40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Cult Classics
Day 9, Diorshow by Patti aka Cavewoman
With a fan base as huge as the brush itself, Diorshow has established itself as a solid performer in the lash department. People either love it or hate it because of the huge, traditional bristle-style brush applicator, but it's the formula combined with that brush that makes this mascara worthy of cult status. It truly performs. There is really nothing else like it out in mascara-world right now.
Diorshow The Original, I'll call it, is a dry-ish, thick formula that works really well to build volume and length on my stubby, sparse lashes. And it does the job quickly. I am so lash-challenged that I will not pass up the opportunity to buy and try every new mascara that I see, department store or drugstore. So of course when Diorshow was launched, I caved. I was thrilled to see lashes, long and thick lashes, with a minimal amount of time and effort. The brush catches all my lashes, and the dry formula grabs without clumping or flaking. Somehow Dior has managed to make a formula that is buildable, workable, and effective.
I can go back and forth from eye to eye and continue layering quickly. Work time is good, despite the dry formula. When the mascara dries on the lashes, it leaves them soft, no crispies!
Dior now offers a few alternative versions of the original formula. Blackout is a wetter formula that is supposed to be blacker. I think it just appears blacker because it is wetter. People who didn't care for the dry original might like the Blackout. And then there is Unlimited, which was designed to be used in conjunction with the original. This is the lengthening formula. You can use this one first, and then use the Diorshow on top of it. Be warned, this gives an over-the-top false lash look that is fabulous and lush, but better suited for evening looks.
The white tube in the photo is something I found on ebay. It was listed as a mascara primer, and what's inside the tube is white, thick and goopy, and has the huge Diorshow brush. I've never seen it at a counter in the USA, although my seller listed a California address. Well, I caved because I'm masc-curious. I can't say that it enhanced the effects of any of the Diorshow formulas, but they are so good on their own on me, that maybe the primer product wasn't even necessary. If any Blogdorf readers know of this Diorshow primer, please let us know in the comments. And please also let me know if it's just some weird counterfeit product. I won't mind.