Earlier I talked about how awesome the original Dior formula is in my Diorshow backstage mascara review. This time let’s take a look at the waterproof version! The Diorshow waterproof mascara is pretty much the same except that it stays on without running even if you sweat, cry, or go swimming. Like the original formula, Diorshow waterproof comes in 3 colors: black, azure blue, and chestnut. Diorshow waterproof in black 090 is a pretty standard bold noir and is the most popular color. The blue is really bright and BLUE. I wouldn’t say that it looks neon or anything but you can definitely see that it is a rich royal blue color even if you have dark eyelashes. I find that the blue works best for brown eyes while it tends to make blue eyes and blonde eyelashes look washed out.
I tried the waterproof mascara in black because I have black hair and lashes and well I’m just not rockstar enough pull off bright blue mascara. It is as thick as the original formula and goes on pretty much the same as Diorshow. The brush is a bit large and poofy so you might have a bit of problems getting to individual eyelashes and precision touch ups. Also since the mascara is so thick, you’ll have to wipe a bit off on the edge of the tube or you’ll have way too much on your lashes and end up with clumps. Like Diorshow, this mascara lasts about 2-3 months before it dries and starts to crack and flake. Diorshow waterproof is mostly a volumizing mascara that gives the illusion of thickness. Although it did lengthen my lashes a bit, it wasn’t very pronounced.
Diorshow Waterproof Mascara Smudges?
I did not have any problems with this mascara smudging or running in streaks after it had dried. Some women say that they get raccoon eyes with this mascara however I did not have this problem even in hot sweaty weather. This might be because I use powder under my eyes which helps absorb some of the excess oil that can cause waterproof mascaras to smudge. So if you have oily skin (like me!) or just sweat a lot especially during the summer, then you might want to keep some dusting powder on hand.
I must say that besides from being waterproof, this mascara is pretty much true to the original Diorshow. I did find that it held my curls a bit better throughout the day. This might be because the waterproof version dries to a harder texture. Diorshow waterproof mascara is a great choice if you want to glam it up during the summer without turning into a raccon. It can withstand water, tears, heat, and even sweat.
Diorshow Waterproof Mascara Remover
Getting this mascara off proved to be pretty tricky. I tried my normal cleansers and of course they didn’t work. My oil based cleanser from Shiseido did dissolve some of the mascara but I ended up looking like a panda with a good bit of makeup still on my lashes for a good 10 minutes while I figured out what to do. Apparently, the cheapest thing in my medicine cabinet turned out to be the best solution. I finally got rid of all traces of Diorshow waterproof mascara with vaseline. All I had to do afterwards was use a bit of cleanser to get the vaseline off and I was clean as a whistle!
Diorshow Backstage Waterproof Mascara Ingredients
Ingredients: Isododecane, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Aqua (Water), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelila) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycerl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Polybutene, VP/Eicosene, Copolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ozokerite, PEG-2 Hydrogenated Caster Oil, Propylene Carbonate, Methylparaben, Hydroxythyl-Cellulose, Chlorphensin, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, BHT. [+/- May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens)].