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No more lash extensions for me!
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
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Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Advantages: Lengthening, thickening, major falsh lash effect.
Disadvantages: Full size version may be too expensive for some
As some of my other reviews mention, I'm a big fan of mascara. If I only have time to apply one thing then it'll always be mascara; I can have a full face of make up but still feel bare without it. So, because of this, I'm always trying new ones on the never ending search for the perfect wand. I've been trying a few up market brands recently, when I read about this one online. I had a browse on Ebay and managed to find a sample of it, which I promptly purchased. I had read that the brilliance of this was partly due to it's special wand, so I was a bit concerned that the sample wouldn't have the right wand - being a sample (I had this with a No7 mascara sample) but thankfully the sample comes with the correct wand.
The case is the usual Lancome black mascara case. The brush is a kind of 'S' shape, which isn't as gimmicky as it may sound.
Application is a breeze. The wand is just thick enough to give excellent coverage without being so thick that you end up smudging it all over the eye area. The 'S' shaped brush is fantastic as it means that as you apply mascara in the normal fashion, the tip reaches the really short lashes on the inner eye, whilst the outer part of the brush applies a lot more to the outer lashes. I only needed one coat as the impact was impressive straight away.
The effect is just beautiful. It covers every lash, resulting in thick, incredibly long, glossy lashes. This is not the sort of mascara that appears natural as you really do end up with amazingly long lashes, however, the comments I've received have been about how long my lashes are as apposed to how great my mascara is, so maybe it's just the fact that it's just a dramatic improvement that makes me feel it's not natural. I wear this on a daily basis with no other eye make up because it really does make me look made up without needing anything else. You can wear it with black eyeliner for a really dramatic effect, but I'm happy with just this.
On buying this, I had no idea just how brilliant it would be. I've used Lancome mascaras in the past and always had positive experiences with them, however they've really outdone themselves this time as it truly is amazing. I used to get semi-permanent lashes applied but there's no way I need them now.
I paid £3 for the sample (best bargain ever!) but the full sized version is around £19.50.
So in summary, I couldn't recommend this mascara highly enough; I believe there are still some samples on Ebay at a very reasonable price, so if you can buy yourself one then I suggest you do pronto!
Summary: An amazing mascara to give you the lashes you've always wanted.