Mascara is something I wear day in day out. Even when I don’t have any eyeshadow or eyeliner on, I make sure I apply some mascara on my lashes. It is no mystery that I have tried mascaras from lower to higher ends and at times, I find gems in just drugstore mascaras. When I ask around, many tell me that their favourite mascara is from Lancôme. So, I got myself this mascara that promises to volumise and nourish.
Here is what the brand has to say about its Lancôme Hypnôse Precious Cells Mascara:
The 1st lash care mascara by Lancôme enriched with precious plant cell extract. A volumising & caring formula that helps regenerate lash condition. Lashes feel stronger, look denser & fuller, as though multiplied.
Lancôme Hypnôse Precious Cells is enriched with a precious plant cell extract from apples. Hypnôse Precious Cells has a Helicoidal brush to give instant root-to-tip coverage.
- Place the Helicoidal brush on the lash fringe.
- Let the flat side of the brush glide over the lashes from root to tip in a zigzag movement.
- After 5 seconds, reapply to boost the volume resultd
- Ophthalmologist tested
- Fragrance free
- Suitable for contact lens wearers
Below is the photo of the mentioned Helicoidal brush. It is pinched and flat as you can see in the 2 different views – top and side:
The formula, I find is a bit too wet for my liking, and while it promises to volumise, I don’t really see much difference. Yes, my lashes are darker but that’s about it. I expect more from a volumising mascara. Since a picture says a thousand words, here’s a before after comparison for you. Bare eyes, bare lashes (curled), without any eye makeup or liner so that you can really tell the difference. I don’t understand how some have full makeup on and thick liners and expect us to tell the difference. I applied 2 coats of Lancôme Hypnôse Precious Cells Mascara and the after effect is on the right photo. I find that if I applied another coat, my lashes will look clumpy and spidery.
Because of the wet formula, and maybe my fine lashes, I find that the mascara nearly always transfers on my lids which I find annoying. Picture below is proof. I put extra care in applying it properly and I still managed to get it on my lids. Not cool. Trust me, I know how to apply my mascara. You will also notice that there is not much curl to my lashes. Well, there was, when it was freshly curled but once the mascara is on, everything is weighed down.
There is also lash care ingredients in this mascara but I’m sorry, I really can’t tell the difference after using it for more than 2 months. Furthermore, I don’t use this mascara on a daily basis so I’m sure whatever effect it has is minimal on me. However, I have been using lash growth serum nightly for the past 2 months and it’s been great. My lash ‘bald spots’ are gone and my lashes are much longer than before… but that’s another topic.
I purchased this mascara for RM95 a tube and it is available at all Lancôme counters nationwide. I would say I could have put the RM95 to better use, because for my fine lashes, it doesn’t deliver to my expectations. I still prefer my Dior New Look mascara and my Estee Lauder Double Wear mascara. Maybelline works great on me too.
Are you a fan of Lancôme mascaras? Perhaps it works much better on you? Or do you share my views?