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