Le Volume de Chanel

Chanel's Inimitable Intense mascara was up there with the best I've tried over the years, so I was eager to give their latest offering, Le Volume de Chanel, a trial.

I haven't been disappointed with this easy-to-use, effective mascara that delivers on its promise of volume. The brush consists of long stiff bristles and short, soft bristles which combine to coat each lash with ease, meaning that just a few coats are needed to lengthen and thicken.

It also doesn't clump lashes together, instead the formulation and brush work to separate lashes, giving a lovely, fanned-out effect. The jet-black mascara lasts perfectly throughout the day, too.

I also tried the new limited edition Stylo Yeux Waterproof eye pencil (€23) in Black Shimmer which I've been using to create a subtle smokey eye be applying along the outer edges of each eye and blending out.

Top marks, Chanel!

Le Volume de Chanel is available at Chanel counters nationwide from May 3rd, €30.