I was so over the moon excited to try this mascara when I saw it launching because its every stick straight lash girls dream to have a mascara that will miraculously lift your lashes AND hold a curl all on its own. It sounded too good to be true so I did go in trying this mascara with skepticism.
What the mascara claims to do… ” It’s a roller for lashes! The eye-opening Hook ‘n’ Roll brush grabs, separates, lifts and curls.. while the instant curve setting formula holds for 12 hours.”
Packaging- Super cute with the retro hair roller concept. The brush handle has that rubbery grip so it feels really nice when you’re holding it.
Brush – This is a plastic brush that is on the smaller and slimer side. To give you an idea, it is about 1/8 of an inch shorter than the They’re Real brush. It has sharp plastic bristles that grabs on to your lashes. The application from the brush is easy and even without requiring much work.
Formulation- I would say this falls right in the middle. Not dry not wet. Your lashes are not left really hard and crispy like some mascaras do so the finish is a lot more softer. It doesn’t flake off throughout the day but it does smudge on me after a couple short hours unfortunately.
For me… the only thing it does is separates. Which doesn’t impress me that much because there are very few that doesn’t do that. Its kind of how a mascara works.. yeah…
1. It doesn’t lift my lashes
2. I curled my lashes before hand and it doesn’t hold my curls.
These two points I’m not too surprised of because there are VERY VERY few mascara that actually does that for me and I can name them on the top of my head. It is VERY hard for me to be impressed by a mascara. The following points are kind of disappointing though
3. It did not hold for 12 hours. Halfway through the day my lashes felt very limp
4. The mascara started smearing on me after hour 3 or 4? Boo!
Curled with mascara
It would’ve been amazing if this worked for me but at the same time I wasn’t expecting much because it sounded too good to be true. I haven’t had much luck with Benefits Mascaras but it might just be me because there are so many others that love it.
If you have tried this mascara what are your thoughts?
Until next time,
The feature today is going to be one of Lancome’s Mascara and is one of those mascara that I have grown to love. It’s not exactly my HG mascara though but there is a reason why I love it.
Package: Super adorable with the glitter on the ends. I think its probably one of the most gorgeous mascara packaging out there.
Brush: This brush is a flat triangle? I think the brush is what makes this mascara give your lashes a really nice volume boost. It separates and coats it with just the right amount of product and it helps flare out your lashes. It creates the most beautiful full lash effect. I prefer bristle brushes over the plastic ones just because I feel that they give a more natural look compared to plastic brushes that separates in a very artificial way.
Formulation: Whether you like a dry or wet formula you will find the perfect consistency for you during the lifetime of this mascara. When you first open the tube it’s more on the wet side (which I didn’t like very much), then after letting it dry out a bit I personally think it works and looks even better. This is not one of those mascara that will dry out to the point where you can’t use it anymore within a couple weeks of opening.
Lashes that has not been curled.
Performance: For the most part it lasts all day without smudging but if you are out on a very hot summer day then you will probably experience some smudging after the 6/7th hour of wear but its nothing major to the point where you will turn into a panda. Please keep in mind that I don’t apply mascara to my bottom lashes so I don’t know how well it performs there. The only down side to this mascara for me is the fact that it doesn’t hold curls very well. It’s not as bad as some mascaras that I have tried where afterwards it looks like I never even curled it in the first place but the Hypnose Star brings my curls down about 40%. With my stubborn lashes this is actually quite good because the one and only brand of mascara that will hold my curls 100% is Majolica Majorca. The removal of this mascara is quite easy so some simple makeup remover will do the job.
Final Verdict: The rating I would give this mascara would be a 4/5. What I like about it is the brush, volume and effect it gives my lashes and the fact that it’s not hard to remove at all. If only this will hold my curls better then it will most definitely be my HG but its not. I will not be running out to repurchase this the moment I run out but it will be part of Products I would repurchase list in the future.
Do you have any Mascara recommendation?
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