It’s been almost two years since I conducted The Battle of the Mascaras, in which I declared DiorShow my clear favourite. (Click to enlarge photo.)
Since then, I’ve lapsed back to drugstore mascaras (Cover Girl LashExact, L’Oreal Double Extend, L’Oreal Telescopic) because frankly, I can’t afford to drop $30+ on something I use so sparingly.
Then, this past April, the lovely Lotus gifted me a tube of the iconic mascara for my birthday (yes, she does rock!) and I coveted it for months before I opened it, doling it out like a stingy lunchlady doles out pasta to make it last.
And it’s still my favourite.
Why do I love it so? It lengthens, thickens, and, ahem, has staying power. Here’s a great example:
This past weekend was the Canadian Thanksgiving. Anticipating an eventful day, I applied my makeup, including DiorShow mascara, early in the morning (about 6:30am). Then, between rushing around, spending time with family and eating WAY too much food, my eyelids were drooping before the sun set. Couple that with a baby who’s going through a growth spurt, and I pretty much fell asleep at 8:30pm. I was knocked out.
I woke up around 4:00am, realizing that I still had my jeans on (thanks for waking me up, Mike) and most of the remnants of my makeup caked to the pillow. I roused myself and went to the bathroom, half heartedly dragging my feet as I changed into PJs. And that’s when I saw my reflection – tousled hair, red, blotchy skin, and PERFECT FREAKIN’ EYES. I love this mascara.
Don’t believe me? Ahem, here’s my 4:00am mugshot…
With almost 24 hours staying power, I can see why it’s worth every penny.