmen’Eyes Mascara is truly a one of a kind mascara. Givenchy put alot of thought into the creation of this product and came out with an exceptional product that does exactly what it promises and is well worth it’s $27 USD price tag.

This product is holy grail material for the Muse and comes with my highest recommendation, no questions asked.

I’m happy to see that they haven’t labeled this as Limited Edition and it isn’t as far as I know. If so I may have to jump off a bridge once it’s gone for good, either that or stock pile a ton of it before it’s forever lost to me.

Although some have complained that this doesn’t produce the desires results I’d say those people are crazy so don’t listen to ’em, trust your dear old Muse to never lead you astray, she says you needs this, like now, forget reading the review just go get it!

The innovative design of the applicator is the key to fuller, longer, and perfectly curled lashes. The applicator is the first of it’s kind and applies the inky, jet black formula beautifully over lashes creating a false eyelash effect. Although I’ve tried many a fine mascara this beats all, including the Muse’s beloved Majolica Majorca mascara.

The applicator is a strange sphere shape with tiny rubber spikes sticking out of it. Scary, yes but truly effective in creating picture perfect lashes. Although I got slightly scared upon reading “separates lashes” on the box I was pleased to see it created plenty of volume without causing a clumpy mess or a spider leg effect.

This is virtually impossible to mess up with. Swipe across lashes and presto! Instantly fuller, longer lashes. The formula is a thick, ink-like consistency which I noticed gave the impression that I had tightlined when in fact I did not (if you’re unfamiliar with tightlining it simply means lining your upper water line).

I did take the fact that I have naturally fuller lashes into consideration when testing this and I can honestly say I’m unsure how those with shorter, stubbier lashes will fair when using this but I truly think it’s worth a shot as the applicator does an excellent job of pulling lashes up and out while curling upwards however I worry it could cause major clumps and smudges if your lashes are shorter.

I was shocked to hear tales of smudging and clumping. Not the case at all. I’ve been using mine since a week or two after it’s official release on Sephora’s site and I experienced no smudging or clumping. It has extra long wear at a peek of at least 12 hours and removes quite easily with waterproof eye makeup remover.

Givenchy Phenonmen’Eyes Mascara is pure love for the Muse! I give it my highest recommendation and approve it for purchase!

Although the cost is a bit much it’s WELL worth it’s price tag!

This one is great!

The Muse says you need it!

Tried this?

Love it?

Is it on your wish list?

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About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • KristyQ

    Hi Muse!

    I was wondering if you were going to get this – could you post before and after pics of using this stuff??

    Have a good weekend!

  • Dao

    I was looking to see who would review this mascara first. I’m amused and intrigued by it since the wand looks like a torture device. But for 27 dollars, CoverGirl can you give me a knock off?

  • laura

    hi muse!
    does this mascara hold a curl and is it waterproof? i’m currently using MM mascara and love it because it doesn’t weigh my curl down. I’m always interested in checking out new mascaras. let me know ~

  • KC

    I love this mascara. I am a mascara whore and this is my fav! I get complements on my eyelashes all the time.

  • Dancinggal

    Mascara NEVER works for me – I always look like a drag queen, lol, I guess because I also have naturally long, full lashes, that I want to make a bit more defined, but not over the top. Might give this a go!!!

  • ~*MC*~

    I was looking for this yesterday at my local Sephora..only to find out they didn’t carry Givenchy!!! *jaw drop* I will be ordering this because I am dying to try it for my “MC’S Quest for THE Perfect Mascara” on my blog. I love the koosh ball applicator haha. XD

    I ended up getting Too Faced Lash Injection Pin Point and will write that review tomorrow since I just posted my BE review on the Rocker Eye Tutorial (and included me with my new “Rock Star hair ahaha).

  • Anonymous

    wow – i’m so glad you showed pictures of the brush!!! is the mascara waterproof??

