April 3, 2017

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara Dumb Name, Hopefully Good Formula?

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I had a moment there where I blinked my eyes and the year was suddenly 2000, it was Sunday night, and I was laying in bed watching Carrie crush Aiden’s heart. I was always on Team Aiden and the fact Carrie cheated on him and ended up with Big totally made her lose major brownie points with me. I used to literally race home to watch Sex on the City every Sunday night. This was pre-DVR days so, I’d totally cut my weekend short to get in an episode.

Of course, Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara had me having visions of Chris North that floated through my head and perhaps some weird Euro trash porn as well. I mean Monsieur Big? Really? There were no other names in rotation they could have used? I highly recommend we stick this one on the cringe-worthy makeup names list!

This little bad boy is available now at Ulta.com and Sephora.com.

Apparently, it provides “heart-stopping” volume and up to 24 hours of wear as well as an ultra-creamy, pigmented formula that doesn’t flake or smudge. What sort of volume are we talking about here? Up to 12x! Apparently one coat will do ya!

I dunno if I need my mascara to chill out for 24 straight hours but count me intrigued about the volume they promise. Just don’t try to convince me on the name.

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara arrives this Summer.

Will you indulge?

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  • Sarah

    I always associate Chris Noth with Law and Order, haha! When people talk about Mr. Big, I think of Det. Mike Logan!

    I haven’t used Lancome’s mascaras, but this one certainly sounds interesting. If I can find a sample once this is released I will definitely give it a shot! I haven’t found a mascara that can deliver on its promises of huge volume, maybe this one will do the trick.

    • Isabella Muse

      Not me, I always think SotC πŸ˜€ Likewise! Typically they space my lashes out but I never get volume from any of ’em!

    • Robin

      Same here!! I loved Detective Mike Logan!!! And Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast is Leeny Briscoe!!

      I have to say right now I’m loving the cheap Essence mascara! Great for length and medium for volume.

    • Veronica

      You have to try grandiose extreme mascara from LancΓ΄me, I highly recommend it!

  • Joyce

    I immediately thought of that episode of Friends when Rachel finds out about Monica and Chandler. Rachel picks up the phone to hear Monica saying, “No, you know what your nickname is… Mr. Big….” ha!

  • Isa

    LOL, that show really did leave an indelible mark on pop culture for us who were around in the 2000s. I didn’t even watch it, but I certainly knew who Carrie and Samantha and Mr Big was. I also immediately thought of the Chris Noth character when I saw the name of this product! Again, I didn’t even follow the show!

    I like the packaging of this; I’m a sucker for fushia and black combos. However, I’ve never met a high end mascara that I liked. They are all too emollient or wet for my puny Asian girl lashes and immediately uncurl them!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha see? It’s like someone says Big and instantly sex and the city comes to mind! Hope I didn’t spoil it for you should you have a future binge! I’m a NITPICK with mascara! I love too few formulas. Try something created and formulated with Asian lashes in mind! Japanese brands have excellent formulas and good applicators to take on shorter, stubbier lashes πŸ™‚

      • Isa

        Yup, my go-to mascara is a Japanese drugstore one by Heroine Make. I used to like Maybelline lash discovery, at least for the initial coat, to sort of hold the curl in place before going in with heavier mascaras, but they discontinued that!

        • Isabella Muse

          I love Majolica Majorca’s applicator, it always reaches every single lashes and pulls it up and out ;D I’m ashamed to say I never tried Heroine Make’s mascara! Only their eyeliner, powder, and a few of their limited color runs. They always dc the stuff we love booooo! I’m liking the new Maybelline Colossal but man, it’s hard to remove!

          • Isa

            Ah, I’ll have to grab a tube of that next time I go to the store! That wand sounds like a win even if I the formula doesn’t work. I could just wear it over the Heroine Make until it’s gone and keep the wand! πŸ™‚

          • Isabella Muse

            You can always wear both if you want! just keep in mind the MM one is a PITA to remove sometimes!

  • Jen R

    I agree that the name is rather…silly! But I’m excited because I’m supposed to get a deluxe sample as my April birthday gift from Ulta! I like that they’re doing a sneak peak product as the gift this year.

    • Isabella Muse

      YEA! I heard they were doing a sample sneak peek! Sadly, I’m a Fall baby πŸ™ booooo! lucky you!

  • ChynnaBlue

    That brush looks kind of terrifying. I feel like I’d wind up with three super fat lashes.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I call it a uni-lash when that happens! Just one big clumped up lash!

  • kjh

    If you watch ID Discovery rather than sex in the city, Mr. Big is a semi-controversial, semi-entrapment STING that the Canadians use. The RCMP or local law groom a suspect into thinking he is being inducted into the higher echelons of crime. They have the perp do a few minor gigs, then introduce him to Mr. Big, who in actuality is an undercover officer. The perp is expected to confess to some way bad thing…both to impress Mr. Big and to give the crime organization something to hold over the perp’s head. So, the dolt gives up the murder on video. The famous case was the two young men who murdered the mom, dad, and intellectually disabled, maybe asd sister in the state of Washington, I think, but went to Vancouver, was it? The boys were preppies. One of them wrote a screenplay about it. Mr. Big stings are illegal in the US, but were all the rage with Canadians…many famous stings. You’d think the general population would be aware, but that seems to be a problem for those narcissistic sociopaths. But, Chris Noth will always be L + O to me, not Good Wife, or any of his other turns. He IS a looker, but the rep is, difficult to work with. Sure hope Carrie et al did not call him Mr Big for a porno reason…it IS sitc.

  • Kelly Parsons

    I have a sample of this and so far I love it!! Can’t wait for it to officially hit the market!!

  • Helly

    I got a free sample of it for my birthday at Ulta this month! I have straight Asian lashes that require a waterproof formula to hold up the curl, and since this isn’t WP, it doesn’t work for me by itself (I might have to try layering it on top of a waterproof base coat, though). But I will say– I absolutely LOVE the brush. I’ve tried so many different kinds of wands, with varying degrees of success, but this one really coats each lash well! The bristles are uneven lengths, and they have this nice, soft, springy texture. I think the combination of both of those features really helps grab each lash very well.

    I’m too cheap to spend $25 on mascara, but unless a drugstore brand makes a similar wand, I might shell out once just to be able to keep the wand and use it with other drugstore WP formulas!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hey Helly! Thanks for the update! I haven’t tried it yet but the brush sounds intriguing πŸ˜€ And hey, I’m totally guilty of keeping wands to use in drugstore mascara hehe!

  • Rebecca

    I’m a May baby so I was able to get the sample in my free gift from Ulta. I’m super picky about mascara and have stuck with one brand almost exclusively for years. This Monsieur Big (agreed on the dumbness of the name- my makeup doesn’t need to be sexualized) might win me over though. It coated all my lashes well and definitely made them look thicker (mine are thin and on the scant side naturally). It also stays put! Other mascaras, even high end ones like MAC, tend to flake off on me, but this one didn’t at all. I was able to even sleep in it and have them look great the next morning! Not thrilled with the price, but it might be something I splurge on!