If you’ve been perusing beauty sites across the web lately, chances are you’ve heard about the newest mascara release from Lancôme – Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara, $25. Lancôme has an entire roster of mascaras with cult status, but their latest innovation promises to give volumized, extended lashes that’ll make a doll jealous! So did Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara live up to its claims (BTW, I apologize in advance for my lack of under eye concealer in these pics, lol)?

Well, yes and no. It delivered on some, and on others…not so much. Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara definitely gave my lashes the crazy extended length it promises, but the length was only visible when looking down at my lashes or up at them. Never straight on. Unless you’re tall enough to be drafted into the WNBA or short enough to shop at Baby Gap, the chances of someone seeing your lashes from these angles is highly unlikely.

I experienced some clumping and rather minimal volume with Hypnôse Doll Lashes, as well. One coat gave my lashes clean and precise definition (Yay!), but with no real volume (Boo.). So I added a second coat (as seen in the pics above), but I was suddenly in Clump City, population 1. The thin tip of the brush is great for getting into those hard to reach corners of your eyes, which I loved, but the thick cone of the brush didn’t really help the volume/clump situation. Also, the rose scent of this (and all Lancôme mascaras) mascara should be mentioned. While some love it, you may want to think twice before using this if you’re extremely sensitive to scent in your makeup.

The bottom line? If the you wear mascara primarily to lengthen your lashes and prefer a natural, one-coat look, then Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara may be just what you’re looking for! If you’re looking for volume and drama, and tend to wear multiple coats (like yours truly) then this may not be a match for you. For more info on Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara, head over to the Lancôme Facebook page. While you’re there, make a Hypnôse Doll Lashes Mascara avatar of yourself. Mine is a little scary but, ironically, I love her lashes, LOL!

My Hypnôse Doll Lashes avatar..werk! lolÂ

The 1st Doll Lash Look by Lancôme: a volumized, full lash fringe for a wide-eye look. Lancôme’s most flirtatious mascara lifts, thickens and precisely defines even hard-to-reach corners and lower lashes beautifully. Visit http://www.facebook.com/lancome?sk=app_109522049148774 to create your own Doll avatar.

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