Five stars. This is a volumizing mascara, but it does it all. I got length, thickness, separation with a few coats. It can be simple or dramatic. It's also quite buildable with no clumping. Very sexy lashes.
I would have never tried this out if I didn't receive it as a free sample from sephora. I stay away from Lancome products because of their strong floral scent. Ugh, it is so strong and it stays all day long. I hate it. But, the performance of this mascara really impressed me. I like big bold lashes and my routine is applying many coats of two mascaras to get a bold look. Hypnose Star provides me the same look with just two coats. Now, I can tell you this. I'm someone with short but naturally very curly lifted lashes. I rarely have a problem with mascaras weighing my lashes down. However, this will cause drooping if you try to layer more than two coats. I find this mascara to be a wet mascara and it came clump if you try to layer too much. But, I do like the overall look this mascara provides. I also love how the brush is small at the tip which allows better application at the inner lashes. I will purchase the full size when this deluxe sample runs out.
I got a delux sample of this from Sephora, it's a good mascara but it's not amazing. It doesn't really lengthen but it does provide more definition and volume. I like a little length and volume so for me this just wasn't cutting it. My drugstore mascara (maybelline the rocket) gave more length and more volume but I do like the tapered brush for getting inner corner eye lashes. The way that the brush is flat on two sides is odd to get used to but not why I gave 4 lippies. I took one off simply because it's not an amazing mascara but it definitely isn't a bad mascara. I would try a sample first, if possible, if you're interested in this mascara.
EDIT: After using this for a few more weeks I have really grown to love it! I have changed it to a 5 from a 4 and I would certainly buy it again! The brush is just a little tricky at first but after I got the hang of it my lashes looked incredible.
Im one of those girls who have 10-20 tubes of mascara in my makeup collection all at once. I was never 100% in love with 1 particular product, I always had to use 2+ mascaras to get the kind of result that I wanted. Also, I usually don't go for high-end mascaras..I'm a firm believer that you can get just as good results from the drugstore mascara brands. However, that being said, I absolutely fell IN LOVE with this product. It does everything you would want in a mascara. You get length, definition, and volume in just one stroke. It never flakes, and keeps my lashed curled all day. I payed 28$ for it, but it was worth every penny. I finally found my HG mascara :)
Makes glamorous lashes! One of their best! Second to definicils which has been number one for over 15 years! The best thing about this mascara is the flat brush! You can easily get to the lash roots to place the color, which is what makes your lashes look their best! I have short lashes and have tried hundreds of mascaras, but Hypnose Star tops all:)
This mascara give lashes a very defined, almost doll like appearance. It didnt make my lashes clumpy at all. I didnt care much for the scent, it's very strong, smells like roses. I've noticed several Maybelline and L'oreal Mascaras have this same scent. Even 20-30 minutes after I applied this I could still smell it. I didnt find this to be a bad products, and I did like it to a degree but I am not sure if I would repurchase.
I usually like Lancome mascaras. But as I get older, and my tastes and styles change, and given that I am 32 years old, my experience in applying makeup has improved (drastically) from my younger years, I look for different things than I used to. My Definicils that I used throughout high school and my early 20's just wasn't doing it for me anymore. I have come to realize that I already have the length in my lashes and I wanted a more soft and sophisticated, voluminous look so I had switched to Dior Blackout, which I always went back to. So when I saw this at my local Sephora, I decided to give it a try. First of all, the packaging is gorgeous. Who isn't a sucker for packaging like that right? The formula itself is just a tad too thick for my tastes. However I did not experience any real clumping or flaking which is a positive. It was really the brush that I had a hard time getting used to and much to my dismay, did not like. The trick to applying this is that you have to use the flat side of the brush at the base of your lashes. This is where the thickening and volume comes from. Then you have to finagle to the wider thicker part of the brush as you come through the length of your lashes. This was no easy feat for me because the handle of the brush makes that transition a little cumbersome (again, at least for me and the way I like to apply my mascara). I finished the tube, but have decided that I will not repurchase this. Once you get the technique down though, it did give that effect that I was looking for. It was soft, sophisticated and quite lovely. I wasn't a fan of the removal. Again, because I felt that the formula was a little thicker than I am used to, and I got the best results with 2 coats, getting it all the way off was a small project for me. Additionally, I like to use products for daily wear that you don't have to work with too much. Most of the time I am flying around the house trying to get ready for work, that I cannot be spending 15 minutes just doing my mascara! The same goes for trying to get it off. After a long day, I just want everything off my face so I can feel relaxed. I don't want to spend a long time getting it off. So for the same $27.50, I ended up repurchasing my tried and true Dior instead. It's really a shame because I wanted to love it. It's a good product, just not practical for me.
I got this with Lancome beauty box holiday set 2013 last month (waterproof version). I applied HS over Mac Zoom Fast Black Lash last nite and went salsa dancing. Omg! No smudges despite all that sweaty dancing!!! I read so much bad reviews abt the cone tip wand but i didnt have any problems with it. I just applied the wand like a regular mascara. I didnt even follow the instruction technique recommended by Lancome.
Made my lashes look wide and spider long. Honestly, it looked like i was wearing fake lashes! Application is easy and i find the cone tip allows me to coat the lashes individually. It comes off easily with eye makeup remover. I like the starry tube packaging. Very sophisticated. I wld def re-purchase.
I love this mascara! It doesn't clump for me and the formula and wand really works for my lashes. Plus it's really easy to remove, unlike they're real which almost took my lashes out! I biked in the rain with this on a few times and it didn't make me look like a crying panda, which I appreciate.
I received this mascara as a gift in exchange for beauty insider points with Sephora. I am a huge fan of Lancome, and I'd read good reviews about this product beforehand, so I figured I'd take the jump and get it. I mean, it was (kind of) free, after all!
Unfortunately, I find this product to be rather clumpy, and it makes my lashes look spidery. I also feel like the brush is a little bit awkward to use, given that I'm used to the symmetrical, straight brush of my HG mascara, Benefit's They're Real (I know, I know. It works for me, really!) Also, like all Lancome cosmetics, this product is heavily perfumed, but while I can usually cope with the strong scent of their other products, this one is simply too much for me!
Ultimately, it's not totally horrible, but I would not go out and purchase a full size given my experience with the sample size. Maybe I'll carry this in my purse for touch-ups, or just use it up, as I'd hate to waste it.