Dior Celeste, Fantasie, Mirage Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadows

As I mentioned in my review for Nocturne and Rosee, Dior released four shades under the Fusion Mono Matte formula for spring. According to Dior, the new formula is “soft” (presumably sheer) when applied with fingertips and then “bold” (presumably pigmented) when using an applicator “to reveal pure matte color.” It’s an interesting formula; it has a much drier feel once applied, but it’s not actually dry. The consistency isn’t quite as emollient as the regular range, but it’s not stiff or difficult to work with. They do not sheer out as readily as the more shimmery shades, though. It almost seems like putty in the jar–you could just shape it however you’d like. If you have any natural dryness on your lid or around your eye area, the texture can be unforgiving and will catch onto some of that dryness. All three wore well for nine hours and had minor fading after ten hours of wear.

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Dior Celeste (121) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow Celeste (121)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
92%
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Dior Nocturne & Rosee Fusion Mono Eyeshadows

For spring, Dior’s released a new finish to their Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow range called Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte. They also released one additional shade of the range, Rosee, as a Nordstrom exclusive. This post is a review of Nocturne, which is from the Fusion Mono Matte range, and Rosee, as they’re both shimmery–Nocturne has a lot more in common with the original formula than the matte one. According to Dior, the new formula is “soft” (presumably sheer) when applied with fingertips and then “bold” (presumably pigmented) when using an applicator “to reveal pure matte color.”

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Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow Nocturne (091)
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Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Chanel Diapason (92) & Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows

Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “luminous deep purple.” It’s a dark, warm purple over a burgundy-brown base with a frosted, shimmering finish. It had fairly good color payoff, which could be sheered out for a warmer, browner color. The finish was fairly metallic and quite sparkling. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and blendable. I wore this on the outer half of my lid, and it lasted well for eight hours and had faint creasing and fading apparent after nine hours of wear. Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $5.99) is a powder, less purple. Urban Decay Remix (LE, $18.00) is also powder but similar in color. Disney by Sephora Master (LE) is darker, powder. MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Diapason (92)
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks

Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “beige gold.” It’s a pale, champagne gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff in a single stroke and built up nicely. The consistency was lightly creamy–enough to glide across lids without skipping but it didn’t take forever to set. Once set, it stays in place and wore well for eight hours. This is particularly nice for highlighting the inner corner of the eye to brighten. Too Faced Crème Brulee (P) is darker, powder. L’Oreal Gold Imperial (LE, $7.99) is yellower, power. L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is slightly warmer, yellower, and powder. Lancome Eternal Gold (P, $24.50) is powder, slightly yellower. Dior Night Golds #4 (LE) is warmer, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick 24 Karat
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
93%
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Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencils

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil (£19.00 for 0.06 oz.) were definitely the one formula/product I was excited to test from the new range, as it was getting non-stop raves across the blogosphere. I think whether they work magic for you will depend on how you prefer to use jumbo eyeshadow pencils; if you use them as an all-over wash, you’ll probably like these. If you want to wear them together, not as much, and if you want to wear shadow on top, even less.

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Charlotte Tilbury Champagne Diamonds Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil
Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil Champagne Diamonds
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Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
6.5
Application
3.5
Total
74%
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