Review of Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara by AntiqueGlitter
The hype revolved around this mascara is somewhat false. I will agree that Diorshow a great mascara, but only to an extent. There's only so much that $25 can buy you, so based on all the hype and its pricing factors, I didn't expect much, based on my previous bad experience with hyped, expensive products.
I can say that Diorshow was a--what do old-fashioned people call it?--"pleasant surprise". It gave adequate volume and substantial length. The first coat was mainly volume, second coat added more volume and length, third coat added more length, fourth coat clumped, fifth coat really clumped. So, after using an eyelash comb to comb out those nasty clumps from the excess coats, my lashes were long, full, and--wait for it--curled. Whaaa...? NEVER have I used a mascara that curled my lashes, so this is a first. That said, it doesn't curl my lashes to the capabilities of an eyelash curler, but it does give my lashes some lift.
Its wear time is the same as any other washable mascara, and it doesn't smudge or flake.
I should also note that it does have noticable fragrance in it, so if your eyes are sensitive to such things, you may want to stray away. The scent is only noticeable during application, though.
I prefer to pair this with the Diorshow Maximizer, a mascara primer that delivers UNBELIEVABLE length and curl. (I have a separate review for the Diorshow Maximizer.) Diorshow with the Maximizer gives me huge, gorgeous lashes that's impossible for me to achieve with other mascaras, without an eyelash curler.
It's somewhat pricey at $25, but I think if you're a big mascara junkie like I am, the price isn't too bad.
Would I repurchase? Not sure, but I probably would, should I have the spare money. I'm DEFINITELY going to purchase it in Azure Blue, though.