I saw a picture of a fascinating new mascara applicator while shopping online a couple of weeks ago. It was round, like a sphere. In fact, if you can, imagine a hedgehog all rolled up in a ball. I ordered it immediately ($27), I absolutely loved the funky new gig. It is made by Givenchy, they named it "Phenomen'Eyes."

PhenomenNot is what I sadly call it after testing it.  I used it and the mascara left huge blobs on my eyelashes.  I was soooo disappointed. I even took the experiment one step further. I tried the sphere applicator with my regular applicator, it too turned into blobs. I then put a regular applicator in the Givenchy mascara. It went on very smoothly and lengthened my lashes.

It's a great mascara with a not so great applicator.  I hope the designers keep improving upon their idea, it could have potential.

Ingredients in Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes:

Water, Paraffin, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Polybutene, Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Acacia Senegal (Acacia Senegal Gum), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Edta, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium, Cetyl Phenyl Ether Disulfonate, Potassium Sorbate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Edta, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, BHT, CI 77266 (Black 2), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).