Christian Dior • Diorshow Mascara in Plum (LE) • Mascara
|Would buy this product again.||64%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I have green eyes and this mascara is melt the heart sexy when I wear it over the top of the primer. You don't really register that it is purple/plum, you just know that it is nice.
The plum colour gives a really full lucious look whereas the black in comparison looks a little flat or lacking.
I don't wear a lot of make up so this is perfect for a great,.look without being loud.
The thing I was looking for in a mascara was full lashes and length and curl. I have sensitve eyes that water sometimes so It had to stay in place.As well my upper eye area rests on my lashes and the oil usally smears masacara in an instant.
No only did I get it all...this masacara,was SO LIGHT to wear and didn't budge even when my eyes watered in the air condtioning and I rubbed them.
Best mascara I have ever worn. NOTE; the primer really did double the volume it wasn't as showy without the primer on first. Plus it is white so it really makes the plum do its job nicely..
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I'm not a huge fan of the normal black DiorShow, but I absolutely stocked up on this! I have green eyes, and using this makes them look even greener and brighter. It's really hard to tell WHY, if you don't know I have on plum-colored mascara - they just look fantastic. Only in really bright or certain lighting can you see the purple tint. I love love love this mascara!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I would give this 2 1/2 lippies. Like others, I bought this on sale at Sephora for $13 CAD. I absolutely love Diorshow Blackout which is one of my favorite mascaras. I thought this would be the same. First off, the plum color does not show up at all on my soft black lashes. No biggie as I just wanted thick and dark lashes. However, the brush on the regular Diorshow is different than Diorshow Blackout. The bristles are more dense which do not coat sparse short lashes well. When I touch the brush to my lashes, the dense bristles push away my lashes instead of letting them fall in between the bristles. Not good.
I'm not sure if they were clearing out old bottles but the formula was also much drier than the original Blackout and did not coat my lashes. For $13 I could've bought a better drugstore mascara. Diorshow Blackout is much better than this!! My HG mascara for sparse asian lashes is still Bourjois Volume Clubbing mascara.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Got this on sale at Sephora and it is awesome! I loved it so much that I went back just to buy another one for back-ups:) No clumps, great definition, lengthens, plus it smells amazing! You really can't ask more for a mascara. Other people said that it doesn't show up on their lashes very well but I honestly didn't have a problem with that. I never knew what the big deal with Diorshow was but now that I've tried it I am in love!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I really like this. The plum makes my green eyes pop, but the color isn't so in-your-face that it's clear that it's plum mascara making my eyes stand out. I got this on sale for over half off (!) at Sephora, so I stocked up on a couple tubes. It's nice for a "no makeup" makeup day, or added to the tips of lashes that already have a black mascara base for a subtle pop. On the bottom lashes, it can sometimes make my eyes look like I have a cold, like that swollen, irritated look, which is definitely not sexy - but this only happens if I rub my eyes or am careless applying it. Overall I'd recommend it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this for full price and for full price - I wouldn't puschase again ... BUT I would for $10. Anyways, on to the review: the plum color looks vivid on the want but barely shows up on my dark brown lashes. I purchased the color bc its supposed to make brown eyes stand out, but it makes no difference, so I should have gotten black. As another user said, the formula seems a bit dry which makes me have a fear of lash brakeage - though I've not had a noticable problem with that. The wand is pretty large so its kind of hard to get on stumpy bottom lashes (I don't even try) and short ones on the inside corners on the top. Luckily, the wand doesn't get TOO big of a clump on the end of the wand so that helps avoid getting a clump on the inside corners of your eyes. On the lashes, the mascara seperates, lengthens and curls slightly. It ends up looking very natural on me (definately longer and more defined, but nothing worthy of wearing out at night). The formula hasn't left a clump on. My lashes yet. Overall, great for daytime - but overpriced if more than about 13
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I WOULD buy this again, if it were at the same price ;)
Diorshow for $13...the best deal I think i've ever gotten for a mascara as good as this. I'm a diehard Diorshow mascara fan - lancome, badgal, clinique, elizabeth arden...they just don't match up! I got this in the plum colour - in the bottle it looks like a mauve-purplish colour, but on my lashes it hardly shows up. If you're in bright sunlight, it just ends up looking brown, but maybe that's just because my lashes are already black to begin with.
This mascara does everything - lengthen, define, volumize, and it curls, and KEEPS the curl (i use shu uemura's eyelash curler, again, the best curler ever)! All for just over the price of a wal-mart mascara, when it should have been three times as expensive! I love you, Sephora! And also, no clumps, unless you overdose on the mascara - yes, I've tried that to see how clumpy it would get, but my Sephora professionnel eyelash comb gets rid of all that, real fast. Again, diorshow is the best ;D
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I'm a brunette, and this mascara DOES show up as plum on my lashes. I'm a huge fan of DiorShow, but it's just too expensive to stock up on year-round, so I have been repurchasing the plum DiorShow every Fall - a very lovely autumnal shade! I usually wear this with a smudgey grey liner, or with brown liner - I think it stands out well with these. The mascara itself is volumizing and decent at lengthening, It doesn't clump on me. I love the brush, I much prefer this to CoverGirl Lashblast. I love DiorShow, and I would buy it all the time if it wasn't so expensive. I think the plum shade makes my lashes stand out more, it gives a little unexpected pop
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
sephora had an amazing deal on this stuff($10) so i caved and bought it. i'm not wowed by this product, it doesn't deliver how i expected it to. the purple does not show up at all, however this does look really natural on me(surprisingly). it's not as harsh as black, but not as soft as brown. it does make the green in my eyes pop.
