Mascara Review: Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes

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I used to be the person who buys 15 different types of cheap mascara and then leaves them to dry out, wondering why it’s all clumpy and horrible after 2 months even though I’ve only used it once.

Then I discovered Benefit’s BADgal lash mascara, which became my firm favourite. I loved the mega wand (and the packaging, and their entire brand, let’s not pretend I’m not swayed by all that stuff!).

Recently I did a piece of work which led to me having to learn loads about mascara (I know, the great thing about being the token girl in a male dominated workplace!) and I found out that mascara is something Lancome are supposed to be pretty good at. Doll Eyes is the Hypnose variation which is supposed to give you a ‘wide-eyed’ look. I was actually in Boots looking for the ‘Star’ version, mainly because there’s a special edition Betty Boop variation, but there wasn’t any, so I decided to give Doll Eyes a go, in black. It weighed in at £21, but in my opinion, it’s well worth the money.

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The wand is conical shaped, and this ties into the ‘wide-eyes’ description as it allows you to get to those pesky eyelashes right in the corners of your eyes. I actually found it a lot easier to get to the base of my lashes when compared to the large BADgal wand. It gave me a really good coating on all my lashes, and you could really get away with just one coat.

Probably my favourite thing though is the packaging. You can tell this is where the money has gone – it gives that satisfying click when you turn to close it. Though I’m not sure that’s what I should care about with a Mascara, it is what it is!

Are there any other mascara’s I should be trying? I’ve heard good things about the Chanel one too, maybe that will be next on my list!

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