January 12, 2012

Review: Mascara Showdown!

Today I’m going to be sharing my review of my two favourite mascaras: Chanel Sublime De Chanel and Lancôme Hypnôse Drama. I’ve been mentally comparing these two mascaras for a couple of weeks now as I still don’t feel i’ve found “the one” yet, I’m terrible at decision making at the best of times but here we are!

I have been using Chanel Sublime De Chanel for a while now and compared to the highstreet brands I have used in the past this came out top…Until I was persuaded to buy Hypnôse Drama by Lancôme. 
Out of the two I prefer Chanel’s design in terms of aesthetic qualitys and Lancôme’s in terms of ease of application, I find the squared shape of the Chanel mascara makes it a little more difficult to apply although this is a tiny critisism but a critisism none the less. The actual wands themselves are very different, Sublime De Chanel has a straight plastic applicator which can sometimes leave my lash line feel a little sore if I’m not really careful when applying as it is quite hard and spikey.

Lancôme’s wand is made of classic bristles as opposed to plastic which is a lot more comfortable to apply, the brush itself is slightly curved which gives rather a good amount of oompf in regards to curling the lashes.

The consistency of both mascaras is pretty similar and both colours are nearly matching with Lancôme Hypnôse Drama coming up perhaps a tiny bit darker.

 Right: Chanel Sublime De Chanel Left: Lancôme Hypnôse Drama

Chanel Sublime De Chanel:

 Right: No Mascara Left: One coat of Sublime De Chanel

Lancôme Hypnôse Drama:
  Right: No Mascara Left: One coat of Hypnôse Drama

The Chanel gives me thicker, fuller looking lashes but the curl lasts literally 2 or 3 minutes before it starts flopping down and losing it’s hold. The Lancôme holds a lot better in terms of curl even after a couple more coats to give me fuller looking more volumous lashes although my only niggle is the smell which takes a bit of time to get used to after using Chanel Sublime De Chanel which has no scent whatsoever.

Both of these are luxury mascaras so come with a hefty price tag with Chanel Sublime De Chanel coming in at £23 and Lancôme Hypnôse Drama £20.50 but both with their pros and cons are worth it in my opinion.

3 responses to “Review: Mascara Showdown!”

  1. Vivian says:

    The chanel mascara looks great xx

  2. Gia says:

    It is! Just doesn't hold my lashes as well though which is a shame! Thanks for commenting 🙂 xx

  3. Effy says:

    Love the blog dear (:

    Newest follower!!

    xoxo Effy

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