Lancome – Hypnose Mascara vs Hypnose Star Mascara
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Today I am going to do a comparison between 2 of Lancome’s bestselling black mascaras – Hypnose and Hypnose Star. The two mascaras pictures above are actually mini samples, but the main area that I want to focus on is the shape of the brushes.
Firstly, I was really impressed with the formula of both of these mascaras (I suspect the formula is probably the same, or at least very similar). With a lot of mascaras, including Benefit’s star product They’re Real, I experience black smudging just under my eyebrows where the top of my upper lashes touch my skin, however I didn’t get this problem with either Hypnose or Hypnose Star.
Lancome Hypnose Mascara has a unique PowerFull™ Brush which is made up of 1,000 sensor bristles and aims to build up volume. The brush does not taper to a point, rather it has more of a bulbous end and I found this useful to hold vertically and touch up the outer corners of my lashes and my bottom lashes. It is a lovely black colour called Noir Hypnotic.
You can see from the image above that I got a lovely black coverage from lash root to tip using Lancome Hypnose Mascara.
Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara has a unique Christmas tree shaped brush, which aims to build volume and enhance the lashes’ natural curl, for show-stopping lashes. I also found this brush really easy to use, particularly as the end of the brush is quite thin I could individually coat any lashes that I had missed. The black colour is called Noir Midnight, but it also comes in Sparkling Brown too.
You can see from the image above that Hypnose Star does add volume to the lashes, and also gives great coverage from lash root to tip.
So which is my favourite? Personally I prefer Hypnose Star, I love the unique brush and find the thick end coats the longer lashes really quickly whilst the thin end can be used for outer lashes and the shorter lower lashes. When my mini sample runs out I will definitely be heading off to a Lancome counter and treating myself to Hypnose Star in Noir Midnight.
Hypnose Mascara is priced at £22 and Hypnose Star Mascara is priced at £22, both available from Lancome.
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