Lacking in the Lash Department? Try Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum!

If you have been following this blog for a while, you will know that I seldom exaggerate. I almost never say anything like “you need this” or “I can’t live without it.” However, I am making an exception for the Dior Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum! It has been something that I use every time I wear makeup since I got it, and I am pretty sure I will repurchase in due course!

(Here’s the ingredient list if anyone needs it)

The Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum is a mascara base that claims to give you “intensely curled, thickened, and lengthened” lashes. Apparently it can also be used as a lash conditioner at night, but I haven’t tested it out that way yet so I can’t testify if my lashes have benefited that way.

The Lash Plumping Serum comes in a white tube, and the serum itself is also white. The wand is rubbery with a pointy tip, and I find it easy to use.

The consistency of the serum is not wet or gloopy. It is white when it first goes on your lashes, but becomes transparent as it dries. You don’t have to wait till it is completely transparent though. I have never had any problems either way.

Here’s my verdict: this serum is fantastic! It pushes my lashes up, holds curls really well, and gives me significantly more volume and length. I usually use one coat of this and one coat of mascara, but the result is seriously more impressive than using two coats of any mascara! The only thing to pay attention to is not to be too greedy. If you pile the serum on and then mascara, it could clump. If you just do one good coat of this and one good coat of mascara, it is not a problem.

This is my lashes after one coat of serum and one coat of Diorshow New Look.

Way more impressive from a different angle (I also coated my bottom lashes with mascara here):

Just the other day I realized my lashes were so long that they were casting shadow on my face under the sun. For someone who is really lacking in the lash department, it was a beautifully triumphant moment!

I do think that with a lash primer like this, the mascaras you use don’t make that much of a difference. I have tried different mascaras on top of this, but basically as long I can use the wand easily, the result is about equally impressive. One funny thing though. If you have read my review for the Diorshow New Look mascara, you might remember my only complaint is it does smudge a little by the end of the day. NOT ON TOP OF THE LASH PLUMPING SERUM IT DOESN’T! I have been enjoying Diorshow New Look thoroughly in combination with the serum. I think the tiny wand is incredibly easy to use on my tiny lashes (especially my bottom lashes), and since the serum prevents it from smudging they make a winning team!

Bottom line: This is pure love! I have tried impressive mascaras, but nothing measures up to this. This gives me unprecedented curls, volume, and length! To be honest I would hate to test new mascaras from now on, because that will have to be done without this primer and I love it SO much!

Have you tried Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum or any other lash primers? Do you have a favorite? What is your winning primer/mascara combination?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I’ve actually never really liked lash primers–I feel like they interfere with how well my regular mascara, CoverGirl’s Lash Blast Volume, works on my equally tiny, sparse lashes. But, I have been hearing a lot of good things about this one lately, so maybe I will give it a try after all

    • Sunny

      Hey Becca, I think you should look into it. I’ve tried IMPRESSIVE mascaras, but nothing is as impressive as a little boost from this baby!

  • projectswatch

    I got a sample of this and I agree, it almost doubles the volume of my lashes and adds significant length. It’s really impressive! However, it seems to make my mascara smudge, and the extra step means that I only use it occasionally.

    • Sunny

      I remember you saying that, but fortunately I don’t experience smudging with this (it actually prevents New Look from smudging on me, which it typically does a tiny bit at the end of the day). Since one coat of the primer and another of mascara give me more lashes than 2 coats of mascara, that’s what I’ve been doing now :)

  • petra

    Wow, looks great!!! I want it :p

  • Larie

    I used to use mascara primers and found that they really helped prevent smudging, too. Thanks for the ingredients, Sunny – I want to go check this out!

    • Sunny

      You’re welcome, Larie! I hope this will work for you :)

  • Emilie @ Cogitation Project

    Hey Sunny! I love this primer. My HG for almost 2 years now. Can’t live without it!

    • Sunny

      Glad to hear you love it too, Emilie!

  • Isabelle

    Whaw, looks like this one is really delivering! I’ve never used a lash primer, but I have used a lash serum and that one worked like a charm and made my lashes grow insanely long. Then I stopped using the serum to see how fast it’d go away, and now my lashes are back to normal again after a month. Since the serum costs 100 euro, this lash primer might be a better option 😉

    • Sunny

      I’ve always wanted to try one of those lash-growth serums but the price tags have put me off so far. If the result isn’t permanent then perhaps a primer is a better investment!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    Well…after my Lauder experience, i really have to think it through if i want another one. I’ll give the Lauder one another try first.

    • Sunny

      Ugh I haven’t tried the EL one but this one does work very well for me. I hope you’ll either figure out a way to make that work or find a primer that works better for you!

  • Teri

    I’m so happy that you got into lash primers and are loving it! I can’t live without it anymore, it’s soooo good! I also like that it protects our lashes, especially when using wp mascara on a daily basis, this is a really good thing to do! :). You lashes look amazing! Love the close-up picture so much :)

    • Sunny

      I actually don’t use waterproof mascara every day in Belgium, but it’s true that in Taipei my lashes stayed supple and I didn’t see many falling out when I combined MUFE Aqua Smoky Lash with this! I really enjoy seeing the shadow my lashes cast on my face under the sun nowadays mwahaha

  • Memoiselle

    Wow it looks great! I can see it lengthens your lashes. I don’t buy Dior’s maximizer serum because of its hefty price, I have Majolica Majorca and I am satisfied with that :)

    • Sunny

      Ahhh I didn’t know Majolica Majolica has one! I’ll look into it when I can, though that’ll probably have to be next summer!

  • Dovey

    Hi Sunny, I’ve def heard good things about this. I love lash primers (I think I’ve tried EL, Lancome…) since I’m an overall lash junkie and really would love to try this too!

    • Sunny

      I’m a lash junkie too! Since I don’t want to wear falsies all the time (I’ll admit it: I’m just not very good at applying them), a primer/good mascara is indispensable!

  • deijsprinses

    Looks like an awesome product!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    On noes!!!!!!!!!!! Another lemming!!!!!!!!!!!! And it’s my favourite brand DIOR!

    • Sunny

      You should try this, Lily! Virtually anything I’ve tried without it since seems meh.

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    Haha yeah, when I looked at my mascara photos for my post ALL of them had shadows from lashes. So crazy. I didn’t know you could wear it as a lash conditioner, but that’s a good idea! Anyways I want to buy a new one but it seems impractical since I wear mascara so rarely :( (But i guess I wear everything so rarely that it is all the same anyways? Lol.) Ok now we should obsess over this to everyone till everyone we know tries it! haha

  • Ada Chen

    I vaguely remember that you told me about this product so I bought it in the DFS in the airport.
    I tried it today and it’s FABULOUS! After the whole day, my lashes are still super curly, lol. Thanks for recommending it!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      OOOO GREAT! I’m so glad to hear it works well for you! I just started using my third tube, and it’s a product I can’t imagine living without!