I’m back! Had a web disaster yesterday so for the first time in a long time where were no new posts! Can you believe it! Today I am reviewing DiorShow Iconic Mascara Extreme Mascara.
What it is:
A mascara with an innovative oblique brush that curls and defines lashes.
First first first – I paid £20 for this Mascara in Boots. Or was it £19? I don’t remember exactly all I know is that I choked on my own spit when it came up on the till. C’mon! That’s super expensive for a mascara!
YSL Faux Cils is also expensive. Anything over £10 is expensive for a mascara in my book (yes, I have a large mascara collection – still need to find ‘the one’, you see). However Faux Cils comes in a solid, metal, gold tube. Iconic comes in a cheap lightweight plastic thing – crap for the price.
Extreme is the newer version of Iconic and it is waterproof.
The brush is key here:
They Say: With its long, skinny teeth, the plastic comb brush allows you to precisely coat each lash one-by-one-creating a long, separated fan of lashes that usually takes the skill of a makeup artist. The extra-hold formula provides a 24-hour-curl with 100% smudge-proof results.
I do like the brush – it keeps lashes very separated although it is a bit big for short Asian lashes. It reminds me of this famous drawing by Esscher:
It’s the spirals! Mascara on (excuse the mess I made):
Does this Mascara do what is says? You know…it did a pretty good job with curling. Did it boost my curl? Marginally. Did it make them flop. A bit. But its the best western market mascara I have used for curl so far.
It defines, It separates. I looks nice in the tube. The brush is hot, I’d love it if there was a smaller version too.
And yet – this is my favourite high end mascara on the western market so far but £20? Thats a lot for something you have to throw away in three months. However, for my short lashed Asian lovelies, this is worth a go as it did quite a nice job on me – it also didn’t run. For my naturally long lashed curly lovelies – I am sure you could find a cheaper alternative to this.