Guerlain cils d'enfer mascara review

I seem to be forever on the hunt for a new mascara. Guerlain cils d'enfer is the latest one to find it's way into my make up collection, and although I didn't plan this, it seems quite appropiate to be reviewing a mascara on Valentine's day:

 Guerlain cils d'enfer mascara

First thing to say, how gorgeous is the gold packaging? It's very old school glamour and coupled with the mascara's rose petal scent, it really does feel like a luxury product.

Guerlain cils d'enfer comes with a standard bristle brush, but for me it's the formula which really sets it apart. It's a mixture of 3 polymers, which work together to thicken, soften and shape the lashes. In reality, this translates to a wet gel like formula, which quickly coats my eyelashes and is surprisingly good at holding a curl.

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Guerlain cils d'enfer mascara before and after

I usually apply 2 coats. The first one gives quite a natural effect, but add on a second layer and my lashes are visibly more lengthened and volumised. It sometimes need brushing through to get rid of any small clumps, but I like the fact that it's quick drying and as far as pigmentation goes, it's one of the darkest mascaras in my collection.

The only downside is that it tends to smudge by the end of the day. This seems to be common problem for me (I've only ever found 2 mascaras that last throughout the day) but I would say that unless you have particularly oily eyelids, it should be ok.

Overall, I like the dramatic effects of this mascara. I wish it lasted longer on me, but it's great for emphasing my eyelashes and it's one of the few that can actually hold a curl.

Guerlain cils d'enfer mascara, RRP £22, available instore and online at

Have you tried any Guerlain make up? What's your favourite mascara?


  1. That's some seriously luxe packaging - I bet if you showed it to some people they wouldn't guess it's a mascara! I have oily lids too - my mascaras always smudge :(

    Gem xx

    1. You're right, other than the Guerlain logo, there's nothing to suggest it's a mascara. Maybe I should pretend it's a stylish designer accessory once I've finished using it? Lol. It's so frustrating having oily eyelids, have you found any mascaras that last well on you? x


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