  • Asta

    Allure just sent me Exceptionnel de Chanel mascara to try and review for them, and I really like it so far. It has a funky brush that’s like a combo of regular and the new plastic comb type brushes. It curled and lengthened and made my lashes fuller. A tiny bit clumpy but I think with practice I can do it without messing up. Let me know if you get a chance to try it! I’m definitely going to try Givenchy soon!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to see a FOTD using this mascara 🙂 I have been debating getting it…and it sounds like you have lashesl like mine, so if you could post one it would be fabulous 🙂

  • the Muse

    hi KristyQ!

    Absolutely. It looked so interesting I couldn’t refuse 🙂

    I’ll def do you some before and after images. I’m bad a close up shots of my eye which is why I didn’t do them but will work on them and post shortly 🙂

    Thanks for the comment!
    Hope to speak to you again soon!
    Have a super weekend!

  • the Muse

    hi dao!

    It’s been up and around for a bit but I was quite slow getting it review grrr 🙂

    LOL it does doesn’t it!? Lord no covergirl can not knock this off! Shame on you lol!

    Well worth the $27 in all honesty as it does what it says and promises 🙂

  • the Muse

    hello laura!

    It holds a curl beautifully well. As far as I know it is waterproof. I love love mm too! Actually the formulas are similiar in MM and Givenchy…it’s a very inky liquid.

    Hope this helps!

  • the Muse

    morning KC!

    Me too! 😉 I’ve always trying new ones!

    I’m so glad you like this one, I’m loving it myself!

    Thanks for the comment!
    Hope to speak to you again soon!

    Happy Weekend!

  • the Muse

    hey dancinggal!

    Awww really? I’m sorry! This is well worth it. It sorta feathers the lashes while plumping! Very nice!

    Do let me know if you try it, would love to hear your thoughts!

  • the Muse

    hiya mc!

    zomg bad bad sephpora 🙂 Might I also suggest Dior Iconic and Lorac’s newest mascara!

    Oh my must go see rockstar hair hehehehehe! Whatcha think of the too faced? I’m not a big fan of the regular lash injection so I didn’t get pinpoint!

  • the Muse

    hi asta!

    Love this stuff and also reviewing it shortly myself 🙂 It’s great isn’t it!?

    Givenchy’s is well worth your time..good stuff 🙂

  • the Muse

    hi Anonymous!

    Sure thing 🙂 I’ll have it soon for you!

    It’s great for fuller lashes so that’ll really make a difference when using it as it’ll feather out your lashes and create a beautiful lined eye look.

    Very interesting stuff!
    Thanks for the comment, hope to speak to you again soon!

  • MC

    I have beef with regular Lash Injection too…it works well for the first month you use it, after that…it becomes crappy and clumpy when the wand comes out of the tube.

    We’ll see how Lash Injection Pinpoint does. So far so good..I need a month of use before I can place my verdict lol.

  • Laura

    I tried this at the counter today (I was meant to be in class, sshh)
    and it’s awesome.
    If only I could actually afford it! Haha.

  • the Muse

    hi mc!

    ditto but my beef stems from first use. I guess I just hate freaking fiber mascaras yak!

    LOL you’re a great reviewer I’m normally on the bandwagon after first use whether it’s love or hate!

  • the Muse

    laura you cheeky girl! get to class before they blame the muse 🙂

    Awww! It is worth the cash if that helps hehe!

  • Phyrra

    I think this is the mascara that I’ve most wanted to try after seeing several other reviews and now yours. It seems like it’s well worth the price.


  • jojoba

    many of the girls who tried this siad it is great effect with a great problem – smudging big time. that was why i haven’t checked it out.

    but i have clarins double fix’ mascara now and so i may just try this one out.

    you are the other only who said it has been working well.

    i’d see if it’s out here.

  • the Muse

    hi there jojoba!

    No smudging at all for me thankfully! 🙂

    I really didn’t have a prob with flaking or smudging of any kind.

    It works fabulously I’ve been using it for a while too even in humidity it stayed in place 🙂

    You def need to try it out!

  • Ethereal Prey

    that is one strange applicator! i was wondering about how their new mascara turned out.

  • the Muse

    looks like a tortue device doesn’t it 🙂


    But it’s really interesting how you apply however def need to be careful or “you’ll poke your eye out kid!”