Mascara Monday: Lancome Hypnose Drama

So far I’ve been pretty impressed with Lancome’s mascaras. Is this another winner?

Lancome Hypnose Drama

Hit the jump to read more if you just can’t take the suspense. 

Price: 3 out of 5
Packaging (Brush Wand): 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What it claims:
Per the packaging…

The full contact brush, with its S-shaped curve, grasps and loads lashes for a fanned out, eye-popping, full body fringe. It works magic on tiny lashes. Even dramatizes corner lashes other brushes miss—or worse, mess. (source)

The truth: Um….WOW!!!

What I loved about it: The S-shaped wand is awesome! But it’s not so much the wand that makes application great…it’s the bristles and how separated they are. Perfection!

What I didn’t like: I can’t think of one thing I didn’t like. And when you see the before/after pictures, you’ll agree with me.

Overall: It’s very rare that I find a find a REALLY good volume mascara. And when I do find one, I usually have to put it to the side to review other mascaras. I’ve been sticking with Lancome Hypnose Drama for quite some time now. I’m on my second tube. This says A LOT. Aside from the price, I think it is definitely a must have for any volume-seeking lady. But you get what you pay for hence why I have no problem saving my pennies for this mascara.

I’m not sure why, but it has a pleasant scent to it. But don’t worry…it’s not TOO overpowering. It is a wee bit heavy on the lashes but only if you over-do it on coats.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 1 coats of mascara

…and then with one more coat

Insane, right? One coat gives me great lashes but two coats gives me crazy drama. Loves it!

Would I recommend it?: Absolutely!

Other Lancome mascaras I have reviewed:
Lancome Hypnose
Lancome Définicils Pro
Lancome Oscillation

Lancome Oscillation Powerbooster primer

A crazed mascara reviewer,

This review contains a sample product sent for post consideration. Read our disclosure policy here.
  • prettyaspeaches

    Love this series of reviews. Keep them coming!

  • BeautyMaven

    Hey! I recently reviewed this one — I found that sometimes throughout the day I would smell my lashes lol, it was very odd to me! Not a horribly smell, but that's never happened before! It did give some amazing drama, but I found the bristles a little too stiff for my liking~ Love your reviews!! And thanks for trying this one!!

  • Brittany

    How much does this mascara retail for?

  • Nicole

    It is 24.50 a tube…and TOTALLY worth it!! I have tried every mascara it seems: drugstore, make up counter, you name it! However, this one is wicked awesome! The different shape is cool because you use it one way, flip it and use it the other way. The different shape is to help coat and fan them out. This mascara gives you length, volume, definition and looks amazing I tried this on at the Lancome counter and bought a tube. I love it so much, I went out and bought a second tube right away with my Macy's gift card.

  • Brittany

    $25 a tube. That's out of my price range right now, but I'll keep it on my radar.

  • Meagan

    I've been wondering about this mascara! I'm definitely going to pick this up.

  • Hande

    I hate this one, i've tried many mascaras and i found this very clumpy and sticky. but im glad thats working for u

  • Nicole

    Okay, so I posted earlier raving about this mascara…I LOVED it the first few times I used it. When I posted the review it was literally my second time using it. However, after using it about 5 times, I found the formula to be clumpy and there appears to be no stopper anymore leaving the wand wicked goopy. I exchanged tubes too a few times so see if it was that and it still continued to be a mess when applying. I even tried to run a eyelash combs through the get rid of some of the clumps and nothing helped. I got a tube of Lancome Defenicils in a sample size and I can honestly say, that one, after about 10 uses thus far is amazing. However, it is not as volumizing as I would like so I am giving regular Hypnose a try.

    • victoria

      Hypnose will give you crazy volume in one coat! You won’t need falsies LOL

      • Brittany


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  • victoria

    I got a free sample of Hypnose Drama in a gift with purchase, and luckily the wand is full size even though the mascara is sample size. It gives the same intense black pigmentation as regular Hypnose, and it gives you volume at the lashline. It’s a great everyday mascara. Also it goes on smoothly and the bristles are perfect as is the S-shaped wand.

    I love it!

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