Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lancome Hypnose Star Show Stopping Volume Mascara

The Hypnose Star Show Stopping Volume Mascara ($28; Press Sample), launched in the fall of last year, is now a part of Lancome's permanent line.  The wand is two sided - the flat sides helps load mascara onto lashes and the oblique side helps curl, lengthen and separate. The slightly rounded end helps grab tiny lashes, especially on the inner corners.

The packaging is a tad bulky but the sparkly gradient is a nice touch to the plain black tube. I wasn't a fan of Hypnose Star the first few times I used it - it was a dry formula, a little difficult to work with. With use though, it gets much, much better and becomes more wet and easy to work with. As for the brush, I quite like how it pulls even the tiniest of lashes and fans them out beautifully. I do find this to be a little more of a lengthening mascara than volumizing. The flat side of the brush does a fabulous job of adding quite a bit of length, without the clump. It separates pretty well and holds curl beautifully in place. I wish it was a tad more volumizing - my lashes are puny and volume is my first priority. But if you have pretty decent lashes already, this is perfect to enhance them without looking like you've loaded a ton of mascara!

Hypnose Star isn't waterproof and washes off pretty well. It is quite pricey considering how mascaras need to be replaced every 3 months or so. Like me, you may not like Hypnose Star for the first few times you try it out, but be patient as the formula tends to get better and better with use and much easier to work with. It doesn't make my lashes crunchy or stiff even after a couple of coats and I love the very natural look it delivers! Lancome has come out with a waterproof version of this mascara as part of the Summer'13 collection, but more on that in a later post!

Have you tried the Hypnose Star Show Stopping Volume Mascara by Lancome?

Disclosure: The products in this article were provided by PR for consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information please refer to my Disclosure Policy.


  1. I have a sample of this mascara and i don't want to try it because im so afraid that i will fall in love with it!

    XO Jenny @ beautykissxo

    1. You might haha! Its a nice mascara..just a tad expensive :)

  2. I like how it looks on your lashes but this seems a little bit too pricey for me! Especially as drugstore mascaras can be really good xx

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

    1. I love the natural effect this one has on my lashes.I'm a big fan of Maybelline mascaras myself! I agree, this one is a little pricey!