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Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara

What it is:A mascara with an innovative oblique brush that curls and defines lashes.What it does:Diorshow Iconic Mascara is the latest in Dior's dazzling range of bestselling mascaras. Created backstage for fashion shows and celebrity red carpet events, the Iconic mascara features an oblique cut brush that gives an extra lash-curling effect. With its long, skinny teeth, the plastic comb brush allows you to precisely coat each lash one-by-one, creating a long, separated fan of lashes that usually takes the skill of a makeup artist. The extra-hold formula provides a 24 hour-curl with 100% smudge-proof results. What else you need to know:Inspired by the tailoring technique of cutting fabric on the bias to create maximum curve, the Iconic brush features soft silicone bristles that spiral around the stem to lift, curl, and separate every lash.
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Questions & Answers for Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara

Question
would you recommend this over most other mascaras?
if you have tried other name-brand mascaras-like me- would you recommend this one over others? why?
asked 5 years, 11 months ago
katblake
(mc minnville, tn)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
11 answers
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answer 1
When my eyelashes started growing back after chemo, I thought I would treat myself to Diorshow Iconic. I hate it, it clumps, it makes my eyelashes, which are long and thin, look like like long and thin spikes. I does not smudge though. The brush is so long that I find it very difficult to apply without smearing around my eyes. I will order the sample mascara set and that will be fun and easy to apply. My Dior Iconic will go into the trash.
answered 10 months ago
roseanne
(Murrells inlet SC)
answer 2
Yes I would for regular use. I also use YSL mascara in a purple color at night to bring out my brown eyes. But prefer the DiorShow Icononic. Its brush is much more effective.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
dice118
(Berkeley, CA)
answer 3
Sadly, I would not. I generally use clinique mascara but i've tried drug store mascara as well as sephora brand and i think it was called buxom. This mascara is most like maybelleine volume express mascara(that big yellow tube). It is flaky and itchy, it does have a very pretty tube and it is a nice dark color, but i'd just go buy volume express. That said, splurge on their eyeshadow, but their mascara's not worth it.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
audreyfan
(Salt Lake City, UT)
answer 4
This is my daytime mascara. I wear it to work everyday. It combs my lashes well, give it a bit of colour and a bit of length, and curls nicely. Its perfect if you're going for the natural subtle look. If you want dramatic eyes this isnt the mascara for you. I recommend the lancome hypnose drama which is absoloutely amaaazing for a nightime look, it made my lashes super long and thick in just 1 stroke, and l use the diorshow iconic for my lower lashes. Hope that helped!
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Carabonita
answer 5
Yes i would, it's even better than the original DiorShow mascara. The brush is better it's like a comb and it coats every lash flawlessly.
answered 5 years ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 6
No I would not. See my pics. All this stuff did is make my thin and short lashes well, thin and short. Oh it made them black. That is it. This is a total waste of money, my pics prove it.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
ThreeCrazyCats
(San Leandro, CA)
answer 7
I'd recommend this over any other mascara that I've tried. It gives impressive curl that STAYS, dramatic length, no clumps, and no smudges! This is my HG mascara for sure!
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
melventuri
(Lincoln University, PA)
answer 8
omg yes. i've used sephora's, mac's, lancome's and i've just always loved dior's. i first starting using diorshow four years ago and i've loved it ever since. but now that diorshow iconic has come out, it's wayyyyyyyyy better. for me, it just gives a little more oomph than the regular diorshow or even diorshow blackout. i think it's great and i've got puny little lashes.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
chloengizzzzzle
(brea, ca)
answer 9
Yes! This is worth the money... put down the eylash curler and eyelash separating brush. Two coats of this and you have fab lashes out the door! Easy to remove as well.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Lucky
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
answer 10
I've tried every masacar from expensive to cheap. This one is a keeper! It provides coloring, voluminizing, separating, curling, staying curled all day, water & sweat resistant , yet is easy to remove. It also does not have a fragrance... I've found other mascaras irritating do to their odor before drying. I am a contact lens wearer as well. You will need to use an eyelash curler less.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
Lucky
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
answer 11
I've reviewed this item, and while my taste in mascara may change daily (since our lashes behave differently daily), this is one of my all time favorites, and is one of the best I've tried. My review says it all, but I'll summarize it for you-- no clumps, lengthens, curls, volumizes, great innovative brush and formula. This is my personal favorite of all of Dior's Mascaras.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Dior Iconic and Dior Show
Not to date myself, but have been using Definicil's since it came out. It has always worked Extremely well in giving me Long to die for lashes! (People actually thought I was wearing falsies!), but lately it hasn't been holding up as well &! the last 3 tubes I bought seemed clumpy & dry? and! left black under my eyes if I slept in it (Which it Never did before) I don't know if I bought old stock or if they are just getting cheaper, quality wise? NOW my question :) I have read SO many Great reviews here on both the Iconic & Show I don't know which to buy?!?!!!!! I have fairly long lashes but kinda sparse, so I need thickening (I don't like the pokey look/singled out/spider-legged look)...also I did like the extra lengthing of Definicil's fibers (And it didn't bother my contacts) So Dior Addicts, Please let me know which may be right for me :) I do value your opinions! You guys give Great Reviews! Thank You!
