Beauty Test Drive: Diorshow Iconic Mascara

Generally speaking, I’m happy with my mascara. Fiberwig and I have been through a lot together and it’s remained pretty true, never smudging and leaving me raccoon-eyed when I’m going for smoky-eyed. But every once in a while, you’ve just got to try something new. When I received a bag of Dior goodies to road-test the other day, I knew the time had come to betray the mascara that’s seen me through everything from first dates to weddings. (Other people’s weddings, that is…)

I felt a little dirty at first, as I swiped on the Diorshow Iconic mascara, wand clenched in my sweaty, guilty hand. Then something amazing happened. Within seconds, the guilt evaporated as I started noticing how good my eyes looked. Damn good, actually. The stuff is miraculous. All of a sudden, my lashes were so long that they were colliding with my eyelids in an aggressive sort of battle for more space. My only complaint is that the stuff is a tad tricky to remove. Unlike my former mascara lover, it doesn’t just wash away with water. But if you’re not so unbelievably lazy that you consider makeup remover a dealbreaker, you’ll be fine… [$27, Dior, Sephora]