Okay, so let’s not lie to ourselves- I’m talking to you, Indian girls- we have some seriously nice hair. It’s thick. It’s luscious. Sure, it’s also thick and luscious on our bodies, but that’s what epilators and razors are for. The glory, thankfully, also tends to extend to our eyelashes. They are long, they are dark, and they are voluminous.
Life is great, right?
Until every mascara you try ends up making you look like you stepped off the set of “James and the Giant Peach”. I mean spider lashes. Most mascaras, on such lashes, clump awkwardly and bend our extravagant fans in curious angles. While I thanked the stars for their gift I fretted about the next time I’d be wearing heavy makeup with naked eyelashes. Until DiorShow stomped its way down the catwalk into my life.
DiorShow ($24, Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy’s) is a mascara that is scented of roses (totally unnecessarily) and comes in a huge, sexy tube (if you feel like showing off) with an enormous wand applicator. TIP: I cleaned and kept the mascara wand from my first tube and now use it to brush my eyebrows in place as a last step on my daily face. Two strokes with this baby and I am all set with lashes that look even more like falsies than Twiggy could have dreamed possible. For those with thick lashes, double coat is so not even needed.
I have yet to try the other versions of the mascara (i.e. BlackOut, Iconic), and so can not speak to their quality. The mascara can be tricky to remove, I’ve found the best way to clean it off is with the Lancome BI-FACIL Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, which, most appropriately, also smells of roses. The only downside to this mascara is that it does flake a small amount. If it’s shedding all over your face soon after you open it though, it was stale when you bought it, and I hope you storm into your local department store and demand a new tube.
Because this is the real deal.