Monday, March 12, 2012

Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes

Being quite new to the beauty game means I haven't had years of finetuning application technique or finding my HG product list (yet!). I have spent my time, however, trying new things that come my way and trusting my gut instinct as to whether or not I like them. In my search for a 'perfect' mascara, I present Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes. 
Doll Eyes vs Bare lashes
My gut instinct says this mascara does good things for my lashes!
I've forgotten how I came to possess this sample size Lancome Doll Eyes mascara (have a feeling it might've been in a beauty sample box?) but I'm mighty happy that I've had the chance to try out a high end mascara for the very first time.
This 2ml sample excited me first with it's name, as I'd definitely love to have lashes like a doll! The scent that it possesses was another interesting aspect. If anything, other mascaras I've tried smell like chemicals, but never have I had one that smells of roses!
The smell probably won't be an awesome addition for those with super-sensitive eyes, but for me it's a nice touch that makes my mascara application in the morning a little bit of aromatherapy as well! This mascara doesn't smudge on me at all and I find the formula wears well, even on long days and into the night. It's not a very wet formula which I prefer, as it means less mascara splodges when my lashes hit my lids.

The brush tapers out at the end to make a sort of cone shape, which makes it easier to wiggle into the lashes on the very outer and inner corners of my eyes. I find that I'm still often too lazy to catch every lash on my way out of a morning (see photos for proof of this, wasn't my best application efforts!) but it's nice to know I've got a wand that is capable of it.


Wider shot of my mug which isn't flattering, but shows the difference quite well I think.

Overall I am really enjoying using this mascara. I do find that it stings if it gets into my eyes (for eg if I don't remove my makeup before I shower) but that is the case with most mascara so I'm not complaining. I will most likely repurchase this as a full size in the future, but will probably stick to cheaper priced mascaras for everyday wear.

Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes mascara retails for $52 AUD and is available from David Jones, Myer and online at Adore Beauty here.
What is your HG mascara?
What mascara do you think I should buy when this runs out?
Drugstore options?
Feel free to leave any of your mascara review links in the comments below :)

26 comments:

  1. Heads up on this one - my full sized Doll Eyes I got from SNet for about $35 ;) And YES I adore this mascara!

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    1. Oh thank you! I'm trying to be more frugal but will keep Snet in mind when I look to pick up a full size of these. Glad to hear you adore this mascara,too!

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  2. I also love this, my other fave is the Makeup For Ever smokey lash.

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    1. Is that the one the Pixiwoo sisters use? That one looks great:)

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  3. I have this to, I think it came in the Lust Have It sample box. I love love love it!!! Such a great mascara, I've almost finished my sample and I probably can't afford the full size unless I get it online.

    I thought I was a weirdo for thinking it smelt pretty, but I'm glad I'm not the only one.

    I also love Benefit 'They're Real' mascara, it's really good for a higher end one & for drugstore Maybelline Falsies and Covergirl Lash Blast have always been pretty good. xx

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    1. Oh yes that must be where I've gotten this sample from! I really enjoying using this. I find it hard to spend so much money on something I know only lasts a few months, though it does smell amazing. I bought 'They're Real' and can't wait to break it out, and I've used Falsies before too and loved it.xx

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  4. Love this mascara- it really lengthens and thickens your lashes! Looks very pretty on you :) It's my HG mascara as well xox

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    1. Thank you for the compliment sweety :D Your lashes are amazing so I'm happy you love this one,too.

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  5. Although I love makeup, both high end and drugstore, mascara is one of those things that I have always been really cheap about. I don't know why but I am scared of buying expensive mascaras! This makes your lashes look wonderful though!

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    1. To be honest Nancy, I am completely the same. It doesn't last long enough for me to spend my limited cash on pricey mascaras, though this one is so tempting as I love the way it works for me.

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  6. Wow. That looks amazing on you. Definitely a dramatic "doll" eye effect. Beautiful.
    I also has a sample of this. I actually really loved that it smelt like roses and not a cocktail of chemicals. Some days it will smudges on me and other days its absolutely perfect.

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    1. Oh I'm so happy that you think I managed the doll eye effect! I adore the little bit of aromatherapy that comes with each application,lol. It doesn't smudge on me, it's strange that it sometimes smudges on you.

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  7. Oh my god! Your lashes look amazing! What a shame it's so hideously expensive.

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    1. Thank you darling :) The price tag is a little ahh inducing though

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  8. This is my HG mascara also! Woohoo! Love it :-)

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    1. Glad to hear that you love this one too!

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  9. Looks good on you lovey :) I'd keep an eye on it coming out on sale for you but your so on top of all the sales and new releases that you will see it months before I will lol

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    1. Thank you sweets. I have a bunch of unopened mascaras in my drawer (I'm sure you've seen;P) so will have plenty to work with while I wait for this to come down in price :D

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  10. Im actually going to do a mascara review soon on my blog... been thinking about it for a while :)
    My absolute favorite HG mascara has to be Lancôme Définicils mascara :) ITS AMAZING!!
    My absolute favorite drugstore mascara varies a bit but I seem to always go back to Maybellines The Colossal Volum´ Express :) I had a mascara by Dior once that was AMAZING but it is now long gone and I forgot its name :)
    Mascara has to be the number one thing that girls always try to find the perfect one of :)

    Your lashes look amazing even without that Lancôme mascara but they really look fantastic with it on :)

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    1. Excellent, can't wait to see your review! I haven't tried either of those mascaras, will have to have a look at them. I hate wet and clumpy mascaras so am always on the lookout for recommendations xx

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  11. I have been meaning to check this out for a while now! Thanks for the review and your lashes look lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment Shivani! It's a really lovely product if you like the smell of it

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  12. I love the Lancome Mascara's. My favorite was the definicils - but I think it has been discontinued :(
    Might giev this one a go (once I can afford it...)
    x

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    1. How frustrating to have a favourite discontinued! Yes this is one to save for :D

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  13. lancome honestly has the best mascaras, i've found....haven't been disappointed with a single one yet!

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    1. I've heard a lot of people say that their HG mascaras are Lancome! :D

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