Experts recommend using waterproof mascaras (like Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara) sparingly because they can be more difficult to remove. Still, these products are well suited for humid, wet or teary circumstances. Reviewers recommend Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara over other waterproof formulas because it doesn't leave lashes stiff, a common trait in this category. Plus, experts say it performs just as well as the top-rated washable formula when it comes to lengthening and defining lashes. It utilizes a long, thin applicator brush with separated bristles to grab lashes, lengthening and separating each one. Still, some users complain that Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara is difficult to remove -- a typical trait with waterproof picks which can be remedied with an oil- or silicone-based makeup remover. If you prefer a washable mascara, Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara (*Est. $25) receives top honors. Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara is available in black or brown. The formula is fragrance-free.
We found the most thorough review of Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara at Beautypedia.com, an online database of cosmetics reviews by Paula Begoun, where hundreds of mascaras are tested, compared and rated. InStyle magazine also tests mascaras for its annual beauty awards, but doesn't provide as much detail about the process. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com provide insight into consumer satisfaction.
Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara is chosen as a Paula's Pick (the top rating) , and Begoun praises it for leaving lashes soft. She says it does everything that the washable version does to lengthen and separate lashes, but comes in a long wearing waterproof formula.
Review: Definicils Waterproof High Definition Mascara by Lancome, Paula Begoun, Aug. 14, 2008
Editors of InStyle magazine say that Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara doesn't leave lashes stiff like most waterproof mascaras and washes off easily with a makeup remover.
Review: Lancome Definicils: Best Waterproof Mascara, Editors of InStyle magazine, April 2009
Dozens of users rate and review Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara at MakeupAlley.com, praising it for lengthening lashes and holding curl well with little to no clumping. However, some say it is difficult to remove.
Review: Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
Users at TotalBeauty.com enthusiastically say Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara is long-wearing and doesn't smear or smudge. They also praise it for its lengthening and defining abilities.
Review: Lancome Definicils Waterproof Mascara, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com