Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara Review | Finally, a non-drying waterproof mascara

Waterproof mascaras sound like a no-brainer product. They won't melt off your lashes or be destroyed by tears or rain, while still providing the curl, volume and length of a regular mascara - perfect in theory, but not always in execution. Sadly, waterproof mascaras can often end up only providing a subset of what they claim to be, while almost always leaving lashes hard and parched of moisture.

Just J: Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara Review

The Product
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.

Just J: Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara brush close-up
Very hedgehog-y right?

The Guts
Sadly, I couldn't find any ingredient information on this mascara.

Just J: Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara Review

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:

Just J: Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara Review - before mascara

and after:

Just J: Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara Review - after mascara

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!

Final Verdict
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.

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