It's been ages since I've last worn a Diorshow mascara. I actually like it very much, but I guess it's a case of too many mascaras, too little time. So I don't have a tube of the regular Diorshow on hand to compare to the brand new Christian Dior release, Diorshow Extase, but I can still tell that the new mascara packs some serious punch in the volume department.
When applying it, Diorshow Extase feels a bit goopy and thicker than my usual fare, but it actually goes on smoothly without messy clumps (I can't yet vouch how it would act after four or five weeks of use- older tubes often get tricky this way). It fully coats the lashes and seems to contribute to curling (and it holds the curl for a full day). My lashes look significantly thicker instantly, which was a bit weird as I'm quite well-endowed in that department, but the more I looked at my eyes the more I enjoyed it. It also seems that as the mascara dries and settles on the lashes, it looks even better- glossy black, full and heavy. The lengthening is marginal, but between the volume and the curling, the mascara gives lashes a very impressive boost.
The heavy coat comes with a price- my lashes feel a lot more stiff than normal, but the upside is the wonderful hold and staying power- no smudges even after I accidentally rubbed my eyes, and no flaking. It still comes relatively easily when using Lancome Bi-Facil, so there's no tugging come cleanup time.
Bottom line: Yes, your lashes do look fat in this.
Diorshow Extase ($28) is available starting this week. At the moment, Sephora offers it for Beauty Insiders only (at least online), but soon it'd be at every Dior counter. I received it from Christian Dior PR.
All photos by me.