According to Lancôme, Hypnose Star Holds the Secret to Betty Boop’s Glamorous Lashes

Published in: Eyes, Lancome, Makeup


Years ago, I made a pact with myself to grow into one of those stylin’ 80-something-year-old women who wear Chanel suits.


It’s my ultimate goal — to be a tiny elderly lady in tweed clutching a quilted Chanel bag as I shuffle around the beauty department telling stories that start with, “Back in my day…” 🙂

I’m serious! — but I’d gleefully ditch that goal to be able to rock a miniskirt half as well as Miss Betty Boop does at her age. I mean, she’s 83 years young!

Fun fact: Betty made her first appearance in 1930 in the cartoon, Dizzy Dishes. Although silent movie-era actress Clara Bow and singer Helen Kane are often regarded as being the inspirations for Betty, the character was originally created as an anthropomorphic French poodle.

Wow, right? ‘Cause Betty keeps it tight! Just look at those legs and that black sequined dress! Not many octogenarians can pull off that look, for real.

So I happened upon this Lancôme display for the new Star Collection on my trip to Nordstrom a couple days ago, and that pic of Betty caught my eye.

It definitely got me to check out the makeup (to the marketing team: mission accomplished!). I spied a red lipstick, three sparkly eyeshadows, a liquid liner, a lash curler and a jet-black mascara for volume (“…the secret to Betty’s glamorous lashes”) — everything in the seven-piece release.

Judging by the level of pigment, this one’s for the girls who love dramatic eyes and lips.




I think most of us could pull off these colors well (they seem fairly universal), but pale princesses could probably rock them to the extreme.

I love the idea of the contrast of the red lipstick, shimmery eyeshadows and big, bold mascara on porcelain skin.

Boop! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Kim says:

    Happy New Year! I’m only a few days late, which is pretty standard for me. I hope you had a fantabulous holiday. Ours was great and now I’m back at work (in the -9 degree weather), so things are back to normal. HAHA!

  2. Trisha says:

    If they can really make my eyelashes pop like Miss Betty’s I’ll be ever-so happy. Heck, they could make my eyelashes have as voluminous and I’d still like it.
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  3. Star mascara was a let down for me but I do admit I am a mascara Ho and extremely picky so there is that. However, having said that, I found the ideal combination using CoverGirl Clump Crusher as a base coat and then applying Star over–long, lush, defined lashes!!!
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  4. Katherine G says:

    I have heard good things about Star mascara but I think I thought the other end was supposed to have fine glitter or something and I got excited (the star end)…however it sounds like it gets the job done. My long standing favorite is still DiorShow Blackout…it will take a mighty good mascara to top that one for me!

  5. First of all, Happy New Year! My all-time favorite mascara is Shiseido’s Perfect Defining mascara.
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  6. Jennifer says:

    I have a mental block against Lancome. Their makeup always smells so scented to me, it’s so irritating!

  7. Cool! I like the whole idea behind this little collection! But those shadows sure do look shimmery!
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  8. I LOVED Betty Boop as a kid! I’ve been curious about this mascara but in general, I try not to purchase high-end mascara as i find that I am often disappointed. Even if it’s a good mascara, it’s generally not better than drugstore ones I’ve tried
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  9. All that Glistens looks gorgeous!
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  10. Nothing better than shimmery eyeshadow, and red lipstick!!! It kind of reminds me of the New Year eve makeup tutorial video that I did on my channel.
    Great post, Karen. I know that I can always get info about latest beauty launches on your blog! So useful! xx
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  11. Dollie says:

    All that Glistens + winged liner + red lips….would be such an awesome combination!

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