Another day, another review and this time it’s all about the eyes. Ever since the death of my beloved, Loreal Telescopic False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara (I still have no idea what happened there), I find myself forever on the search for the ‘perfect’ mascara. I didn’t think I was asking for much as by perfect I SIMPLY mean:
- Holds a curl
- Sticks like glue to the lash (a.k.a. NO AWFUL PANDA EYES)
However, after many a failed purchase, the search still continues, which brings me to the Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Waterproof mascara. This has been another item on my wish list, however at the price of £22.50 it’s not a purchase I was going to jump into lightly. I did hear good things about this mascara most importantly, that it held a curl and didn’t budge. So, after several more seconds of deliberation, I decided to give it a go.
What the experts say:
- The cone shaped brush is carefully developed to assure the ideal load on each lash, even in the inner corner of the eye.
- The exclusive Fibershine formula, enriched with nylon powders, offers perfect load and beautiful curve for seductive fanned out lashes.
- A must-have mascara for a volumised, extended, lifted lash look.
The packaging in itself is a sight to behold. It definitely screams grandeur and I imagine fireworks to shoot off into the sky every time I pull it from the depths of my makeup bag. This is a definite bonus and possibly offers some justification for the hefty price tag.
Named ‘Doll Eyes’ I did hope for the wide eyed, dare I say it, clumpy effect. Although not for everyone, I do like a mascara that makes itself known. To keep things fair, I didn’t curl my lashes before applying the mascara, which I would usually do and I definitely think I will prefer this mascara when the lashes have been curled, as mine are pretty straight.
After one coat, I wasn’t overly impressed. The shape of the wand and brush is nice and allows you to get into the corners of your eyes and grab even the smallest of lashes, however there wasn’t a lot of volume or lift to the lashes. There is also a perfumed scent to the mascara, it’s not offensive, but if you have sensitive eyes I’m not sure if this would be an issue.
After the second coat, the mascara did begin to clump (which, as I said before, I do like!); it also gave more lift and length to the lashes.
After the third coat, I noticed more clumping to the outer lashes and slightly more curl. More importantly, length has clearly been added if you compare the second and last image.
Not going anywhere
Perfect wand to grab the smallest of lashes
Need to curl lashes before use
Begins to clump after several coats
I can already tell that this mascara is not going to budge, which already outweighs some of the negatives for me. I’m looking forward to curling my lashes before applying the mascara next time to see the difference it makes. Based on first impression, I do think I’m going to like this mascara. However, I’m not calling of the search…just yet.
Do you know of any ‘perfect’ mascaras that meet my checklist? Get in touch and let me know.