Repeated reviews say Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara does a good job of curling eyelashes. Experts and users both say its oblique, long-bristled brush and solid polymer formula carefully comb through and coat each lash. Reviewers also praise the brush's rubber bristles for keeping clumping to a minimum. That said, experts say it isn't necessary to spend this much money to get a good quality mascara. If you prefer a more budget-friendly formula, Maybelline Full 'n Soft mascara (*Est. $7) is also highly rated. DiorShow Iconic Mascara is available in three shades: rich black, chestnut and navy blue.
We found the most thorough review of Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara at Beautypedia.com, a database of cosmetics reviews, where beauty critic Paula Begoun tests and rates hundreds of mascaras. Real Simple and Health magazines also test and compare several mascaras but aren't as detailed in their descriptions. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com are plentiful, giving a good overall picture of consumer satisfaction.
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Paula Begoun gives DiorShow Iconic Mascara her highest rating, praising it for "extending and curling every last lash" without any clumps. She adds, however, that the same results can be obtained with less expensive brands.
Review: DiorShow Iconic Mascara by Dior, Paula Begoun, Jan. 27, 2009
2. Real Simple
Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara is chosen as the "best for dramatic lashes" in Real Simple magazine's test of several new-to-market mascaras. Editors say it creates both volume and length without becoming stiff or clumpy.
Review: The Best Mascaras, Sarah Smith, Nov. 2008
3. Health Magazine
Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara is named the best mascara in Health magazine's 2009 beauty awards. Editors say it creates "lasting" curl and builds volume without clumping or flaking.
Review: America's Healthiest Beauty Buys 2009, Elizabeth Woodson, June 2009
Dior DiorShow Iconic Mascara gets a high overall rating from users who rave about its ability to lengthen and define lashes. Several praise its ability to curl lashes, but others say it doesn't add any curl. Discrepancies may be due to varying expectations and natural lash conditions.
Review: Christian Dior Diorshow Iconic High Definition Lash Curler Mascara, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com