Mascara is Gods gift to women ❤️
Like a lot of gals, I’ve been using mascara since I was a teen, starting off with the cheaper brands like Rimmel and Maybelline, but I was never able to find one that could make my stubby short lashes long and voluminous like I like.
So when I was at Bristol Airport in September waiting for my flight to Toulouse, I heard a voice calling me from the Dior makeup part of duty free, and I found my best friend.
I love long lashes. I don’t want them too thick, but I want them looooong. And since my shaky hands make false eyelashes hard to apply, mascara is my next best option.
And damn, is the Dior Iconic Show the best mascara for length. It makes my lashes so long and adds just the right amount of volume. It had the regular straight brush which is the ideal shape for long lashes, and the brush doesn’t come out coated in too much product.
My lashes look long, slightly more voluminous, but not like spider legs, or clumpy.
My second fave mascara is one of the most popular mascaras out there: Too Faced Better Than Sex.
I was adamant I did not need it, that it was overrated, but then I was in Sephora and it happened.I caved. And I’m glad I did.
For starters, the packaging is so cute. A metallic-y pink and it’s oddly weighted- it feels heavier than any mascaras ive used before, but I also don’t have to worry about dropping it and damaging it.
The brush is curved- kind of wiggly, which is ideal for volume. The brush is quite big, which is great for coating all your lashes in one swift wiggle of application. Because it’s quite big, the Better Than Sex wand isn’t ideal for your lower lashes as it can make them clunky as well as it gets everywhere.
The wand does have a lot of product on it when you take it out the tube, so you do have to be careful on application, as sometimes if there is too much product, it will clunk the hell out of your base lashes.
The best method for applying is the standard wiggling as you apply, allowing the mascara to coat every lash.
I have short lashes, and while the Better Than Sex mascara does add lots of volume, it doesn’t add as much length for me as I would like on a night out etc. So I tend to use the Better Than Sex mascara, and then use the Dior Iconic over the top to extend the length, giving me the best results of both.
I do prefer my Dior mascara over the Better than Sex, but that’s because I prefer my lashes longer than voluminous. Both are great purchases and staples for any mascara lover in your makeup bag.
There isn’t a huge difference in price, but that’s based on the fact I bought one from the duty free at the airport.
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