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I absolutely love trying new make up products and in the past I have tried out a number of mascaras from a range of different brands. This Diorshow blackout is the mascara that I always come back to. I really believe that no other mascara that I have tried can compete with this as I long for huge, thick, black lashes and it gives me exactly that.
I have tried Lancome and YSL, brands with mascaras that are extremely popular but none of them give me the false lash effect that I want. Despite their claims of producing dramatic, thick, long, voluminous lashes the results are all so subtle, and, as I have short and quite fair lashes, I really need a mascara that shows up and makes an impact to really open up and stand out against my brown eyes. This really is the mascara for you if you want a mascara that makes your lashes obvious.
If it does have a down side it would be that I personally feel that it does clump if you aren't very careful. The reason for this I think is because when you first use a new one so much comes out on the brush, there needs to be a smaller hole that takes away the excess better. I try and wipe the brush around the top before I use it but this just results in the top getting stuck of dried up mascara and it is a waste. However, after a while of using it not so much comes out and it doesn't cause as much clumping.
I don't feel that this is a curling mascara, it doesn't claim to be and if you want curled up lashes like I do you will have to use an eyelash curler before you apply in order to get the right shape. I used to own heated curlers, as manual ones barely make any difference to me, and when they broke and I couldn't find a replacement anywhere I used a tip from the Internet which is to blast your manual curlers with the hair dryer first to get them hot (warm) and make the lashes keep their shape. Doing this before applying Diorshow and making sure you don't put too much on will give you thick, black, long lashes with a nice curl.
This product has such a great reputation that I feel I am just going to be saying the same as everyone else when I write about how fantastic this is. I have been using Touche Eclat number one for years and years and first brought one when I was still at school. Obviously, compared to other brand names this one is quite expensive but to say that I have continued to buy it throughout school and whilst being a poor student at university really shows how dependant I am on this product. After putting on my primer I apply Touche Eclat as a highlighter/concealer. Not only do I use it under my eyes where I have inherited very dark shadows that never go away! and around my lips and nose as the leaflet suggests but I also apply on marks left by blemishes, old chicken pox scars and under my eyebrows. The product goes on smoothly and feels very light. However, I always apply a full face of rather thick Clinique liquid foundation as part of my make up routine which is so heavy it could easily remove all trace that I had used the Touche Eclat. As a result after applying the Touche Eclat I tap it into my skin rather than rub and I really leave it sitting on the skin so that it still shows up as lightening the areas I chose even under my foundation. I even sometimes tap an extra bit under my eyes over the top of my foundation so it really covers my dark shadows. Another thing, dragging this product around the eyes could lead to wrinkles so I definitely suggest patting it in under the eye area always. I have found out recently that using the ring finger to do this is the best because it is the weakest finger and thus will cause least pressure/drag around the eye area.
We purchased this vacuum about a year ago and from the very first use it has been disappointing. We previously owned a Hoover brand upright vacuum but when that broke we were looking forward to getting a Dyson. Out of everything that you hear about Dyson vacuums the fact that they are fantastic when it comes to suction is Dyson's greatest selling point. However, we could tell from the first use that the suction was nowhere near as good as our previous Hoover vacuum. We do have a dog but he doesn't shed much hair, but I do! I style my hair almost everyday, it is long and after washing, brushing, blow drying, straightening or curling there is always quite a bit of hair left on my carpet. This vacuum however has never actually removed all the hair from my carpet. I have got down on my hands and knees on many occasions and wiping my hand along the carpet big bundles of hair comes away - after I have hoovered! Additionally, the long bit at the bottom where the suctions comes from is very difficult to clean, we have tried on a number of occasions and after doing so the suction has barely come out at all! We have called up the Dyson help line which we feel is very good, always on hand and has been very friendly and useful. But even when its back to normal the suction is always poor I feel. The pipe is also difficult to use as it barely comes away from the vacuum, compared with our old Hoover upright that had a great pipe that you could really reach with. Overall, this has been a disappointing vacuum, despite our initial excitement at owning a Dyson.
I've been using this deodorant for a few months as my mum purchased around 10 cans when it was on offer! I can't wait to finish them all so I can try out another deodorant. Whilst it is better than some brands that I have used in the past the thing that really puts me off this one is the smell. I really do not think that it is a light, fresh smelling deodorant. The smell is clogging, heavy and talcum powder like. If you want a deodorant that smells light and fresh this is not the one for you. I have not tried the other dove deodorants that have different scents so I will possibly look out for these next time. In terms of being invisible, I tend to wait until it is dry before I put on clothes because if not it certainly will leave marks. I feel that I am more likely to try a brand such as 'Sure' as I regard it as more specifically a deodorant brand. I tend to believe that brands that cover so many different products, deodorants, soaps, shower gels, shampoos, moisturisers etc. are never fantastic but just ok in each area. A brand that does one product only does that product better - if that makes sense!