I don’t pay much/any attention to most celeb beauty interviews. They never really share what they actually use and just spout whatever they’ve been paid to say. Snoozefest. Reading the Top Shelfies on Into The Gloss was a treat because you got the real low down. Now that the site has evolved in to a beauty brand, Glossier, it seems to have become more of a catalogue but every once in a while there’s a gem.
Emma Watson’s Beauty Routine In Her Own Words
Emma Watson shared her beauty routine earlier in the year over on ITG. She keeps it real talking about bleaching facial hair and all. Emma has become the poster girl for green beauty. Turns out that lovely Imelda Burke, founder of Content Beauty has been a major influence. Read all about it here.
As a long time user of green beauty, many of the products and brands Emma mentioned weren’t new to me. I was nodding along as most were old faves of mine too and great to see them getting some attention. Ironically the item that she mentioned that caught my attention wasn’t natural or organic!
Emma Watson via ITG: “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.”
Emma Watson via ITG: “Most of my routine keeps to an 80/20 philosophy because it’s very difficult to be a complete purist, especially when working in the film industry. You can end up driving yourself a bit mad and make it more stressful than it should be. Sometimes you just need a mascara to be waterproof and that’s OK.”
DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection Review
So I decided to give the DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection (what a mouthful) a go and see how I’d get on……
I have super sensitive eyes and severe allergies which means my eyes are watering or sore most days. During hayfever season, I tend not to wear eye makeup and on the occasions that I do, I normally have to check my eyes several times a day to see what stage of Alice Cooper I’m at. So basically my life is one big Mascara Smearathon.
Then along came DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Double Protection..
Recently it dawned on me that since using the DHC mascara I haven’t needed to do the Alice Cooper check once. It’s been life-changing. OK that’s a little dramatic but that’s how it feels. I am incapable of applying mascara without getting any on my lids (if you have any tips for avoiding that do please share). But once applied, the DHC mascara doesn’t budge. There is zero running, smearing, flaking or soreness. This mascara is a must for hay fever and weepy wedding season!
The very thin brush is great for my little peepers as it gets right in to the roots and separates. This mascara does not give me vavavoom lashes. What’s it’s great for is adding natural looking length and definition – my lashes but better, way better.
Like most Japanese mascaras, the DHC mascara uses a tube-technology formula. So called because they consist of a water-resistant polymer that form a tube around your lashes rather than painting pigment and waxes on to them like most mascara. So you get the perks of waterproof without the pain of removing.
The one thing I had to get used to was removing the mascara. No remover required, just warm water and gentle pulling at the end of your lashes. Nothing runs, you just get little black bits coming off. The first few times it felt weird but I soon got used to it.
All in all this has been a fab beauty find. Thank you Emma for the top tip!
What’s your favourite mascara?
DHC Mascara Perfect Pro Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, ammonium acrylates copolymer, kaolin, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cera carnauba/cire de carnauba, PEG-15 glyceryl stearate, beeswax/cera alba/cire d’abeille, butylene glycol, alcohol, behenyl alcohol, bentonite, polyvinyl alcohol, sorbitol, stearic acid, sucrose distearate, phenoxyethanol, VP/VA copolymer, dimethicone, aminomethyl propanol, sodium dehydroacerate, xanthan gum, tocopherol, iron oxides/CI 77499