My Current Holy Grail Mascara – Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara


Different products really do work very differently for everyone.

When I was doing research on the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara to see if people love this mascara as much as I do, I chanced upon many, many negative reviews about this mascara.

The Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite PowerMascara is one of the best mascaras I have ever used, yet I see people on MUA slaughtering it with the most terrible of opinions based on personal experience.

When I read through the negative things said about the Lancome mascara, I immediately associated those remarks with other less outstanding mascaras, like the Estee Lauder Sumptuous Waterproof Bold Volume Lifting Mascara (which many people like, but didn’t work for me) – unable to hold a curl, or the Pop Beauty mascara – thick, gooey, clumpy, or other mascaras that failed to make it to the back of my memory.

But certainly not the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara! This is definitely Holy Grail. I have been using it dilligently almost every day since I got it 2 months ago.

Gimmicky Vibration or Real Lash Booster?

I don’t know about you, but I get such a real kick out of putting something vibrating at my lashes. Terrifying at first, yes, but there is very little possibility that you will end up electrocuting  yourself and poking your eyes with the vibrating mascara wand.

I have tried electronic eyelash curlers before which had only heat and very little vibration, so while placing things that run on battery close to my eye is not new to me, I was a little nervous too. LOL.

Press the button to activate vibration!

This picture is totally unnecessary because it doesn’t show the vibration at all. Lol!

Sadly though, that the battery of my Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara went flat just 3 weeks after I first pulled out the plastic strip to activate the mechanism.

But for those 3 weeks that the device functioned, it was quite an experience!

The fun part aside, the brush that is known to go at 7000 oscillations per minute takes the place of the manual wiggling I have to do to ensure my lashes are evenly coated with mascara and are well separated.

Horrid Smell

While the results from all that oscillation is nice, the smell emitted from the vibrating brush is quite unbearable. It smells like someone poured a bucket of industrial waste into the mascara formula and melted it with plastic. 😡

I had to hold my breath during mascara application, as well as about 20 seconds later for the smell to fade away. Breathing through the mouth helps.

I went to a Lancome cosmetics counter to smell their mascaras and they all have that smell, only fainter. Therefore I think the oscillation bit of the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara amplified the smell because it is going at such a speedy rate.

Ever since the oscillation of my Lancome mascara stopped working, the smell has become fainter and less unbearable.

Great Lengthening Mascara

The vibration and all did help to separate my lashes and make sure mascara got to the roots of each lash, but without the technology, this mascara still works wonderful!

I use it now as I would a normal mascara – start from the roots and swipe to the tips, then wiggle from the roots to the tips again. My lashes have never looked so long with any other mascara before, without having the spider legs effect!

The rubber wand of the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara does not hold as much product as normal bushy bristled mascaras, thus reducing clumping. It is ideal for separation, and makes the lashes look naturally long.

Great Volumizing Mascara

I always thought no mascara could come close to achieving the effects of my favorite Anna Sui Volumizing Mascara. The Maybelling The Falsies Mascara almost made it, but it dried up quite fast and the fat brush just really wasn’t my cup of tea.

The mascara that has successfully made my peepers look like I’ve got on false eyelashes is this one – Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara! I really should stop including the ‘Oscillation Vibrating’ part since the mascara works just as well without the gimmicky feature.

I have long lashes but they are quite sparse so I always look for volumizing mascaras over those that claim to lengthen. This Lancome mascara gives me crazily thick lashes and they don’t clump nor flake even when I load them with up to 3 coats.

I absolutely love false looking natural eyelashes (LOL!), instead of the natural looking kind, and the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara makes my lashes look like they multiplied in number.

Perfect formula – Not Too Wet or Dry

The formula of the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara is amazing. I think it’s the standard across many, if not all, Lancome mascaras, as I have read. I want to try more Lancome mascaras!

I have been using it for the past 2 months, almost faithfully everyday, and I like how it does not feel heavy on the lashes even with multiple coats. The lashes stay curled and do not droop throughout the day.

Of course, I have to curl my typical straight Asian lashes first with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler.

