|<-- Kjaer Weis Dizao Organics -->|
"The ingredients in our organic mascara contain nourishing properties, with 99.8% sourced from organic farming. It glides on easily, with a sleek wand that adds the perfect amount of product, delivers great definition, and adds layers to eyelashes".
"95% organic mascara provides all-natural care for your eyelashes, strengthens and moisturizes them without causing the irritation of eyes and periorbital skin. Dizao mascara has a definite lengthening and volumizing effect."
Dizao Moisturizing Mascara
I use this mascara every single day without a fail unless I want something more dramatic. The ingredients are luxurious and it smells very lightly like roses - the kind of smell when you pass someone wearing some fancy pretty perfume. That's a scent I've never smelled before coming from a mascara and only green goodies can pull it off, am I right? The packaging is a show-stopper, it is so sleek like the ingredients and the formula, however the packaging is not as heavy-duty as it seems.
My experience with the mascara has been good, it never ever smears unless it is you who break down, or the sky. Saying that, I tested it on a hot day a few times, not extremely humid and hot, but I found the mascara to never budge. Maybe there are flakes, but they are almost non-existent. What impresses me the most is not only the longevity on my lashes but also the formula and the wand. The formula is really lightweight and silky, making your eyelash application like a breeze. This will be easy if you want to build up even though you can only build it up to a certain extent. The wand also looks like a really classy cactus, it separates the eyelashes really well. Formula + wand is a perfect duo for a no-clump application to make your lashes look defined.
But is there really a world out there with a perfect mascara? Unfortunately, it does not hold my curl very well. My lashes are super straight and even though it doesn't spring back to its flat nature, the curl does not give me a wow factor like the first time I curl it. It still holds good though because my lashes are.. super straight.
Ingredients: glucose, water, lavender flower water*, mica, cetyl babassuate, cupuacu butter*, beeswax, castor seed oil*, carnauba wax*, glyceryl caprylate, white clay, jojoba seed oil*, glycerin, carrageenen extract, plantago leaf extract*, canola oil, rose damask flower oil, rosemary extract, ci 77891, ci 77499, silver oxide, citronellol**, geraniol**.
Dizao Organics Moisturizing Mascara $AUD28
|applied to the bottom lashes as well|
The good news does not stop there. So I wore it outside and was happy to find my lashes still look as fresh as new even after I came back home. It totally solves my flat lashes problem. I also accidentally rubbed my eyes a few time and nope, no smudge! no flake! I came home perfectly happy. So I had a very good feeling about this mascara and decided to be more adventurous and applied it to the bottom lashes as well. Damn, this might work! As long as you don't introduce water (but I can yawn so much in a day :( ..). Like I said, the formula is thicker and it dries like a clay but without the flakes so I wouldn't say it feels moisturizing although it might be, but I couldn't tell. I think the wand + formula really lifts up the root of the lashes to volumize and even though the application is not as smooth as Kjaer Weis, it has its plus sides as well.
Worth noting that there is a distinct scent. To me, it is a hint of white chocolate or some fruity chocolate jam factory in there. I'm not sure where it's coming from maybe what I'm smelling is a hint of coffee. Colors are derived from Coffee Beans and Shellac. Interesting.
Ingredients: water, chamomile hydrosol*, beeswax*, carnauba wax*, coffee powder*, rice extract*, sunflower seed oil*, corn starch*, shellac, lemon peel extract*, grapefruit seed extract*.
Ingredients in Italic can be controversial, shellac might not be suitable for vegans as it is a by-product from lac bugs and grapefruit seed extract is seen as a 'natural paraben'.
I've been wearing these two mascara depending on the occasion. Kjaer Weis is my no.1 choice for darkened, defined lashes, just elegant while Dizao is my go-to for when I want a bit more craziness on my lashes. I might reach for Kjaer Weis a lot more just because it is easier to go on and I have been running on and off these days. Anyway, I did not mean to compare the two because I think they are in a very different category in terms of finishes and I love each one of them as much. Both are really really fantastic, good staying power without smudging although non-waterproof.
Let me know if you have tried either one or whether I need to be on a look-out of another mascara because I am currently obsessed with this hunt! :)