For several years now, I’ve been buying (despite the $24 price tag), using, and loving Diorshow Mascara. I loved it, that is, until I didn’t anymore. At some point, either the formula changed, or it started to conflict with my body—it was flaking, clumping, smearing, and generally doing all of the things you don’t want your mascara to do.
Sadness. I take my mascara seriously—my lashes are naturally quite long, but I like to make them FAT and DARK and TRUE BLACK. Also, because my lashes are long, I need a mascara that will dry quickly and hold the curl (yes, I use a lash curler, and so should you) all day long. I don’t like anything that looks “natural”, but I also don’t like my mascara to look clumpy. It was hard to find just the right one, and I was so disappointed when Diorshow stopped loving me (and vice versa).
Enter Max Factor Volume Couture mascara. Hello! I love it, and it costs about 7 bucks. It’s perfect. Okay, so the description does lie on one count—it most certainly does not “wash off easily”. I still have to use an oil-based eye makeup remover (recommendations?), but I think that’s probably the case with any long-wearing mascara. I don’t expect it to wash off with just my face wash.
Anyway, it’s a great mascara, and I highly recommend it.
Dior still makes the best eyeshadows, though! Smoking Black applied with a small, flat angled brush and a drop of water makes a better, longer-lasting eyeliner than any pencil out there.