Name: Diorshow Iconic Mascara
From Dior’s website:
The new Diorshow Iconic mascara is definitely innovative, offering a spectacular lash curling effect. The incredibly soft elastomer brush features slanted bristles to capture each lash one by one. In one quick stroke, with no special application method necessary, the brush acts like a brushing on lashes.Enriched with a unique lifting formula, Diorshow Iconic sculpts, stretches and curves the lashes with extreme hold and high definition.
What I liked:
- lenghtens, defines and separates lashes but still manages to look natural
- doesn’t smudge
- doesn’t clump
- the packaging
What I didn’t like:
- doesn’t curl
- hard to remove
- the price
I’ve been wanting to try Diorshow Iconic for a long time, but the price tag was putting me off. After all, $35 for a mascara is a lot, what if it doesn’t deliver what it promises? So, when I went to the newsagents and found a magazine that came with a sample of Iconic I just had to buy it!
The mascara comes in a pretty silver tube with the Dior logo embossed all over it. The brush has bristles that are closed together and slanted to grab every single lash (even the little inner ones). Just like Chanel Exceptionnel, you need to twirl the brush as you apply the mascara.
The formula is quite light. A couple of coats will give your lashes amazing lenght, definition and separation, but unlike Exceptionnel, it doesn’t give that false lashes look. Instead it looks very natural. But you need to be careful or your lashes will look spidery, which isn’t good. I have to say that I have mixed feelings about this mascara. While I like the natural looking effect this provides, what I want from a mascara is that dramatic, wow look and this just don’t achieve that. But if you have naturally long-lashes or want great lenght with a natural appearance, this is the perfect mascara for you. And it doesn’t clump at all!
It doesn’t really curl my lashes like it was supposed to do, but it held the curl from my curler all day. And the staying power is amazing too. I’ve worn the mascara for the entire day and didn’t experience any smudges or flakes. It is a bit hard to remove, though.
Overall, Diorshow Iconic is a really good mascara. It separates, defines and lenghten lashes but still manages to look natural. It doesn’t clump, flake nor smudge and it lasts all day. However, it doesn’t curl lashes, is hard to remove and is expensive.