I’m always on the lookout for effective waterproof mascara (WPM) which does what it says on the tube without smudging onto make-up, flaking or clogging my lashes. Good ones are few and far between. My all-time favourite is Lancome Definicils Waterproof (sadly not available in the UK) and the runner up a cheapy from Maybelline in a lurid yellow tube (Colossal Volum’ Express WPM).
Now I’ve added a third to the list – Diorshow Waterproof. It’s an 11.5ml offering in a big tube with the most enormous mascara brush I have ever seen! It goes on finely, so you may need extra coats, but even first time out the brush wasn’t overloaded with product.
I found it easy to apply, it curled my lashes and stayed put all evening. For reasons of research (honest), I removed the rest of my make-up but left it on overnight. Next morning there was a bit of smudge under each eye but no hard bits or flaking on my pillow. It came off easily with my ‘patent’ WPM remover – Johnson’s baby oil on a cotton wool pad. I know make-up gurus frown upon this but I have had painful experiences with dedicated removers, which have stung my eyes and skin. So it’s baby oil always.
Only drawback of Diorshow is that it comes at a premium price – up to £25 in the UK. I tried it because it was on offer at £17 from Secret Sales (subscriber company which offers designer gear at greatly reduced prices).
- The nails are Alessandro Striplac ‘Blue Lagoon’