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Review: Dior Diorshow New Look Mascara

If I was allowed only one beauty product for the rest of my life, I would have to choose mascara. Along with a cappuccino from my Nespresso machine, mascara can ensure I look awake even when running on 4 hours of sleep.

The thing with mascara is that it’s almost impossible to find the perfect one. And more than that, what works for one person, may not work for others. So disclaimer, before you head out and buy this one (yes, I do recommend it), keep in mind some of my other favorites include Maybelline Volume Express, Dior DiorShow Extase, and Benefit They’re Real mascaras. Meanwhile, cult favorites from Chanel, YSL and MAC have failed for me.

When you first try out New Look, you notice how small the brush is. Hence, this works great for those who tend to get mascara on their top lids. New Look’s wand has two brushes in one. I don’t know what is the best way to use it but I use the base to apply the first coat and the tip to clean and separate the lashes.

What I loved the most about New Look was the color. Now you may ask what’s the difference between black? New Look happens to be the blackest black mascara I’ve ever used. One coat is enough to get a really bold look and you can see the effect in the photo below. This is a double-edged sword meaning that any normal makeup remover won’t work – I have to either use Mac Cleanse-Off Oil or the cult-favorite Bioderma eye cleanser.

If you like super-black lashes, I highly recommend Diorshow New Look. It even manages to stay put under humidity such that you don’t get fallout on your lower lid. I know I’ll be testing out their blue version next time I visit the mall.

What: Dior Diorshow New Look Mascara
Why: Dior’s newest and blackest mascara
Where: All major retailers including Sephora
How much: $28.50
Pros: Super black, mini-brush gets all the lashes
Cons: Requires practice to use
Rating:  4 stars

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