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
Dreamer
(Bradenton, FL.)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
I use to use that same Mascara then I switched to Chanel because of the same reason you mentioned. This was my first time to try this product and I won't be going back to Chanel. This is my new favorite mascara. It separates beautifully and is no way dry and clumpy. Go for it!!!
answered 3 years ago
hba1
(Miami Beach, FL)
answer 2
I use DiorShow Iconic layered with DiorShow Extase mascara. The Extase is supposed to give you the look of false eyelashes, but I've not seen that effect yet. But the combo of the two, preceded by Dior lash primer really gives thick, long, curly eyelashes.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Swansea SC)
answer 3
I just switched from Definicils which I had used forever because it was flaking! I just started using the Dior Iconic. It hasn't flaked and has smudged just a little by the end of an 11 hour day. It has a very natural look. I can't say I love the brush but I do like the mascara itself and think it's worth trying.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mybuddy
answer 4
Diorshow for thickening. Iconic best if lashes are already thick.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
texchick14
(Houston, TX)
answer 5
I would say both are good, but Iconic is better. The only thing is, it is very hard to remove - even with the best make up removers. I use a light coat of Dior SHOW 1st, then as many coats of Iconic that I want/need, and it's much easier to remove without feeling like I'm also removing my lashes.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
southerncathy
(Sunny Florida)
answer 6
I have long eyelashes but my problem is I only have 10 on each eye (ha ha). I don't like mascara that makes my eyelashes look like fuzzy spider legs and the DiorShow Iconic Mascara is perfect for me. I recommend that you try it. I love it better than any I've used. Good luck.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
hopjet
(Huntsville AL)
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how long does this mascara stay good?
I don't wear mascara that often, maybe once a month, so I was wondering if this is a good investment or not.
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
ladyinlavender
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
Mine has lasted up to three years, and I carried it around in my purse in the brazilian heat everywhere. Only after those hot and humid three years did it start smudging a bit after I had it on for a few hours.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
evelynps
(São Paulo, SP)
answer 2
Typically any mascara is good for only 6 months because of the bacteria that can grow. If you only wear once and a while, you could probably find something less expensive that will be almost as good.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
texchick14
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
yes
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
molly5
answer 4
I think it is kinda pricey to use only once a month. It might dry out quickly.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
surfer
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 5
If you only use mascara once a month, don't waste your money on this. I think they recommend to change mascara every 6-8 weeks because of bacteria regardless of frequency of use. BTW...you should never share mascara either. Try Sephora's brand, it is way more economical.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
kittym
answer 6
It's a good investment in the sense that it's one of the best mascara's around. Mascara typically lasts 2-3 months after being opened and frequently used (3+ times a week), and should be discarded within that time frame or upon noticing a dry texture or weird smell--as mascara may develop bacterial buildup that could contaminate and infect your eyes upon usage. If you're only going to be putting it on about once a month, the problem you'll face is for the mascara to dry up, and have decreased consistency (i.e. clumpiness, flakiness), which gives a less attractive look--and generally a wasted investment if you're going to throw it away after only a few uses. I would check out trial sizes of mascara's that could be used for a couple of months then discarded, without having to spend a lot of money. Hope that helps :)
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
ArabianBeauty
(Denver, CO)
Question
How is this different from the Dior, Diorshow mascara?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
makeupismylover
(Langley, BC)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
Iconic has a rubber applicator, so it's better able to keep lashes separated AND give volume.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
kerrit
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
I like the brush of this one better, it makes sure your lashes won't clump because it's comb-like and it coats every lash easily. This one also curls and lengthens more than the original DiorShow mascara.
