Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cosmetics Review: Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Product: Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Review: I used to work at Macy's, and there a woman there who had these horrible, godawful eyelashes. They were always curled and covered in a thick layer of black, sludgy mascara that clumped them up. The end result made her look like there were spider legs growing out of her eyelids, which is a great look for Halloween but repulsive in normal life. God, I hated her mascara. I fantasized about attacking her with makeup remover whenever she crossed my line of sight. I often wondered to myself, "What the hell does she use and what can I do to avoid it like the plague?" And then... On blissful winter day, when I was talking to one of the Macy's Lancome girls,  I found out. It was Lancome's Hypnose Mascara.

I have tried to use this mascara I don't know how many times. My lashes are overwhelmingly average- medium length, black, barely there curl. I rarely have problems with mascaras, but every time I try to use this stuff, the brush goops them up so much that I have to remove my eye makeup and start over with a different mascara. I know it's gotten rave reviews, but I don't see the appeal. Most of the Lancome girls I talked to liked to apply this mascara and then use a disposable mascara brush to remove the clumps before the mascara has dried. If you have to do that, it's a shitty mascara, I'm sorry.

I know Lancome's Hypnose Mascara has a few devotees, and I'm glad they've managed to get this shit to work for them. I really am. But I'll continue to keep throwing away the sample tubes I get every time I get a Lancome gift with purchase.

Rated Beauty Grade: C-
Cost: $25
Where to Purchase: Lancome, Sephora, anywhere with a Lancome counter.

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