While I don’t consider myself a mascara connoisseur, I am VERY particular. I’ve decided at this point in my life – why waste time on a mascara I don’t like? If I was running a personal ad for mascara it would look something like this:
Girl seeks mascara. Must give long lashes that could easily be mistaken for spider’s legs. Volume isn’t so important, but clumpers and giant brushes need not apply.
Yep, I know what I like. Want to know what I like? Lancome Hypnose Doll Lash Mascara ($25).
What exactly are Doll Lashes, you ask? (I did.) It’s a flirty, wide eyed look. Think doe eyes, volume and length in one pretty look. And Lancome’s latest gives you just that.
The brush is on the larger side, but the pointy cone shape makes it easier to wield than the most of the big ol’ brushes that I’ve seen lately. The tiny tip easily fits into the corner lashes. Plus, the bristles seem to a bit sparser, which I found worked really well for keeping clumps to a minimum (as you’re not getting too much mascara on the wand).
Also adding to keeping clumps at bay, the formula. It’s on the thin side. There’s nothing I hate more that a thick mascara that’s practically clumped on the wand before you even get it up to your lashes. Not the case with Doll Lashes. You get just the right amount of mascara, in a “just right” formula that’s ready to wow you.
And wow me, it did. Without a ton of fussing either. It’s easy to apply, looks good with one coat and didn’t require combing. How’s it do that? They dub it “FiberShine” and it coats evenly and curls your lashes, lifting them for that bright eye dolly look that really is just so pretty. I did notice some added volume. Not a ton, and that suited me just fine, as I much prefer length to volume. But if you like that thick look, you may be left wanting more.
But for me? Color this doll happy with her new mascara!
In honor of Doll Lashes, Lancome has a fun app where you can create your own Doll Avatar on their Facebook page. That’s me on the left, looking dolly!
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 their Facebook page to create your own Doll avatar.
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Lancôme via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Lancôme.”
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products