DiorShow Extase Mascara Haiku Review

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New Mascara from
Dior — I don’t know how to
Pronounce your name, oy.


diorshow extase review brush

Ex-tazz? Ex-tazz-ay?
Charge that to my credit card.
Twenty-eight bucks, please.

diorshow extase review none-final

Lengthening — oh, yes.
The curl hold? Most excellent.
Volume is just … eh.

diorshow extase review one-final

Smudges just a tad;
Swipe the brush against tissue
And then it’s gone, yay!

diorshow extase review two-layers


Great length, but I want
More thickness for the price tag.
MBB Rating…

B. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. DanielleO says:

    Love the haikus Karen! And thanks for the review. I guess I’ll be sticking to the DiorShow Iconic.

  2. Paris B says:

    LOL!! One of my fave reviews yet πŸ˜€ Sorry to hear it doesn’t volumize well but it does look nice and natural
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Fruitilicious! Clinique Juiced Up Colour Spring 2010 =-.

  3. HC says:

    HAHA you crack me up, Karen! I got this from Sephora two weeks ago and returned it this past wknd. I hate it! I used it a few times and it started clumping on me!

  4. Megan **** says:

    I haven’t had the chance to comment lately. I am glad you keep me updated with MBB through Twitter! Helps me out a lot! Ha! As for the product – I agree with your rating & the mascara lacking in thickness. But I looove Dior mascara (Very rarely do I find products I favor above MAC).

  5. Catherine says:

    Hm. I’m not sure how lengthening it actually is without a comparison picture lol, but I would say my Kiss Me Heroine Long & Curl beats Extase’s socks off and it only costs $15
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Stash Week: Face & Cheeks =-.

  6. Arianne says:

    If I had to guess it’s probably pronounced as “Ex-tass.” Sounds more classy LOL.. than Extasayyy!

    Great review, love the haikus! I guess that is one less mascara that I want to try out. Thanks Karen, for saving me some CAD $30. πŸ™‚
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… Taste the Rainbow. =-.

  7. hahaha love the haikus! hmm it doesn’t do quite enough to make me want to spend $30, but I do love their packaging πŸ™‚
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… My Stash =-.

  8. Citrine says:

    ex- TAH -ze maybe? Since I remember back in the dog days our French teacher told us when there is one s it’s pronouced “z” and when there are two S, it’s “S” or was it the other way around?

    It does seem a bit standard for 28 bucks…
    .-= Citrine’s last blog post… New Shades added to Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Color =-.

  9. cloudburst says:

    I just can’t get on the big budget mascaras, plus I find the Dior ones too scented for my liking.

    Is Tabs a biter? Yowch!

  10. Christy says:

    Oooh, I want to try this one. I like Dior mascara’s, but they’re pretty expensive.
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… FOTD: Soft Neutrals Warm & Cozy =-.

  11. amy says:

    Cute Haiku. I would like this mascara better if it was more thickening.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… MAC Care Blends Essential Oils: Sweet Orange+Lavender and Grapefruit+Chamomile =-.

  12. Jen says:

    Hahaha, I love the haikus! You’re so funny! I think for $28, I’ll pass on this one. Thanks for the review though.

  13. Marina says:

    Tabs, behave πŸ˜‰
    I would like to try this mascara because I like DiorShow but most reviews are not the best. hmmm. So I think I’d better get Singulier by YSL.
    Have a great day, Karen! πŸ˜‰
    .-= Marina’s last blog post… Urban Decay Book Of Shadows Vol 2. Review and Photos =-.

  14. gio says:

    Thanks for the review. Your lashes look nice and I love the packaging. It’s a shame it doesn’t add volume though.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… QOTW: How many eyeshadows, on average, do you use in a look? =-.

  15. DonnaN says:

    From the looks of it….it would lengthen my lashes as much as my CG LashBlastLenth does……so thanks for saving me the money!!

    P.S. I have to admit, I never really understand the Haiku……I never “get” it……

  16. Tavia says:

    Thanks for the review Karen! I really wanted to read more reviews about this mascara, because I was thinking of buying it. I read the review of Temptalia but I’ve also heard not so great news from other girls. The part with the lengthening sounds great but I don’t see so much volume and thickness as I would like. Being a Dior mascara and especially for this price I would expect to do more than just lengthen my eyelashes.
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Megan Fox the new image for Emporio Armani Jeans and Underwear + Sexy Photos =-.

  17. Tiffany says:

    lol, love the haiku format! πŸ™‚ I gotta say though, a mascara better be pretty perfect for me to drop almost 30 bucks!

  18. NINA says:

    Ecstasy indeed. OMG I have to check that one out this weekend.

    Dior. Me. This Sunday. That might mean major damage!

    I do love that mascara, Karen!

  19. SammyJ says:

    I was hoping this one would be amazing. I usually can’t wait to finish my mascara just so I could go out and buy a new one to test out. What’s your favorite mascara right now?

    • Karen says:

      Hmm, that’s a toughy. For a long time I was stuck on Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara and Stila Lash Visor, but now I’m sort of in a mascara din, LOL! I’ve been alternating between this on, the new MAC Studio Fix Lash and Benefit Bad Gal Mascara. Truth be told I should just start layering them with each other… that would probably get the best result.

      What mascara are you using now? Do you like it?

  20. Stacie says:

    Love the review format! πŸ™‚ I think I’ll stick with the original formula of Diorshow–if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

    • Karen says:

      I do like the original mascara. It was my go-to for years!

      How do you feel about the big brush head though? I’m not crazy ’bout it.

      • Stacie says:

        LOL! It took some getting used to. I kinda like it now, though. And I like how the brush head on the Iconic tapers off, but it seems like I have to wipe away tons of excess on that one. The Iconic is mostly a lengthening formula as well, it seems. Oh, and I tried Blackout as well–major raccoon eyes! Nope, the original is the best, IMHO. Crazy big brush head and all! πŸ™‚

  21. Roxanne says:

    Bite it…. Bite it reaaaal good! Aaah, bite it, get up on this! LOL πŸ˜€
    Lovely lashes!

  22. Amber says:

    Tabs’s haiku is my favorite. πŸ™‚
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Tea party =-.

  23. Sylvie says:

    Hi Karen, seeing that Dior is French, I’d say it’s Ex-tas, which means ecstasy. By the way, has anyone asked you what’s the difference between this and the Iconic yet?

  24. 7deadlycyns says:

    Gah, Karen, I would kill for your natural lashes. Two coats barely gets me to your “naked” lash state! Alas. But I think Lash Blast is really the best thing for girls with puny thin lashes like mine, because it has that flexible-polymer quality to it, so it lengthens and thickens while still looking natural. You actually have to work at being messy to get spider-eyes, whereas that “sticky mascara” look happens to me all the time with other brands/formulas. It’s drugstore makeup, but if it works, who cares?

  25. Catherine says:

    Hi Karen!

    Extase is a French word.

    The exact pronounciation would be :


    But this is French, so for an anglophone… I guess you will need a bit more explaination…

    Ex = X
    tÒ = you have to soften the a… in English the ‘A’ usually sounds like ‘hey’ but here, you want to make it sound like the first syllabe of ‘hasard’ (ha)… So the full sound would be ‘tha’, keeping it mind the ‘ha-sard’ sound…
    se = … this is the hardest. se = ze, but here again, you need to make the ‘E’ sound a bit more French. Here you will have to pronouce the E like ‘euh’ …

    I hope this little French pronounciation help you!

    Have a nice week-end!


  26. Instant Karma (formerly L...hopefully, no one else will share this) says:

    HAHAHAHA amazing. Tabs is quite the poet.

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