Hello from windy Greece! It’s a rainy day today in Athens, so the perfect day to stay in and write, as I’m not tempted to go out and enjoy the sunshine! It gets back to normal from tomorrow, thankfully! And, I’ve got a mascara review for you today! Let’s have a closer look at the Dior Diorshow Pump’n’Volume, Instant Oversize Volume Squeezable Mascara (and let’s shorten the name to Diorshow Pump’n’Volume Mascara for efficiency)!
Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze it!
Dior is really going for it when it comes to innovative packaging recently. They’ve changed their mascara packaging so that it doesn’t dry out easily and now, with the Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara, they even go a step further to create a squeezable container! As you can see in the photo above, half of the container is made of rubber, a flexible and squeezable material. It’s still all black and feels lux to have in your bag. Until… it picks up little fluff from clothes and stuff! Alas, I needed to be more careful as there is no slip to the container and, consequently, it’s not the easiest to clean.
When you squeeze the mascara, it loads the brush with the appropiate amount of product you need to create long and voluminous lashes. It’s as simple as that: squeeze, activate the ingredients and start coating your lashes.
The wand of the Diorshow Pump’n’Volume Squeezable Mascara is quite thick with plastic, reasonably spiky, bristles. It’s a good wand as it actually has the right size for both upper and lower lashes. You will not make a mascara mess all over your eyes because of it and you can easily use the tip of the wand to coat your lashes for more separation.
The Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara tube is as narrow as other Diorshow mascaras, but gets a little more narrow towards the top, to prevent the actual mascara from drying. In general, thumbs up for the packaging. I’m just not a huge fan of rubber, but can overcome that easily.
Effortless Length and volume
You really don’t need to try a lot to create impactful lashes with this mascara. You will see the before and after difference from coat 1 and your lashes will look dramatically different with two coats. The Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara is super black and I find it to be both volumising and lengthening. It’s quite thick and deposits little bits on the lashes, which is where the volume comes from. Here is how my lashes look after one and two coats:
As you may be able to see in the photo above, my lashes are naturally long and relatively curved up. However, I’d like more volume and curl. I can get that with one coat of this mascara. One coat of the Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara gives me nicely separated and defined lashes. That’s good for an everyday eye look when I’m wearing no or very little eyeshadow, maybe some liner.
With two coats of the Diorshow Pump’n’Volume squeezable mascara, I get a lot more intensity. My lashes look long and the volume is noticeably there. What isn’t there anymore though, is this feathery effect that I’m looking for. So, much as this squeezable mascara delivers everything it promises to deliver, it won’t give you a feathery eyelash flutter. Here’s how it looks in context:
In the photo above, I have two coats on. I tried three coats, but my lashes looked plastic. I personally don’t like building up this mascara too much, as the result is not as natural as I’d like it to be. However, the Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara would be a great choice for an evening out or when you have an intense smokey eye on and you don’t want to use false lashes.
It, also, photographs beautifully and doesn’t transfer on me (and I have oily eyelids). I noticed a bit of transfer on my upper eyelid once, but I was relatively sweaty, so maybe not one for the gym.
Last but not least, this Diorshow Pump’n’Volume mascara is easy to remove with water or an oil based eye makeup remover, so you will not struggle there at all.
Diorshow Pump’n’Volume Mascara- final verdict
I like it! And that comes from someone who had been using the original Diorshow for ten years and then stopped because needed more definition. This Diorshow Pump’n’Volume Squeezable mascara is good and delivers on its promises.
I still don’t think it’s better than my Chanel Le Volume (which I’m wearing here) or Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir mascaras, mainly beacause these two give me volume, while maintaining a more natural lash look. Chanel is more difficult to remove though, so this gives HG status to Marc Jacobs. Saying that, Charlotte Tilbury has a good mascara that I’ve been wanting to try for ages now. I had a sample and was rather impressed!
The Diorshow Pump’n’Volume – Instant Oversize Volume Squeezable Mascara retails at 25.50 GBP or 29.50 USD for 6g. You can purchase it at your local Dior counter and check it out on the official website here (page includes promo video).
Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great rest of the week! Speak soon!