Sunday, 19 August 2012

Dior Show Maximizer Mascara

I have always being huge a fan of mascara primers and have bought the Lancome version on numerous occasions. I was doing my friends make up a while ago and was raving to her how good it was but unfortunately my tube was on its last legs. I got a lovely surprise on the morning of my birthday when the same friend presented me with the Diorshow Maximizer. I was taken aback as how generous her gift was and the fact she had remember me raving about mascara primers.

Anyway down to business... I adore this primer! It makes my lashes look false, which is my book is a positive. I just apply it under my current  mascara (Max Factor False Lash Effect). You can use any mascara from drug store to high end the results will always be amazing.

Dior claims - 

"A stroke of genius from backstage at the fashion shows, this unprecedented mascara base combines powerful lash treatment benefits with the enhancing effect of mascara. This is the first Dior serum base with a full lash-boosting effect that works both instantly and day after day."

I honestly do not think of it as a lash treatment. I have been using it for approximately three weeks now and have not noticed any changes in my lashes. It most definitely enhances my mascara but purely 
temporally whilst I have my make up on.
"Instantly, its unique formula works like an incredible replumping coat to thicken the lashes. Lashes are immediately curled, thickened, lengthened and ideally prepared to magnify the effect of the mascara and maximize its hold"

Now this statement is  true. It does all of the above from thickening, curling and lengthening my lashes and it lasts all day.   

 I have to admit the Dior is very similar to the Lancome primer I can not tell the difference. So I am interested to try a drugstore version to see if it has the same effect. To the best of my knowledge Bourjois have one in their range. No doubt when I pick it up i will review it. 

 I am head over heals in love with mascara primers but I am unsure if I actually need them or not. You see if I spend the equivalent money on say YSL false lash effect I wouldn't actually need the primer but in saying that I feel the tube of primer lasts longer. And the primer takes longer to apply in the morning as it requires two steps. 

What do you girls feel about mascara primers? Are they worth the money or should I just invest in more expensive mascaras?



  1. Nice review! I love mascara primer too! Pls check out my blog too thx :)

  2. I'm not sure on the whole mascara primer thing. I'm currently testing out a two step mascara and I'm still not sure about the whole thing x

    1. I am the same I love the effect but I feel I could get the same with a better mascara :) What 2 step product are you testing out? xxx Thank you for your comment xxx

  3. Thanks so much for linking up to the ILMOF hop! Have a great week!

  4. this is so interesting, i never used something like that.
    i am honest believer in magic of good mascara or fake eyelashes :)


    1. Me too! Mascara is the one item I cant leave the house without and actually since using this my eyes seem even smaller without mascara! xxx

  5. Great review! A primer can work wonders on lashes! xx

  6. Oooh I really want to try a primer now I have seen this! xoxo

  7. Hello I Love My Friends GFC Blog Hop-er! I actually recognize your blog from other blog hops. :)

    Need to try this!

    If you haven't already visited my blog, please check it out. (And follow.) Have a great week.


  8. Lovely blog :) I found it through Blog Love Therapy blog hop :)

    I am your newest follower :) If you have time, please check my blog out and follow if you like it :)

  9. You so need to try asian mascara dejavu fiberwig it paints fibers onto your lashes and lengthens them considerably :)

    newest follower via the i love online friends blog hop :)

    Faye@Girl Does Geek

  10. i've never really seen the point in mascara primers, although maybe its because im just lazy! hsha x

  11. Hi!
    I found you on the BBU blog hop!
    I've never user a mascara primer before, I'm intrigued!
    Newest follower :)

    Louise x

    I blog at

  12. I would consider using it, but I've had bad luck with mascaras, the majority of them give me red I've yet to find something that will last through an evening out!

  13. I've never tried mascara primer, but I love that I know which ones to try now when I do! Thanks for the review.

  14. Hmm can't say I'm a fan of eyelash primer, I think it's a bit of a waste of time :/ but saying that, I would be more than happy to try a drug store version to see if it can change my mind!


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