February 15, 2012

Along with the Spring 2012 collection, Dior just released their latest mascara – DIORSHOW NEW LOOK in Australia.The original Dior DiorShow mascara was a phenomenal success, and I was blown away by how it performs against my poor Asian lashes so I have pretty much tried every single mascara Dior has released ever since (reviewed here).  I bought this new mascara a while ago, and it wasn’t until yesterday that I tried it out. Bad timing – I shall never wear a new mascara on Valentines Day! I ended up with raccoon eyes every few hours on such a special occasion, needless to say I would never wear it again.


Before I am going to pass it on to my mum who recycles my “unwanted makeup” 😛  I want to quickly share my thoughts with you. Dior claims that the DIORSHOW NEW LOOK is an revolutionary mascara, with the combination of an exclusive nano-brush and a high precision serum treatment formula, it offers an unrivaled and spectacular volume multiplying effect. The serum treatment formula will also strengthen and repair your lashes day by day.

My thoughts on:

Brush: Has a unique design and is able to catch every single lash with precision definition.

Texture: It feels buttery soft and is neither too dry nor too wet, and it applies smoothly and feels feathery soft and lightweight on the lashes.

Effect: My lashes appear much thickened and slightly longer upon application, unfortunately it doesn’t hold the curl and weighs my lashes down immediately.

Lasting Power: very disappointed…

Bottom Line: Mascara is very subjective, and my review is based on my naturally straight Asian lashes with medium length and volume. My preference for a mascara is to give nice definition to my lashes and is able to hold the curl that can last the whole day without smudging. As much as I was impressed with the unique design of the brush and the texture, DIORSHOW NEW LOOK fails in holding the curl and smudges terribly throughout the day. Therefore it is not a good mascara for me, but it might work for those of you who have better lashes.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

The Girlie Blogger February 16, 2012 at 2:21 am

I have lashes exactly like yours – straight, Asian, medium length. This product would not work for me then. Thanks for the review.


Cafe Bellini February 16, 2012 at 10:59 am

Oh dear, that’s too bad. I might have to try this, anyway, though. I like that it contains a treatment serum. I’ve been using one like that from Lancome and it’s working!


Reika February 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Good to know it works! I really thought it was just part of the marketing…


SoLoveTiffany February 16, 2012 at 1:08 pm

The SA gave me two samples of those, i curled my lashes and apply it on, within five sec my lashes just drooped down, i end up spenting abit of time to get them up, the formula maybe too heavy for our asian lashes, i also try the new lancome doll eyes mascara, its disappointing too. It also droops and didnt last.
So far my fav has to be the shiseido majolica lash expander.


nikki February 16, 2012 at 5:31 pm

What is your go to mascara? I found that only Shu Uemura holds the curl in my asian lashes.


Reika February 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

My go to mascara has to be Helena Rubenstein lash queen.


Tina February 17, 2012 at 1:45 am

I’ve never had good luck with Dior mascara no matter how many chances I give it. I’m not sure I will go out and try this one due to past disappointment and now this review. I can’t stand mascaras that leave raccoon eyes. The worst experience I had with this was with a YSL mascara. Can’t remember which one, but boy was that not fun.


Reika February 18, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Lol..I totally understand! There is nothing more embarrassing than having a racoon eye for the whole day with knowing!


Minshu February 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Did you tried Hourglass film noir? I’d love to hear your take on that!


Reika February 18, 2012 at 1:02 pm

No I haven’t! I have heard a lot of good things about it so it is on my next to try list 🙂


Regine February 20, 2012 at 12:13 am

How disappointing. I was really excited about this one. I’ve been a fan of the Diorshow Iconic for years.

Have you tried out Chanel’s ‘Infinite Length and Curl Mascara’? I read a rave review on it on another (Norwegian) blog and was thinking about testing it out. But since I’m a poor, poor student I don’t want to use my money on something that just doesn’t work.


tiffomelon June 3, 2012 at 6:30 am

this happened to me too (not the valentine’s day part). i noticed that a lot of the mascaras that have conditioners in it makes my lashes fall flat as well. 🙁 i love the dior show black, and it’s cheaper too!


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