Sublime de Chanel (29 euros/) is a new mascara released in France, designed for “infinite length and curl.” Like Guerlain’s Le 2 mascara, Sublime de Chanel delivers a very clean, intensely curled, combed, and nicely lengthened lash. In fact, the Guerlain is the only other mascara that I’ve tried that delivers such an instantly curled lash (no curler required).
The packaging is very similar to the Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss–a square tube with a gold “CC” top, although the mascara packaging does not feel as heavy. Part of the miracle of Sublime de Chanel is the performance without clumps. Once opened, the brush is very sharply swiped by the tube. Although the brush is far from dry, the mascara forms a good, thin film on the brush without any clumping. Honestly, you’d have to work at it to get this mascara to clump. I certainly wasn’t able to. Here’s a picture of a freshly pulled-out Sublime de Chanel brush:
As you can tell, the brush is a series of combs that keep the lashes very clean. The effect on the lashes is very much like the model in the picture. I have a hunch that the model in that picture has some pretty nice lashes to start with. Now I’m going to go out on a limb and guess–I think those lashes in that picture aren’t photoshopped. That’s pretty much the effect you get–long, separated, curled, clean lashes. Of course, if your lashes are shorter to start with, you won’t get that length, especially without a few layers.
This leaves my lashes feeling pliable but still curled throughout the day. No smudges, no flaking. It performs like a great high-end mascara. I love it more than Chanel Inimitable.
Here’s a delightful little video at Chanel.com’s French website–> watch it, it’s adorable.
My thanks to Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book, who located this video from Vogue Russia. If you go about 1 minute it, you’ll see how the makeup artist applies Sublime de Chanel with a slight wiggle motion. If you go to the end, you’ll see the final effect with this mascara. Although the video is in Russian, I suspect that most Chanel makeup lovers will follow along just fine: