I bought this mascara at the airport (which mean it's duty-free) so it wasn't that expensive. It was my first time buying a branded mascara, which meant that I had high expectations for this product.
I liked that the formula is slightly wet -- when I apply the mascara onto my lashes, they don't clump together. I couldn't get the waterproof version, but I have to say for someone with oily lids, the non-waterproof version leaves very little smudging, as compared to a drugstore mascara that claims to be waterproof (e.g. Maybelline). I'm very impressed.
I wouldn't say it is a volumising mascara though. You will have to apply at least two coats if you want thick, dark lashes. This mascara also does not make my lashes look heavy and spidery, which is great.
I have one major gripe however, and it is that this mascara doesn't hold a curl very well. When you have eyelashes like mine that point downwards and refuse to curl even with an eyelash curler, this may not be the mascara you should be using, especially for its hefty price tag. I will credit it for making me want to buy branded mascaras in the future though =)
I got this mascara as a gift. I was very excited to see what all the hype was about with this mascara. This mascara was very thick and black. I dont like the brush. It doesnt seperate my lashes leaving very clumpy and spidery looking lashes. It does lengthen. For the cost of this mascara, you would expect magic but it doesnt deliver. Will not be repurchasing this after im done. Will stick with my covergirl lashblast fusion(PURPLE ONE).
I've been using this product for about 5 or 6 years, its something i've repurchased soo many times! I would regard it as a 'good to fall back on' mascara, cos like all Dior mascaras it gives a non-brittle good quality result-and it doesn't ever surprise when Dior Mascaras come top in beauty lists! The outstanding feature of this mascara is the 'Black Out' effect-its a very black effect mascara! More dramatic than a normal mascara, which is what kept drawing me to it in the first place! But i've used it for so long now that i feel i've moved on from this one! And for the price I would like something a bit more special and a tube thats longer lasting.
I am a devoted believer in the power of classic Diorshow, so recently I couldn't resist trying the mini-size of Black Out when it was on sale. Unfortunately, it was a total disappointment. I've had it for about a month now, and I rarely use it. I keep it in my desk at work for days when I find out I'm going out after work and want to have a mascara at hand, but otherwise, I wouldn't use it. The brush is poor quality, no different than any other drugstore brand. The mascara itself is really goopy. The texture is just a bit too runny to apply well, but just thick enough that it seems to always clump too. When I apply Black Out, it always just looks like I have three dark lashes on my eyes, no definition or plumping. And I don't like shiny lashes, and Black Out is pretty shiny. Maybe it's good for some people, but for the price, you'd do just as well buying Lash Stiletto and pocket the extra $20 you'll save.
I bought the sample size of Diorshow at Sephora so I did not feel as bad about the price as others. I am really happy with this mascara. My eyelashes are dark, long and fluttery after I apply this. The sample size is perfect for me so I will continue to buy that size if they continue to sell it.
I only use this mascara when I'm going out at night, and I use it as the last coat over whatever mascara I decided to use that night. I love that it's so dark and it looks like I'm wearing fake eyelashes even though I'm not. I personally think it's a little much for every day which is why I don't wear it to work, too dramatic. It does the job I want it to do!
I have just started to use it, so i cannot say how it will turn out in the near future, so my review is based on the first use of this product.
First of all, i love the colour of it, a vivid, powerful black, prior to the classic Diorshow that i`ve been using for years.
Of course i am one of those girls with extremely curlied eyelashes, naturally, so this one holds the curl just like the other one. As a final result, if u consider using one or two coats of this, better forget it. It does almost nothing. U just need to layer it over and over again so u can achieve a great result in the end.
All in all, if it wasn`t for the colour, the classic Diorshow is still the best out there from all the other points of view.
Bought this in Waterproof, for going South. It was pricey, but I know you pay for what you get. In this case, the mascara was definately water proof...very hard to wash off at night! I had to put several coats on to build up my lashes to my liking. Tended to clump a bit, as it was thick. I might try another product next time at a similar price. Overall I was not that impressed with Dior.
I paid $61 for this. It's probably the biggest waste of makeup-money I've ever.
The price tag took it down from a three star mascara to a two star mascara. It is thick, goopy, hard to apply, looks fake and clumpy and has already (!!!!!) I bought it a week ago.... STARTED TO DRY OUT.
The First time I used it, it was lovely. length, volume, curl, vivid black.
I was really disappointed to see that it did go goopy and horrible very quickly. I will try a chanel, a revlon, a YSL, a loreal then a lancome, and if none of them are better, I will stick with MAC plush lash or even el'cheapo Maybelline Colossal Volum'Express. It's better than this, at least.
[EDIT] I have changed this from two to four stars - VERY pleased with it's performance after I growled at it on MUA. If I twist it before I take it out of the tube, it is the PERFECT consistency. And if I angle the brush properly, it applies like a dream. So a little tricky to use, but WELL worth the learning curve.
I always seem to fall back to this mascara...my only gripe is how quickly it gets thick and clumpy. I love the glossy black and I love the length and volume I get from it. It's just so frustrating to pay almost $30 for a tube of mascara only to have it worthless within two weeks. I end up trying other mascaras, not liking them and then going back to this one and repeating the cycle. lol.