Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara

Lancome Doll Eyes Mascara

I will be the first to admit that when it comes to packaging I am a sucker for anything that looks cute, and this is most certainly the reason I was drawn to Alber Elbaz's range for Lancome. This limited edition collection made up of some of Lancome's best selling items really stands out within the brands range for its cute yet quirky illustrations. With being a fan of their Hypnose Star mascara (in the end, originally was in two minds about this but it grew on me) I couldn't wait to put their much talked about 'holy grail' Doll Eyes to the test.

I can safely say that I was not disappointed with this product, from as soon as I popped this on I couldn't believe how easy application was. Sometimes you can buy a mascara and know you are going to have a battle on your hands to get the look you want, whether it be having to apply 20 coats or suffering from clumpy lashes and then have the fun task of trying to separate your lashes - never fun first thing in a morning.

What I did notice straight away was how light the formula was on the lashes due to its semi-dry formula, meaning no matter how many coats I apply the mascara still always feels light and fresh on my lashes.

Straight away you can see a difference in length, I find that the mascara coats the lashes perfectly to give the appearance of longer and fuller lashes. Probably the thing I love most about this is the fact that it lifts and curls the lashes once applied, which means there is no need to whip out the handy lash curler. The mascara isn't called Doll Eyes for nothing either, I find that it definitely opens your eyes more giving a wide-eye effect.

I love the wands tapered shape as this makes it really easy to apply and ensuring that you are able to pop product onto all your lashes which helps for a fuller look. Because it is tapered to fine point it makes it easier to apply the mascara to the inner corners of your eye, without the risk of poking your eye out. When you apply the mascara - no matter how many coats - you find that the brush helps to separate the lashes ruining the risk of clogged or spider lashes which is a big bonus.

The only downside to this product that people may not like is that the mascara itself is heavily scented, so not the best for those with sensitive eyes as it could cause irritation. After a bit of research I've found that the mascara is rose scented, which I'm not sure there is the need for really as I'm not going to be sniffing my mascara, perfume yes.

I find that this stays on really well throughout the day with minimal fall out, I think however this is due to the formula of the mascara. At the end of the day it wipes off easily also, whether I am cleaning my eyes with a makeup wipe or proper eye makeup remover. 

Price wise this actually retails slightly more than the original Doll Eyes Mascara, which I'd put down to it being limited edition. The mascara itself is priced at £23 which as much as I love this mascara I just personally feel that it is a lot to spend in comparison to some of my other favourites, I would probably consider getting this as one of the gift sets that they do or even the value double set but not as a one off unfortunately.  

What do you think of Lancome's Doll Eyes Mascara? Or any other of their mascaras I'd love to know your thoughts!

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