Secret #1 to Christian Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara: The Brush
Believe it or not, there is an actual science to mascara brushes. For the most “va-va-voom,” it’s best to choose a brush that is large, rubbery, and with long bristles. Larger brushes are simply able to cover more surface area with each stroke than smaller brushes.
Experts have already determined rubber cushioning makes brushing hair easier, as the cushion expands and retracts with the thickness of your hair and eyelashes (Milady Standard Cosmetology, 2012).
Finally, longer bristles means that the brush can “grip” each eyelash from root to tip, allowing for even, steady application of product.
Secret #2 to Christian Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara: The Formulation
Christian Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara is what is known as a water-soluble emulsion. Water-soluble mascaras typically have three major components: waxes for light, smooth, even application; pigments for color, definition, and depth; and resins to maintain texture, composition, and to keep the formulation in solution (Milady’s Encyclopedia of Hair).
Water-soluble mascaras are great because they are more easily removed than other types of formulations (namely those with petrolatum, which helps to make the formula waterproof). Unfortunately, you may need to watch that any mascara without petrolatum or petrolatum distillates does not run or smudge on the face. I’ve had solid success with Christian Dior Diorshow Black Out Mascara, but I do admittedly get the occasional smudge.
One of my favorite mascaras of all time, this terrific mascara has a large, rubbery, long-bristled brush and water-soluble, waxy, smooth formulation that maximizes each and every lash. I’m a huge fan.
Aqua (Water), Paraffin, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Acacia Senegal (Acacia Senegal Gum), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Hydroxyethyl-Cellulose, Glycerin, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Cetyl Phenyl Ether Di Sulfonate, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT. +/- May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77266 (Black 2), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens).