I want to premise this review by saying that before I tried Extase, I was using the $10 stuff at the drug stores.
I was walking through Century 21 in NYC and the Dior saleslady asked if I wanted to try thier latest mascara, around $30 per tube... As soon as she put it on me, I was in love... I'd say it's definitely worth the 3x price difference... Everytime I wear it people think I'm wearing fake lashes.
It's definitely a lenghtening mascara, but doesn't do too much for for thickness. I love it.
I rarely ever repurchase a mascara partially because there are so many others to try and partially because no mascara impresses me enough for a repurchase. Diorshow Extase is an exception to this rule! I love this mascara. It's super expensive but totallly worth the price. I have short, naturally curled lashes and this mascara really opens up my eyes. It's lengthening and volumizing at the same time. It's doesn't make lashes hard or crunch and it lasts all day. The price may be steep but I would definately repurchase :)
This is a fabulous mascara that I highly recommend if you've got stick-straight puny Asian lashes like me.
-Lengthens. Creates natural length without looking over the top as some mascara with fibers are wont to do.
-Thickens. Extase is really good for this--it basically doubles the fullness of my lashes, which is important for me because without mascara my lashes are pretty much nonexistent. You get great volume which is buildable, but most days I find one coat sufficient.
-Holds curl. Mascaras for me are pretty much useless if they don't hold curl, and at worst some can weigh them down and make them point downwards. Extase does not do this at all, even with 2-3 coats. My lashes stay curled all day.
-Does not smudge or flake despite the fact that it is not waterproof.
-Easy to remove: comes right off with my cleanser. I use DHC Deep Cleansing Oil and need to only lightly rub a bit to get this to come off completely. Pretty amazing considering it doesn't flake or smudge otherwise.
-Good for lashes. Kinda reminds me of Fresh Supernova in this aspect. Some mascaras make my lashes very brittle and frail, but I find Extase is really gentle on them. I can wear this mascara every single day and not have problems with extra lash fallout or weak lashes.
-Nice brush. I know some people complain about the brush but I think it's fabulous. The wave shape allows me to get the inner and outer lashes very easily without smudging product all over as with a normal tapered brush.
-expensive. Very expensive.
Overall, I think if you've got the money then totally go for it. It's a great everyday mascara that performs exactly as advertised. If you want a slighter cheaper mascara, Tarte's Lights Camera Lashes performs very similarly, except it is not as thickening.
Awesome! Amazing! Great mascara really!! I had given up purchasing high end mascaras but ended up giving this a try and falling in love!! This mascara really gives me full lashes and I always get compliments on them when I use this. I love how thick it is and how it builds so easily! I lost my last tube and am dying to get another one on friday when I get paid!
Really like this one. I have medium eyelashes, but this mascara makes them long and curly. You do have to remove excess product in the beginning. However, I had an allergic reaction to it. My eyelids get swollen with this product.
This is a good mascara, but not really any better than what you can get at a drug store. This is not worth the price. I was using The Falsies mascara before this and these wear very similar on me IMO. Sometimes this can start to look borderline clumpy. I will not be buying this again. This one came in a set with 2 small Diorshow mascaras, one of them was Diorshow Iconic which I think I like better.
Amazing volume. I've tried Iconic, loved it, but this one is even better! Iconic gives more definition and a natural look. Extase gives you fat, blacker-than-black lashes. Not super volumizing, but I found since the bumpy brush picks up even the shortest lashes, my fringe looks thicker. Stays on all day, no suggestion of smear or shadow under the eyes, but removes easily. Paired with the Diorshow primer or Lancome lash primer, the results are phenomenal. My lashes look like doll lashes. Wish this wasn't a $35 CAD mascara, but I'll probably buy again and rotate in with my CG lashblast!!
I finally caved in after reading the reviews! There are alot of reviewers on here saying that it clumps, but it doesnt? Far from it! I get nice, long, separated lashes! my lashes are of medium length, not stumpy, but I wouldnt call them long by any means...and this mascara lengthens them better than any mascara I've tried (I've tried alot and probably have spent hundreds of pounds)
get it, you wont regret it.
This is the first non-drugstore brand mascara I have used. I got a deluxe sample from Sephora and have just purchased the full size.
I have been using Careprost (generic for Latisse) and I finally have decent eyelashes. Before the Careprost applying mascara was a joke, nothing could really make a difference.
So basically my review is somewhat jaded, because this is the first mascara I have used since I grew eyelashes. But I love the way my eyelashes look with this mascara, It stays on all day, it doesnt flake, doesn't clump and it comes off easily with just my regular cleanser, I don't need a special eye makeup remover.
Overall I'm very impressed.
I was looking for a mascara and was torn after reading the reviews here regarding whether or not I should purchase. I am really happy I did. I curl my lashes, apply Shiseido mascara base, and then this. It hold curls, lengthens my Asian lashes amazingly, and it doesn't smudge (it barely comes off when I'm taking off makeup at the end of the day, this guy is pretty much waterproof). Perhaps it's the Shiseido mascara base, but I've also used other mascaras on top (both high end and drug store) and this really works well. It's not very volumizing, I agree, but two coats make my lashes look really nice. I don't find it too wet, and I don't have to wipe excess mascara off, so I don't know, maybe I got a good tube. I love that it clicks when you close it properly. Great mascara, but I haven't used it alone so maybe I will do that. I got it recently from Sephora in a Dior mascara set (with two smaller sample ones, one is Diorshow, and I can't remember the other one). Love extase, will definitely repurchase, I think I may like it more than the Diorshow, which I've been using for two years.