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.
I'm not impressed. It is not a mascara worth $28+tax. It gives "some" volume and length, a very natural look. It straighten my lashes if I don't blow dry the applicator a little bit before applying which is really annoying. However, it keeps the curled lashes in place and the glossy black look for over 14hrs, no smudging, no irritation, it got some credits for that (overall rating 3). There are lots mascara out that can do the same. Every time I use this, I feel like I am paying extra $15 for the brand "Dior" instead of the mascara.
My HG mascara.
I use an eyelash curler beforehand and then apply and it makes my eyelashed CRAZY big!
The mascara also stays put throughout the whole day *and i use the non-waterproof one!*
So disappointed with this by mid morning had big black smudges above and below my eyes and had been nowhere near water! Rubbish!!! Do not waste your money
This mascara is not waterproof. I have a very active lifestyle and it always leaves smears under my eyes as opposed to other waterproof mascaras. It does hold curl somewhat well but doesn't separate my lashes the way that I'd expect it to. It seems to gather a few lashes in clumps giving apre spider look. It's easy to remove from lashes but a real pain to remove from under your eye when the waterproof functionality fails and your out-n-about. It will be a long while until I try Dior mascara again.