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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 7 years, 5 months ago
katblake
(mc minnville, tn)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
11 answers
Answers
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 2 years, 4 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 4 years, 9 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 5 years, 4 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 5 years, 6 months 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 6 years, 6 months 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 6 years, 10 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 7 years, 4 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 7 years, 4 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 7 years, 4 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 7 years, 5 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 7 years, 5 months ago
MakeupMaven
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
what kind of remover do I use for this mascara?
asked 7 years, 4 months ago
babette
(Lawrenceville, NJ)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
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answer 1
Almost every makeup remover from drugstore to high end will remove Dior Iconic Mascara. I have about 4 different makeup removers from dirt cheap to high end and they all work when removing this mascara.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
snowbunny11
(Bellevue, WA)
answer 2
I use philosophy's purity cleanser.
answered 6 years, 6 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
Philosophy Purity takes off every mascara I've tried including Iconic. It's a great multi-tasker product.
answered 6 years, 11 months ago
babyjane
(Boise, ID)
answer 4
Any regular make up remover will do.
answered 7 years, 4 months ago
nbzb88
(Stony Point, NY)
answer 5
I would recommend LANCOME BI-FACIL - Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover. I definitely prefer it over any other.
answered 7 years, 4 months ago
Christabel
(Richmond, TX)
answer 6
I've used both the Lancome Bi-Facil eye makeup remover, and the Almay wipes without oil. The Iconic mascara does stay put much longer than DiorShow, and does take a bit more than just cleanser to get off. Both of these options have worked well for me! Good luck!
answered 7 years, 4 months ago
Peli8
(Decatur, IL)
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 6 years, 9 months ago
Dreamer
(Bradenton, FL.)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
Answers
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 4 years, 6 months 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 4 years, 6 months 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 4 years, 6 months ago
mybuddy
answer 4
Diorshow for thickening. Iconic best if lashes are already thick.
answered 4 years, 7 months 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 5 years, 8 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 6 years, 9 months ago
hopjet
(Huntsville AL)
Question
How is this different from the Dior, Diorshow mascara?
asked 6 years, 9 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 5 years 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 6 years, 6 months ago
kota
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 3
Dior show is more drama. This mascara takes a few extra layers to achieve that look.
answered 6 years, 9 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 6 years, 9 months ago
psychicdancer
(Dallas, Tx)
answer 5
different brush that is easier to apply, better application but seems to smear easier
answered 6 years, 9 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 6 years, 9 months ago
BoomerMel
(Florida)
Question
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 6 years, 9 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 4 years, 7 months 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 4 years, 7 months ago
texchick14
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
yes
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
molly5
answer 4
I think it is kinda pricey to use only once a month. It might dry out quickly.
answered 6 years, 9 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 6 years, 9 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 6 years, 9 months ago
ArabianBeauty
(Denver, CO)
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 6 years, 6 months 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 5 years 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 5 years ago
arit
(Belmont, Massachusetts)
answer 3
i've never tried buxom, but iconic is definitely thickening without looking clumpy. i love it!
answered 5 years, 1 month 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 5 years, 1 month ago
jetgirly
answer 5
Iconic is so much better than Buxom and it doesn't flake, which I found Buxom did.
answered 5 years, 8 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 6 years, 6 months ago
townbound
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
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 6 years, 8 months ago
dolleyesdolllips
(Toronto, ON)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
yup it will, i did the same
answered 4 years, 9 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 4 years, 10 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 5 years 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 5 years, 1 month 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 6 years, 8 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 6 years, 8 months ago
ShalC
(Markham, Ontario)
Question
color???
I have blue eyes, thin eyelashes and brown hair. Thoughts on Black or Brown???
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
sr1957mema
(Overland Park, KS)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Often times, brown colors enhance blue eyes and might be nice for daily wear. I think I would do brown. Subsequently, if you want more flair and drama on a night out, maybe black would be better.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
blue1982
(Indianapolis, IN)
answer 2
the black is very black and creates really thick hard to get off lashes. I guess it depends on your style. You can put it on thinner for less of an effect. I havn't tried brown only black but I have fair skin, blond lashes and blond hair and always wear black mascara. But I always wear bronze eyeliner and neutral eyeshadow and cheeks and lips to balance it out.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
ornatespace
(CA)
answer 3
Black is great for my blues eyes make them stand out more !!!
