Would you pay over RM100 for a tube of mascara? If you're going to, you ought to be 99.9% sure that it's gonna make your lashes look unbelievable. Spending so much on a product that should be discarded after 3 months of usage is still something that I can't justify especially when there are so many drugstore alternatives that work just as well or even better. So, having access to Diorshow Iconic and RMK Separate Curl, I thought, why not do a review with some comparison pictures? Spoiler: I do like one of them but not enough to make me wanna buy it.
Read on for the reviews and comparison pictures. Diorshow Iconic Mascara
"...extra lash-curling effect... precisely coat each lash... long, separated fan of lashes... lift, curl, and separate every lash..."
All very promising words. Hmm... Let's start from the brush. It's bulky and stiff, which makes applying mascara on teeny asian lashes painstakingly difficult and messy. I couldn't even get the bottom lashes. The mascara builds up a lot on the base but doesn't extend well to the top making only the roots of the lashes look thick but not the rest of the lashes. The brush bristles separates the lashes well but what's the point in having separated lashes if they're not looking any longer, thicker *winks* and curled? I even tried saving my left set of lashes with a better mascara but the Diorshow Iconic was too stubborn to be improved. The predecessors of the Diorshow mascara range were much better compared to this one especially the original waterproof Diorshow.
The verdict: even if I have the money to waste on such an expensive yet lousy mascara, I wouldn't.
RMK Separate Curl Mascara
"Ultimate Curl... waterproof mascara... combs every single lash... perfectly separated..."
Now I can finally cool down a little with this mascara. It does what it says. Isn't that nice? Keep in mind that I did not curl my lashes prior to applying the mascaras so this one really does lift and curls the lashes! Cool huh? Quite obviously, you can see that the lashes are lengthened and volumized (is that a word?). The brush may look big but it's actually quite easy to work with and I can successfully coat my bottom lashes with it as well. My gripe with this mascara, though, is that it clumps when you do too many coats and the tube dries up pretty quickly. I don't go by the 3-month rule so, having RM125 of a mascara gone in such a short period would be a big bummer.
The verdict: If I had the money I wouldn't mind getting this mascara since it works but it's definitely not something that I'd starve for! Besides, I still prefer my trusty Rimmel Glam' Eyes over this.