When it comes to mascara I want it all. Curl, length but most importantly I want volume! The kind of volume that comes with wearing your favourite pair of falsies without having to go through all that effort to place them on just right.
I have tried many mascaras, but only a select few have impressed me enough and delivered on their promise of super volume. Lancôme Hypnose Drama is one of these winners, and I have continued to repurchase this every time I run out. This mascara claims to amplify your lashes with a special curved brush that coats every lash from root to tip in just one stroke. Therefore I decided a little review was in order with a little before and after so you can properly see the effects.
Here are the before and after shots:
The only thing I have on in these pictures is some NYX Tame and Frame to sort my eyebrows out and Lancôme Hypnose Drama in Black on my top and bottom lashes.
Obviously apart from being naturally dark, my lashes need a serious boost. I find that Hypnose Drama really delivers, pushing my lashes up and lengthening them out. I usually apply a first coat, getting right at the roots and wiggling my way up to coat every lash and add volume. Before it dries I repeat for a second time, really moving the brush side to side to prevent any clumping.
I find the bristles of this brush softer than expected but I don’t think that dampens the effect of this mascara. It smells nice as well. I know that is a weird thing to comment on since it isn’t applied close enough to your nose for you to smell, but it has a slight floral scent that is quite appealing.
Finally, one of the most important things for a truly great mascara is longevity. Lancôme Hypnose Drama also comes in a waterproof version, however mine is the original and I have to say I am very impressed. This mascara lasts all day and even lasted better than I did after a seriously intense Zumba class! It isn’t the easiest to take off. I’m not talking half a packet of cotton pads difficult but it does need a decent eye makeup remover. I like to use Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect remover or when I am feeling flash with my cash Lancome Bi-facil which takes off even the toughest makeup.
If drama is what you want than Lancôme Hypnose Drama is what you need. For me it really adds volume to my lashes and will continue to be part of my makeup must-haves.