answered 5 years ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
Dior show is more drama. This mascara takes a few extra layers to achieve that look.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
glossy1
(Chicago, IL)
answer 4
I think it's a little bit more lengthening that the regular Diorshow mascara, but it's still gives a lot of definition and volume.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
psychicdancer
(Dallas, Tx)
answer 5
different brush that is easier to apply, better application but seems to smear easier
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
hoosiergal
(indianapolis)
answer 6
In my opinion, this mascara gives you much more length, and more curl than the original DiorShow. Both are great products, but Iconic is definitely my go-to mascara.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
BoomerMel
(Florida)
Question
Will it last long if you don't open it?
I want to buy this mascara but I'm currently using another one and I have a few unopened ones as well. What I'm wondering is, if you never open it for perhaps a year and then start using it from then.. will it last?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
dolleyesdolllips
(Toronto, ON)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
yup it will, i did the same
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
silainey
(Orange County, Ca)
answer 2
As long as you don't open it, I'm sure it's fine. Once you open it, then you should throw it out after (at the most) 6 months. But also keep it in a cool place.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
lilmakeupfreak
(New York, NY)
answer 3
No, they don`t last. Mine was very dry when I open it and I just bought it two weeks ago.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
maraca
answer 4
As long as you do not open your mascara, and keep it secured tightly you can stash it away. When I find any mascara that I like, I usually buy two. I don't keep open mascara past six months.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
mkup4ever
(Oxnard, CA)
answer 5
Mascara has a shelf life of a few years if left unopened. Once the air hits it though it will be prone to drying out.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
winni7
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
I'm not sure how long it will last, but mascaras are always optimal at their freshest point. Mascaras dryout when we pump the wand because oxygen gets in. I figure that eventually even un-opned mascaras will be suseptible to oxygen over time. Keep in mind that we don't even know the exact date that the mascara was made. It may have already been 6 months old at time of purchase! So, I wouldn't advise you to keep mascaras for too long, even if their unopened. Hope this helps! :-)
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
ShalC
(Markham, Ontario)
Question
DiorShow Iconic Mascara vs, Buxom Lash
I have short and thin lashes but they are dark. I curl my lashes before I put on mascara so that makes them longer but I want to know which makes your lashes have more volume? Either way I know DiorShow iconic or Buxom Lash are going to be better than my cheap Maybelline pink and green tube mascara that I use today. Hahah thanks <33
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
Magdalene
(New York)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
No Hannah, this stuff is really lousy. I went back to the Great Lash after wasting cash on this.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
elainejoy
answer 2
i think for what you are looking for you might be happier with the Clinique curling mascara or Laura Mercier's mascara as I was not terribly happy with Buxom and this Dior mascara was a lot better than the Buxom mascara which tended to run a bit during the day.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
arit
(Belmont, Massachusetts)
answer 3
i've never tried buxom, but iconic is definitely thickening without looking clumpy. i love it!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
brusque
answer 4
I used the pink and green for years, and thought that product was THE BEST, until i purchased the Dior Iconic Mascara. You will love the difference in the composition of the mascara (nit clumpy) and the brush is...A-maaaazing.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
jetgirly
answer 5
Iconic is so much better than Buxom and it doesn't flake, which I found Buxom did.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
southerncathy
(Sunny Florida)
answer 6
You might try a lash primer. Just be careful to not put too much on before your mascara or you could end up with major clumps.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
townbound
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
Question
Is this good for sensitive eyes?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, ma)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
I have very sensitive eyes, and this mascara does not irritate them. I do not know that it is specifically made for it, but again it is not irritating.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
dirtyhairgirl
(Memphis, TN)
answer 2
Yes, it's the easiest mascara to remove, & I've tried just about all of them!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
queendotty
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 3
Not really...I don't have super sensitive eyes but sometimes it still makes my eyes tear up.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
amy848
(Toronto, ON)
answer 4
I am a contact wearer and and when wearing eye make-up, it's usually during about a 10 to12 hour work day. This mascara lasts and does not irritate my eyes.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
mkup4ever
(Oxnard, CA)
answer 5
I have light eyes (blue) which can be sensitive and wear contact lenses. This mascara has no noticable odor, does not smudge, smear or flake.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Lucky
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
answer 6
I have sensitive eyes and I have had no problem using this mascara on a daily basis.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Brooklyn, NY)
Question
What is the best way to remove this mascara?
