Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Review: Dior Show New Look Mascara


I've only ever tried one Dior Mascara before. It was Dior Show a few years ago and to be honest I wasn't overly taken with it. I therefore didn't know what to expect from their latest addition to the Dior Show line, Dior Show New Look. 
At first look it isn't overly impressive. While it retains the gorgeous Dior packaging, the brush is surprisingly small. A teeny tiny rubber wand that has two different arrangements of bristles at either end, it looks intriguing to say the least.
The brush makes it a little time-consuming to apply, but allows you to reach the smallest lashes, even the ones that are just staring to grow from the lash line. It is quite a 'wet' mascara, and leaves the lashes with a very glossy, almost wet-look finish. This might be something to do with the 'Black Glass Pigment' it contains. I never go too much in to technical details with mascara, but it's meant to give a greater depth of colour by using light reflecting particles. Technical details aside, the effect is very nice.
Before
One Coat
I'm not normally one for wetter mascaras, as they tend to enhance length more than volume (as I have long lashes already) but this really does add both dramatic length and volume to the lashes. You can apply it in one coat for a more 'daytime' look (above), or layer it for a little more drama (below). 
Two Coats
It does have a slight tendency to slick the lashes together if you're not careful with application... if you don't like the spidery-lashes look then this might not be for you. 

Again, because it's more of a wet mascara, it does dry to leave the lashes a little hard. Having said that, it doesn't move. This mascara doesn't smudge or flake whatsoever on me. I've fallen asleep a couple of times wearing this, rubbed my eyes, even cried... and it just doesn't move!
I've found myself reaching for this mascara over my others for the past few weeks. It's undeniably a good mascara and I think those who like slick-looking lashes but don't want to compromise on volume will love this. Whenever I'm reviewing high-end mascaras, I have to benchmark them against my all time favourite YSL Effet Faux Cils and for this one, I have to say it's pretty close. 
YSL Effet Faux Cils
I think the YSL still gets my vote, as it leaves the lashes a lot softer and adds just a little added volume, but if you are looking for something with better staying power (and that lasts longer... YSL mascara rarely makes it past 2 months for me!) then the Dior might be your answer.

What do you think? Do you like the look of this mascara?
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  1. WOW Fleur your lashes look amazing!!
    I use the Chanel Intimitable Intense, and it does tend to give me spider lashes a bit, which is okay .. but I don't love it!!

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  2. that mascara looks great x

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  3. I love Dior Show. I love how this mascara separates a bit more than the original kind.

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  4. Looks great, I bet its expensive though aha!

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  5. You have very beautiful eyes!

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  6. You have just such a great lashes, any mascara looks fabolous :))

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  7. YSL Effet Faux Cils is my favorite mascara too, don't think anything can beat it. But this one does make your lashes great.
    Think a before and after photo would be helpful here.

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  8. That's a lovely effect. Dare I say it, I don't notice any difference between cheapy and expensive mascaras (don't shoot!) so I tend to stick to cheap. I find any mascara brilliant for about a month before the inevitable drying up.

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  9. Amazing for my stubby lashes, need to buy immediatley. Laura x

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  10. looks rather good - but i'll stick with my maybelline one for now!
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    xx

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  11. The mascara looks great on you, but I'm not really a proponent of the "spider lashes" look. :/

    xO Kristen
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  12. I loved this mascara so much for how it made my lashes look, but I just found it so impossible to remove. In the end my lashes felt far too clumpy, and a clump fell out - I was rather shocked to say the least! It's such a shame because I really loved the effect x

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  13. That is gorgeous on you!

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  14. I think the YSL looks better on you, tbh. The other one really clumps the lashes together and you seem to have a lot of product on even with just one coat whilst the YSL one looks more natural. I don´t know what it would be like on my shorter lashes but, as I think it´s quite expensive, it doesn´t make me feel I want to buy it. It´s interesting to see that other people like it. I suppose it´s great we all have different tastes and ideas, otherwise we would all be buying the same products!

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  15. I don't really like spidery lashes personally, but this makes your eyelashes look amazing :)

    Frances xx

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  16. That looks like a great mascara!

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  17. wow this looks amazing! I think I have a sample somewhere but have never really given it a go
    Carissa xx

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  18. I got a sample of this a while ago and I'm in LOVE! Can't really justify spending a silly amount of money on a mascara I'm only going to chuck after 3 months anyway, but it's still one of the best ones I've ever tried.

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  19. this look amazing, your lashes look so dramatic! Do you know if they make it in brown?

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  20. Dior mascaras are my favourite! This one looks abit too spidery for me but Diorshow Iconic actually makes it look like I'm wearing false lashes!!!!

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  21. What a unique wand, I've never seen anything like it! Amazing results too, your lashes look fantastic.

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  22. Your eyes look amazing no matter the mascara! Interesting wand as well. Thanks for the review!

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  23. It looks lovely! Does anyone know if there is a cheaper dupe to this? :)

    xo

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  24. Your lashes look great! SO tempting x

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  25. Wow it looks amazing on. It kind of looks like falsies. I'm tempted to try the YSL one though now that you mentioned it. Might give Dior a try soon too!

    xo

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  26. I love your product reviews Fleur!! The mascara seems really dramatic, I'd probably want to wear it at night or at a party rather than everyday but you pull it off quite nicely! :)

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  27. IT LOOKS NICE ACTUALLY!xx

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  28. I have this mascara, it's my FAVOURITE! Although it looks nowhere near as amazing on me as it does on you haha!

    I reviewed a sample of this before getting the fullsize here :) http://applesandblush.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/diorshow-new-look-mascara.html xx

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  29. I looove this mascara! I've had it for a month now and it became my favourite! Glad you reviewed it since I didn't hear much about it!
    I still need to try the YSL one though. I live in Argentina and there is only one (!) YSL counter here, and it's not close to my home. :(

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  30. I had 2 Dior mascaras and both of them I didn't like at all. I will never buy Dior mascara again :)
    If you want to splurge on mascara Estee Lauder make good ones!

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  31. I think this might be the mascara for me..... I never wear mascara because it never lasts long, droops and smudges, but this looks great and I like the glossy look! Thanks for the review! X

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  32. This look amazing on you- you have fantastic eyelashes! xx

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  34. I'm not a huge fan of the "spidery" look, so I'll pass on this one! But thanks for sharing! :)

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  35. Woooow, this is amazing..i love spider looking lashes :D i have to buy this one!! :D

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  36. Woah... I totally NEED this... I have super-short lashes with almost NO volume! Thanks for sharing :)


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  37. Looks quite good. I use a diff dior show mascara and I quite like it. However, it does smudge on me which is really annoying!

    Xox Soph

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  38. It's nice but a little spidery for me, I'm still lusting after the YSL one!
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  39. An excellent review! I love that you have included a zoomed out picture of both your eyes with this, i find it a lot easier to see the over all length and appearance of it. I may just have to try it out for myself now.... :)
    Have a lovely week!
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  40. It look nice on your lashes but I think there are better ones for the price. I love the original Diorshow why have they decided to tamper with perfection. YSL comes a close second for me.

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  41. Great review :D :D personally I prefer YSL and it actually does last me some time but again I don't wear mascara very often ;) but it does look very nice on you though it enhances length better than volume in my opinion
    lots of love

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