I’ve heard and read a lot of hype surrounding the Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara. It’s a very buzzed about little wonder and so when Nordstorm offered a great mascara sale, of course I swooped it up. Eager to try this out for myself, I wasted no time getting right down to business. Problem? It didn’t live up to the hype.
Not that this is a bad mascara. It’s just not as great as the reviews will have you believe. This isn’t the first time a raved about mascara fails to get my vote (sorry Benefit, but your They’re Real mascara isn’t a favorite of mine)…I did hold out hope because I’ve recently become a big fan of Lancome. Their Artliner liquid eyeliner is amazing and their Lancome Teint Miracle foundation, remains my holy grail foundation (see full review). To go into this with such high expectations based off hype and my own personal feelings on the brand only to get lackluster results was a bit discouraging. But, not a total turn off.
I will say this does not flake or smudge. It’s more on the dry-end but doesn’t make your lashes look wire-y. When used with an eyelash curler it does a decent, albeit not ground-breaking, job at holding a curl. I wouldn’t consider this to be a very ‘volumizing’ mascara…but sometimes you want a more natural look. On those, grab this. When used right you can get a lot of length out of your lashes though.
Main objection to this mascara is the wand itself. It’s can be tricky to get all your lashes going in the right direction. Which, yes I know sounds odd…but it’s unusual shape has them kind of flicking all over the place unless you carefully apply this before a mirror. It’s definitely not a fool-proof, beginner mascara. If you don’t mind putting in some effort, you might really like this.
It could be I’m jaded by my deep love of the YSL Baby Doll mascara, which more and more I’m discovering it to be my first “holy grail” mascara. It could be I was desentized by the hype. No matter what the case though, this left me a bit disappointed.
Have you tried this mascara? What are your thoughts?