Oh, and I think it is essential to apply a mascara base first before mascara. A base coat protects the lashes from drying out from consistent mascara use, helps to separate the lashes first while wet, and enhances the color of the mascara. I use the Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base. It may be one step more in your makeup routine, but spending that 5 more seconds putting a base will help mascara stay on longer throughout the day.

Smudgeproof and Waterproof Mascara

Oh my, despite having 3 coats on my lashes, the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara does not smudge at all. Mascara usually smudges when the lashes droop and get in contact with oil on the undereyes. But because the Lancome mascara keeps the lashes curled, there is no such occurrence. Happy me!

So as you must understand by now why I am head over heels with the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara!

This is no plain ‘ol mascara y’all; this is the POWERMASCARA. For all its goodness, I can totally forgive the horrible smell.

Get the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara here!

Bun Bun rates the Lancome Oscillation Vibrating Infinite Powermascara:

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About Bun Bun

Hello! My name is Juli and Bun Bun is my alter-ego. I blog to share my love for makeup, how to apply it, and what works or what doesn’t work, all from an Asian perspective.

My first makeup product was a shimmery light blue lipstick which I proudly wore all over my eyelids and lips. It cost $2.50, felt like $250, and made me feel like a million bucks.

  • Blue Kat

    Heyoz bun bun,
    what about the Diorshow Iconic Mascara ? Any comments about that? Not sure if it’s smudge proof or waterproof as I just saw it online only.. =)

    • Bun Bun

      I used a mascara from Dior before, but I can’t remember whether it was Diorshow Iconic Mascara or Diorshow Extase Mascara. That was about 3 years ago! I only remember that I didn’t like it very much because the formula felt very heavy on the lashes and made them droop. Didn’t hold a curl.

      I strongly recommend the Lancome mascara. If you don’t like the oscillation component, you can try other mascaras from Lancome too. Lancome mascaras have good reputation. I LOVE the formula.

      • Blur Kat

        Thanks Bun Bun! This helps! =D

  • ClanetEarth

    Hey, Random question .
    You use v-post to buy from amazon right ?
    Usually how much is the shipping ? Like for example for this mascara, how much did you pay v-post ?

  • a!k0

    Now you got me thinking how awesome it would be if someone could wiggle the mascara
    for me 😉 I had the chance to get the Maybelline one but didn’t (was it maybelline?) sounds like this is an awesome mascara 😀 I love the picture of your eye :) nice!

    • Bun Bun

      You mean the Maybelline Pulse Perfection Vibrating Mascara?

      This is my first vibrating mascara and it was quite fun while the battery lasted. I could go get it changed at those watch shops or mama shops, but I’m fine with it not wiggling too coz the smell emitted was just horrible. =S

  • Sharlynn

    Oh yay! I LOVE lancome mascaras! I’ve tried two and they do nothing but amaze me at how much they curl and lengthen our little asian lashes! It looks great on you! The wand looks exactly and is arranged in the exact same way as l’oreal telescopic clean definition! when that mascara came out i grabbed 3 before they discontinued in singapore! :(

    thanks for the review!

    • Bun Bun

      Which two??? I wanna try too! I’m actually thinking of getting the Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara coz the Oscillation one is exhausting. I’ve been using it everyday and totally ignoring the rest. Haha.

      Let me know which two you tried before okie? I wanna keep my options open! Thanks Sharlynn!

      • Sharlynn

        I’ve tried Virtuose (curved brush and it has a precious cells version!) and Hypnose (straight skinny brush) Both were amazing, I can totally understand why you’re ignoring the rest! I had them in regular formula and they held curl, had amazing definition and length on my whimpy lashes…I swear by kiss me heroine mascara which is disaster waterproof but i felt very safe with the non-waterproof formulas from lancome! :)

        • Bun Bun

          Alright! I’m definitely gonna get a Lancome mascara for my next one! Just need to figure out which one… =)

  • dreamyc81

    I don’t like this. It clumps up and I hated it! I very much prefer their Hypnosis Doll Eyes. I’m in love with them! The Oscillation? It’s now sitting in my ‘Ditch It’ box.

    • BunBunMakeupTips

       @dreamyc81 Aw man! That’s a pity! I loved it very much. Weirdly though, I don’t like the Doll Eyes one as much. I have it now and it’s one of those I use when I don’t particularly have any mascara in mind and use whatever my hand first touches.