Since I was not blessed in the eyelash department, I am always on the hunt for the latest and greatest mascara that will deliver the results I want. I know I should just suck it up and go get lash extensions, but it hasn’t come to that yet.
Dior recently released a new mascara that is part of its Diorshow line, the Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara. This mascara retails for $29.50 (on par with Dior’s other mascaras, and many high end formulas), and claims to be a “super-volumizing squeezable mascara with a fully loaded brush for instant, extreme lash volume.” The main thing that is unique about this mascara is that it comes in a soft tube that you can squeeze around the brush, to theoretically both soften the formula, and fully coat the brush.
Continue ready to see my thoughts on this product, and pictures of it in action.
As you can see above, without mascara I might as well not have any lashes! I have been using the Diorshow Pump’N’Volume Mascara almost daily now for quite a while, and have some mixed thoughts on this product.
While most mascaras get worse with every use, this one seems to take a few days to really become a much more manageable item. I think because of the tube design and the formula of the mascara itself, that the first few times that you use it can seem very goopy and wet, and look very clumpy on the lashes. After a few uses though, and learning how to work with the squeezy tube, I think I have learned how to get the excess product off of the brush, while still having enough to give me a dramatic lash look. I do think if you have naturally more thick lashes, or don’t take the time to really get the proper amount on the brush, you can end up very quickly with clumpy, spidery lashes. For many people I know that would be a no go for them, so this mascara may not be the best option for them. Since I will take all the volume I can get though, and willing to be a little patient with a product, it didn’t rule it out for me.
I did try using it on my bottom lashes, and found it to be far too clumpy for them. I still prefer a much smaller brush for my bottom lashes, like the Maybelline Lash Discovery, or the Marc Jacobs Ultra-Skinny Lash Discovery Mascara.
As someone with more hooded eyelids, I am always worried about mascara creasing on my lids, and ending up with black smudges throughout the day. I am happy to say that this mascara does not smudge at all, and holds up well to heat, humidity, and sweat. I wore it through multiple CrossFit workouts and a spin session, and was very impressed by how it held up. I did try wearing it to the pool, and it is not truly waterproof- raccoon eyes aren’t cute on anybody! Because it does have quite the lasting power, you will need some good makeup remover to get it off, so if you prefer to use a very gentle formulas around your eyes, or you don’t like longer lasting mascaras, then that may be a deterrent for you.
Between the formula, the unique squeezable tube design, and the silicone brush, this mascara does deliver some serious volume. It does run the risk of becoming very clumpy, but if you are willing to work with the formula a little, then you make really like this product. While I do like it, I think I prefer it for times when I want more of an impact with my lashes. For just everyday wear, I still prefer theHigh Definition Mascara, or the Clinique High Impact Mascara.