Mixed feelings about this mascara. I really like the look of it on me- shiny, dark pigment, great length and moderate volume. A natural, separated look rather than super dramatic. Worth the price even but as a non-waterproof mascara. It will last through a bit of contact lens eye-watering but with full on tears or splashes it came off in large black specks. Not impressed in the waterproof department therefore 3 stars.
Wow! I'm surprised this mascara is rated so low. I love this stuff! My short, straight Asian lashes really put mascara to the test. My main concern is smudging. I don't like to look as if I've been punched in the face and have black eyes.
This mascara provides a good amount of volume and length, but it's not exactly dramatic. It's my daily wear mascara. The brush is great and the formula doesn't clump, flake, or give the spider legs look. I pick up a few tubes when Sephora has their VIB sales every year. I also use Givenchy Phenomeneyes (my "date night" mascara, better volume than DiorShow Iconic, but can get clumpy) and Cover Girl LashBlast Waterproof (my cheapy backup to the Dior and Givenchy). For removal, I use DHC's cleansing oil. A few gentle massages over the eye area and it's gone.
This has the most amazing brush. It lengthens and separates my lashes really well, so I use it every day. Makeup wipes don't quite get them off, so you probably need to use an oil-based cleanser.
I'm really shocked by the low reviews of this mascara because it is my HG mascara. I hardly ever write reviews but I have been using this mascara for 2 years now and it is the best mascara ever. I have super oily eyelids and all my mascara and eyeshadows end up on the sides of my eyes but not Diorshow Iconic Waterproof. I use the Shisheido eyelash primer with this and honestly it has super powers because the mascara won't budge, smudge, flake or raccoon eye. The price is expensive but it is the only mascara I have found that won't do any of the lovely things listed above. I can't say enough good things about this mascara other than that it is awesome and will definitely change your makeup routine forever!
Most amazing mascara I have ever tried. Looks fantastic with just one coat and lasts all day with no problems. I have it in Blue and Black and LOVE them.
This is ok if you already have volmious lashes, and need separation. Don't expect it to give loads of lashes, and can actually make eyelashes so separated and in line, they may look like less. it's good for first coating, followed by a heavy mascara such as great lash. It was as a gift and I will never purchase
Full marks for not smudging, it really is waterproof, but not a PITA to get off :)
Brush is big but not clumsy, it gets every little hair. I get a fake-eyelash look with this, which I love.
Marks off for the price, because cheaper mascaras can do the same thing...but I love pulling it out of my makeup bag, and using a product that so many rave about! I probably won't buy it again, I'd rather try some other high-end mascaras first to see if they can outperform Diorshow.
I have asian lashes that are straight and thin. i'm picky about my mascaras because of the brushes. "volumizing" mascaras generally get really clumpy on my lashes so i usually consider a mascara based on it's brush. I LOVE this brush. it gets to every one of my lashes without putting a mess on me. it doesn't makes my lashes look thicker while separating them instead of sticking them together.
I like this mascara. It gives lashes a nice boost and volume but not too much. It makes my lashes noticeable and pretty but doesn't make it look like I'm wearing fakies. I don't have any problems with it clumping up, or running. I like it but think it gives the wrong impression through it's name "Diorshow Iconic Extreme". I don't find anything "Iconic" about it. =P
It does its job however and makes my lashes stand out a little more without having to use fake eyelashes. I mix it up between this and Koji's Dolly Wink Volume Mascara, but Diorshow Iconic Extreme has a permanent home in my makeup bag ^_^
Ok, first of all I looove this mascara! But I use it as a basecoat UNDER other formulas. Its very black, and the formula is quite slick and thin compared to other DiorShow mascaras. It has a plastic spiney brush which is great for separation w/o clumps.
I generally don't use it alone even for daytime because its so black. And its a bit expensive for a product that's essentially just a base- so it only gets a 4 rating.
That being said, its amazing what a layer of Iconic will do under my other mascaras when I want full on drama. It thickens, lenghtens, volumizes, darkens and increases the staying power of every single brand I've used it under!
Plus, it keeps my thicker formulas from clumping up because instead of having to do multiple coats, I just do a quick swipe of Iconic and a quick swipe of the thicker stuff (right now its Lancome Hypnose Volume, YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils or Too Faced Size Queen- all of which start to clump when I do multiple coats).
Voila! Quick, clump free DRAMATIC lashes. Will not be without this even though its pricey b/c I can use less of my other brands and it also takes very little of the Iconic to get the job done. So for that reason its a good value for me.