Review: Lancôme Le 8 Hypnôse Serum-Infused Volumising Mascara

By now we should all the importance of mascara it creates an eye-opening effect and make eyes look bigger and brighter instantly. When I am in a rush I always make sure I throw on at least a mascara and a lippie.

The Info: Think of this as the marriage of a mascara and a serum. In fact Lancôme is the first to come up with this amazing concept. Lancôme wanted to address two concerns. Firstly, the difficulty of applying mascara to hardened lashes, as well as the problem of lash loss when removing. Which causes some women to avoid using mascara all together. This serum infusion conditions and strengthen lashes.

The Packaging: Packaging the brand is always a show stopper. The bottle replicates the figure eight which can be associated with infinity as well as the amino acid formulation. The shape also makes it incredibly easy and comfortable to hold during application. Beyond looking like a work of art, the mascara’s packaging is also environmentally-conscious as it is fully made from glass which makes it 100% recyclable.

The brush like the bottle follows the same theme, made out of soft plant fibre bristles, the curved side builds volume while the flat side lifts and sculpts. Start with the curved side and then follow with the flat side. The brush is also nice and thin so it makes it easy to get close to the lashes without making a big mess.

The Formula: It contains eight amino acid, which are tiny molecules that combine like building blocks to form keratin (the protein that makes up the structure of hair and eyelashes). To rebuild and strengthen them.

The second part of the formula is the conditioning black balm that’s wax-free. Which is instead enriched with sustainably sourced shea butter that just as it does to the skin softens and nurtures the hairs. Being wax-free makes the formula more weightless too as well as easy to glide onto the lashes. This formula is easy to remove and suitable for sensitive eyes. The formula itself is not too wet so the mascara dries and sets really quickly without having to worry about smudging.

The Result: Who wouldn’t want a mascara that treats your lashes too. The mascara offers light-weight volume that can be built up but still looks natural. Think tinted lashes but with added volume. It also offered a bit of lift too but best to curl the lashes before application for a better effect I have not done it in the photo as I like to show the product without any tools. The formula is so light weight I actually forgot I was wearing it. However what you don’t get is that false-lash effect, if that’s the kind of volume you’re after then this one isn’t for you.

During the day I did not notice any flaking or smudging which is great news since nobody wants to look like a panda.

When it comes to removal it was hassle free just comes off with some warm water and a cotton pad. I didn’t need to rub it vigorously or use a makeup remover. It is also really good for sensitive eyes as my eyes didn’t sting at all.

The Verdict:

If you are looking for an everyday natural kind of look that will accentuate your lashes then this is for you. My favourite about this product is it is so weightless and easy to remove so really perfect for everyday wear. Also if you wear this daily you will see the long term effects from the lash serum treatment.  It is recommended to be used as a 3 step treatment with the Cils Booster Lash Serum and Cils Booster XL. I will do a review on the Cils Booster Lash next week.

I received this as a PR sample but it is available at Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Boots and Independent Pharmacies for RRP: €37.50

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