Sunday, 23 February 2014

DIOR Diorshow Extase Mascara

Every once in a while you're in the market for a new mascara. I feel like I've tried them all - from budget to blow-out - and I can't help but feel disappointed nine times out of ten. They're either too clumpy and give me unattractive spider lashes or they smudge and flake all under my eye. I took a bit of a risk on Dior. I've not tried any of their products before, but after doing my research I finally decided on the Extase Instant Lash Plumping Mascara. I really willed this to work for me. I mean, my trusty YSL Babydoll was being put on the back burner for this product, for goodness sake! 

But, I'm delighted to tell you that I'm so glad that it exceeded my expectations.

Diorshow Extase is a sublime blend of a lash-plumping volume formula and an exclusive Couture brush. The packaging is pretty and sophisticated; I do love a bit of gold in my makeup bag! It features a "tiered" brush which is supposed to represent the tiered couture dresses created by the House of Dior. It's designed for performance and contains an exclusive duo of fibres: the black elastomer fibres brush out and define the lashes for panoramic fringe, and the gold nylon fibres hold and deposit the formula, generously coating each lash for outstanding volume. The product comes in three different shades: black, brown, or plum. I don't think I've ever bought a coloured mascara - or even a brown one (am I missing out here?) so I went for the safer option.

As you can see from the before and after photographs, it is clear to see that this mascara delivers with length the best. I think the volume comes after. This is after two coats of the product but I went on to apply a few more just to see if the formula built up nicely without any unnecessary clumping, and it was okay but not fantastic. I would definitely recommend using a lash comb with any mascara to avoid this. However, I will say that my lashes were thicker and, let me tell you, the product does not budge once applied. I get so annoyed when I've finished my eye makeup, setting powder under the eye and all, and then my mascara smudges. Well, not this guy! This may be the first mascara I've tried that I've had absolutely no smudging, flaking or fall down so for that I cannot fault it!

Have you tried any Dior mascaras? If so, what did you think?

DIOR Diorshow Extase Mascara retails at £23, but is available from Escentual for £19.55

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