I’ve broken up with my Dior mascara. It was a good three years.

It is extremely rare that I find myself reaching for a mascara other than my Diorshow Exstase…actually I think that it has never happened before.

I received a sample of Doll Lashes a few weeks ago and I surprised even myself. Normally, when I try out a new mascara, I only try it once and then immediately think that it does not live up to the high standards that Dior had set for me. I dismiss it and pass the sample off to someone else.

Not this time.

Don’t get me wrong, Diorshow Exstase is still an amazing mascara–it is super long-wearing, with a great black pigment and creates volume and length. But, now my heart belongs to Lancome’s Doll Lashes. I’m not sure that it makes me look like a doll (I wish!), but it has a great, non-clumping formula that you can build and build and build upon for dramatic lashes. I know you will say that black is black, but it really isn’t. Not all black mascaras are created equally. This black is strong and highly pigmented. It has the perfect consistency–not too thick, not too wet, and the brush has a smaller point on one end which makes for easy application.

Lancome’s new collection with Alber Elbaz, the designer of Lanvin (see above for adorable packaging), is debuting June 15. All your favourite Lancome mascaras and more will be dressed up in Alber’s fun designs.

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