Newest Review: ... out the Drama version. I wasn't disappointed! This mascara not only lengthens the lashes but also creates volume for a dramatic effect... more
I Love a Bit of Drama!!
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Member Name: sparkle1004
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Advantages: Makes my lashes look longer, thicker and fuller
Disadvantages: The price
I like to wear make up and I like my lashes to stand out and frame my eyes as nicely as possible. When I go out on a night out, I like to have extra big lashes which usually leads me to wear false lashes but this can become expensive. Hypnose Drama mascara by Lancome seemed to the one to make me throw my falsies in the bin.
What does the product do?
The product promises to make your lashes instantly full bodied and full of volume. It promises to coat each and every lash, even the shortest one, making each one look fuller and thicker from root to tip. It also helps to curve the lashes to give you a wide eyed look. And it promises to do this in just one stroke.
The mascara comes in a few different colours including blue, black, brown and grey. I chose black as that's the colour of my natural lashes and think it suits me best.
Appearance and Price
The product comes contained within a curvy black tube which looks both classy and expensive. It has the name of the product written on the side but it plain other than this. When you unscrew the lid, you can see the wand inside. The brush at the end is also curved and very full of bristles, although in real life it's not quite as thick and bushy as the advert leads you to believe. The mascara is quite pricey and it will cost you around £22 for each one that you buy. You can buy it from department stores such as Boots and Debenhams as well as from a range of online websites.
Application and Performance
The product is easy to unscrew and the brush easily comes out of the tube with a pop. You need to open your eyes extra wide to get to the root of the lashes because of the thickness of the brush. The curved brush does manage to catch most of my lashes and leaves them looking separate which is a good thing because I hate clumpy looking lashes. The brush is quite long too so it does manage to catch all the lashes although I need to use the tip of the brush to catch the corner ones.
After one stroke, my lashes do look very different, especially when using a zig zag motion all of the way to the tip. I do tend to brush the wand over my lashes a few times instead of just one but one does make a difference. The colour is very dark and makes my lashes stand out beautiful. It does make my lashes look thicker by coating them with the formula and by separating the lashes it makes the lashes look fuller. It also makes my lashes look much longer too which I really like as it's hard to find a mascara which adds both length and volume.
It doesn't really add any curl to my lashes so I ensure that I use my own eye lash curler before using the mascara. The formula is gentle on my eyes and doesn't irritate my eyes even when I am wearing my contact lenses. As the results are quite dramatic, I tend to use this one on the weekends or evening as it doesn't really create the natural look which I prefer to go for in the day. The mascara is long lasting and stays put on my lashes all day without any flaking or smudging. It is easily removed at the end of the day using my usual eye make up remover.
All in all, this is one of those rare mascaras which manages to lengthen and add volume to the mashes. It separates them and prevents them from clumping leaving you with a fuller set of lashes and a wide eyed effect. It makes my lashes nice and dark, doesn't flake away or smudge and is still in place at the end of the day. I have knocked one star off for the price but it is a quality product so I would pay it again once this one runs out.
Summary: A mascara which adds drama to the lashes making them look longer, thicker and fuller