Dior came up with some pretty cool new items recently. They are the Diorshow Art Pen, which is a liquid eye liner pen, and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara. I have been using these 2 items quite a bit lately, and the Art Pen is my go to liquid eye liner. I have always loved my New Look Mascara, but this Iconic Overcurl is pretty amazing too.
The Diorshow Art Pen is a sharp felt tip pen that is flexible for both thick and fine lines. When you apply less pressure, you can get the thinnest line ever. With a bit of pressure, you can get a more dramatic line. To achieve the perfect cat eye with a pointy wing, this is what I reach for. The felt tip is so sharp that I don’t have any problems with it. If you are new to liquid eye liners, it can be a bit tricky. The felt tip pen is not too stiff, but it does have a bit of give. Compared to L’Oreal’s felt tip eyeliner pen, I prefer this. The tip is much more pointy, and it doesn’t move around too much, unlike the L’Oreal’s. If you compare this to MAC’s Penultimate Liquid eyeliner, Dior’s Art Pen is less stiff and hard. For me, the Art Pen is just right. It’s not so stiff that it scratches my eye and it has just the right give so that I can still have 100% control over it. It also has a glossy finish so if it’s not your taste, just use a matte black powder over it. This Art Pen is NOT waterproof so you can just rinse it away. It stays the whole day on my lash line, but if I were to apply a very thick line, the fold of my normal / oily lids and all the blinking will smudge it away. To make it stay, setting it with a black eye shadow does the trick for me.
The Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara has a big V-curled wand with long and short bristles. It catches all my lashes with just one scoop of the wand. I was definitely impressed. I think it would work better for those with larger eyes and longer lashes. Mine are of medium length, but I still have to exercise this with care. The mascara is easily transferred onto my lids if I’m not careful. However, Dior has a “magic pen” that will erase it with ease. I will talk about that another day. This mascara leaves my lashes soft and long, and it volumizes in just 2 coats. The formula of this mascara works well on my lashes and it keeps the curl nearly the whole day.
Here is a before after photo for you to see the difference. On the left is my bare eye and curled lashes. See how fine the lashes are? On your right, I lined my eyes very thinly and then I thickened the line as it goes out. I only applied two coats of the mascara. Can you see how much it volumizes? You can see my lashes THROUGH the eyeliner. For me, it’s good enough already. I like doing this for an every day look. You’ll be surprised how much more awake I look with just these 2 products. Makes my eyes look bigger too, don’t you think?
The Art Pen retails for RM105 and the Iconic Overcurl Mascara retails for RM110. Have you tried these yet? Have you tried my simple technique to get defined eyes?