I think that one of the hardest products to buy is mascara. There are so many formulations and brushes. It can be so hard to find the perfect one. I find that I change my mind about mascara more than other products, but I always seem to come back to the original Diorshow Mascara.
This is a pretty expensive mascara at $28.50, but it does seem to last quite a while (however, please keep in mind that if your mascara starts to smell weird, throw it away even if you have a lot left – don’t mess around with potential bacteria near your eyes!)
The brush is really big and fluffy, which I think helps to create a very dramatic effect. I find that just one or two coats can do the job, and I love the jet black finish. The formulation is light enough that it doesn’t weigh down the eyelashes, and I’m able to keep a nice curl throughout the whole day.
I’ve had a few people ask me to recommend a mascara that doesn’t run throughout the day or flake off and settle in the lines underneath the eye. This is absolutely what I recommend. It is not waterproof, so it shouldn’t damage your eyelashes over time like waterproof mascaras do, but it does have remarkable staying power. It’s not going to hold up if you go swimming or have a crying fit, but it will last throughout your average day – even if you got kind of sweaty.
Overall, I think this is one of the best mascaras on the market, and it’s no surprise that so many makeup artists consider this a holy grail product. If you’re in the market for a mascara and you’re willing to splurge a bit, I highly recommend this one!