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DiorShow Mascara.

Yeesh. We truly haven't had one of these posts in a while! My MM backlog is enormous. Well, the best thing to do in such cases is to jump right in so here goes!

I have been a DiorShow Black Out devotee for the last three years courtesy of kid sis, Desitini. Black Out volumizes, lengthens and defines lashes beautifully. I have loved everything about this mascara except for what a pain it is to remove at night. You'd think I was complaining of their waterproof formula, but for daily use I use the non-waterproof and it is still such a pain. So I got to wondering. DiorShow mascara has always been a cult classic, what differentiates it from Black Out? [I should mention here that both mascaras retail at the same price point: USD 24.50]. Well the answer, my dears is that Black Out has kohl pigments added to it to create an "extreme-black" (their words not mine) look. Now if you have black lashes as I do, turns out, that's not such a huge selling point. DiorShow has a fatter brush, making it easier to catch more lashes with a single swipe. The formula for DiorShow is also less thick than Black Out which means it doesn't clump as easily and you can coat it on to your heart's desire. I always found that you had to move rather quickly in applying Black Out because once it set, you couldn't really apply further coats. Finally, since it doesn't contain those extra pigments, DiorShow is also significantly easier to remove at night! The end result: this girl is sold on DiorShow.

Incidentally, if any of you is on the market for a waterproof mascara, the Black Out Waterproof does. not. budge. Seriously. I wore it to the hospital when I gave birth to my bebe and it stayed put for 26 hours. If that isn't smudge proof, I don't know what is!

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