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Dial it up to Oscar-level drama by first priming lashes with Lancôme’s CILS BOOSTER XL, then applying mascara.

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For a fresh take on your usual nighttime look, switch it up with Lancôme’s Hypnôse Star mascara. With its glossy black diamond finish, the formula gives us an easy way to achieve the look of the old school Hollywood starlet. Trust us, you’ll feel oh-so-glamorous (just don’t let it get to your head).

How it Works

It’s all about the wand, people. The ingenuity of this mascara brush lies in its two-sided shape. The flat side ensures an even coat of mascara and boosts volume, particularly at the lash line). The round side is designed for shaping, separating and lengthening.

How to Use

Start with the flat side of the brush. Apply at the lash line for instant fullness and work upwards in a zig-zagging motion. Then use the round side of the brush to comb through lashes, starting at base and zig-zagging upwards to separate and lengthen. Bonus: the formula is safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

Water, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Copernicia Cerifera Cera / Carnauba Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Acacia Senegal / Acacia Senegal Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Tin Oxide, Peg/Ppg-17/18 Dimethicone, Steareth-20, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Silica, Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I'm buyin' the big one!

I have tried a gazillion mascaras in my life, but this one might just be my favorite. I don't know if it's the formula, or the wand, or what, but it's fabulous. I have thin, sparse lashes because my eyes get irritated and I yank on them all the time (I know, I know... not good.) But this mascara is the least irritating, and has helped me keep my hands OFF! I love it.

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Love the way this mascara makes my lashes look. I am quite the mascara junkie and this mascara takes the cake. The brush is rather oddly shaped (flat on certain sides) but still has the making for a great mascara wand. I has the real brush (the plastic kind). Overall, perfect mascara for me.

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too flaky and crumbly for me

Good for a quick wear. Not something I could see lasting me all day. It was a bit flaky and crumbly for me. I had to keep checking for residue!

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BEST MASCARA EVER

THE BIGGEST,LONGEST LASHES. BE CAREFUL IF YOU WEAR GLASSES,THEY WILL PUSH UP AGAINST THEM. I WAS ASKED IF I HAD FALSE LASHES ON.

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Mascara

I was not as pleased with this mascara as I have been with other Lancomb mascaras. This one seems to clump easily. However, I do like the shape of the brush.

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lancome hypnose is fantastic

As soon as it will be available I will definitely purchase,. All of Lancome products are fantastic, especially mascaras and this one definitely does not disapoint

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Lots of flakes

I was excited to try this mascara but I learned quickly that I will have to check my face every 20 minutes. I didn't even apply that much but it flakes/crumbles off. My lashes look great but the flaking is annoying.

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Excellent Mascara

I was so happy to see this in my box because I love Lancôme mascaras, and I was not disappointed! This mascara made my lashes long and thick, with depth and shiny, rich black color. Beautiful! I will definitely buy this. Thanks, Birchbox!

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LOVE LOVE LOVE

This is the only high end brand mascara I have tried thus far. Brands I stayed loyal to prior (for mascara) were Covergirl Lashblast and Loreal Double Extend. This will be my default while trying different brands. I don't have incredibly full lashes so this builds very well and doesn't end up falling throughout the day. I find it comes off best with an oil based remover. I typically use EVOO or Coconut oil for best removal.

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smells strong...

I would recommend this mascara except the smell is really strong. It has a rose fragrance and i usually wave the stick around before applying it on my lashes. If not, my face would smells like roses for hours..

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