Mascara Series Part 8: Dior Diorshow Iconic High Definition Lash Curler Mascara: Review and Photos

August 27, 2008
Dior ‘Diorshow’ Iconic Mascara (High Definition Lash Curler Mascara)-$27

Has a mascara ever called to you? No I’m not crazy–but this one definitely did!!

From the box: “Diorshow Iconic is the all-in-one tool for total lash perfection. Two Dior innovations join forces to reveal truly iconic eyes:

  • the exclusive Oblique brush features soft silicone bristles specially designed to curl every lash,
  • the Lift Model complex, inspired by the composition of hair sprays, features unique coating and setting properties for optimal hold.”

The exclusive Oblique brush

The Packaging: I love the silver tube with the Dior logo etched around it–very chic. My one minor complaint was that, unlike my YSL mascaras, the tube doesn’t snap into place when it’s fully closed.

The Brush: The closely-spaced bristles remind me of my beloved YSL Everlong (review here) which is one of my favorites. Using my Everlong, I could literally apply 10 coats, achieve amazing length and never see a simple clump. Diorshow Iconic’s Oblique brush does something similar. The bristles wrap around the brush at an angle, so that each lash is pulled and extended, plus the fact that they’re close together means great definition and no clumping.


The Formula: A little wet for my taste, but not to the point that it’s difficult to work with (think Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes which would never quite dry on me). I know this is touted as a curling mascara, and while it does create some natural curl, I can’t say it does an amazing job locking in and holding my curl. However, it does provide amazing length, definition, and separation with only a coat or two. Additional coats make for pretty good volume, but if you get too heavy-handed it can get slightly clumpy. As for smudging, the longest I’ve worn this for is 15 hours, and at the end of the day I noticed the tiniest bit of smudging under the eyes, but not enough to bother me.




Verdict: Diorshow Iconic is a winner! Overall, I LOVE this mascara and for me its a drastic improvement on the original Diorshow, which I wasn’t impressed with at all (partially because it irritated my eyes–but even i fit hadn’t it didn’t do much for me). If I had to compare the two, I’d say the Iconic gives better length, volume, and definition, since the original was just mediocre all around (for me–I know a lot of you love it!). Iconic is quickly becoming one of my favorite mascaras–go check it out for yourself!

RATING: 4.5/5

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Read Parts 1-7 of the Mascara Series here!

2 Responses to “Mascara Series Part 8: Dior Diorshow Iconic High Definition Lash Curler Mascara: Review and Photos”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Jen,THANK YOU.I've been searching for a *mascara* blogger for sooo long. I stumbled across your page and I couldn't believe it, a mascara fanatic , who reviewed the most popular mascaras!Okay I bet I sound like im overreacting but I cannot thank you enough for all your reviews. I've read all of them already.Thank you so much for being a mascara junkie=)and blogging about it too!

  2. *Jen* Says:

    Hey Anonymous!Awww thank you so much for your sweet comment! I haven't made any additions to the mascara series in waaaay too long (partially because I've just been too lazy to review many of the new mascaras I've tried lately) but I promise to have more additions coming soon!

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