Have tried cold cream and Almay eye makeup remover. What is recommended? Thanks.
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
kathyincaliforni
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
It usually comes of with eye make-up remover or wipes. Soap and water works, too.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
msjimmi
(Phila, PA)
answer 2
I have been using a Neutrogena liquid make up remover. I typically will use a cotton round and go over my eyes with that and any leftover mascara residue I will get with a q-tip. I dip the q-tip in the remover and squeeze the excess against the brim of the bottle. That usually does it for me.
Remember: if you are wearing any false lashes and want to keep them on, make sure to use an oil-free makeup remover.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
blue1982
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 3
I use sephora's eyemake up remover or lancome is wonderful too !
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
dgrace
(NewYork City)
answer 4
Smudgeproof mascara is always impossible to remove. Try saturating a pad in eye makeup remover and holding it against your eyelashes for a few seconds to begin dissolving the mascara. Swipe away and repeat until you have no more mascara. As it's smudgeproof it will come off a little at a time, you will never clean it all off in one swipe without taking eyelashes with it. Be gentle on your eyes! Make the remover do the work.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
melynir
(Edmonton, AB, Canada)
answer 5
I use Neutrogena eye makeup remover daily with it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Ulovit
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
I use Lancome eye makeup remover. It's oily, so it cuts the makeup, but it washes off easily too. I sweep it on, then get ready to get in the shower. By the time I wash my face, it has worked to break the makeup down that didn't originally wipe off. I have very sensitive, dry eyes and wear contacts and this is the only thing I will use!
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
elissad
(Halifax, PA)
Question
Brush size?
Is this brush the same size as the Dior show HUGE brush? Also, I want the Chestnut is it still a dark enough brown to show up?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
abbyval
(Charlotte, NC)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
No--I hated that brush lol, this is SO MUCH better!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
happywi
(Ontario, California)
answer 2
No, the Dior Show brush is still, the biggest and the best, hands down!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
queendotty
(Albuquerque, NM)
answer 3
The wand is completely different. Shorter silicon fibers more of a plastic wand then the diorshow.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ornatespace
(CA)
answer 4
The brush is totally different from the regular diorshow brush, not as thick at all.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
melynir
(Edmonton, AB, Canada)
answer 5
The brush is not quite is big as the Dior Show brush, although it is larger than most. This more of a separating and curling mascara than Dior Show.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Lucky
(Ft Lauderdale, FL)
answer 6
Brush is thinner than the original DiorShow brush. Not sure on whether Chestnut will be dark enough for you.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
ubergirl
(Winnipeg, MB)
Question
False eyelash mascarca usage
can i use this mascara on eyelash extensions
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(hollywood, ca)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
I would suggest using a different mascara. Not unless you want thick looking "lashes". The mascara is better on it's own.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
mkup4ever
(Oxnard, CA)
answer 2
I wouldn't it doesn't come off easily and runs the risk of tugging with removal.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
ornatespace
(CA)
answer 3
You should never use mascara on glue-on false eyelashes, as this shortens their life. If you have eyelash extensions, you should stick to water-based mascaras to avoid dissolving the glue or damaging the nylon extensions. As the first ingredient in DiorShow Iconic is water, it's water-based and safe to use on extensions.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
melynir
(Edmonton, AB, Canada)
answer 4
its a bit thick for falsies I would use the extase instead if you just need a coat to hold and curl a bit.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
cachad
(Washington DC)
answer 5
I wouldn't use this on false lashes since it is so hard to get off. I think it would ruin the lashes trying to remove it.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
southerncathy
(Sunny Florida)
answer 6
im sure it will work great
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
sephoradior
(Methuen, MA)
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