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Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl is the newest addition to their mascara line.  It promises spectacular volume and curl. Now I do think the mascara is mainly about the curl rather than volume or length. I was very lucky to get a sample of this but the real deal is bigger ofcourse! I heard nothing but good reviews on the Iconic Overcurl so I was more than excited to try it myself! Would this be the one? And more importantly: will it hold my curl and not smear after a day? Because that is really my biggest issue with most mascaras, they smudge and they are too heavy to hold my curl. Also, I’m very sceptical when it comes to high-end mascaras, do we really need to pay big bucks for something that we throw away every 4 months? Before I’m ready to do that it must be something really impressive!


diorshow iconic overcurl collage


The Diorshow Iconic Overcurl is different from it’s nieces with it’s curved brush. For some reasons brands tend to do this, claim to create curl and have a curved brush. Is this a marketing trick or does it have some nifty technology behind it? All I know it that it’s actually really easy to use because you can get to the smaller lashes easier that way. The full sized tube contains 10 ml and goes for 31 euro.  This mascara comes in three shades: black, blue and brown.

So let’s put this mascara to the test, how did it perform? Well, first of all there is the formula, it’s a bit drier than the average mascara which is a very big plus to me. It means that it won’t weigh your lashes down too much and that means it can actually hold a curl! The brush wand is quite long and curved. I think it’s the first time for me using a curved one but it goes on very naturally. It allows you to get really close to your lashes without getting the wand smeared over your eyelids, what sometimes happens. The brush looks big for doing the lower lashes but it was actually really fine, I managed to do it without getting mascara on places I didn’t want to.


diorshow iconic curl before after collage


As for the mascara itself, it’s very buildable without getting clumpy, I could go on and on without making it look like a spidery mess. After the build up it dries down fairly quickly and it feels really light too. Some mascaras feel slightly ‘heavy’ but the Iconic Overcurl is almost weightless when it comes to that. It’s also not crunchy or anything. When it comes to the end result I mainly see volume and definition. What I really like is that it really makes a difference in a pretty natural way. It’s not like you are wearing falsies (or not on me at least) but you have this really defined lash frame. It’s also very smudge proof, it doesn’t make you look like a raccoon at the end of the day and it even stayed on with some water!  Does this curl my lashes? Not even close! I honestly don’t know if there is a mascara on this planet that is up to that impossible task of curling my pin straight stubborn lashes but this one did not do that. So is this my new love of my life? It’s very close and I’m actually scared for my wallet right now. If it wasn’t so expensive I would buy it again in a heartbeat but the price makes me think twice. There is a good chance that I will buy it if I ever need a brand new tube. But in the meanwhile I’m still enjoying my little sample tube!



dior overcurl look 2

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  1. I have shorter, finer and droopier lashes than you do and the only mascara that does lengthen, darken and hold a curl for me is Heroine Make Long&Curl. It has a sister that volumises (Volume&Curl) and you can layer this over.

    This is my HG combo. Plus it’s waterproof (I have cried and showered wearing this, and no smudges/flaking) and relatively cheap, compared to high-end western mascaras. Quite tricky to remove but any oil-based remover will do.

  2. Zou ook graag een sample willen om het uit te proberen! Ik vind het resultaat mooi gworden! Ik kocht een tijd geleden de They’re real masacare van Benefit en deze viel tegen (m’n wimpers gingen hangen). Toch weer wegegooid geld..

  3. I love this mascara! Glad you’re enjoying it too :-)

    • Yes! I wasn’t too sure about it, but everyone was raving about it and now I see why. Love the result of this, very natural in a way but it does make a big difference!

  4. Oh die wil ik ook keigraag eens testen :)!
    Echt leuk, zo’n samples. Helaas eerder zeldzaam te krijgen bij de parfumerie heb ik de indruk..

    • Ik heb hem gekregen bij een gift with purchase, goed in’t oog houden dus! Voor de rest gewoon achter vragen hoewel ze snel weg zijn idd!

  5. Ooh, mooi effect! Al betwijfel ik dat het iets zou doen voor mijn kaarsrechte wimpers!

  6. What’s your favorite mascara of all time? I really enjoy mascara samples. Since I don’t wear makeup everyday, most of my full-size mascaras become old that I have to throw them out. Even though it’s not even close to finish :( So sample is the way to go!!


    • My absolute favourite mascara is the Max Factor False lash Effect. It’s pretty pricey for a drugstore mascara (around 16 euro o.O) but I always wait till it gets in promotion for 10 euro. You can’t find sample tubes for drugstore mascaras afaik but it’s a lot cheaper than h/e. I do have to say that the Iconic Overcurl is my second choice, mainly because of the price but the effect is just what I love in a mascara. So in the end I guess it depends on what you love!

  7. Zo’n mascara samples zijn echt handig! Ziet er een fijne mascara uit!

    • Het is echt een hele goede mascara, ik had er mijn twijfels over, maar het geeft een heel mooi effect ^^. En het blijft echt goed zitten!

  8. Grr. Same straight stubborn lashes over here! I was curious about this release, but I think I’ll skip it. I find only waterproof versions hold my curl.

  9. Gotta love mascara samples :D Kreeg ik ze ook maar vaker! Toch wel benieuwd naar deze :)

    • Je moet er echt achter vragen, dan geven ze het meestal wel ^^. Ze hebben wel niet altijd elk merk in huis, maar je, je kunt beter proberen hé ;).

  10. Definitely a nice result! And I love mascara samples. They last a long time!

  11. Well the friends and family sale will be on… I’m seriously thinking I should pick a full-size tube up! Love this so much!

  12. Zo’n samples vind ik altijd fijn. Kan je een mascara echt wel deftig testen en dan zien hoe hij bevalt. Spijtig genoeg krijg je die niet altijd in de parfumerie :)

    • Idd, je moet er vaak specifiek naar vragen en ze hebben niet altijd samples. Of je moet er iets bij kopen.

  13. Ik denk niet dat ik echt fan van deze ben :s Het effect is gewoon niet ‘wauw’ ofzo…

    • Het is iets subtieler idd, maar dat vind ik persoonlijk juist zo mooi! Maar voor super dramatische wimpers moet je idd naar een ander zoeken, hoewel het resultaat uiteraard verschilt per persoon :).

  14. ik heb ook nog een paar sample mascara’s die ik dringend moet testen :)

    • Ja, die stapelen snel op hé. Je kunt moeilijk er vijf tegelijkertijd gebruiken, dus het wordt snel wat veel ^^

  15. Ik hou van samples! Ik heb deze zelf ook :)

  16. Samples zijn zo fijn :3 er zit meer dan genoeg in om er drie maanden mee te doen XD

    • Oh zeker! Mascara samples zijn wel iets moeilijker te verkrijgen hier, je moet vaak er iets bij kopen, wat ik ergens wel snap, om misbruik te voorkomen, lol

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