Dior Pump N’ Volume Mascara Review………………..Gone Is The Extasy!!

Hi Everyone,
If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you may have noticed that Dior and Peter Philips have just released their latest creation; a mascara you can pump in it’s rubberized tube to add volume to the lashes.

It currently has a heavy campaign over all social media to highlight this new concept in mascara application.
Obviously, being a massive fan of the Dior mascara’s for their quality and quantity of product, for their price, i had to buy myself one.
I am both elated and exceptionally disappointed all at the same time!!

The New Mascara.
It now comes in a rubberized tube which you can squeeze at the base to add more mascara to the wand, to create fat lashes.

It has a big brush head with soft plastic bristles which are quite small to capture every lash. (I do prefer the brush head of the Extase mascara to the plastic one on the new version. See further below right).

The formula of the mascara itself is a typical thickish formula, not unlike the Extase mascara and is supposed to give dramatic full volume false lash effect lashes without clumping.
The Results.
I loved the first application.It applied quite easily with no fuss. It gives nice volume, lengthening and curling to my lashes. Not unlike Dior Extase in fact and if you stop there, its fab.
Second coat and things start to get tricky. It becomes quite clumpy and even though i brushed through my lashes with an eye lash wand, it still gave my lashes a thick clumpy looking finish. Not the look i wanted to achieve really.
The one great thing about it is, it doesn’t smudge at all. That is really a plus point for me and i had it on while sobbing, when the Dior SA told me that Extase was being discontinued, lol.

Above; One coat of Dior Pump N’ Volume on one eye and; One coat of Dior Extase Mascara on the other eye. Which do you think is which?
Above and below; i have both the Dior Pump N’ Volume on one eye and Dior Extase on the other eye. Can you tell which is which?

Above; Two coats of Dior Pump N’ Volume on one eye and; Two coats of Dior Extase Mascara on the other eye. Which is which??
The Tear Jerker!
It had to come!!!! Dior have decided to discontinue my beloved Extase mascara in place of this new one. I am gutted!
I have used Extase mascara for years and love it. It also came with a fabulous 10ml of product and here’s the other knife twister. The new one has only 6ml of product and is a pound more expensive. (Something the ‘rewarded’ bloggers/Youtubers failed to point out when reviewing this mascara).
If you are one of the people who buy your mascara every month, this will not phase you one bit. I buy my mascaras roughly every 3-4 months. Well, i guess i won’t be anymore!!! Ka-ching Dior!
The Final Verdict.
Besides the new mascara being a little ‘gimmicky’, (i just think the pumping thing is completely unnecessary) and 4ml’s lower in volume and more expensive; it clumps quite badly on the second coat.
It does however; give a very false lash effect, as it states and if that’s what you want to achieve; great! This is your mascara.
Me! I want really nice long, fuller, natural looking eyelashes.
Pictured right; wearing Dior Pump N’ Volume and Dior Lacquer Stick lipstick, 882 Sassy.
I just can’t fall in love with Pump N’ Volume at all. What a shame. I will use it up and then look for an Extase replacement or; just buy up some on websites that still have it left in stock. If you loved Dior Extase, you might want to do the same. If you thought Extase was clumpy, don’t even bother with Pump N’ Volume. On the plus side; It’s a great mascara for a one coat application and doesn’t smudge at all.
Did you work out which mascara was on the left eye and which was on the right one??? Which do you prefer? I know which one i like best! Answers in comments please.
Take care and i will see you all soon. 😉


  1. melinda bennett
    May 24, 2017 / 8:36 am

    Lets hope this get through … my computer is playing up ! Rrrrrr
    OK …. I like your left eye .. not so clumpy.
    So sad about Manchester… so many died and so young!

    • May 24, 2017 / 9:21 am

      Thanks for your comment. The left eye is the new Dior Pump N’ Volume. I think it looks more clumpy to me lol. Just goes to show really. There is very little diifference in the two tbh, however, Extase had so much more product and this new one will probably dry up in no time. Not a happy bunny at all.
      Thanks for thinking of us after that awful atrocity in Manchester. I’m starting to feel that no where is safe where there’s a crowd. Our freedom is slowly being eroded . Thanks once again Melinda. Take care xx

  2. June 3, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Dior mascaras have always been at the top of the my list and I’m sure there is always be love for them! They are great products. I got a sample of Maybelline Big Shot Colossal mascara and I’ve been using it everyday for months! I just repurchased! I can’t believe it but this 9.00 product is outperforming so many I’ve purchased and I have bought every high end mascara there is . LIKE EVERYTHING. Give it a try and see if you fall in love too. You might be surprised! I was!

    • June 3, 2017 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks. I have used Maybelline mascaras in the past and they are the best on the high street. I will have to give it a go for sure. xx

  3. Sue
    August 27, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    I wonder if the poster above meant YOUR left eye or the eye to the left as we see it (i.e. to our left)(which would actually be your right eye). I think the eye on the left (your right eye) looks more clumpy. I am too very sad that Extase is discontinued…my looking for it (to see why it was never at Sephora and they always said it was a good seller / they did not know why it was not stocked) led me to this site. They offered the “Better Than Sex” mascara which was good but I was still hoping to get Extase in the future again! Gutted as you say.

    • August 27, 2017 / 11:42 pm

      Well the right eye was extase. I thought the left eye was more clumpy on the second coat, which is Pump ‘N Volume.
      I have now grown to really like it by doing one coat only with Dior maximizer as the base.
      I really did love Extase but i was assured by the Dior SA it was discontinued and that this new one was the way forward.
      I tried to get extase on Escentual.com because they were still advertising it but it was showing as not in stock and i tried for at least 2 months.
      I will probably buy Diorshow mascara next time because it gives great lashes too and has 11.5ml of product.
      I am always on the hunt for the perfect mascara and i had found it in that one. Back to looking again lol.
      That Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara looks very interesting too but Lancome tend to give a low amount of product too. Maybelline make great high street mascaras but they dry up on me quite quickly. Good for the price though. Thanks for dropping by Sue and commenting.

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