Dior Overcurl Mascara – Welcome to my It List

Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara Review

Another week, another new mascara launch. There are so many mascara launches that it boggles my brain, but I’m quite a picky old customer when it comes to my lash-lengthening products, so I don’t often post about them. Either the wand is too brittle or the formula is too runny, dries too quickly, makes my lashes hard and plasticky… I’d say that out of every ten or fifteen mascaras that I try, only one ever pleases me. Luckily for Dior’s latest launch, the Iconic Overcurl Mascara, the time was obviously nigh for me to be pleased! I’d just chucked over ten mascaras in the bin (and posted five to my sister) because they had either dried up from long-term neglect (bad sign) or annoyed me in some little way.

 Dior’s Overcurl doesn’t annoy me in any way, big or small. The wand is just right – flexible but not floppy; the bristles are the perfect length and thickness for catching all of my lashes, even the tiny ones, and the brush is very slightly curved to fit the shape of the eyelid. The mascara isn’t too liquidy or too gloopy, it is, in the words of Goldilocks herself, just right. (Did she actually say that or was it the narrator? I can’t remember.) Here’s a picture of my eyes – the left eye (obviously) has mascara on it, just one hefty coat.

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Like it? I think it’s just brilliant! Real volume, not too much ridiculous length and a nice build-up of thickness at the root. No clumping (although you do need a lash comb if you’re going to pile the layers on) and no bits dropping down. Most importantly, no weird plastisizing of the lashes (my technical word for when the mascara seems to laminate your eyelashes in a plastic coating) which means that it’s pretty easy to take off at the end of the day.

I have this mascara in black, but I have just seen that it comes in BLUE! I have a bit of a thing about blue mascaras, I have no idea why. It’s like I’m stuck in the eighties. I’m still using my Sumptuous Extreme one from last year – it could even be the year before, I don’t know. I tend to keep my makeup until it grows legs and walks on out.

Dior’s Overcurl is a great addition to their range, I think – I like it about ten times more than the New Look and I liked that one a lot. It goes straight onto my It List, which you’ll be seeing appear on site very soon. The Overcurl costs £23 and you can get it at your local counter or, if you want to shop online, FeelUnique have it with free delivery.

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  1. J
    February 14, 2013 / 7:50 am

    Hello Ruth,

    my question has nothing to do with your post, but i have watched your last
    video and you have mentioned something about dairy products and how are they
    related to your acne. Could you please elaborate more on it? and what about soy

    Thank you,


    • TOM
      February 14, 2013 / 9:14 am

      see previous blog posts!

      • RuthCrilly
        February 14, 2013 / 12:10 pm

        Thanks Tom! x

    • RuthCrilly
      February 14, 2013 / 12:10 pm

      Two big recent posts x

  2. Olivia Law
    February 14, 2013 / 9:41 am

    I LOVE dior makeup, it’s always above my price range though. I tried a free BB creme sample and it was so so good! xo

    • RuthCrilly
      February 14, 2013 / 12:10 pm

      Yes, using it at the moment, it’s excellent! x

  3. Sue
    February 14, 2013 / 12:23 pm

    Glad I’m not the only makeup slut… there’s probably newly evolved species in mine xxx

  4. Madison
    February 14, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    How does this one compare to the regular Iconic?

  5. Joy Jewell
    February 14, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    I’ve always loved the Diorshow mascaras and I’m just about at the point where I need a new one – this one’s next, I reckon!

  6. Allie T.
    February 15, 2013 / 4:33 am

    Yup, that’s definitely at the top of my wishlist, especially seeing as I’m due for a new mascara…

  7. iris
    February 16, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    Hey Ruth, first of all: love your blog!! I’ve got two questions… Which waterproof mascara would you recommend? And could you tell us something more about sls and silicone free shampoo/conditioner? Thanks a lot!!!

  8. February 18, 2013 / 5:33 pm

    Omg. I recently tried out the original diorshow and it quickly became my HG mascara! I have been wanting to try out more dior mascaras ever since, and this one looks like an absolute winner – I must have it!

  9. Cath
    February 20, 2013 / 7:33 am

    Thank you for the review. I love Diorshow New Look and Blackout, so I’m gonna try this one next.

  10. F
    May 11, 2017 / 8:25 am

    I hare this mascara! For me is maybe the worst i ever had.. it stays forever on the lashes, is too sticky, the lashes actually don’t look amazing because of the density of the product … I don’t know I expected much more.. comparing to benefits bad gal mascara, is a nope for me!

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