Clarins Truly Waterproof Mascara sitting in my makeup drawers for quite a while, since I was pretty much in love with the Natural Collections Waterproof Mascara at the time and never bothered trying much else (bad blogger, I know). That was until I heard Victoria, from InTheFrow, raving about how amazing it was, and I thought that I may as well give it a try.
This is a very intense black shade, but it doesn't go on cakey or too thick on my lashes, leaving a lovely finish! It gives definition, length, plus I rarely get any clumps when applying it. For the waterproof side of things, and from what I have experienced with the mascara coming in contact with water, it holds really well without running, although I've never been in a full-on rain shower situation, so I can't say how it would act then! As with most waterproof mascaras it is a pain to remove with regular makeup removers, but I use the Benefit They're Real Remover and that strips it off nicely.
The lasting power is amazing - I can have it on for atleast 12 hours and it will still have held the curl on my lashes, with no fallout under my eyes! The only slight negative I would have is that after a few hours I can get a little mascara above my eye, below my eyebrows, possibly because I tend to have oily eyelids and my eyelashes are quite long (the tips of my lashes reach my skin when I blink) - a simple wipe with your finger gets rid of it completely though so it's not too bad.
I am so thankful that I did try this because it's honestly one, if not the, best mascaras that I have ever used! Clarins have had some lovely products coming out in the past couple of years, and the Truly Waterproof Mascara* is just another of them. My tube is actually starting to dry out now, so I will have to buy a replacement soon! Even though it is quite pricey, at £21, I do think that it is well worth the money because this is definitely my favourite mascara currently, and I couldn't really be without it.
What is your favourite mascara?