By Petra Guglielmetti, Glamour magazine
Fine, to be honest, it wasn't really me who discovered this mascara--it was our blog readers who convinced me to try it! And I admit, I only gave it a shot due to emergency circumstances. Want to find out what my new favorite, amazing drugstore mascara is? Read on.
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As I have shared approximately 34,583 times before here on the blog, my all-time favorite mascara is DiorShow Blackout. It fulfills all of my personal mascara wants and needs: it's extremely volumizing, has a giant fat bristly brush, slicks on superblack and doesn't smudge or budge (other than occasional flaking if I cake on way too much in an effort to make my eyes look dramatic). Ever since I discovered it, I've found it difficult to love other mascaras, and the ones I do love tend to be just as pricey. Yes, girls, I have become a bit of a mascara snob, and admittedly have not done my beauty-blogger duty when it comes to experimenting with drugstore formulas of late.
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UNTIL: I went away on a quick vacation last week, and I forgot to bring waterproof mascara. So I rushed to the local Rite Aid to grab one and remembered how many of our readers are involved in passionate love affairs with Cover Girl LashBlast. I bought the waterproof volumizing formula, in the fat orange tube, and expected it to be OK but not great. Um, wrong! Even now that I'm back in Brooklyn, I find myself reaching for this tube daily. It performs so similarly to my beloved DiorShow and actually looks more natural for daytime wear (and keeps me from using up the pricey stuff as fast). I'm a convert.
So ... if you're among the 46 percent of our readers who like a chunky mascara brush, this formula's definitely worth a try. If you're more of a skinny-brush, lengthening-mascara kind of girl, I'm not sure this is for you.
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