doesn't flake or smudge, good separation, easy to remove.
not purple! no drama.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I would rate this 3 and a half but I'm keeping it at 4 because I dont think its a bad mascara, I'm just not impressed by it. I think Diorshow is very drying. I tried the black one and just felt that the brush and the formula was too dry to sweep across my lashes I guess its suppose to provide a natural tinted look, I enjoy volume and length in my mascaras and this doesnt do much for me. This however is in a pretty plum color which looks more brown on me, its still nice looking and not as harsh as black, perfect for when I'm wearing brown eyeliner. Being $10 was a steal and thank you Sephora for letting us try high end cosmetics for drugstore prices. I will finish it up, and probably wont repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
First, I put on Estee Lauder Projectionist Brown Mascara, because I was in a hurry, and it never does me wrong. Then I applied Diorshow Plum Mascara, and my eyelashes grew longer and longer. It got every single eyelash in all the corners and it didn't clump or smudge at all. Then I put it on my bottom lashes and it looked like I had false eyelashes on, they looked so long.
Too bad I was going to a lecture tonight, instead of dancing or something. The bf said, wow, look at those blue eyes. I was not really want that much va-voom, but wow did it work.
The Dior Rep was at Sephora's yesterday,and she just sort of grabbed me and gave me a makeover, so of course, I bought it. It was on special for $10. I had heard the idea that plum makes blue eyes look bluer from a makeover from Benefit, but i wasn't too impressed with their mascara. I guess a redhead would always shy away from plum, because my natural red eyelashes create an unsightly "red eye" look with the little space that doesn't get covered. But because the Dior Girl showed me how to draw on the inside of my lid with their crayon eyeliner that problem was solved. Of course, I bought the Dior Pencil too. How amazed was I that I was able to recreate the look tonight in a big hurry.
I don't know why my Diorshow in black is so unreliable with the smudging, possibly as it is on week 5 and it's not fresh anymore. Anyway, this stuff is the bomb.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This product is my first try with the highly vaunted Diorshow mascara. I avoided buying the black because it was SO praised. But when I saw the color, plum, I went for it. My eyes are blue with lavender specks, and my lashes are, like my hair, blonde, so the color is always a good choice for me. I used it today and it was very pretty. Not fabulous, but a very good complement to a Dior palette I used with it (pinks and taupes). The color is truly plum, and looks plum on my lashes probably because my lashes are fair. The trick with colored mascara is to choose a color to complement the lashes as well as the eye color. Dark-haired gals will not like using it because their dark lashes make the color appear darker.
My complaint with this mascara is the brush. It is large (I call it a "gorilla") but does not define nearly as much as it should. I also use the Stila Major Major lash mascara (also a gorilla brush) and that brush lifts and defines much better for much less. I'll probably buy this mascara again as the quality is high (no stink, no gloppiness) but I must say that a colored mascara is always a luxury buy, not a HG, so Christian Dior made a good mascara for that purpose.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this since my other tube of Diorshow had run out and I wanted to try this plum color. I have hazel eyes, and I've always wanted to try a purple mascara to see if it made a difference in bringing out my eye color. I agree with the reviewer below that you can't see a difference. It just looks black to me. Maybe in certain lights the plum may be visible, but I haven't seen it yet. Since I needed new mascara anyway, I don't care that I bought purple, but next time, I would not repurchase this color.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I got a small sample tube of Diorshow mascara in Black with my Dior Moonlight eyeshadow quint and loved it and I've been toying with the idea of trying a colored mascara for a while now, so when I saw that the Diorshow mascara came in Plum I had to try it.
In the tube, Plum is a deep violet edging towards eggplant. If I spread it on the back of my hand, it comes off as a very deep violet purple, very close to a true eggplant shade. But on my lashes (which are medium to dark brown) it looks like a standard black shadow but maybe a smidge less harsh. It was a little disappointing because I was dreaming of beautiful, rich purple lashes that would look sexy but not overdone and got...black or near black. But since I was going to get a full-size tube of Diorshow in black anyway, it's a keeper.
It's possible that if I got more product on my lashes (my tube seems fairly dry and doesn't drag much mascara out when the brush is removed, but that's more or less true of my other Diorshow mascaras, so I don't think I have a defective tube necessarily) I'd get more color payoff, but I doubt it.
Like the other shades of Diorshow, Plum has the signature, ginormous brush that makes it nearly impossible to use if you have small eyes or tight corners. It also has the strong rose scent (thanks to Dior's decision to make Diorshow more luxe--or something, I'm not really sure WHY they felt the need to do this; who's going to be smelling their eyelashes, anyway?--by adding fragrance to the formula), which can potentially irritate sensitive or allergic eyes. Luckily, neither one is an issue for me in spite of having eye allergies to other things. Diorshow leaves my lashes soft and natural looking but defined and lengthened (I have long lashes to begin with, but Diorshow makes them longer). I don't get any real volume, which is okay because that's not the look I prefer.
PROS: (1) no clumping, smearing or streaking; (2) very smooth coverage; (3) left my lashes very soft; (4) lots of length.
CONS: (1) huge brush will be too big for those with small eyes; (2) fragrance can irritate eyes; (3) expensive; (4) doesn't show up as a true purple on me; instead I get a shade almost indistinguishable from black.