It’s a real breath of fresh air to read a well known person telling us which beauty products they actually use, as opposed to what they’ve been paid to promote. In a recent interview with beauty site Into The Gloss, Beauty and the Beast star Emma Watson raved about the products she loves, especially her favourite mascara – Japanese brand DHC’s Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection:
Emma said “The only mascara I use is from DHC. The thing is, I really, really hate using harsh makeup removers, especially around my eyes. They sting and make my eyes water and don’t feel good to me. But the DHC mascara only comes off in warm water. So I use it on films because if I’m in a tank or it’s raining, then the mascara doesn’t run because it won’t move in cold water. And the brush is really nice. I swear by it.”
Now, I might not have Emma’s youth, talent, looks or money but I do at least now have her mascara. And she’s right, it’s a particularly good one, and well worth recommending.
Double Protection by DHC is a tubing mascara. This means that when you apply it, each individual lash becomes coated in tiny water-resistant polymer tubes. The tubes ensure that your mascara won’t run, smudge, clump or flake. As with all DHC skincare, it’s fragrance-free, paraben-free and suitable for sensitive skin.
The tubing technology also means there is no need to use make-up remover. All you need to do is splash with plenty of warm water and gently slide the tubes off your lashes.
The delicate brush is incredibly tiny and light, so you can get right in at those little lashes in the corner. It applies wet and dries quickly, so you need to work fast if you want to apply more than one coat. I found that it was completely non-clumpy. My lashes were much thicker and longer looking but still pretty natural. It lasted through a full day at work plus an evening at the gym without budging. So full marks to Hermione, this is a beauty and not beastly tip well worth having.
DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection (RRP £15.90) is available here at the DHC website
What’s your best mascara recommendation? Leave a comment, I’d love to know