Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dior 'Diorshow' Fusion Mono Eyeshadow - 381 Millenium

Hello, everyone! <3

I recently picked up one of the Dior 'DiorShow' Fusion Mono Eyeshadow up on a whim and it was LOVE at first swatch. I had seen the previews originally a few months ago but wasn't sure how they'd compare to my favorite Chanel Illusion d'Ombre. I picked this up at the Riyadh Gallery here in Riyadh. According to the preview this shade is one of the Middle East exclusives.

The one I picked up is (what was to me) the most unique color out of the range in #381 Millenium (actually spelt that way) which I would describe as a complex multi-shimmer pewter shade with a slight shift to a taupe in certain lighting. It is absolutely gorgeous and is unlike anything I own.

All the Dior Mono eyeshadows come with a useless brush similar in size to the Chanel's but the Dior is a sponge. The texture is very different than the typical cream eyeshadows which feel "wet" to the touch and are usually mousse-y. These feel more like a powder-cream hybrid and are slightly dryer almost feeling like pressed powders. All the shades are SUPER shimmery but Millenium was an extra chameleon under that sneaky Sephora lighting because I literally gasped when I saw it. LOOK AT THE PRETTEH SPARKLEZ.

From a distance it looks like a basic silver-pewter shade but it's upon closer examining or under certain lights when it starts glowing and shifting shades. 

Some swatches to show the color but also the duo chrome-goodness that this color is. This seriously sparkles like crazy on the lids and is one of those shadows you catch yourself constantly looking at in the mirror. >.> 

To show the contrast // via my Instagram 
The longevity and wear from this is pretty impressive, lasted five hours *without* a primer on my usually-oily lids. I love this for a quick sparkly wash and because of the duochrome-yumminess it ends up looking way more complex than it actually really is.

These retail for $30 USD or SAR 160 here in Saudi Arabia (approx. $42USD =_=) and are available wherever Dior cosmetics are sold.