I Tried Lancôme's Buzzy Waterproof Mascara and Didn't Recognize My Own Lashes

As beauty editors, we get bombarded with a ton of new products every day (we know—tough life). Reviewed is a series where we report on some of the best products we’ve tried. Whether it’s a drugstore lipstick that lasted all day or a hand cream that saved us this winter, you’ll find all of our favorites in this column. Enjoy!

I am so picky about mascara. Let's just get that out in the open. I'm not out here singing the praises of every product that comes across my desk, which is why when I first tried Lancôme's original Monsieur Big Mascara—the non-waterproof iteration—I wasn't expecting anything astounding. That is until I applied it my lashes and they practically reached my eyebrows. That mascara works. But I found it also flakes. What usually comes with intense volume and tons of length is that pesky smudge below your lash line and flakes every time you look in the mirror during a night out. 

That being said, I was ecstatic when the brand launched this pick, a waterproof product to make up for all the smudging of the last one. But would it really work? And would I be able to remove it without ripping out my eyelashes? I had to try it to find out.