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Makeup Review: Dior DiorShow Black Out Mascara

If you pay attention to the hype, you might think that Dior's DiorShow Mascara can do no wrong. Indeed, the original DiorShow is a pretty amazing mascara. So when the limited-edition Dior DiorShow Black Out Mascara ($23) hit stores, I rushed out to get a tube. The mascara promised to be darker and more dramatic than the original, as well as to curl, lengthen, and add shine and volume to lashes.

Until now, I had never considered the possibility that a mascara could be too dramatic. But honestly, Black Out is too dark for me, so


From the moment I put it on until the moment I took it off, I felt like a hooker. So while I give it kudos for fulfilling all of its claims, this mascara is just over the top.

It's great for a night on the town when you're doing the whole fake lashes or mod look, but for an everyday mascara, you better watch out. If you're wearing a mini and heels, be prepared for some unsolicited attention.
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Hollybaby1988 Hollybaby1988 7 years
I LOVE THE DIORSHOW MASCARA....IT MAKES MY EYE LASHES SO LONG AND FULL...I LOVE THE WHOLE FAKE EYE LASH LOOK...WOOOOO =D...X
Orange-5 Orange-5 7 years
I bought this mascara and it was a monumental letdown! It was clumpy and made me look hooker-esque! NO BETTER than a cheap drug store mascara. I brought it back to Sephora right away and got 'Bad gal lash' from Benefit instead... which was cheaper than the Dior and far superior. I've found a new favorite!
Orange-5 Orange-5 7 years
I bought this mascara and it was a monumental letdown! It was clumpy and made me look hooker-esque! NO BETTER than a cheap drug store mascara. I brought it back to Sephora right away and got 'Bad gal lash' from Benefit instead... which was cheaper than the Dior and far superior. I've found a new favorite!
Cherryluv Cherryluv 8 years
This is my Holy Grail mascara. I have dark dark brown/black-is hair, so for me a mascara can never be too black. Until about a week ago, I never used any expensive department store brand of mascara, only drugstore brands like Maybelline. As soon as I put Dior ShowBlack on my lashes, holy cow, it's like my lashes came alive!!! You can SO tell between department store and drugstore brands. So even though $23 may be a lot to spend, do yourself a favor and invest in this or either the regular Diorshow...you'll be glad you did! :)
Cherryluv Cherryluv 8 years
This is my Holy Grail mascara. I have dark dark brown/black-is hair, so for me a mascara can never be too black.Until about a week ago, I never used any expensive department store brand of mascara, only drugstore brands like Maybelline. As soon as I put Dior ShowBlack on my lashes, holy cow, it's like my lashes came alive!!! You can SO tell between department store and drugstore brands. So even though $23 may be a lot to spend, do yourself a favor and invest in this or either the regular Diorshow...you'll be glad you did! :)
betsy-scott betsy-scott 8 years
happy to hear all your comments cause i considered buying it. almay makes a wonderful mascara for an even better price! the mascara in their eye color line for hazels is called "black pearl" and it's by far the best i've ever used. no matter what your eye color, it makes your lashes look beautiful and far from fake and tacky! try it! :)
saryeliz saryeliz 8 years
This is one of the best mascara's around...love it and live it till the end! Cheers!
saryeliz saryeliz 8 years
This is one of the best mascara's around...love it and live it till the end!Cheers!
mascheman mascheman 8 years
I love mascara. It is the one thing I cannot live without being fair skin and a red head. I love Dior products and I am sure this mascara is wonderful as well. I cannot wait to try it.
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 8 years
Ohhhh, I'm up to replace my Dior Show. I wasn't fond of Benefit's equivalent, can't remember which one. But for night, I'm going to grab a tube of this as well. If I don't like it, I'll just give it to my boyfriend's daughter. She loves my make up castoffs!
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 8 years
Ohhhh, I'm up to replace my Dior Show. I wasn't fond of Benefit's equivalent, can't remember which one.But for night, I'm going to grab a tube of this as well. If I don't like it, I'll just give it to my boyfriend's daughter. She loves my make up castoffs!
jenlee jenlee 8 years
love this stuff!
jenlee jenlee 8 years
love this stuff!
jeunsol jeunsol 8 years
i'm curious.. but then i get racoon eyed (or panda-eyed :P ?) wearing normal mascaras.. but then it's a fancy dior "black-out".. maybe i'll go and try it at sephora
jettafer99 jettafer99 8 years
I was going to get Black out after I read all of the rav reviews, but after trying it at the Dior counter, I decided not to purchase. I agree -- its just too much for everyday unless you are in Vogue. I ended up going with Chanel Extracils and at the same price as Dior, it was perfect. I get perfectly curled, lengthened black lashes every time and it never streaks or smudges. It can go from day to night easily with another coat. GREAT stuff
jettafer99 jettafer99 8 years
I was going to get Black out after I read all of the rav reviews, but after trying it at the Dior counter, I decided not to purchase. I agree -- its just too much for everyday unless you are in Vogue. I ended up going with Chanel Extracils and at the same price as Dior, it was perfect. I get perfectly curled, lengthened black lashes every time and it never streaks or smudges. It can go from day to night easily with another coat. GREAT stuff
aevasavealot aevasavealot 8 years
i bought it and thought it was going to be great, but it wasn't. throughout the day, it left a black smudgy thing under my eyes, making me look like a raccoon. the best mascara i've used it chanel's inimitable with a shu uemra eye lash curler
wowjules wowjules 8 years
I am willing to try any beauty product, so I may have to go out and buy this. But as far as DiorShow original - I wasn't impressed.
wowjules wowjules 8 years
I am willing to try any beauty product, so I may have to go out and buy this. But as far as DiorShow original - I wasn't impressed.
lbg1821 lbg1821 8 years
Hautie! No, you're not the only one! I use baby oil to remove my eye makeup too. I love it. It's great. Sometimes I get a little in my eye and it makes things a little blurry for a minute but other than that I LOVE IT. It's so practical and inexpensive and it def. does the job. It doesn't pull or tug my skin or lashes. LOOOOOVE ITT.
clover899 clover899 8 years
I read about all the hype over Diorshow mascara, bought it and found it wasn't what I expected. I prefer Benefit Badgal mascara. Black Out interests me too still though.
Mac-Muffin Mac-Muffin 8 years
Are you honestly giving a product a lower review for delivering as promised? It was just toooo good? For us toe headed honeys with not such thick lashes this is like manna from heaven. Ive had it for a week and I wonder what took me so long. The review should be based on if the product delivers, not what your taste in mascara style is; its called Diorshow Blackout for a reason. ;)
Mac-Muffin Mac-Muffin 8 years
Are you honestly giving a product a lower review for delivering as promised?It was just toooo good?For us toe headed honeys with not such thick lashes this is like manna from heaven.Ive had it for a week and I wonder what took me so long. The review should be based on if the product delivers, not what your taste in mascara style is; its called Diorshow Blackout for a reason.;)
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 8 years
Yeah i would like to try it too!
1missy 1missy 8 years
i might have to try this.
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