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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara Review

Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara

Normally I try products for at least a week before gathering my thoughts and attempting to string together some sort of cohesive review (the key word is attempt here) but with Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara, three uses was more than enough. In all honesty by the third use I had adopted the why bother mentality as it was that poor in performance and this is coming from a girl who has purchased just about every new Dior release in the last three months.

Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara
Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara

Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara promises to add volume, length and curl to the lashes and boosts "stretch-effect formula" technology. The brush is curved, constructed and made from natural fibres and for what it is worth it really does grip on to the lashes, promotes curl and used with the actual mascara does add additional length. Sounds good huh? Well one light coat and you do have the appearance of long, separated eyelashes that have a natural curl but the effect is very minimal. This may well be some people's tastes especially for day wear but give the mascara 10-15 minutes and it has smudged all over the eye area - my brow bone had black splodges as did my lower eye area. Not cool and I should point out that my eye lids or eye area aren't currently all that oily. Oh and that is not all, if you dare to add a second or third coat Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara clumps like nothing I have ever experienced in the past. It looks cheap, frightful and not at all what I'd expect from a mascara that costs just shy of £25. I should point out that both sets of problems happened on all three instances.

Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara

I do try and look for positives in every product but in this instance I really can't think of all that much to jot down. The packaging is pretty and the brush is a great shape, especially if you have naturally poker straight eyelashes. I do have to wonder if perhaps the Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Waterproof Mascara would perform better but at £24.50 I doubt I'll risk finding out. Basically if you enjoy super clumpy eyelashes with a side of smeared mascara this is the one - otherwise it is best avoided. Sorry Dior.

Dior Diorshow Iconic Curl Mascara £24.50 via House of Fraser - link.
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14 comments:

  1. How disappointing! What a shame you forked out £24.50 on this mascara xx

    Ioanna | www.hearting.co.uk

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  2. I bought this mascara and used it a few times and then had to stop... The mascara was too wet.. It's awful.. Would not recommend it at all.

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  3. I do the same as you with by using a product for week before I review but the Laura Mercier moisture supreme foundation was so horrid I gave up within 3 uses.

    www.katiejaneonline.com

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  4. Phew, disaster averted. I hate clumpy mascara. I don't want to look like I have spider legs growing from my lashes. I do like the idea of a curved brush though. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

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  5. I find that highend mascaras are often disappointing!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  6. They lost me at the name "Iconic Overcurl". Really?

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  7. I agree with Bella that the name is a bit too much, but I for one love this mascara! As with many things, I guess it is such a personal thing. I can't say that I disagree with anything you wrote, I just love the brush, and I love the slightly clumpy volume effect it leaves :) I think it made my monthly faves!

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  8. I've tried this mascara as well and I thought it was just me that experienced the smudging and disliked the overall wetness of the formula.

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  9. Wow, I'm really shocked this turned out as such :( I had such high hopes!
    <3 Fran - www.frannymac.com xx

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  10. This looked so promising, especially the brush shape! Such a shame.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  11. I can rarely justify the purchase of an expensive mascara, I have some pretty great budget alternatives that I really enjoy. I'm sorry you have had a bad experience.

    Becca x

    Becoming Becca

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  12. Wow! I've read so many positive reviews of this mascara and was actually considering buying it, I'm so glad I didn't! Thank you for sharing such an honest review, I'll definitely avoid this one in future.

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  13. I really like this product - it is one of my current everyday mascaras!

    Rebekah | Rebekah Hannah Beauty

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  14. Weird things happened to you with this mascara! It's my favourite high end mascara of all time, I absolutely love it and on me it does all the opposite! It curls in a moment, holds the curl all day and gives my lashes a very beautiful effect: volume and lenght without clumping.

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