Lancome Hypnôse Drama Mascara Review and Photos

I have always been a loyal fan of Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara but when I saw the new Lancome GWP at Macy’s, I could not help but pick up a tube of Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara.

Lancome Hypnôse Drama Mascara Review
Lancome Hypnôse Drama Mascara

Formulated with a Texturizing Complex of highly saturated waxes, Pro Vitamin B5 and intense black pigments, the mascara claims to give you instant lash drama in a single coat. There are two colors available and I got Excessive Black, an intense black.

Unlike any other mascaras I have used, the brush is long and lean with a convex S-shape and lots of tiny bristles. It worked great on my upper and bottom lashes and managed to reach my inner and outer corners easily as well.

Lancome Hypnôse Drama Mascara S-shaped brush

Thanks to the triple coating system, the formula has a creamy and fluid texture. It loaded my lashes with tons of product with just one coat while the bristles really helped unclump. The end result? Decent length with so much volume my lashes actually got dragged down and I needed to give them another curl.

The wear could also be a little better. I started seeing a bit of mascara flakes under my eyes in just a few hours. Other than that, everything stayed on fine for a good 10 hours yet came off easily with warm water.

Here I am wearing Lancome Hypnôse Drama Mascara in Excessive Black with another product from my haul, Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in 301 Amethyst.

Lancome Hypnôse Drama Mascara is available at for $26.

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Review overview
Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I have had the worst luck with Lancome mascaras. Something in the formula makes it dry out and give me spider lashes.

    • I never really got the hype either. I tried Definicils YEARS back and thought it was okay. Now that I’ve tried the Hypnose Drama, I kind of like it but still think the EL is better.

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