While cleaning up my makeup drawer, I discovered a Lancôme Fatale mascara I had purchased a long time ago. Somehow it had gotten stuck in the back and I had forgotten all about it. Fatale was never released in Japan but I found it at Donki Hote one day and bought it for only 2,000 yen. (The average Lancôme mascara costs around 4,000 yen in Japan.)
What sets Fatale apart from other Lancôme mascaras is its Ampliform 3D Comb that adds dramatic, "femme-fatale" volume to the lashes. At first, I did not care for the brush but now that I have gotten used to it, I kind of like it. It is more like a 3D hard comb that you gently run through your lashes. If you allow too much product on the comb, you may end up with clumpy lashes and mascara on your face, so a steady hand and some practice is necessary. Though Fatale is advertised as a volumizing mascara, it does add some length and will keep your curl. It lasts all day and I have found that it does not smudge as much as Hypnôse. But what I like most about it is how it defines my lower lashes and leaves me with doll-like eyes. Unfortunately, Fatale was recently replaced with the Ôscillation mascara, so it is no longer available at Lancôme counters anywhere. It is quite similar to Hypnôse in that it gives you very thick, very black lashes so if you cannot find Fatale, I recommend trying Hypnôse or Virtuôse, if you are looking for something a little less dramatic.