Friday, May 22, 2015

New 2015 Dior Diorshow Mascara with Lash Extension Effect in "090 Pro Black": Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: Product featured was provided for review.
Ever since its launch in 2002, the Dior Diorshow Mascara has reached holy grail status and after more than a decade, Dior is reinventing the mascara to make it even better. With this update, Dior is incorporating an anti-drying Air-Lock system that keeps the mascara from drying out and lash-extending microfibers to add extra volume and lengthen. So to see some swatches and my thoughts on this new mascara, click......
The new Diorshow features a special valve and a longer "skirt" (the distance between the product and the opening of the tube), both of which help keep air out of the mascara, allowing them to last longer without drying out. I throw away my mascaras long before they dry out, but I still appreciate these new implements.
The mascara comes with quite a large bristle wand that I find way too big for my small Asian eyes/lashes. It's challenging to apply a nice smooth stroke from root to tip because the wand is just too unwieldy.
I've never tried the original Diorshow so I won't be able to make any comparisons. Nevertheless, let's get into my review. This mascara is volumizing, but it's slightly clumpy. The clumpiness is mostly due to the large wand that makes it hard to smoothly apply the mascara. The microfibers in the formulation are hardly noticeable, I can see some on the wand, but not many actually transferred onto the lashes. The biggest downfall, though, is that the formulation weighed down my lashes almost immediately after application. I also found the wear a bit smudge-prone and flakey.
Left: Bare lashes, curled with eyelash curler; Right: Two coats of the Diorshow Mascara in 090 Pro Black
I know I'm a tough critic when it comes to mascaras. But when you have short, sparse, thin, and straight lashes like me, you have many more needs. Unfortunately, the new Diorshow Mascara didn't work out for me. I found the wand way too large for my small eyes and the formulation immediately weighed down my curls. With all that said though, if you have decent lashes, this mascara will probably work much better for you than it did for me.

The reformulated Diorshow will be available at Dior counters nationwide starting June 2015.