The mascaras battle

I got these 2 mascaras as samples from a Sephora purchase a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to test them out to see how good they were. I was looking for something new to replace my Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir know just for the fun of find something new and exciting. Then I got these 2 as samples and I thought, what a perfect opportunity to test them out..maybe they’ll be even better than my holy grail mascara.

I got the Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara and the Lancôme Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Body Volume Mascara. The names are pretty heavy and seems to me like they promise to deliver amazing results. Well, not really, because I wasn’t super impressed.


The Stila mascara was too wet and heavy for my taste. I got it everywhere and if I didn’t give it enough time to dry on my lashes, I would find it all over my lid. Super not cool! Plus, the wand has so much product on it, I almost needed to get some off with a Kleenex to be able to use it without excess product. The result was nice, but I feel like it clumped up a little too much for my taste. Like, it was beyond spider lashes…not a look I like to go for. It was hard to get clean off and even if I went over it twice with a makeup remover, I still had some product left the next day. What I didn’t really like too was the fact that throughout the day, I had fall out all over my face…That was the biggest turn-off for me.I want my mascara to stay on my lashes..not all over my face! For 30$ CAD, I want my mascara to deliver what it promises to do. This doesn’t give me huge extreme lashes, it just gives me a huge mess to clean up. So not worth it for that was a big no no for me.


The Lancôme mascara was pretty much the same for me. Too much clump and no volume or body. It weighed my lashes down so much, there was no curl left. It almost made my lashes look short, if that makes sense. Too much wetness for me and it also gave me the same spider lashes, which I do not like at all! Oh annnddd, it has an awful smell!! Ugh, the minute I get the wand out of the tube, I want to puke. It smells like baby powder or like a chemical…I can’t put my finger on it, but it’s bad! This runs for 34$ CAD and I, sincerely, think this so not worth the money.


I don’t know if it’s just me and I can’t seem to use these properly, but they both sucked just a little. I usually love Stila and I was super surprised this didn’t deliver. Maybe I got bad tubes, but I will not be changing my mascara anytime soon. I will totes be sticking to my Marc Jacobs mascara for now, until I find something better.

Have you guys used these mascaras? Do you like them? Let me know!

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