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answered 5 years, 2 months ago
dgrace
(NewYork City)
answer 4
The chestnut color goes on a lot darker than it looks. I have green eyes and auburn hair. The chestnut is perfect for me. You may want to give it a try.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
lvse4a
(Chicago, IL)
answer 5
This mascara doesn't come in brown that I am aware of. I have blonde hair green eyes and I usually wear black/brown and I bought the noir (black) and it loooks great even w/out liner and more dramatic w/liner. I really think it's worth it for u try it and if u dont like it, sephora always returns it. No way to lose out here.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
bee2
(port huron, michigan)
answer 6
I think the brown - much more natural looking and will bring your eyes out instead of closing them in.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
southerncathy
(Sunny Florida)
Question
Dior Iconic vs. Too Faced Lash Injection
Which one would you recommend and why? Would these mascaras resist oil so they last throughout the entire day? Also, I heard that for some people the lash injection is clumpy after a few coats, is the Dior iconic like that too?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
sagwa
(Calgary, Alberta)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Dior Show Iconic is my fav...so i cannot comment on the two faced one. I would say get the dior show it is amazing !
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
dgrace
(NewYork City)
answer 2
I'm happy with the iconic. It really makes my lashes super long!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
joeys26
answer 3
You should ideally only use 2 coats of mascara -- if you require more volume, a primer is better because there will be less clumping.

I like both the lash injection and the diorshow iconic, however I permanently switched to iconic because I found it gave more volume and I liked the brush better, as it seemed to coat lashes individually, resulting in less 'spider leg' eyelashes.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
melynir
(Edmonton, AB, Canada)
answer 4
Too faced Lash injection I found tends to have fall out if you have hooded or monolid eyes. It does tend to clump if you apply the mascara after it dries. You must only apply as it's wet on your lashes to build volume. Warning, it does dry a bit fast, hence the complaints about clumping. Iconic does not clump I found. I can apply after a coat dries and it does just fine. Fall out is close to nil even with monolids or hooded eyes. The plus to too faced lash injections is that it's volumizing and quite easy to remove. Iconic is easy to remove but is more meant for lengthening and curl rathern than volume. Adds only a natural amount of volume.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
snowbunny11
(Bellevue, WA)
answer 5
No! The Iconic mascara separates and defines each lash with it's awesomely designed brush. Your lashes look naturally gorgeous, defined, long, and GLAMOUROUS!! I LOVE THIS MASCARA!!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
seiby
(Chicago, IL)
answer 6
I have only tried the iconic mascara. I used the Lancome XL Booster along with it and applied 2 coats of mascara and didn't experience any clumpiness.
I have to tell you that this mascara with lengthen, separate, and give volume to your lashes. Plus, it doesn't flake or smudge by the end of the day. I love that it comes off easily without tugging or pulling on your lashes. Hope that helps.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
kleokatra
(Monterey, CA)
Question
Will this hold eyelash curl?
My eyelashes are extremely straight. Usually, when I curl my lashes and apply mascara, they straighten out. Will DiorShow Iconic keep my eyelashes curled and will it last throughout the day?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Calgary, Alberta)
on Diorshow Iconic Mascara
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It works to keep height and curl all day for me... even my girlfriend who has straight lashes looks great in this mascara!
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
yecal180
(Los Angeles)
answer 2
It works for me as long as I curl and let the lashes set before I add the mascara, hopefully that will work for you.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
hollymcb
(Ontario Canada)
answer 3
In my experience with iconic it does hold the curl. I hate to admit it but I have slept in it and they looked the same the next morning. You have to love a mascara that does the work for you.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
amy2003
(South Bend, IN)
answer 4
diorshow Iconic has helped my curl. I have thick- haired straight lashes. I have had problems with holding curl. Iconic holds my lashes curl for quite a long time. When I was testing curl out for about a week into it, I applied the mascara at around 10AM went out to do shopping, came back at 6 and they were still curled and I had no fall out. I went out for dinner, came back at 8:30-9PM and they were still curled and I had one small speck of fall out. I have oily skin and hooded lids if that matters.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
snowbunny11
(Bellevue, WA)
answer 5
it did not with me. I have the typical asian straight lashes. But I would curl it with the shu uemura eyelash curler than use the shu uemura basic mascara. The curl would stay for the entire day. I usually put another layer of lengthening mascara to add volume and length.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
kasbec
(houston tx)
answer 6
Yes, it definitely will hold your eyelash curls. I'm Asian so my eye lashes are REALLY straight. But this mascara has curling effect too, so after I curl my lashes carefully, i apply this mascara on and it does a wonderful job of lengthening and curling it.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
Derella529
(San Diego, CA)
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