July 9, 2010

Lancome Definicils Precious Cells Mascara Review

Is it me or does Definicils Precious Cells sound like something out of a Sci-Fi movie or some mad scientific experimentation that the government is working on at the moment?

It’s neither actually, it’s a mascara. Lancome Definicils Precious Cells Mascara is available exclusively at Nordstrom at the moment and is the first mascara from the brand that regenerates the condition of lashes with some plant-cell extract so lashes are longer, stronger, and conditioned.

Jump ahead for the review!

A new mascara from Lancome that regenerates the condition of lashes with some plant-cell extract so lashes are longer, stronger, and conditioned.

Lancome Definicils Precious Cells Mascara performs very well and I think it’ll be suitable to those with shorter, stubbier lashes. The applicator is a straight line bristled brush with little bells and whistles, fine by me as some of these mascara now a days make me scared to use ’em for fear of poking an eye out.

Formula is pretty heavy in my opinion and quite thick, a little on the dry side. It builds up well and creates a nice fringe of long, full lashes.

Don’t expect to much in the way of curl, I find it’s best to curl lashes prior to add the extra curve. Formula feels a tad dry but doesn’t flake thankfully. The way I’ve read the description I expected a conditioning formula but that’s not exactly how my lashes feel. I get more of a stiff lash feeling which isn’t a bad thing really but I just expected lashes to remain soft due to the plant extract, etc….

  • Lancome mascara lovers!
  • Asian lashes or those with stubbier lashes should get nice results from this!
  • Anyone who wants a full fringe of lashes and doesn’t mind lack of curl.

  • Anyone who expects a softer fringe of lashes (this kinda gives the stiff, crunchy effect).
  • Anyone who doesn’t like a dry mascara formula.

I find there are two types of Lancome mascara fans, those who are die hard lovers and those who aren’t really keen. I happen to fall into the not so keen category while my sister would kill for Lancome mascara. It’s a personal choice with Lancome really and I think fans will find the joy in Definicils Precious Cells and those who aren’t too keen probably might skip it for something else. I think it performed solidly and created a very nice set of long, fat lashes however I didn’t think it was something I’d kill for if I ran out of it.

Lancome Definicils Precious Cells Mascara is available now from Nordstrom.

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  • Marina

    My mom uses Definicils because of how gentle it is on the eyes. But it’s kind of expensive, so I’ve turned her on to Lash Stiletto. She usually has to curl before using Lancome, though.

  • Courtney

    After reading the review I wasn’t really thinking I wouldn buy this mascara, but then I saw the picture of your lashes and OMG! They are so long! I admit, I’ve never tried Lancome mascara but now I’m super curious. I’m also still super curious about DIorshow. My all time favorite mascara is Maybelline Full n’ Soft and no other brand, drugstore or high end, has been able to touch it. I may have to try this out though. How is it on clumping?

    • the Muse

      gotta be careful when building courtney cause clumping may occur 😀 but aside from that perfect!!!!

  • jenn

    wow! you really convinced me that I need to try this! Your lashes may feel crunchy but look AMAZING!

  • Robin

    I think it looks really good on you Muse! It indeed created a very nice set of long, fat lashes. 🙂

  • Tavia

    I’m using the other Definicils mascara quite often. It’s actually my favorite mascara if I want natural lashes. It makes them long but you are right about the curving effect….there’s noth there…but I don’t mind…my lashes are curved naturally. 🙂

  • em

    Did you know that in Europe we have Hypnose Precious Cells, not Definicils.. that kinda sucks you know, as if europeans had short and americans had sparse lashes?

  • Gina

    Call it love! I got this mascara last weekend and it is already my official HG.. It makes my short, stubby lashes look beyond amazing! It holds curl pretty well for me, for some reason. 🙂 And it looks fabulous on you, hun!