From Sample to Full Size : Lancome Hypnose Mascara

Monday, 30 June 2014


 So this is a new series I want to start. I can't tell you how regular they will be because I don't know how often I will find something I like, as you have seen from the title its all about trying out a sample sized product and sharing with you if I go ahead and get the full sized version. I decided to kick things off with this Lancome Hypnose mascara.

When it comes to mascaras I have stuck with the same mascara for years and that's the L'Oreal Voluminous in Carbon black. It's not often I switch it up. However I finished a tube and all I had lying around was this Lancome sample so I thought I would give it a go. I was wowed. This is probably going to be my new go-to mascara when I'm feeling a bit flash and can treat myself. This full sized tube is from Chemist direct and costs £14.99 which is £8 cheaper than if you were to get it elsewhere! Who would say no? 

This bristle wand is great as it really grabs all my lashes in order to coat them with mascara, I struggle with the plastic wands that other brands use, as I don't feel that they add any volume or separate my lashes very well. I'm not one for spider lashes, which is good because I find that the Lancome Hypnose Mascara doesn't clump on me at all, I usually use two coats and it is fine. By using this particular mascara my lashes are slightly longer and fan out beautifully. There have even been occasions where I have been asked what false lashes I am wearing. That is how good it is! Fortunately I don't need to curl my lashes with a curler, however by using this particular mascara my lashes seem a bit more curled which is a plus of course! So if you're someone who has quite straight eyelashes & may be a bit scared about trapping your eyelid in curlers, it might be worth giving this product a go to help you a little! This mascara doesn't flake at all, which made me wonder whether it would be a bit stubborn to remove, however that is not the case. I simply use the Garnier Micellar water - I highly relate this by the way! - on a cotton pad, hold it on my eye for a few seconds, then with one sweep it is gone. Just like that. It really does tick all the boxes for me!

 Like I said before, I'm not one to swap around my mascaras, but in this case I'm glad I decided to try the sample I had in my stash. So why not have a rummage through your stash and get using some of those minitures/samples you have. You might find a right gem in there. 

Much love, 


  1. I love that Lancome mascara, it's really gorgeous :)

    Sophie x

  2. I love finding samples and falling in love with the full size product, although I don't think my bank balance likes it as much!

    Kate xo //

  3. This is my favourite mascara! I've just found a set of the Hypnose Doll mascara along with a GWP eyeliner and mini bifacil :D Stoked to find it!

  4. This mascara sounds amazing! Will definitely give it a go once mine runs out!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  5. I'm always up for trying a new mascara. I've heard great reviews about Hypnose and definitely would love to try it!

  6. I love love love Lancome Hypnose mascara, I had a sample size but never actually bought a big one. I'm almost out of my current mascara so I think I might have to splurge on a full size at some point x

    Jade x
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

  7. Great post,love!

    xoxo Antonella

  8. This looks amazing, will definitely have to try some from Chemist Direct xx


  9. Sounds good! Price is a bit high for me though xD But samples are nice, definitely need to rummage through my mascara collection again.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  10. Oh I used the exact Lancome Mascara. I think it's great. I really enjoyed using it!


  11. I think this is the mini that I got for Xmas, I'm going to have to check now, but if it is I love it! Such a good brush on it too.


  12. This mascara is a holy grail product for me. Unfortunately I'm a bit too cheap to buy the full size but my mom always has the Lancome bonuses and gives me the mascara.


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