This post may not be long in length but don't be alarmed!! There is no correlation between blog post length and this mascara's performance; it really goes the distance (and I stand by that pun, in case you were wondering #ITWASGOOD).
I got this little sample from Sephora a few months back and finally remembered to try it out after my current Revlon Fabulash mascara accidentally fell into the garbage can... oh what would you know, you weren't there!!
Anyways, I got around to trying this mascara out this week and I have some mixed feelings.
Let's go with the bad first, shall we?
1.) I can't figure out the wand of this mascara for the life of me. I get it to work just fine but how the heck are you supposed to use a flat triangle to get up into your lashes??? I say we should keep the flat triangles to pizza and leave mascara wands round (but hey, what do I know).
2.) Clumps are a reality of this mascara, though, if you're willing to work with it, they can be sorted out.
3.) This mascara smells like lilacs. And no, not like the nice wafting scent that fills your nostrils when walking by a lilac bush. It's more like if Satan were growing a lilac field in hell and he's using you as the scarecrow hung on his trident left to forever breathe in the rotting lilac fumes.
Enough negativity, onto the positive:
Lancome's Hypnose Star mascara makes me feel like I'm wearing falsies without actually having to do so. You KNOW a mascara is fantastic when you feel inappropriate walking out of the house with two coats of this on (scandal!!).
I'm so happy to have been able to try out this mascara (I've never used a high end mascara before this!) and definitely am happy with the results. Sadly though I just can't justify ever purchasing the full-size when there are great drugstore alternatives on the market (see here, here, or here).
If I'm about to fork over $28 for a product there had better be no downsides (and maybe some cat stickers thrown in) but this has at least three too many (and no delightful stickers to be found).
Have you tried Lancome's Hypnose Star mascara?
Love it? Hate it?
What's your favorite mascara (high-end or drugstore)?
xoxo - Cassie