DHC Mascara Review

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Inspired By: Emma Watson’s Beauty Routine

Aloha pals! I closely followed Emma Waton’s Beauty and the Beast press tour through her Instagram (@the_press_tour) account. Her goal on the tour was to use as many sustainable, eco-friendly and cruelty free products as possible. She then shared them on her Instagram, and in interviews! It’s perfect because as much as I’d love to buy products like those, I have such a hard time finding affordable options! During her press tour Emma did an interview with IntoTheGloss where she went over her beauty routine and her favourite beauty products. I’ve decided to try a handful of them out and give you an in depth review of the product, it’s ethical benefits, and it’s affordability. On that note, here is my DHC Mascara Review.

First Up…

DHC’s Perfect Pro Double Protection Mascara. Because I live in Canada I actually had to hunt through Amazon to get my hands on this. I’m very glad I did! This was the first product I tried because I’ve recently run out of mascara (again), and I wasn’t sure which mascara to try next… Voila!

Product Performance

Mascara is a hard product to do right. It can’t be too sticky or it’ll clump lashes together. It can’t be too watery or it won’t hold. Of course, it can’t be too dry or it’ll flake. Then comes the question of the brush and how well it applies and how long it lasts!

So How Does DHC Mascara Measure Up?

The brush is great, as long as I’ve curled my lashes before applying. It lasts all day and holds the curl relatively well. Plus there’s minimal flaking. The biggest drawback for me is that the brush is a little strange and temperamental. It’s pretty small and the bristles are thin, so my lashes sometimes get clumpy. It was worse when I first got it and the brush held a ton of product. Usually if my lashes have clumped a bit I just go over it with a different mascara brush. The end result is pretty average, but that’s probably me and my average lashes’ fault, not the mascara. Overall, I’d purchase it again, but I’m definitely not done trying out different mascaras.


DHC and Cruelty Free

DHC is a cruelty free brand – they have a statement on their website that outlines DHC’s stance on animal testing. Many brands that we have access to that are any good still test on animals, or sell in China where it’s required.

One of A Kind Waterproofing

The double protection mascara is waterproof – but only to cold water. So, in the rain, or in a cold body of water the mascara won’t come off. But if you take your mascara off in the shower (like me!) is comes off so easily! Truly magical. That being said, it doesn’t stand up well against tears. It’s not the end of the world if you get a little teary eyed, but as soon as you start wiping it starts smudging.

Cost + Purchasing

From Dermastore the mascara is $18.50 USD for a 0.17oz product. As far as mascaras go, that’s pretty mid-range. I ordered mine online from Amazon for $20.80 CAD. I thought it was fairly cheap for a high street beauty product! Considering the added benefits of the product I think it’s worth the added $$.

For the sake of a few selfies, here’s what it looks like on with my natural, every day makeup:

The Verdict

DHC Mascara Review verdict: I’m definitely a fan of this product and I hope DHC becomes more readily available in Canada soon! They seem to be one of Emma Watson’s favourite beauty brands. So far so good in my opinion, so you’ll probably be seeing some more reviews in the future! If you’ve tried this product let me know how you liked it in the comments below, and if you have any beauty recommendations: hit! me! up!!!

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