I caved.I admit defeat.I held out for nearly 6-(count em,6!) years being a member here without sampling the luxurious wares of the iconic beauty product that is DiorShow.So picture this-Sicily,2007.(Just kidding)-no,instead a lemming paused in deep thought on a wobbly diving board,weighing the pros and cons of leaping to its ultimate demise.Then comes a strong wind and mother nature makes its decision for it,sending it tumbling 'head over teakettle' as Downeastern Mainers are fond of saying-(it's a Maine thing; you wouldn't understand.)
For me, I needed that extra to get free shipping from Sephora,you know how that is .At any rate, I digress! Verdict-none too shabby. Does indeed give volume and length to my puny blondish lashes, and holds a curl rather well.I'm not fond of the "natural" eyelash look; I have none,so it's like the equivalent of a radical breast enhancement for me, I go ALL out. I've not tried this with my Lancome cils booster but I am eager to see the results with it.
My gripes are as follows-the price.EEP. Over $20 for something I'm going to toss in 3 mos makes my wallet cry,so this is going to be a once in a while for a treat mascara.
The brush,while attractive in its design, is a bit unwieldy. This will take some getting used to.
I did notice some smudging, which for a w/p mascara seems ironic(don't you think).
As for the pros, I listed some previously,and the packaging is just so luxe. I also like that rose scent-I wear rose day cream too and the scent is so comforting to me.
Imo, the cheaper version of this mascara is Lash Blast; similar effects yet LB is a mite more subtle (you get what you pay for).
So I'm going to drive this into the ground and get my $'s worth,and bat my rose scented,defined and voluptuous lashes until that happens.
I love this mascara! i bought the waterproof version because my eyes tears easily, and i've tried any brand from maybelline,loreal, and VOV, lancome,no one works! but diorshow waterproof is works well for me, no smudge at all after 8hours, even when i cried because my contact lens was split into a pieces.
the only problem is the comb, it's too big for my short-straight eyelashes. and it is too pricey for a bottle of mascara, but it is DIOR,so..i don't give a damn..LOL!
The results is like a magic...define my eyelashes, give a volume and makes my eyelashes looks much longer. it doesn't smudge at all compare to maxx factor volume couture. i would defenitely buy again..
I thought I'd try it cause I tried Diorshow regular. This smudged MORE than the non-waterproof version and it didn't really fatten my lashes as the other kind did. It is so hard to wash off even with eye makeup remover and double face washings.
Typically I don't like my mascara to be obvious (I usually wear Clinique Naturally Glossy) - but for my wedding I wanted more drama and, of course, waterproof. After hearing so many raves about Diorshow, I thought, well, the waterproof version, how different can it be?
Ugh. Different. Yes, it defines and separates and gives my lashes beautiful length and volume without clumping or giving me that dreaded 'spider eyes' look. However, it smudges like a sonofagun. Ridiculously, appallingly dark and obvious smudges beneath my eyes. The hugeness of the brush is another drawback - it makes it difficult to emphasize the corners of your eyes without it getting onto your skin. If it does get onto your skin it's insanely difficult to remove - yet it smudges. How? Why? How? I don't know, but I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.
This is a great mascara for providing full, thick lashes, but it's just way too expensive for a product that needs to be replaced every quarter. I get the same results from Max Factor's Volume Couture for a fraction of the cost. Just not worth repurchasing after doing the math.
I love this product! I've gotten SO many compliments on my lashes. They almost look fake, and mine are pretty sparce. I didn't find it overly clumpy, which is a problem I've had with most mascaras I've used. Fairly expensive, but well worth the price in my eyes.
UPDATE: I stuck with this, purchased another tube, and am now hooked! Once I got used to the larger brush, I realized that this didn't make my lashes as dry/brittle as the L'Oreal, and therefore doesn't flake like the L'Oreal did. Both are equal for "waterproof-ness". I'm a convert and am upping to 5 lippies.
Long time fan of L'Oreal Voluminous Waterproof mascara, but tried this due to the hype.
PROs: Seems to last as long as L'Oreal for me, good staying power; nice and dark, only 1 coat needed, lengthens, does dry out lashes as much as L'Oreal.
CONs: Large brush is very unweildy, too expensive, can be a little clumpy.
If the price was comperable to L'Oreal, I'd prefer the DiorShow, but it's not so I'll stay with L'Oreal.
I don't see what the hype about this product is. Too pricey for what it doesn't do entirely. Granted, it does make my lashes look longer and adds a bit more volume (I love how after adding a few coats I look like I have falsies on!) BUT the biggest thing I was hoping for was that it would be waterproof. It is, but around 4-5 hours later I have racoon eyes and everything is smudgy. I guess after I finish the tube I will go back to my CG Lash Exact - at least that one stays put! (Even after I forget I am wearing mascara and rub my eyes..)
I was disspointed with this mascara! After all the hype about it it I decided to try it! I love waterproof formulas so i decided to go with diorshow waterproof mascara in Black.. It weighed my lashes down and did not create any volume. Its expensive and It did not work for me. I preffer Max factor Volume Couture (waterproof) in rick black. It works way better and its only 6-7 dollars at the drugstore.
This has been my favorite mascara for a while now. I started using big-brush mascaras with Benefit badgal but that stuff always gave me raccoon eyes so I switched to Diorshow. The regular diorshow mascara smudges pretty easily. Unfortunately this one isn't much better. It doesn't smudge for me until I've been wearing it all day and into the evening, but it will smudge after a work out or a nap. But this is the best mascara I've tried for making my lashes look thicker and longer.