This mascara really works wonders, it makes you eyelashes sooooo long and voluminous without the clumps. You could just add layer over layer and no clumping. This mascara is the best, except it's quite pricey but it's totally worth it.
My name is Kali and I am a chronic cosmetic buyer. I have tried so much makeup and mascara especially. This is my HG mascara. I don't use that lightly. I'm not saying I'll never stray because God knows I will, but this is really nice. I wasn't sure about it's cult status and didn't want to pay for the name. So I waited and waited to try it. The sample duo at sephora is around $20. I will not pay that for samples I'm not even sure I'll like, especially when a full-size tube is only $5 more! Then one magical day I saw sephora had a special edition color full-size diorshow mascara for $15 and on top of that I had a coupon AND free shipping. I saw my window and jumped out of it and landed on the cloud that is this mascara. This gives my lashes curl (I never curl them) volume and length. Bonus: it doesn't irritate my contacts. It does smudge just slightly under my eyes, but I prefer that to flaking because of my contacts. I also rub my eyes a lot (full knuckle in eye socket rubbing) and even after, if I wipe under my eyes the mascara looks defined and nice. No lie. Truly impressive. Others that don't hold up to this: YSL faux cils, Smashbox Hyperlash, Benefit They're Real!, and any Clinique mascara, Lancome's are okay. I still need to try Eyes to Kill and SmokeyLash.
Really wet, overpriced, can't hold a curl and clumps easily...Disappointing....This mascara is all HYPE
Love Love Love this Mascara!!! Ive been using it for at least 4 years and sometimes I venture out and buy the latest mascara and end up being dissapointed. As soon as I go back to using Diorshow I get so many compliments. Def HG for me! I have really sensitive skin and my eyes water when irritated but never with this mascara and it just so versatile. Last me all day and doesn't clump and no flakes!
All in all not a bad mascara just does not bring to the party what I am looking for especially for the price. All it does is slightly darken my eyelashes no lengthing no volumizing no WOW.
I have been using this product for years and it was my go to mascara until i came across YSL Faux Cils. I have thick lashes and I must say this makes them look more full and gives them great volume, it only takes about 1 or 2 coats to achieve that look for me. Some people complain that it takes more than that, the packaging itself says build-able volume(gotta read people), because some people may require more than 1 coat because everyone has different lashes. It does tend to be dry but i never find it clumpy, i use the waterproof version now, I've used both, honestly never had a complaint. The black out version of diorshow is prob the best.Ived used them all, and i don't think you can go wrong with any of them.
A few years ago when I used the diorshow mascara I didn't find it very heavy but my more recently purchased diorshow seemed to weigh down my straight Asian lashes and didn't hold the curl very well. I find it a little clumpy and can flake sometimes. I generally use it as a second coat mascara after a basic mascara underneath as this seems to help with holding a curl. It adds a lot of drama to my eyelashes but is a little expensive for what it does.
I generally take mascara reviews with a huge grain of salt, and I don't really like to review them. Mascara is nearly as personal as perfume. Your natural body chemistry plus the types of scents you enjoy and find appropriate for your daily life will dictate whether a perfume is "good" or "bad." Same concept here. Everyone is searching for something different, and it really depends on your desired look, as well as how your lashes are naturally.
However, because Diorshow is one of the most popular, raved about mascaras ever, I figured I'd review this one in the name of giving some advice. Hopefully this will help someone out there. I'm not a beauty editor or a makeup SA. I'm just a girl who has spent what feels like her whole life since age 13 looking for the perfect mascara. Whenever you read or review mascaras, it's my belief that there are 3 key elements everyone should take into consideration.
1. The reviewer's natural lashes: When I was little, my lashes were super thick and long. As I've aged, they've thinned out. They're still pretty; fairly long and the outer lashes have a nice curl. But my quest has always been to get that lush doll look back.
2. The reviewer's eye shape: I have large, Bette Davis-shaped eyes. This is the key element that many, many girls leave out when they give a review. However, I can almost always spot the girls with smaller or more narrow eyes by their complaints of large brushes. IF YOU HAVE SMALL EYES, DO NOT PURCHASE THIS MASCARA! The brush is not going to make you happy. For girls with that eye shape, I would delve into Lancome's offerings, as I know that they have a lot of various brush shapes and sizes to choose from. I believe Defincils, for example, has a smaller brush. Dior's tend to be quite oversized. If you have average to large eyes, go for the Dior.
3. The look the reviewer is going for: Sophisticated drama for daytime looks, graduate classes, and low key nights out. When I want full-force, over the top drama, I go for Diorshow Blackout, which is another review altogether. (Quick take: False lashes in a tube!)
Given all those elements, here is my Diorshow review. Again, take it with a grain of salt, as we may or may not match up on the factors listed above.
I love this mascara! For a while I was using Bare Escentuals Flawless Definition Volumizing. When I switched to Diorshow, I realized what I was missing in my daily looks: Feathery, natural-ish looking lashes that are sexy yet ladylike. I look like I was born with a fantastic set of lashes when I use 1 - 2 coats of Diorshow. The look is always pin-up girl, but never too outrageous to the point of distraction. I feel comfortable wearing this to grad school classes where I'm expected to look semi-professional. This does the job, but at the same time it adds a touch of glamour, and allows me to look and feel like, well, me.
Yes, the formula's a bit dry. To me, that's one of the best things about it. It dries fast but it never looks hard or crusty. The lashes are still soft. Not as soft as the BE, but then again the BE never offered this much volume either. The oversized brush is, for me, easy to use and convenient for my eye shape. The only real downfall to this mascara is that sometimes I need to curl my lashes again afterward. However, I've always broken that beauty rule about only curling your lashes before mascara; I've always thought it looked better to do it after. I never have lashes break and I don't really lose many, so I'm comfortable doing this step after applying Diorshow. I should also add that I've never found a mascara that really curls my lashes uniformly.
All in all, I love this mascara. It plays well with others (hint: Layer a coat of this under Blackout and throw all your falsies away forever!) and looks incredible without a primer. I don't care for the price, but $24.50 for a tube that lasts 3 - 4 months isn't terrible. If you don't mind paying a bit more for this type of product, I cheerfully suggest going for it!
I have long lashes, and they are pretty thick, so two coats of mascara usually looks pretty dramatic, which I want. I put on the first coat of this, and you couldn't even tell I had mascara on. It feels VERY dry and the HUGE brush makes it difficult to coat edge lashes. Somehow during application I got spots of mascara on my lid, which doesn't happen. It's like it flaked off the brush.
I needed 5 COATS of this for the look I wanted. Cheap drugstore mascara gives me better results than this.
I love this mascara. I have average lash lengths but this makes them look so long but still natural. I use it everyday and have no issues with smudging or flaking as some members have posted. I do get racoon eyes after a shower but not a biggie as I just use an eye makeup remover as you would anyway. Worth the big bucks definately!