It is finally trying to look a little warmer this weekend! Temperatures are no longer sub-zero! Seriously craving some warmth and sunshine!!
Also I was blown away by the announcement that Lupita Nyong’o is Lancome’s latest ambassadress. I look forward to seeing a lot more ads and photos of her! Also check out Lupita’s Marie Claire USA’s cover and launch party.
Image via Lainey Gossip
Image via Lainey Gossip
Finally, MUA Gregory Arlt did this makeup on The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira, and it is amazing!
Super simple look, minimal colour everything is perfect! That skin! His canvas was gorgeous to begin with, but his skills are amazing. This is what I am aiming for as a artist… skin…perfected *off to practice*
So, I’m going to review the Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes and the Lancôme Doll Lashes. I decided to review these two as they both had similar, unique brushes and I wanted to see if one could be used as a dupe for the other.
First the individual reviews.
In the red corner…Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes (LOL)!!!
I am absolutely in LOVE with the promo image for Lancome’s fall collection, French Coquettes!!
Image courtesy of nymag.com and lancome
Silver smokeys, plum lips and flawless skin. I think it’s breathtaking and sultry!! Also very women of colour friendly!! The model on the left kept the lips subtle with a lavender-silver smokey eye while the model on the right had bold eyes and bold lips. That lip colour is gorgeous and I will definitely have to check that out!!! The collection is currently available online at Lancome. All info courtesy Lancome.
I have been coveting this mascara for months now! I had to try out Givenchy’s Phenom’Eyes first, which is amazing, and is often compared to the new Hypnose Drama. I purchased it at Sephora.
So, what’s my opinion…..
I love this mascara!! It baaad!!!!!! They once again have made a gem. I got super volumunious, fringey lashes. Like wearing thick, fanned-out false lashes!!! Love! It definitely brought the drama.
This mascara features an S-shaped brushed dipped in a complex containing saturated waxes and rich, intense, deep black pigments. It also contains Pro-Vitamin B5, which helps condition the lashes. So the formula is designed to coat each lash to instantly thicken them.
The S-shaped brush
The brush is the main feature of this product. This is where you get your mega volume. To maximize its full benefit, Lancome advises that you first use the mascara with curved, U-shaped part of the brush facing down. This allows you to brush the lashes following the natural curve of the eyelid and eyelashes. It deposits the pigments and gives volume that you can build on. Then flip the brush over so that the U-shaped part curves up. This is what fans out the lashes, and separates giving you full flirty lashes!!!! 🙂
With a couple of coats!
It’s not super lengthening, but I think with the volume and the fanned out effect it creates, you won’t miss it at all!!!! It clumps after about 3 coats but by then, your lashes look pretty dramatic. I did not have any problems with flaking or smudging. It lasts all day and comes off with eye makeup remover.
This is a must try and this will be in heavy rotation….along with my Givenchy and Lash Stiletto.
Coincidently, I compared this product to the newer Maybelline Lash Stiletto Voluminous.
Lash Stiletto Voluptuous vs. Hypnose Drama
They both have similar S-shaped brushes and both promise volume, but I felt that the L.S. Voluminous fell short. The results that it produced were no different to the original Lash Stiletto (which is supposed to provide length). Did not give me the volume that I expected. I was disappointed especially since I love my original L.S.!
The one thing that may bother some people is that you have to take your time with this mascara, no applying it running out the door, no applying it stuck in traffic. Your lashes will love your for it!!!!
Lancome Hypnose Drama, side view
Overall Rating: A!
This is available from Lancome and Sephora.
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