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Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

What it is:Dior's first lash primer that creates a smooth, even mascara base and promotes long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality. What it does: The newest addition to the family of legendary Diorshow Mascaras, Diorshow Maximizer Lash Primer Serum instantly primes, plumps, and lengthens lashes with an ultralight and quick-drying formula. The first "active serum" mascara primer also contains a unique cell-conditioning complex made up of hydrolyzed soy proteins that promote long-term lash growth, strength, and vitality. What else you need to know: "Diorshow Maximizer is this season's most innovative, must-have product. Apply as a primer serum base under mascara for intensely curled, thickened, and lengthened lashes and also on its own as a deep conditioner for lashes at night." -Sephora Pro Beauty Team Member, Nathalie Bechard Research Results:The Dior Innovation Center has tested Diorshow Maximizer for efficiency and found amazing results after only 8 weeks use: + 52% Volume, +38% Length, + 73% Curl Studies also showed that lashes were more resilient, protected, and revitalized.
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Questions & Answers for Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

Question
Does it hold a curl?
I have straight eyelashes so i have to curl them with an eyelash curler. My question is does the primer hold the curl or make the eyelash go limp?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
kaaayla
(san francisco, ca)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
10 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it does. I no longer curl my lashes because it makes my naturally straight lashes curl up and frame my eyes. Before, I used an eyelash curler every day and hated it because I could see that I lost lashes each time. I do take time and carefully apply the product, pulling my lashes upward. I love it.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
JoniJ3
answer 2
Yes, it does help hold the curl.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 3
I bought this when it first came out and returned it because my eyelashes would droop terribly after a few minutes. But I recently bought it again in the sample size to try it again. I know how to apply it now and my lashes curl straight up! (I have long, thin, straight Asian lashes.) What I do is curl them with a lash curler, then apply Maximizer and hold them in a curled position until they're dry (about a few seconds). Then when I put mascara on, I have lashes to the ceiling that last all day!
answered 3 years ago
danimore
answer 4
Does not for me at all!!!
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
ddx2
(Seattle, WA)
answer 5
I curl my lashes before putting the primer and I would have to say it holds the curl. Curl your lashes, put a coat or two on of the primer. Wait a minute to let it dry just a bit so it dosent come off with your mascara. then put your mascara on, you only need one or two coats and it will look wayyy longer and way thicker.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
sheeeeners
(san diego)
answer 6
Holds the curl. I do the same!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
nursemick
(Redding, CA)
answer 7
I have the same problem (straight lashes). It didn't hold a curl for my lashes and in fact it made them spiky and hang down. I will not purchase again. Hope this helps:)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
vgirl73
(Dallas, TX)
answer 8
It does hold a curl for me
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
drbubblewrap
answer 9
I haven't had a problem with it not helping with curling, especially after more use. Good luck!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
foodgirl05
(Brownsburg, IN)
answer 10
I haven't noticed it helps to curl my lashes :( I still use my lash curler before applying but it doesn't clump or feel heavy. I still recommend this product :)
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
mongiegirl21
Question
Could it be worn by itself?
I usually don't wear mascara except for special occasions, and I'm looking for something that enhances my eyelashes and make them longer. Would it be alright if I wear this during the day WITHOUT mascara? Or would the eyelashes stay white if worn by itself? Thanks in advance.
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(Vancouver)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
8 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you can wear this day or night by itself.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
This product is not made to be used alone for day, as others have mentioned you'll end up with white lashes. You can, however, wear this alone overnight as a treatment. If you are looking for something to boost your lashes for day with out a heavy look of mascara, you may want to try Lash Injection in Hot Chocolate. This will add thickness and length and the brown will show more natural than the black. If you don't want to wear mascara at all, a simple pressing with a good lash curler (such as Shu Umera) will make a big difference in the look of naked lashes.
answered 4 years ago
kaytee
(Miami, FL)
answer 3
If you put it on by itself, your eyelashes would look white.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
alienowner
(Houston, TX)
answer 4
I don't think you can wear it by itself becasue it leaves a bit of a white-ness to your lashes (which is covered up with black/brown muscara), but alone, I think it might look strange.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
jsabs
(Bellmore, NY)
answer 5
I have actually done this, and although you can faintly see something if you get really close, it is actually fine to wear this by itself if you just want to get them looking like they are naturally longer, and don't want to wear mascara.
