Lancôme Hypnôse Volume-à-porter Cashmere Sensation Volume Mascara

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If you are a woman, and you live on planet Earth, you would no doubt have heard of Lancôme Hypnôse mascara. If you’ve tried any one of the Hypnôse offerings (either the original, Doll Lashes, Star or Drama variants), you no doubt would have fallen in love with one of them. My best and favourite was the original. It was my go-to mascara for a while, before I had the itch and decided to try other holy grail mascaras. July 2015 sees the launch of a brand new addition to the Hypnôse lineup – Volume-à-Porter, Cashmere Sensation Volume Mascara.

As a fan of the Hypnôse line, I was delighted to receive my very own tube (it’s amazing how a beauty delivery can really perk up your day), and oh so excited to try it out. Talking about perky, that’s exactly what it does for your lashes. It lengthens, renders them beautifully black and glossy and keeps them separated (90’s babies feel free to hum The Offspring’s Come Out and Play now). It also has a feint rose scent, which I LOOOOVE, because mascara doesn’t generally smell pretty. But this one does and I really love this small touch. Just another little enticing feature that this mascara has to offer. It really does give you beautiful lashes.

I am in love with the natural look as of late (no MAC Heroine on these lips for now) and I feel like this mascara showcases your lashes in the best and most beautiful way.

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My lashes sans mascara, then with one coat. 

Let’s talk specifics now. Hypnôse Volume-à-porter comes in a sleek high shine gunmetal tube. The 306 bristles guarantee even and generous application, without overloading the lashes. I do usually wipe off any excess product before application. The shorter bristles coat the lashes with mascara all the way from the root, while the longer bristles stretch the formula out to the tips. The formula is a hybrid of a cream texture and a resistant smudge-proof formula, designed for optimum hold. When I use my eyelash curler with this mascara, they are curled the whole day and I am so impressed. I only know of one other mascara that does that. I also ADORE the fact that this mascara doesn’t budge and doesn’t flake. No more panda eyes! This for me is an outstanding feature, as I usually have to wear an eyelash primer to achieve the no flake factor.


If you’re looking for a mascara, give this one a go. With all it has to offer, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Available for R420 at all Lancôme counters in selected Edgars, Red Square, Stuttafords, Woolworths, Truworths and Foschini stores.

*Update 12 October 2015

This is hands down one of my top 5 mascaras because even in its dry state, I am able to use it as a primer for my other mascara. No need to go out and get a primer when this mascara separates your lashes beautifully and makes sure your other mascara doesn’t flake off during the day.