Guest Post: Aisle Three

Happy Friday to everyone!

If you haven’t seen on Twitter I ,(that is L), am currently nearing the end of my dissertation for my Masters which should be handed in within the next 2 weeks…..eek!

Because of this I decided I should probably spend a little less time blogging and more time writing!

I didn’t want to leave M with loads of days to cover so we decided to hold some guest posts which helps us out and is a fun way to find some new blogs 🙂

We’ve had lots of tweets but are still looking for another blogger to cover one more day in a few weeks so if you’d like to do a guest post for us, whether its a review, top 5 products etc then let us know via email or twitter and we’ll work something out!

So without further waffling on, here is our very first guest post courtesy of Joanne from Aisle Three:

Lancome Hypnose Mascara Review

Hello! My name’s Joanne, I’m a fashion and beauty blogger and I own a little blog called Aisle Three.

I contacted the girls on Twitter regarding a guest blog on CSI, so I was delighted when they agreed to let me write a review for the site. So, without further ado, I’d like to welcome you to my review on Lancome’s Hypnose Mascara and send a massive thank you to L and M for letting me guest post on the blog today!

RRP: £21

What they say: “Turn up the volume of your lashes for hypnotising eyes! Control the look of your lashes – from subtle to sexy! With our exclusive SoftSculpt™ formula and patented Powerful brush, you can build up to 6x more volume…without caking or flaking. Result? Truly hypnotic eyes!”

Mascara, along with foundation, is definitely one of my must-haves! I have small, deep-set eyes so I’m forever on a mission to find a mascara that makes them look wider and brighter, but also natural looking for the daytime with a product that I can build up to create more dramatic, night-time looks too.

I’ve very quickly defeated tube after tube of mascara, looking for one that meets all of my requirements and as great as some of them have treated me, none of them compare to this one… We’ve quickly become engaged in a whirlwind romance that I’ll never forget.

I was gifted the Lancome Hypnose Mascara on my birthday, by my boyfriend. The sales assistant kindly gave him this travel sized mascara for free with another Lancome purchase (who doesn’t love a good freebie, eh?!)

I tried the mascara that day.

(I understand that this is a travel version but on first looks it didn’t look all that special. To be honest, the brush looked rather generic and I didn’t expect any miracles from this product, but boy! How wrong I was.)

Just one swift coat extended, separated and added heaps of volume to my lashes. My eyes looked widened and defined and whereas I would normally use an eyelash curler to add even more drama and curl, with this amazing product there is just no need. That was one box ticked, now onto staying power.

Almost every other mascara I’ve used has flaked and ran and there has been little to no mascara left on my peepers at the end of the day. With the Lancome Hypnose Mascara, even after hours and hours, it still hadn’t budged by the time I was climbing into bed and taking off my makeup. I can honestly say I’ve never used a mascara before that has lasted so well but at the same time was a dream to remove when necessary. 

Overall, I rate the Lancome Hypnose Mascara an amazing 9/10. It’s a tad pricey with a £21 price tag but I’m quickly becoming hooked to the Lancome product range and you have to pay for quality, right? 

Have you tried the Hypnose Mascara? Which Lancome products do you like and why? Be sure to let me know on my blog or send me a tweet: @joannesherrell.

Thanks Joanne for your post!

If anyone else would like to do a guest post for us, just give us a tweet/email 🙂


  1. Essjay23x
    September 8, 2012 / 10:34 am

    Ooh, I hate it when a mascara moves so always good to have it confirmed that some don't. Enjoyed reading this review, I've only heard good things about this mascara but I need to think about how much, I'm prepared to spend on a mascara before hitting the Lancome counter! 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    September 10, 2012 / 9:48 pm

    It's expensive, but SO worth it! I don't usually spend this much money on makeup, but are seriously considering purchasing the full product. You can also get it for cheaper online if you look properly. Let me know if you try it 🙂

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