Dior Diorshow New Look Set

I picked up this sweet little Dior set from Sephora recently. A great value at $28.50, the price of the New Look Mascara alone. It features a full-sized Mascara in black and a mini 5 Couture Colour Eyeshadow palette in 734 Grège. Please note that on the Sephora website it says that the palette is Royal Khaki, but in the end I did receive Grège. The image of the palette on the website does seem to be the Grege palette.

dior-4The Diorshow New Look Mascara is formulated with a “Lash Amplifier ingredient, for instant lash-multiplying action and exclusive pigments that create a deeper, more dramatic color that won’t smudge.” What I loved about the mascara personally is the “nano-brush”, a smaller brush which makes it easier to coat every lash and get into the corners of eyes. The brush is also great for applying mascara to lower lashes by giving you more control and preventing smudges.


The formula is thick and quickly leads to clumping. I personally recommend using a lighter hand when applying. I curled my lashes before applying the mascara. I found, which I often find with non-waterproof formulas, is that the mascara failed to hold the curl on me. It did however add lots of length and volume, but ultimately left me with that “spider-leg” look. While the New Look Mascara is not really my formula, I think that there are a ton of people out there that might just love it. I suggest taking a look and the photos and judging for yourself.


On a higher note, I loved the palette. While the shades look quite ordinary in the compact they are a very lovely selection of neutrals. When applied they came together creating a lovely look with lots of dimension. I loved how the color played off each other. The shadows themselves are fairly pigmented and velvety rather than powdery. They applied with great ease and blended perfectly. They lasted all day one me. While this is officially my first time playing in the world of Dior eyeshadow palettes, I don’t see it as my last.


The shadows are swatched by first shadow on the top left, clockwise, ending in the center. Most shades contained shimmer except for the third which was more satin. The shimmer was mostly subtle and more apparent in the two lightest shades.

(left to right)

  • A camel brown with slight shimmer (applied all over lid below)
  • A white shimmery pearl (applied on brown bone and inner corners)
  • A satin grey-mauve (applied on the crease and upper-outer corner of eyes creating a v-shape)
  • A shimmering blue-grey (applied on outer third of eyelid and brought under to lower lash-line slightly)
  • A cream-grey shimmer (not used)
cd-nw-look-2 *also wearing YSL Teint Radiance Foundation in #7, It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye concealer, NYX blush in Taupe as a contour, Burberry blush in Peony, and YSL Rouge Volupte in #1

cd-nw-look Have your tried Diorshow New Look Mascara or Dior 5 Colour Palettes?

30 thoughts on “Dior Diorshow New Look Set

  1. I love your new layout Taylor! 😀 I got a set like this years ago and didn’t like the palette but Dior mascaras are good, I really like the last picture! And I am jealous because your lips are so smooth *sigh* D:

    1. Thank you so much for noticing! Too bad you didn’t like the palette 😦 people adore the mascaras! I just need more curl! I do work to keep them smooth. I exfoliate with the Fresh Sugar Lip Scrub and always keep lip balm on. The most important thing is to never lick them! So don’t pick flavored balms 🙂 and thank you

      1. lashes can be so tricky, the best for ‘everything is the YSL one (white gold packaging) I find, have you tried this one?. I do everything possible, lip scrubs etc and now my lips are in good condition (as for me, I know that it can be better though, lol … still far away from your perfect lips).

  2. I bought this a while ago but haven’t opened the mascara yet, now I’m worried I’ll get the clumping affect too!! And I got the same eyeshadow- Grege – too! Looks great on you 🙂

    1. Hi Whitney, I’m crossing my fingers and hoping it works for you! People do adore it. Thank you so much for the compliment, loving the name Grege, it sounds like something I would make up 🙂

  3. I love the little eyeshadow quad, how cute is that? I knew I should have ordered when I saw it but I was in Chrbustmas gift, for others mode, not myself. I just checked and they are sold out. I’m sure this won’t be your last Dior quad.

  4. Hi Taylor,
    Your new blog layout looks so sleek. I love it 🙂
    Btw you have super nice and flawless skin! 😀 So envious of that hehe! That mini dior palette is darn cute, I won’t dare to use it LOL!

  5. The mascara is not for me, since holding a curl is my #1 must when it comes to picking a formula, but this set just seems like such a good value. I’m a sucker for mini shadow palettes, and it’s so beautiful! I actually wasn’t entirely convinced when I first saw it, but the look you created is gorgeous, and I definitely see what you mean about dimension.

  6. I love this mascara! I have a mini quint too but it’s Royal Kaki 🙂 It’s so cute, so small… I like what you’ve done with this palette though. Understate but sleek at the same time

  7. Ouch! I’m so sorry to hear this mascara doesn’t work for you! It’s definitely one of my favorites. The tiny brush means less chance of making any mistakes, and the formula works great for me too. Mascara really is a very personal thing!

    Grege looks GREAT on you, but then again what doesn’t? I’m showing a tiny Dior quint later this week too. It’s probably the only palette I ever stand the chance of hitting pan LOL

    1. Too bad, but yes,,, I can totally see it working for others. The brush is a gem! Your so right about hitting pan! Haha. I just might this time! Looking forward to seeing what mini you will be posting 🙂

  8. Grege is supposed to be a gorgeous palette, and I think this set is amazingly well priced considering! I haven’t used a Dior mascara in so long – I used to work on the counter back in 2004 and that’s probably the last time I used one LOL. I like a high impact mascara but I do find them a bit too much, even for me. But, in the evening something like this would probably be perfect!

  9. I think the mini palettes are so cute! lol. but it is weird that it wasn’t listed on the site correctly. Oh well. I love dior mascara – have you tried the diorshow maximizer? it seriously plumps my lashes and makes just about every mascara look amazing on me!

  10. I got the same set, but primarily because I wanted the tiny palette. I love the palette, but I haven’t tried the mascara yet… Hoping I might like it better than you did, but I usually find that Dior mascaras don’t work for me especially due to the curl factor. However I am using the Lash Maximizer and HeatCurl, and both are essentials for me to hold a curl. Have you tried?

    1. The tiny palette was definitely a selling factor for me as well 🙂 I actually recently tried the Dior Maximizer, I thought it was great except it didn’t keep my curl which is something I seek the most. I find Waterproof are the only formulas that seem to work for me. I love Loreal Voluminous waterproof. I will have to look up the Heatcurl, it sounds like we have a similar situation, thank you for your suggestions!

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