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What’s the best Dior mascara | The ultimate review guide

What’s the best Dior mascara | The ultimate review guide

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Last Updated on March 18, 2024 by Eve Dawes

Diorshow VS Iconic Overcurl Mascara Review

What’s the best Dior mascara? I put Diorshow 24h Buildable Volume Mascara and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara to see the difference between them to see which is the best and if they did what they claimed to do in this Dior mascara review. I tested them both with and without using Dior 3D maximizer lash mascara primer to see if you really need that extra step. There’s a few key differences so a lot will come down to whether you want more volume, curl and condition or more natural ingredients and fluttery length. Since it’s time to reorder I’m going to share my thoughts on whether they live up to their claims, if my sensitive eyes can handle them and if they’re worth it or not. 

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As a beauty blogger who started performing on stage at age 11, I’ve had decades of trying various mascaras. So I have quite high standards expectations when it comes to luxury brand mascara’s and primer’s.

Diorshow 24h Buildable Volume Mascara black

The luxury mascara’s also have to be worth their money since there are so many good drug store options. I put both the Diorshow 24h Buildable Volume Mascara and Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in black to the test.

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Diorshow 24h Buildable Volume Mascara VS Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara review

Am I swapping my Overcurl mascara for the Buildable Volume? I was impressed with both of these mascaras but which is the best is personal depending on the results you want from your mascara.

I’m sharing the differences and results between Diorshow Buildable Volume Mascara and Diorshow Overcurl Spectacular Volume and Curl Mascara in a comparison review to decide which is best for you.

Diorshow Dior Mascaras Review & Comparison

What’s the difference between Diorshow Buildable Volume Mascara and Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara review

These are the main differences between these Dior mascaras:

  • Both offer 24h wear, have a transfer-proof finish and are infused with cornflower extract.
  • Diorshow is better for you if you care more about natural origin ingredients as it’s made from 90% natural-origin ingredients. Whereas the iconic overcurl mascara is better if you’re looking for lash care as it contains cotton nectar to help fortify and make lashes shine.
  • Diorshow iconic overcurl comes in 5 colors vs Diorshow buildable volume mascaras 3 colors
  • If you care about sustainability iconic overcurl is Dior’s 1st refillable mascara as part of the House of Dior’s sustainable beauty initiative. 
  • The wands are different shapes: Overcurl has an ultra-precise curved brush vs XXL straight wand.
  • Diorshow is great if you’re looking for more separation and lash definition. Maybe you already have long lashes or too much curl makes them hit your upper lid. Whereas Overcurl is more for fanning out, lengthening and adding volume and curl to lashes while nourishing them. 
  • Application wise for more volume and length you can use their Diorshow Maximizer 3D lash primer-serum with either of these.
  • It doesn’t matter which side of the wand you apply the Diorshow mascara with. You just use an upward swiping motion on your top lashes and a downward swiping motion on your bottom lashes. With the overcurl you apply the mascara vertically with the concave side of the brush. You can then boost and set the curl by pressing the brush against the upper lash line for an eyelash-curler effect.
  • Overcurl mascara gives a more uniform look and more volume
  • They’re both easy to build layers with.
  • The Diorshow Buildable Volume mascara’s straight wand is easier to use on the bottom lashes.

Both are the same price. So it just depends on whether you want the lash care, volume and a refillable mascara or just separation and definition.

Diorshow 24h Buildable Volume Mascara black
Diorshow 24h Buildable Volume Mascara black

What’s the best Dior mascara for you

If you want more fluttery length but already have long curly lashes Diorshow 24h Buildable Volume Mascara is probably going to be best for you. As too much length and curl is going to end up leaving you with mascara on your upper lid.

If you’re looking for more volume and curl, the Overcurl is going to be the best Dior mascara for you. I ironically find that the Iconic Overcurl mascara gives more volume than the Diorshow volume mascara after 1, 2 and 3 coats!

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Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara in black

Is Dior Diorshow 3D Mascara Primer-Serum worth it

I adore the Diorshow Maximizer 3D is Dior’s lash primer-serum. I don’t know if it’s my favorite per say as I find most of them pretty good. However, it is the one that works the best with Diorshow mascaras and does make a big difference in adding more volume and length to your lashes. So I highly recommend using all Dior mascaras with this.

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In the video, I show you how both of the mascaras look with and without the primer so that you can see the difference it makes.

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With and without using Dior Diorshow 3D Maximizer Mascara Primer Serum

If you’re big on minimal waste and sustainability Diorshow mascara is Dior’s first refillable mascara. It’s also cheaper to buy as set with the mascara and the refill than to buy 2 of their mascaras.

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Dior Overcurl Mascara and Dior Forever Correct Concealer


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