Marcia VS Lisa – Napoleon Mascara

We haven’t done a versus (VS) review in a long time but today Marcia and Lisa are willing to knock each other around over Napoleon Perdis mascaras. We use quite a few products from Napoleon but didn’t realize until we tried the mascara that they are worth fighting over. Prepare yourself to learn about Peep Show Madame Fantasia and Mesmer-Eyes Mascara because you’re going to find yourself rushing to Ulta, beauty.com or the Napoleon website to buy them for yourself.

Napoleon Mesmer-Eyes Mascara

Dear Lisa,

I don’t care what you say because I’m 100% sure that I’m the winner of this battle. I don’t have the long lashes you do but that doesn’t mean I don’t know a great mascara when I wear one. Napoleon Perdis’ Mesmer-Eyes Mascara is a GREAT mascara. I’m totally thrilled with this.

Napoleon Mesmer-Eyes tube

Napoleon Mesmer-eyes box information

When I first opened the tube I was a bit shocked. Actually my reaction was “how the heck do I use this mascara?”. Therefore I studied the wand and realized it was actually a comb and not a brush. The wand has two combs; one is wider, one very thin and narrow. I’ve never had great success with comb mascaras so my hopes weren’t high.

Napoleon Mesmer-Eyes wand

Boy was I wrong. This is truly a fantastic mascara. The wider side helps create volume and length while the tiny thin side separates. What is so fabulous (excuse my superlatives but I really love this mascara!) about this though is that I get absolutely no smudging and it holds curl beautifully. I don’t rely on it to give me curl though Napoleon’s site says it will help curl but my lashes need a lash curler.

Wearing Napoleon Mesmer-Eyes Mascara

So Lisa my good friend, try to beat this! A mascara that lasts, doesn’t smudge, keeps curl, gives length and volume! Yours can’t be a match for this! My eyes are so happy.

Napoleon Peep Show Madame Fantasia mascara

Dear Marcia,

Well, it sounds like your pick is terrific…but I think mine is better!  Who can resist something called Peep Show?  And even better, Madame Fantasia??  In my world, NO ONE can resist a name like that.  And thankfully, the mascara totally lives up to the fabulousness of its moniker.

Napoleon Perdis Peep Show Madame Fantasia packaging

I absolutely love the look of the packaging for this mascara ($25).  It’s exactly what you would picture the peep show for Madame Fantasia would look like – all silver and black and total Liza Minnelli Cabaret.

NP Peep Show Madame Fantasia mascara tube

The mascara tube is the opposite of the outer packaging – what a surprise that it was white!  You can see how the wand is nice and long.

NP Peep Show Madame Fantasia brush

The brush has two different types of bristles – long and spaced out, and short and close together.  I use the longer bristles for the first coat to lengthen and separate, and the shorter bristles for the second coat to build volume.  The mascara applies easily, I had no problems with clumps.  The tapered end helps reach short lashes.  Two coats give a thick, lush, full and dramatic look. 

NP Peep Show Madame Fantasia - eyes closed

Pictured above is two coats.  You can see how the ‘Madame’ delivers length, thickness, and drama!  It goes on rather wet, so be sure to give it time to dry.  Once it dries, it doesn’t smudge or flake at all.

NP Madame Fantasia FOD

I also love how it washes off easily.  Usually mascaras that don’t smudge require some tugging during removal, but this one comes off like a dream.

So, Miss Marcia, I am thrilled that you are ‘mesmerized’ by your mascara find – but I think my Peep Show Madame Fantasia is just a little more dramatic!

Hey BIZ readers – who wins this battle? Personally we think it’s a draw but the winner could be you when you buy one (or both of these!

Comments

  1. How could I pick? I think I like the brush on Peep Show but Mesmer-eyes looks fantastic too. I need to get to Ulta one day for one of these mascaras.

  2. This is the most fun review!

  3. I like using mascara this is nice and think it’s very good for my eyelashes. Thanks for sharing.

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