Name: Diva’s Lashes
From Pupa’s website:
A high definition volume you have never seen before.
Filming agents coat lashes one by one, giving them structure. Microgranules of black cellulose make them thicker without weighing them down. Its exclusive brush defines lashes in an extremely precise way: big size and stiff bristles to graphically define lashes, wider space between the bristles for a greater product release.
What I liked:
– lengthens lashes
– separates lashes well
– sleek, eye-catching tube
– doesn’t smudge nor flake
– easy to remove
What I didn’t like:
– if you don’t like big wands, this is not for you
– adds volume by clumping lashes together
– the price
Whenever I buy a mascara I don’t like, I always wonder: “why do I keep trying new things instead of sticking to Pupa mascaras, which I know always work well for me?”. And a mascara with a name like Diva’s Lashes has a lot to live up to: you expect curved, long, and thick lashes that look like you’re wearing falsies but in a glamorous, not over-the-top way. So, you see, I did expect a lot from this mascara. But does it deliver?
Let’s start with the wand. It is big which I hate because, having small eyes, I don’t find it very easy to control and may accidentally deposit some of the intense black color on the lid (as you can see in the swatches, sorry about that). The bristles are stiff and not very close to one another which allows more product to be released onto the lashes. Unfortunately, it releases a bit too much product and it can get a bit clumpy, although the wand does a pretty good job at getting rid of it and separating lashes (that’s if you apply only one coat).
The formula itself is on the thick-side and dry. The mascara adds quite a lot of length, adds some curl (but not as much as an eyelash curler does obviously) and doesn’t weight lashes down. Had Pupa’s Diva Lashes been marketed as a lengthening mascara, I’d have thought it does a pretty good job. But this is a thickening mascara and well, while one coat defines and lengthen lashes in a natural way, it doesn’t really add that much volume at all.
So, I applied another coat and this time I got volume. But only because the mascara clumped my lashes together and separating them wasn’t as easy as it had been when I only used just one coat. The lashes look so unnatural and messy with two coats, don’t they? I guess if you only need a lengthening mascara and are satisfied with one coat, this does a great job, but it doesn’t really live up to its claims.
I had never been disappointed by a Pupa mascara before but I guess there is a first time for everything. *sighs* But you’ll be glad to know that, although not waterproof, this mascara lasts almost all day or me without smudging nor flaking, and is easy to remove. I also like the packaging: the red tube, larger at the top and slimmer at the base, is sleek and eye-catching.
Available at: Pupa counters
It is really hard for me to rate Pupa Diva’s Lashes Mascara. It is marketed as a volumizing mascara but at that it fails: one coat adds little to no volume, two coats adds volume by clumping lashes together. But as a lengthening mascara it works much better: one coat (don’t dare use more!) adds length, curl, definition and makes lashes look naturally pretty. It also lasts for hours without smudging but it has a big wand that some may find hard to control.
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