I opted to wear mascara because my lashes look HUGE when I put this on first, but it is wearable alone.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
beautyflunkee
(Seattle, WA)
answer 6
Your eyelashes would be white from the product. I don't know how long that lasts though, I wear it to bed and in the morning my lashes are not white. I also wear it under mascara. It does what it promises.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
kaybellajogrammy
(Gorgeous San Diego, CA)
answer 7
I wouldn't wear it by itself, only because when I apply it before bedtime my lashes are white until morning.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
bkr8iv
(CA)
answer 8
I was hoping the same thing. It made my lashes white and clumpy, and they stayed that way. I returned it.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
mck7519
(Boston, MA)
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does this help prevent mascara from flaking?
i've never used a primer before and i was wondering if primers help your mascara from flaking? i have the diorshow mascara and love it except it does flake a little.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
kirab
(denver,co)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
I think that this product does help prevent mascara from flaking. It provides a great base for your lashes.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Hi I have the diorshow mascara and I hae noticed it does slightly flake but this primer works like a conditioner so your eyelashes and more importantly your mascara dosent dry out like they normally do.I highly recommend it, see if they have a sample for you to try and if not, you can always return it but I am sure you will like it.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
sheeeeners
(san diego)
answer 3
I use the Dior Extase mascara with mine, and I haven't had any flaking.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
brokenpointes
(Perth, Western Australia)
answer 4
I use the Dior Show, too, and I haven't had any problem with flaking. In fact, I use the primer with all my mascara, and I haven't had any problem with flaking or smudging, you know, getting those 'raccoon' eyes. The primer seems to work just like a primer on a wall, holding onto your paint and even drying it faster. That is my experience.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
Snoglo
(Golden Valley, AZ)
answer 5
I always use the Dior Show (Black Out) and I just started using the primer. Anyway, I think it's helping. Love it so far!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
msaggie98
(College Station, TX)
answer 6
It does but make sure you don't let the primer dry completely before applying the mascara. If you do the mascara will clump.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
brownies
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
Yes, I think it helps mascara adhere to the lashes.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
girliejules
(Orlando, FL)
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can it be used alone?
I want to wear it alone, without regular mascara. Will this make my lashes appear normal? I don't want to look stupid.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
catlady1
(portage, indiana)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
Yes, you can use it by itself day or night.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
No! You cannot use this alone. You will have white lashes, even when it dries and will look like a mime. Instead, use this and top it with a brown mascara.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
nolasriah
(Denver, CO)
answer 3
I wouldn't wear this alone if to go out, since it is white like the color shown in the pictures of it.
However, it will give you huge lashes if you put it on, let it dry, and then add your mascara.
