Lashing Out: Lancome Hypnose Star Waterproof Mascara


Lancome seems to have gone from the #1 selling most fabulous mascara ever (Definicils), to this not-even-remotely-close-to-drugstore-quality stuff that they’re hocking these days. I don’t even know what’s going on. I’m a major fan of the Hypnose Drama mascara… so this waterproof version of Hypnose Star (which doesn’t contain shimmer, by the way. It’s just a latex finish) seemed like a perfect companion for hot weather makeup.

It’s not.

The wand on this mascara is flat on one side and wide on the other. It reminds me a lot of the Armani Eyes To Kill Stretch wand. So I thought it would operate the same way. You apply the product with the flat side and use the wide side to comb it through. I tried it that way. Didn’t work. Then I tried it the traditional way. Didn’t work. So I just applied product using the flat side and hoped for the best. DIDN’T WORK.

Here’s what my lashes looked like… no matter HOW I tried to apply this mascara:

Barely enhanced. Minimal lenghtening, absolutely no volume, and mediocre separation. I had the nerve to even get a few clumps. Unacceptable… particularly from a brand that used to crank out some of the most incredible mascara formulas on the market.

Bless Nordstrom for their generous return policy, because I would have been so mad if I was stuck with this mascara. Dear Lancome… do better. No… really.

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