There is new mascara out on the market, and it wants you to say it with your eyes! The new Lancôme Hypnose Volume-A-Porter Mascara has just recently hit our shores, and I was curious to try it out as soon as I heard the words “Cashmere Sensation Volume”. When I think of cashmere, I think of something warm and soft, and who doesn’t want a mascara that melts onto your lashes all while providing you with volume?
With its high precision Soft-Cashmere elastomer brush that gently glides on just the right amount of mascara and softly lengthens lashes, this mascara is a winner. The brush really gives you the perfect amount of mascara to apply in one go, and one coat of this mascara gives you the perfect day-to-day eyes, while with 2 coats it makes you a sultry diva. It only come in one shade, called Intense Black, and it is very easy to apply on. The short bristles of the brush get to your tiniest lashes and elongate them, something that I struggle to do with a lot of other mascara (without poking my eye out). What I also really enjoy is that it gives you volume without creating the dreadful spider lashes-my worst!
At first glance it looks like the original Lancôme Hypnose Mascara, but look again. Firstly it has this beautiful bronze, almost rose-gold like packaging, which I just love. Secondly it is enriched with the exclusive Lancôme Native Rose Cell extract that helps leave bare lashes softer and more resistant for a denser, thicker lash fringe. Also as a nod to this ingredient, there is a subtle fragrance of fresh rose in this mascara (fancy hey?).
There is just one BUT for me about this mascara.Do not over apply it, because if you do, it will start flaking. 2 coats is more than enough and if you go for the 3rd coat, it won’t turn your lashes into spider-looking things, but it will start falling off in tiny black little flakes onto your face. It takes a little while to dry, so be patient and remember that 2 coats is more than enough!
The Lancome Hypnose Volume-A-Porter Mascara goes for R420, and is available at select Lancome stands nationwide.