I have not experienced any irritation to my eyes from using this primer, either. You don't need very much.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
balmainiac
(Washington DC)
answer 4
it looks white on your lashes, so mascara whould be applied.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
sheridiane09
(Seattle)
answer 5
The white look of the serum fades after awhile. I've worn it to work w/no mascara.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
ellenebay
(Alameda)
answer 6
No, I wouldn't wear this alone. It makes your lashes white.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
kimocean
(South Pasadena, CA)
answer 7
Not to be used alone, it does come out white so it wouldn't look 'natural'
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
terr808
(Honolulu, hi)
Question
Application
Do you need to wait for this to dry before applying mascara?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
a4annie
(West Bend, WI)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
I wait a few seconds and just put my mascara right on after. Either way is fine
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
xxSapphirexx
(Freehold, NJ)
answer 2
No, you can apply mascara right after you apply the lash plumper. In my experience, applying the mascara while the lash primer/plumper is still wet work best in providing definition and preventing clumps.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
luv2playWmakeup
(CA)
answer 3
No. You have to add enough mascara to cover the white. But you can add it right away. I think I prefer to wait a bit, but you don't have to.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
DebbieWebbie
(Vancouver, WA)
answer 4
No, actuacly it looks more natural when mascara applied right after it. After a long term of use, it gets drier, so you get more product on. So you get more dramatic look. I guess the same effect will be once you whait till it dry before applying mascara on.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
TanyaFromSF
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
It feels creamy when applied, but does not seem to require any set amount of time to dry before applying the mascara.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
chispeak
answer 6
You can put the white on and then put the black on right after. It looks better that way. Cuz if it was dry then the black wont go on properly.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
Snowflake1
(Hamilton, ON)
answer 7
No! I would say dont wait for it to dry! I like it better when I apply it right away. I find that if I let it dry and then apply mascara, my eyelashes look way too clumpy. If I add the primer, and the mascara right away, my eyelashes look longer, and more plump without looking like a mess!
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
sabbzters
(Woodside, NY)
Question
How do I remove it?
I was wondering if I only use it as overnight treatment..should I use make up remover or just wash it off?
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
lele9999
(Kalamazoo, MI)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
You can gently remove it with an eye make up remover.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
No don't take it off... the whole point is to help strengthen your lashes before you add mascara.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
mynana
(Palm Harbor, FL)
answer 3
You'll be able to just wash it off.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
ziziisme
(Louisiana)
answer 4
I don't use it as an overnight treatment. I use it as a primer for my daily makeup. and then wash it off at night. I have had good success with it thickening up my lashes overall.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
emersonsmom
(Minnesota)
answer 5
Mine washes off easily with a basic mild cleanser in the morning.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
ldyg
(Charlottesville, VA)
answer 6
It seems to come off easily, so I'd say just wash it off. No make-up remover necessary.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
techgirl340
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 7
When used as an overnight treatment simply wash it out the next morning. When applying the serum in the morning, immediately follow with your mascara. I hope that answered your question!
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
tiffanybt
Question
Compared to Lancome primer?
Which is better- the Lancome lash primer or this Dior one?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
mccarley
(Reno, NV)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
Tried both. Lancôme added length to lower lashes, but not upper lashes. Not sure why. Dior, immediate lengthening to lower and upper lashes. Dior is my pick for sure. I did not see volume with dior, but absolutely lengthening.
answered 7 months ago
boww
answer 2
I actually prefer the Lancôme product. My lashes are fairly short and I find the Lancôme does a better job of lengthening them. I bought the Dior, but got the Lancôme as a free gift and I find myself going my free sample more often!
answered 7 months ago
crrobin
(Breaux Bridge, LA)
answer 3
I find the lancome one clumps the product on to your lashes where as this one lightly coats and seperates.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
asdsfgh
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
Same effect. Dior is better buy b/c you get twice the product and it lasts longer
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
megstenz
(Arlington, VA)
answer 5
Dior is in it’s on league. I tried Lancome for about 3 weeks and didn’t care for it...I used Dior one time and noticed a difference immediately. My mascara applied smoothly and my lashes were softer at the end of the day instead of crusty and flaky. LOVE Dior
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
lilkimmy
(Temecula, CA)
answer 6
I have been loyal to Cils booster for a long time and also, more recently, the Oscillation Cils booster primer

This Dior product is far superior to Lancome. The application is far more sheer, does not clump, and seperates my lashes better.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
Jeannie23
(St. Louis)
answer 7
Dior's primer is way better it delivers just the right amount onto the lasshes
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
fox36
(Corona, CA)
Question
Natural or dramatic?
