Around Christmas, I posted about my hopes for the Diorshow Waterproof Mascara (£22/10ml) and how I didn’t think it was waterproof at all, not on me at least. I have persevered and persevered and finally consigned it to the bin in a hissy fit.
So I have bought this one, (for prices between £1 and £7.14 on Amazon, I forget how much I actually paid) which seems better and more tenacious. The Maybelline Colossal Volum’Express Waterproof mascara does seem to have a more volumising effect on my eyelashes, and definitely lasts longer than the other one. That’s not to say it adhered 100% until the end of what was admittedly a long day, but it wasn’t bad at all, even given the diluting effect of my super-moisturing eye cream. There was plenty left to take off my eyelashes in the evening. I’m a bit of a completist though, and the riotous yellow colour is wreaking havoc in my otherwise funereal cosmetic drawer, but that’s my problem.
It’s not perfect but frankly I’d rather spend around a fiver on a good waterproof mascara that runs a little bit despite the gimmicky liberties it takes with English, than £22 on an overblown, though sophisticated, waterproof mascara that isn’t. Is that overstating the case? We are, after all, all in this together.
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