Want lashes like Betty Boop? Lancome Hypnose Star mascara review

Lancome Hypnose is definitely in my top five when it comes to favourite mascaras; I love how it glides on with ease and manages to create lush-looking volume but still define and lengthen at the same time. As such, I’m always excited to try out the new additions to that line, the latest being Lancome Hypnose Star mascara.

Lancome Hypnose Star mascara, R315

Its tapered brush promises to dress your lashes up in ‘intense volume’ to help you achieve the ultra-glamorous look of its spokes models; Canadian supermodel Daria Werbowey and iconic bombshell Betty Boop. (Yip, as it turns out, Betty Boop is Lancome girl.)

Another random thing I found out about Ms Boop? She was originally drawn as a ‘sexy’ dog with long floppy ears and killer legs. Eventually, she morphed into the darling li’l strumpet we know and love in 1931, making her debut in a black and white animated short called Dizzy Red Riding Hood.

Both Daria and Betty share the spotlight in the Hypnose Star’s new commercial:

Anyway, let’s take a closer look at the mascara…

A star is born…

The tube is super cute with little ‘sparklies’ all over the base. It did make me nervy though. Would the formula be riddled with nasty-looking eye irritating glitter? Eek! Fortunately, that’s not the case. It’s actually a lovely super shiny jet black to impart a glossy fininish that Lancome refer to as a ‘black diamond effect’. The unique brush has a thin flat side to help deposit the mascara at the lash line and a rounded side to separate, define and lengthen as you pull it through.

Rounded side on the left, thin, flat side on the right.

Personally, I didn’t bother studying the technique and just applied it sommer. I liked how the tapered brush made it easy to get into the corner of my eyes and coat even my teensiest lashes and I only needed a few sweeps to finish up.

On me, effect-wise, Hypnose Star is all about definition and length:

Lancome Hypnose Star mascara

It doesn’t do much in the volume department, however, which is why, when it comes to Hypnose mascara specifically, the original is still my favourite. If, however, you want long, glossy-looking lashes, look out for Lancome’s new star, on counter as of next week Monday.

Love, love (and a boop oop a doop!)


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Editor of South African beauty blog Lipgloss is my Life.

One thought on “Want lashes like Betty Boop? Lancome Hypnose Star mascara review

  1. Lancome Hypnose is my favorite mascara too. I have used Doll Lashes, but still I go back to the original. I guess i’ll give this one a skip, cos Im all for the volume 😉

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