Friday, April 23, 2010

Review: DiorShow Iconic Mascara

received this mascara sample from Sheila during the beauty blogger meetup swap in London. It's a sample sized mascara and contains 4ml of product.

Here's what the bristles look like, a big thumbs up for the dense bristles!

The bristles might not be well-captured in the photo, but they are not aligned in a parallel manner. Towards the tip of the comb, the bristles kind of make a turn and swirl their way to the top (if that makes sense at all, lol).

Here's how my lashes looked like after application. I lined my eyes with Stila x Barbie eyeliner pot in Cobalt Clutch, which is an electric blue. I didn't expect this mascara to do a lengthening job, but it did lengthen it a bit.

I woke up with a sleepy left eye (does this happen to everyone? or some people?), I do find it weird, sometimes my eyes are of equal shape but sometimes they're not. I curled my lashes with a Shu Uemura lash curler.

Immediate thought:

The consistency of this mascara is pretty thin, i.e. no sticky paste or fibre-like threads hang on to the comb when I pull it out from the tube, which is good news, it means less messier application! (unlike Majolica Majorca lash expander's comb...but more on that in a separate post, maybe). However, the consistency is so thin that I didn't feel like my lashes are well coated. It didn't volumize either. Yet, the bright side is, its so thin that it doens't clump your lashes, I don't need a lash comber (those mini ones) to comb the clumped lashes.

What it says on Sephora's product description:

"A mascara with an innovative oblique brush that curls and defines lashes. "

Well, there you are. This statement is very well said, this product did what it claimed to. It doesn't claim to volumize, doesn't claim to lengthen. I like the design of the brush that prevents your lashes getting clumped.
HOWEVER, look at how it turned out after 6 hours:

The mascara had fallouts and these deposited in the undereye area, which made me look like a racoon. I found this happening to my Majolica Majorca Lash Expander too. But hey, it's Dior, so you're not expecting it to have fallouts, eh?


Won't purchase it in full size because of the fallout issue. But the brush design is worth checking out when hunting for HG mascaras in future!


  1. Thanks for the review! I have same issue with some mascaras too, they tend to fallout and transfer to my undereye area

  2. Hey Jennifer!

    I noticed there is fallout too, but I have naturally oily eyelids so that was expected. I use Clarins Double Fix' Mascara to seal them all in. It works like a charm =)

  3. Haha, I think Shiseido has since come out with 219082498 newer versions of their blush! ;P

    Thanks for the review! I've never tried Dior mascara. I actually don't use mascara at all! All of them fall-out on me, even Japanese eyes. :/

  4. My sister bought Dior Show once and it flaked on me too! I thought the effects it created weren't too special, either. Better off getting a couple of Colossal by Maybelline for that money!

  5. I'll try to review them once I've tried them :)

  6. Im having a Lush giveaway for all my fellow beauty lovers! or :o)


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