January 4, 2012

DiorShow Iconic Mascara Is Disappointing

I don't ever like to bad mouth companie's products because I know they are probably the culmination of someone's hard work and ideas.  However, as a beauty blogger of cosmetic products, and a woman/mother whose hard earned dollar must be spent wisely, I feel I have to be honest about much hyped products and as to whether they actually deserve the hype.  In walks another Dior mascara...

{My sad and disappointed face over my $$ DiorShow Iconic mascara}

DiorShow gets lots of love in all of the fashion and beauty mags and over the internet.  I've bought Blackout and the original DiorShow, and were just kinda ho-hum about them both.  But I'm a sucker for marketing and Sephora employees who "urge" me to try another one, the DiorShow Iconic in waterproof.  I mean, its got the word iconic in it which basically means "representative of art"- so why wouldn't I want my lashes to look like art??!  Unfortunately for my 30 bucks with tax, it did not perform any better than my favorite drugstore mascara (ah hem, Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume).

{My BEFORE any mascara picture}

{My AFTER DiorShow Iconic picture- 2 layers applied.  After 7 hours of wear as well}

{Close up of the wand in case you were wondering}

My overall take and rating of this expensive mascara.  I would give it a 6.5 out of 10.  
  • For $28 bucks a tube, I expect great things.  This gave me mediocre things.  
  • The only saving grace about it, is that due to its waterproof nature, it kept my lashes curled and did not smudge during the day.  
  • Other than that, it actually did slightly clump (which they taught doesn't happen due to nature of the brush design) and 
  • Did not really lengthen or fatten my lashes, just made them blacker.

So what do you think about the much hyped Dior mascaras??  Am I crazy and do my lashes just dis-like Dior- or do you find drugstore mascara trumps Dior?? Sound off lash ladies!!


aamugirl said...

I have not tried any Dior mascaras but I don't think any of the expensive mascaras are worth the price. Lancome mascaras are wack and Fresh mascaras don't do anything different from drugstore brands. I think drugstore brands the best.

Sabrina said...

You write a great thorough review. I'm not really one for mascara (I have unfortunate stubby, non-curly Asian eyelashes), but I must admit that it didn't look like the product did wonders for your (already amazing) lashes. Cheaper drugstore brands, it is!


Stephanie said...

I haven't tried the Iconic but I have a sample size tube...looks like I will be passing that one on to a friend! Personally, Xstase is my all time favorite mascara from Dior & in my top 3 all time favorite mascaras. After using Xstase none of the drugstore brands seem to compare.

Tulips & Tulle said...

Good to know - thanks! Try Clinique's High Impact or High Lengths. I used to work for Clinique and haven't found anything that beats it!

IamAlisonM said...

I tried Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes and was terribly disappointed. Since then, I've only purchased drugstore. Keep in mind that we buy mascara more often than our other makeup products so if the SA gets you hooked on one, the store is earning more money than if she suggested a non-mascara product. If you're looking for volume, have you tried Maybelline Colossal? I've used it for years! Waterproof is best because it doesn't have that bizarre rose petal smell :) P.S. Do they take returns? Tell them you were talked into it and it really wasn't worth the hype. Get your money back!

Melanie P said...

Definitely get your money back. They will always take stuff back. Diorshow Blackout is my absolute all time holy grail favorite mascara. But I think the issue is that everyone's lashes are so different - it makes sense, right - our hair and skin are totally different too.....so why do we all expect that 1 amazing mascara will work for everyone? People love Lancome and it's never done a thing for me! (Same with their eye makeup remover, why do people love that stuff?!)

To each his own I guess! Expensive journey, though, finding which one works best for you!!

The Outfit of the day said...

I can't say much about mascaras, I hardly ever wear make up, however this finished today, I got so inspired from your posts and I am looking forward to seeing more from you. Thanks! Followed.

JennySue said...

@aamugirl- I would have to agree with you on this statement. I've used some really good dept store ones, but none that outdo my L'Oreal Voluminous or Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume
@Sabrina-Glad it was thorough enough for you! Yeh, I mean the lashes looked okay, but not $30 worth of okay, I want "Oh Yay!!"
@Stephanie- well now Xstase I have not tried, so maybe I shouldn't count out Dior just yet is what you're saying?? Thanks so much for the heads up!
@Tulips & Tulle-Clinique, really?? Okay then!! I'm sure theirs are not 30 bucks so I wouldn't mind giving them a try- thanks girl!

JennySue said...

@IamAlison-very good points you make. I have tried the Colossal and it was just okay for me, but everyone has different lash issues that need taken care of, so I know what works for one lash line (or doesn't) could do the opposite for the next. I really do like the tarte one you speak of, have had it twice now.
@MelanieP- you hit the nail on the head for sure- different strokes for different folks I guess!! After all this talk, I should totally return this stuff.
@Theoutfitoftheday- glad I could be of inspiration!! Yes keep coming back and hopefully I will have some entertaining/informative stuff for you to enjoy! I will check you out as well! Thanks for stopping by.

Jayme and Mendi said...

We just found your blog while looking through Danielle Moss' portfolio. We're thrilled that we just put down our deposit today for a custom blog desisn by Danielle. We can't wait to see what she has in store for us!

In regards to beauty products, we gotta keep it "real" so thanks for the honest review. We can relate to the disappointment of a product that has been hyped to no end only to be a big let down. ;(

We're now following your blog & we'd love for you to visit ours sometime. Be sure to drop us a comment if you do!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Amy said...

I tried one Dior mascara, Extase, and was really disappointed. My favorite mascara, by far, is Benefit's They're Real. I'm on my second tube- love, love, love it. I tried Lancome's Doll Lashes too, and didn't like that either. I prefer the plastic bristle wands vs the traditional wands- but I know some people really dislike them. Thanks for the review. I've been wondering if my Extase experience was a fluke, and Iconic always gets such wonderful reviews.

Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

I so agree with you 100%! Not worth the money or hype.
And I LOVE your sad face! Made me laugh!

Beth said...

Hi Jenny Sue! Visiting your blog for the first time and I like it! Can't wait to learn exciting makeup tips. Also, I think you did a mutual friend's wedding makeup, Laura Avery from Athens. Small world!

JennySue said...

@Jaymeand Mendi-I will totally check out your blog and thanks for the comment on mine! And you will adore working with Danielle- she is super talented, creative, and so patient (I had no idea how to design a blog or all that goes into it, asked a lot of dumb questions, but she never made me feel dumb!). Can't wait to check out your new look!! Make sure to let me know when it's up!!
@Amy- I agree, I seem to go for the plastic wands myself, they seem to clump less.
@Tracy- so glad my sad face made yours smile- I try not to take myself or makeup too seriously;-)...happy face;-)
@Beth- woah- very small world!! I love working with brides, probably one of my favorite jobs. Thanks so much for checking my blog out and I hope you enjoy some of the makeup advice that I post! Thanks so much for the comment.

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