Enter in then Lancôme's Définicils Waterproof Mascara, which Lancôme claims will be that holy grail we've all been searching for. The Définicils formula contains special polymers that utilize the powers of "electrical attrition" to cling to your lash fibers for extra definition and color that won't smear or melt through any weather condition, while its ultra-thin brush is designed with grooved bristles placed in a "hedgehog pattern" that cling and coat every inch of every lash strand.
There's definitely some very elaborate marketing speak going on here, but basically the grain of truth seems to be that it has a very bristly brush and polymers that coat your lashes for definition and volume.
|Very hedgehog-y right?|
Sadly, I couldn't find any ingredient information on this mascara.
Price & Packaging
A single tube retails for around $32 wherever Lancôme is sold, such as at London Drugs and other drugstores. I'm not sure exactly how big this tube is, but it does look significantly smaller than say the Lancôme Grandiose or Hypnôse mascaras which come in a thicker, more curved tube. What's interesting about this mascara's packaging is that it has a thin blue strip near the top of the tube, which kinda threw me off at first because I thought maybe the mascara was blue, but this one only comes in black so far.
To demonstrate the effects of this mascara, here is my before:
As you can see, this mascara works fairly effectively at defining and lengthening my lashes. With an eyelash curl, it gives a good curve to my lashes that lasts most of the day. I got very good definition with this mascara in that it coated and seemed to thicken each lash without causing any clumping - must be all that electrical attrition!
In terms of voluminizing my lashes, this mascara was nothing to write home about. After a couple hours, my lashes started to droop a bit and by the end of the day, depending on the humidity level, I would get very faint smearing under my eyes.
What I was pleasantly surprised about was that this waterproof formula didn't leave my lashes brittle and fragile. I experienced no lash fallout after wearing this daily for a month and my lashes feel as soft as before. The only difference I noticed was that it does take a teeny bit more work to remove this mascara with my cleansing oil. I'd definitely recommend using a cleansing oil over a micellar or normal makeup remover as this stuff really clings to lashes!
Buy - a great waterproof option for special occasions or if you generally have trouble with regular mascaras. This mascara won't leave your lashes brittle or dry, but if you're craving volume, you may want to layer it over top of a voluminizing formula.