Monday, December 6, 2010

Dior vs. Revlon

I'm pretty picky when it comes to mascara and when I find a brand I like I stick with it, though I am willing to try something new from time to time, especially when forced to because a company pushes a new product and it's hard to find the old standby (Revlon's Luxurious Lengths, I'm thinking of you!). I know Great Lash by Maybelline is a mascara so many women love but it doesn't do anything for me. It comes out kind of thin, and while it defines my lashes, it doesn't plump them up at all. I'd read some good things about Dior DiorShow Mascara and thought I'd give it a try. It has a huge brush and I love how it goes on, really lengthening and defining my lashes while also giving them volume. There is, too, its famous rose scent, which is wonderful. The only downside for me is its price. It retails for $24 a tube and I use a lot of mascara, nearly every day, so I can't see buying this over and over, strictly because of cost.

I went back to a drugstore mascara and tried Grow Luscious by Revlon. It's about $8.99 and so much of it reminds me of DiorShow--huge brush, fat tube, similar application. When you put them next to each other I can absolutely see the Revlon people were going after Dior when they created this new mascara. It doesn't smell as good as the DiorShow (that rose scent really is lovely), but it's not bad for a lower-priced mascara so I can save my pennies for a big-ticket item that will last much longer (Chanel jacket, I am thinking of you!).


Cloud of Secrets said...

I don't understand the fuss about Great Lash, either. It goes on thick and unevenly for me, it takes a while to dry, and even when I do let it dry thoroughly, I still get blink-smudges during the day. I suppose I could try the waterproof stuff, but for some reason that's not the version recommended by every "Greatest Beauty Items of All Time!" article I read. Eh, I'm happy with Cover Girl's Remarkable Washable Waterproof Mascara, but I usually just need moderate lash definition.

jill815 said...

I'm glad you mentioned another mascara for me to try! I've also read Lancome Definicils is good but that's one I'd have to completely check out at the store before I'd buy, I just saw on it's $24.50.