For The Best Mascara: To Dior or Drugstore?

For full, gorgeous, look-at-me lashes, Diorshow mascara from the Dior Beauty cosmetics line has been the last word in mascara, winning acclaim and accolades from Elle, In Style, and Allure – not to mention countless satisfied customers worldwide. Described by many devotees as the false-eyelash look minus the hassle, what sets Diorshow apart from other mascaras on the market is its unique, ultra-thick brush that pumps up eyelashes right from the root. Well, that and the $24 dollar price tag.

Now shoppers can get all the volume-boosting benefits of a luxury mascara even without the big-name label, thanks to the recent release of CoverGirl’s LashBlast Volume Blasting mascara (around $8, at drugstores). Like Diorshow, the CoverGirl version boasts a jumbo brush that’s up to twice the size of other leading brands, ensuring that no lash gets left un-glammed. Thanks to the rubber bristles, you can even layer several coats without clumping.

For best results: using an eyelash curler, gently press down on lashes as close to the root as possible with three quick squeezes. Apply three coats of mascara, brushing through lashes with a clean eyelash comb to separate if necessary. To avoid the spider-lash effect, don’t allow lashes to dry between coats.

The bottom line: While Diorshow does have adorable packaging and a delicate rose-y scent, CoverGirl’s LashBlast offers a nearly-identical volumizing effect – for less than half the price! If you’re more concerned with performance than packaging, save some of your hard-earned moolah and give LashBlast a try.

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  1. abk_8011 says

    I never like to spend a lot on mascara because they say you should replace it every 3 months. I used to though. I love Benefit BadGal but I tried out LashBlast on a whim and man….

    I LOVE it!… it works wonders. It makes my lashes long and dramatically dark in one coat and it’s inexpensive. It does the exact same job as the expensive stuff for less than $10.

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