28 July 2009


Hey ladies! How was everyone's weekend? :) I'm so behind on commenting people back and reading blogs! Work is exhausting! I'm not sure why but I'm so pooped lately :( I'll be back in full commision real soon hopefully! I've got so many things to post about and I'm planning to just pop posts up and I hope I stick to that plan! :D

So today's post is about the dior iconic mascara. I've been using this since April and it's officially almost 3 months and I've reached a final verdict... lol, well I already knew how I felt about it but never got to posting it :)

Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Price: $27
Where to buy: Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dilliards, Macys, pretty much wherever they sell Dior
Repurchase: Yes, when I feel like I have extra cash :D

(with flash)
The tube feels pretty bulky in my opinion. I guess this means there's a lot of product in it?? The packaging is pretty other than it being kinda big. I don't like that BIG factor to the tube because I stick this in my small makeup bag in my purse and sometimes I like to stick a lot of things in it :)

(without flash)
The tube of mascara is actually pretty cool looking :) Do you see the difference in the pictures with and without flash? haha, I think it's pretty cool!

Here's the wand without flash. See the bristles? It's the plastic ones BUT they're not too stiff yet not too soft. I think it's a good balance. They do really good at separating!

The rows of the bristles don't go in a STRAIGHT line, they actually have like a 10 degree angle to them :) I think it actually has something to do with the separation of the lashes!

Here's the experiment!

The left side I used with conjunction of the Clinique Lash Building Primer & the right side is just the Dior Iconic mascara :) Below is my bare nekkid lashes!

This is after my lashes being curled with my shu lash curler.

Here is where I applied one coat of mascara to each side. (Primer is used on the left side.) The mascara grabs on better with the primer if you're only going to be doing one coat of mascara.

Here's two coats. If I wear two coats (which is pretty much every time) primer doesn't really make a difference. It really does define and lengthen your lashes :) It doesn't give much volume but I don't think that's what it's intended to do. My curl stays for the entire day and even though it's been three months it doesn't flake on me throughout the day! And even if it does, there's minimal amounts :D

Overall I really like this mascara because it comes off easily with makeup remover for me. They also have a waterproof version of this mascara now but I bought the regular version. If it weren't so expensive I wouldn't need to think twice about repurchasing! It costs even more than the Diorshow Blackout! GEEZ! haha, but it doesn't have a weird smell and doesn't seem like it's dry so I'll probably keep using it until it smells :P (yes it sounds gross but come on, I gotta make the most of my $27!)

It's a really big splurge for some of us but for others it might not be. It was a splurge for me believe it or not :P They had a little set when I bought it but they don't anymore so I know I won't be repurchasing soon and I still have other mascaras I bought that I have not used yet :)

On a side note, my boyfriend & I went to the mall today to exchange his father's birthday present because he thinks he's too old to sport a jersey :P We got him a dallas cowboys collar shirt instead and he likes it much better! :) My boyfriend offered me to go to mac because he asks me "did they come out with a new collection yet?" and I said yes but I don't want to go in because I don't want to spend any money! He offered to buy me some things with a $50 limit :D hehe, I LOVE him! I got a few things so I'll probably post about it next :)

BTW, I spent about $220 (after tax) on my MAC brushes from my last haul and it was originally suppose to be almost $300 (without tax) if I didn't buy it without the sale! It really does help a lot :D I really do encourage everyone to buy brushes during their once in a while sales :P


  1. Great post! Thanks for sharing.

  2. $220!! lol.. I can't afford that but I'm slowly trying to complete my brush set :P I want doubles like 187 ans 239 because I'm greedy like that! ahahah! :P

    I'm glad you are enjoying the lipglass! :) I'm sure you look great with it :)

    Dior Mascara! I've always been curious about it.. must try at sephora :P

  3. 220 for brushes?
    it'd be enough for me to compolete a MMU kit !hahha
    and ur bf is so generous

  4. Great review! I only use Maybelline mascara, but now I'm using NYX Doll Eye Mascara... it's my new love! lol

    Where's all the MAC you got?!
    I couldn't dare spend $220 on brushes. lol A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF...yes...but not brushes.

  5. Wow, it does make a difference, but I can't see myself dropping $20+ on a mascara, haha :/

  6. awwww, what a sweet bf! he was even the one who initiated it! what else could a girl ask for!?!?!?! ;P

  7. $220!? LOL!hey at least you'll have a full stock of brushes for a while! haha I was also just thinking that the leopard would look good with some hot pink! And aww to your bf, so nice when they buy you things you want and not things you need eh?!

  8. Ooo i've also been eyeing that DiorShow Iconic for a while now, but I can't dare spend $27 on mascara alone with my sad paychecks haha. Your lashes look fab though :)


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