Does using this primer underneath mascara make the final look more natural like, or more like dramatic and falsies-esque?
asked 9 months ago
jamiema
(Boston, MA)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
Falsies-esque!
answered 6 months ago
kristincritter
(Richmond, VA)
answer 2
Yes
answered 7 months ago
shells3675
answer 3
No
answered 7 months ago
ronni12
(chicago, IL)
answer 4
Depends how much you use. I just add one coat to the very ends of my lashes then coat all the way with regular mascara. They look longer but very natural. Im sure you could load up your lashes with this stuff and go very dramatic too.
answered 7 months ago
elisiamendez
answer 5
I definitely felt like it was a very natural look to my lashes. It worked great with my mascara. I think you will be impressed with it. I would not wear it alone as it does make the lashes whitish but with mascara it made quite a difference in the fullness and length.
answered 7 months ago
MissingBoth
(Albany, GA)
answer 6
More dramatic
answered 8 months ago
ginaaamarie
(New Jersey)
answer 7
I find it makes your look more dramatic by adding thickness to your lashes, but it won't change your lashes drastically.
answered 9 months ago
rjj1
(California)
Question
How can I make this less spidery/ clumpy?
asked 6 months ago
ns98
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
Apply one eye at a time. Curl your lashes first that way they are already standing upright so you wont need to use a ton of product to achieve your first goal. (Try the Tarte lash curler) then comb one layer on straight up (on one eye only) then close that eye and tap more product on by tapping. When you open your eye, they will be standing straight up. Hurry and comb your mascara through and do not let it dry long, that is why I advise you to apply one eye at a time! I have had major success this way. Dior Overcurl is my favorite mascara but I hate diorshow!
answered 3 months ago
MUAforlife
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 2
Once you apply the primer, let it sit for a couple minutes so it dries a decent amount, but not entirely. Then, apply the mascara. I have found that my mascara turns out far better when it is fused with the product, rather than layered dryly on top of it.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
deannaprice
(Bismarck, ND)
answer 3
After applying it I use a separate eyelash comb which helps to even it out and eliminate clumps.
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago
kzcobos
(Seattle, WA)
answer 4
I find it's helpful to use an old, rinsed out mascara brush to comb out any clumps and make sure it's even.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Elle2014
(Buffalo, NY)
answer 5
I found that this particular mascara base was like you have described after a couple of weeks of use. I try to apply in natural light so I can see exactly where the white is and then use a metal lash comb before it dries, a toothbrush can work well also. That being said the Lancome product is better in my opinion and my regular brand.
answered 6 months ago
myangy2002
(Ontario, CA)
answer 6
Only letting this product dry for 30 seconds or a little less works for me.
answered 6 months ago
JEW0
(Greenwood, S.C.)
answer 7
Use a metal eyelash brush, I suggest the brow/lash brush from the pro series of Sephora brushes.
answered 6 months ago
KabukiEmpress
(Westchester, NY)
Question
How long is the shelf life?
asked 4 years ago
ezraah
(Houston, Texas)
on Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum
7 answers
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answer 1
For me three months is about the longest it keeps as it eventually dries out and becomes clumpy if you haven't used the entire tube by then...and I don't pump the tube.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
farfl
(kirkwood, mo)
answer 2
Just like mascara the shelf life is about 6 months, but you can tell my the condition of the product if it is done earlier, just like mascara.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
aplp
(Collingswood, New Jersey)
answer 3
I replaced my last one after about 6 months.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
rarmp
(Moosic, Pa)
answer 4
Six months after opening!
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
sabriana
(GTA, On)
answer 5
I tend to keep mine longer (lash primer) - it it suggested you keep any mascara item 4-6 weeks. I am good about changing my mascara every month.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
jennifer456
(northern MI)
answer 6
6 months if you don't pump.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
silverandgold
(Bowie, Maryland)
answer 7
About 3 months
answered 4 years ago
RaRa1221
(New York)
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