Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara for a Doll-eye and Approachable Look

 

If you like stunning-looking lashes that curl almost 90 degrees towards the sky and set quickly, Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara may just be what you are looking for. Now, before you run out to the stores to lay your hands on the magic wand, please stay on to read about one major flaw that limited my use of this mascara to a number I can count on the fingers of one hand. 

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara

What’s Good about Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara?

1. Big Big Doll Eyes

Want a doll-eye look? Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara curls lashes so well they can make the eyes look substantially bigger. Not forgetting helping you look friendlier and more approachable. 

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
Wearing Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara

2. Curl that Sets in a Flash

To me, Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara works like a hard-hold hair spray. Once applied, the lashes are held in place and the mascara dries quickly for a long-lasting curl. 

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
Wearing Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara

3. Clump-free Formula

Like most good quality mascara, Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara offered an effortless clump-free experience. It was almost impossible to create clump out of this formula.

4. Waterproof

It’s waterproof – I’ve just tested it. Even with an oil-based cleanser, it took me longer than usual to remove the mascara. 

 

What’s Bad? 

1. More Strokes to Coat Lashes

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara comes with a small cone-shape brush. As compared to the too-big brush by Benefit, this is easier to control and manoeuvre and hence prevents staining of areas around the eyes.

Related: Benefit’s they’re real! Mascara | Fallen out of love

However, it loses out when compared to my holy grail mascara because the brush is too small and requires quite a number of strokes to coat the lashes completely. 

2. It Smudges!

This is the main reason that kept me from using Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara. It smudges! The smudge is very pronounced on the lower eye lids, creating a baby panda look. One solution – use this on your upper lashes only! For the lower lashes, rely on a proven smudge-proof mascara. A bit inconvenient huh? 

Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
Under-eye smudges…can you see?
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara
Smudges after a few hours – on lower lash line

3. Not Cheap, dear! 

This mascara costs S$50. Not cheap especially when it’s not perfect. My holy grail mascara – Lancome Virtuose Precious Cells costs the same, but I’ve no qualms buying it over and over and over again. Because it works! =)

 

Recommendation

If you long for a big eye look, love a waterproof mascara and are not prone to smudging on the lower lash lines, Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara ticks all the boxes and is worth a try. Rating: 3.5/5

 

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