I never had much luck with Lancôme mascaras. I reviewed one previously, and it was ‘meh’. I was never going to buy another Lancôme mascara ever again, but this Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara was part of the Holiday Collection I got last year. It took me a while to actually open this to use, because I was being very skeptical. Finally, a few months ago, I decided to give it a try. I had low expectations, and perhaps because of that, I was totally wow-ed.
The formula of this mascara is semi dry. It’s not so wet that it weighs down my lashes, and it’s not too dry that it takes forever to build up volume. There’s enough “stickiness” to pull each individual strand of my lashes, lengthening it while coating it with volume. There’s also a faint rose scent. When it was initially launched and when I read that there was a rosy scent, my reaction was WTF… but after using it for a while, I do appreciate a whiff of roses while applying my mascara. Of course it doesn’t last, but it adds that little touch of luxury.
I love the brush of this Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes Mascara. It is tapered to a fine point which makes it a breeze to get the little lashes at the inner corners of my eyes. It separates my lashes well, and I see the most difference in volume. When I create smokey eyes, I use 3 coats of this mascara and there is no clumping or the birth of spider lashes either.
In summary, LOVES! It’s up there with my treasured Dior Iconic Overcurl and Diorshow New Look mascaras I’m not sure how much it is since it came in a set, but I can definitely see myself repurchasing this.
What’s your favourite mascara?