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Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara -vs- Catrice The Giant

I’m not the type of girl who likes a subtle mascara, I want my lashes as big and long as possible 24/7. I’m blessed with good lashes and don’t bother with fakes so when I buy a mascara, I expect some serious results.

Up until now I’ve been in love with Max Factor False Lash Effect so it’s taking some serious searching to find a competitor. That’s where Lancome’s brand spanking new Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara (which doesn’t hit stores until the end of May) and Catrice’s most recent mascara, The Giant, step in. One is a luxury brand that’s a splurge buy, the other can be picked up as your wander through Pennys. So which is the best? Find out below!

The product:

Lancome comes in the instantly recognisible silver box, Catrice is unboxed but you could argue that’s more environmentally friendly. Both look appealing although the Lancome mascara certainly looks a little more elegant in it’s curvaceous bottle with subtle flower detail. However, Dolls Eyes Mascara offers 6.5ml of product while The Giant offers nearly double (12ml). Lancome’s new mascara will be €27.95 while the Catrice mascara is €4.99.


Surprisingly, the shape of these wands is very similar, the only difference being  the Catrice wand is an oversized version of the Lancome one. The Catrice wand is very nice, with the thick end giving great coverage to my longer lashes while the thinner end coats all the tiny lashes on the inner corner. The Lancome one is slightly easier to use as it’s smaller.

Catrice The Giant Mascara

Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara Noir Black


As you can see, results are very similar! Both can look a little clumpy so make sure there isn’t too much product on the wand before you use either. The Catrice won’t work if you tend you rub your eyes a lot or if you need a waterproof mascara but for a lovely full lash look this is a winner. The Lancome one will wear better and gives an equally nice look so it’s a case of weighing up the price options!

Winner: For me, it has to be Catrice!

So what’s your favourite mascara? Let me know!


5 comments on “Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara -vs- Catrice The Giant

  1. Miss Make-Up Anonymous
    April 23, 2012

    Can’t wait to try out the Catrice one! Need to replace my doll eye addiction! H x

  2. Thats some price difference for such a simular outcome

  3. Oh wow! Is there any dupe for the Lancome Drama mascara? Its my current love but soo expensive x 😦

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