I’ve tried the Christian Dior Diorshow mascara many times before, but never written a review about it, so here goes.
Let me start by saying that there’s a reason that this mascara ends up on all the Editor’s lists but never in the hands or makeup bags of most makeup artists. On top of being one of the more expensive mascaras on the market, it really doesn’t deliver anything that a drugstore mascara can’t. Add that to the fact that it’s a little difficult to use on account of the massive wand.
Want to know how large it really is? Check out the picture of it next to a wand from CoverGirl VolumeExact Mascara.
The wand on the left is the VolumeExact, while the right one is the Diorshow wand. The Diorshow wand is huge which makes it a little difficult to use. It’s hard to get mascara on every single lash and not have a little bit smear on your eyelids.
I have to say though, that once I got used to the wand, this was not a terrible mascara. I was able to build volume with two or three coats, and the formula is stellar. I didn’t see any flaking but it washed off very easily at the end of the day. I even fell asleep with it on one night and woke up surprised to see it was still there, so it does wear very well.
$39 at Dior counters.