Towards the end of last year we were invited along to the Dior counter in Debenhams to see the Launch of their Christmas range (post here). Annoyingly buses meant I was a little late so missed some of the demonstration but L told me that this mascara was applied and it looked amazing. I’m a total mascara junkie and as I hadn’t tried any Dior mascaras yet I decided it was time to change that.
I love when companies do mascara sets that come with something else. I usually treat myself to one of the Lancome one’s that come with either mini mascaras of eye make up removers. I love that this one comes with a little eyeshadow set. I’m a make up on the go type of girl (which translates to I’m too lazy to get up early in the morning so I’m the person doing my make up on the bus!)
The colours in the mini palette are so handy for everyday looks and have all the colours you could need. The brown in the middle is the perfect crease colour and the dark black is great for lining the eyes. I’m really impressed with the quality of these and can’t wait to try more Dior eyeshadows! A girl can never have enough right?
So onto the mascara! I love the packaging, it’s metal esque simple and feels weighty which I like as it makes me think more high end. Black and silver is always a great combo and looks classy as I’d expect from Dior. I love the brush. I’m a traditional mascara brush type girl over plastic any day. The wand also has a slight curl to help lift those lashes up!
C has a new even fancier pants camera now so I managed to recruit him to take photos for me so he could play with his new lenses. My lashes naturally are fine, fair and have a slight curl.
The thing I love about this mascara is how black it is. I love super dark lashes. This is after one coat of mascara. As you can see my lashes are well separated and slight more lifted up from the roots.
After two coats the lashes as super dark, with a good amount of volume and thickness to them. I love how thick my lashes look at the roots.
I can see from the photos it makes my lashes look nice but I really can’t put my finger on why I’m not loving this mascara. I don’t know if I just wanted more. I felt like this about YSL shocking (review here) at first though so think it may just need to be one that grows on me . I personally find I prefer a mascara once they’ve been used a bit so they aren’t as wet and new. (is that just me?)
This set is still available from Debenhams here for £25 which basically means the eyeshadow palette is free as it’s £25 for the mascara alone!
Have you tried Diorshow Iconic Overcurl? Did you love it?