This is an exceptional mascara and few people will be disappointed. Amazingly, it curls as well as an eyelash curler and the curl remains all day. However, this means that you really cannot use an eyelash curler with it, or you will look like Betty Boop. It give incredibly long, defined and thick lashes and if you have long or thick lashes to begin with, it will give too fake and theatrical a look for daytime, unless you hold back with the multiple coats.
This is THE ONE mascara for me. God knows how long I've been trying to find the perfect one - I end up disappointed every time but not this time. This mascara has a perfect length for the short eyelashes on the sides and the perfect brush (I heard it's been "engineered" and designed for best results).
The packaging is very pretty in silver but what a hefty price tag! The consistency is very liquid so I had to use it carefully and made sure it dried before putting on the next layer.
The packaging did not mention waterproof but I am very happy with the staying power. I usually do my makeup at about 7 am before work and using the combination of the Dior Forever Range together with this mascara - everything stayed in place until after dinner the same night. The mascara did not smudge or leave black under-eye rings.
I applied about two layers of mascara and I instantly had superb long, thick and soft eyelashes (I have very sparse and thin eyelashes). I so very happy with this product and I even got complimented for having "beautiful bright eyes" by a total stranger at the restaurant that night. Way to go Dior! Keep up the good work.
Oh dear. I'm sad to report that I absolutely LOVE this ridiculously expensive mascara. LOL For reference, my lashes are naturally long, dark (except the tips) and straight. For day to day wear, I look for a mascara that appears natural on me. I don't want too much volume unless it's a special occasion (Chanel Inimitable is nice for this). After curling my lashes with my Elf curler I apply one coat of this and bam - beautiful, long, dark lashes. And miracle of miracles - this mascara really curls! The curl stays put ALL DAY. I have zero issues with smudging or flaking. This is a truly wonderful product. If you want volume, I don't recommend it, but if you want length, curl and definition - you MUST try Diorshow Iconic!
I am not a fan of Diorshow Blackout because of the huge wand which made it difficult for me to apply it to my lashes only - without ruining the eyeshadow on my eyelid! Also, Blackout didn't curl either. But, guess what? I LOVE Diorshow Iconic because of its wand with soft, cleverly-placed bristles: it lengthens and gives amazing curl! It doesn't clump and lasts day&night although it's not waterproof. The lashes are easily coated and they're left soft the touch.
I've got very fine lashes, medium length I guess, which could do with a thickening mascara. Iconic might not thicken like others, but it does so much to my lashes and it looks so classy & dramatic at the same time, that I absolutely love it!
Just as a reference, mascaras that didn't have much effect on me: Maybelline Great Lash, No 7 360, No 7 Great Lash, Estee Lauder Illusionist, Diorshow Blackout. Of all the pre-Diorshow Iconic I ever owned, the one I liked was Clinique for Great Definition Lashes (the one with a comb included in the bristles). In my opinion, it's all in the brush!
So, if you've had similar experiences with me, it's very likely you'll really like Diorshow Iconic.
It's a pain to take off, even with Cleansing Oil. I can't be bothered to use it daily. Combs well ads curl but the colour and texture is minimal
Let me just say that I have tried millions and this mascara is some quality stuff! I bought it yesterday and couldn't wait to try it... and it looked great. My eyelashes were voluminous and long=) What more could a girl ask for? I will keep testing it out though out the week and see if its still my fav.
This mascara is phenomenal. It is quite honestly the best mascara in my arsenal (and I am a self-professed mascara junkie)! I love the well defined comb-like brush; I can really layer this stuff on without worrying about it clumping up and yet my lashes are ridiculously defined, long, luscious, glossy, and remain curled all day! There is absolutely no smudging of flakiness after an entire day's use. I'm hoping a waterproof version comes out because I tend to prefer waterproof mascara but this is more than fine for now. I loved the regular Diorshow, but the Iconic manages to blow it out of the water. My HG!!
Good things about this product: it gives VERY dramatic lashes. Long, thick, dark, and curled. I've never had a "curling" mascara that lifted my eyelashes the way this one does. Clumping is minimal.
Bad things about this product: the formula is kind of sticky and dries very quickly. I like to use a spoolie to fan out my lashes and catch the little blobs that are sometimes left at the lash tips, but this mascara dries so fast that combing through was difficult and pulled out a bunch of my lashes. The thick-barreled wand with sparse rows of short rubber bristles makes for tricky application (to be fair, this might just be a matter of practice). Finally, it smudges a bit under my eyes.
In summary, I'm going to stick with my trusty Definicils for an everyday natural look, but this one will come out at night and for dress-up occasions.
I LOVED IT when i tried in on in sephora. So I made an impulse buy and I still love it, because it holds my curl, defines my lashes, thickens them, lengthens them and whatnot. However, it smudged throughout the day in the hot California weather this week. The smudging was not too bad considering that I'd just danced for an hour and a half and it was really hot. So I'd rebuy....it is a little pricey, but it's good overall. I just wish it didn't smudge.
I'm not loving this mascara at all. It really didn't do anything for my lashes. It didn't hold the curl in my lashes even when I curled my lashes with an eyelash curler. I like the brush but that's about it. For the price, it's going back to the store.