Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with subtle blue undertones and a satin-like finish–just a dusting of shimmer. Urban Decay Noise is cooler-toned (more fuchsia) and frosted. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #2 is very nearly the same in color but has more of a matte finish. MAC Tease with Ease is slightly cooler-toned.

It’s not yet released stateside but should be popping up in the next few weeks (several of the more neutral shades are already available). Bow had good color payoff, and the texture was very soft, finely-milled, and smooth. It was a touch powdery, but since the formula can also be applied wet, then dampening the brush prior to applying would help alleviate the slight powderiness. The pigmentation was the same both wet and dry, though it is easier to sheer out when applied dry. ¬†On the lid, it blends easily, and it can be sheered out or patted on for more opaque color payoff. When I wore this shade, it lasted for eight hours without creasing, and there was faint signs of fading after nine hours (no primer).

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Bow (887)

B+
There's something that's still really fun about seeing higher-end brands like Dior embrace pops of color like Bow. It had good color payoff, and I liked that you could use it both wet and dry.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $29.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Urban Decay Noise is cooler-toned (more fuchsia) and frosted. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #2 is very nearly the same in color but has more of a matte finish. MAC Tease with Ease is slightly cooler-toned.

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22 thoughts on “Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Jess

    I think this would make a great blush!

  2. Carolyne

    I feel like this would be more useful as a blush.

  3. Kristin lauria

    Could you wear this as a blush?

  4. Not exactly a colour I expected from Dior but it’s nice to see that higher brands come out of their comfort zone.

  5. virginie

    Could you compare this with the new release Chanel of this year, ombre essentielle Rose favorite ? I don’t know which one to buy…..

  6. 18thCenturyFox

    I completely agree about high end brands putting out fun colors! I was very curious about the Bow collection, particularly the palette, but I want special packaging for a $29 single shadow. I value special packaging and would pay extra if it’s a quality shadow with a cute presentation.

  7. Neha

    I would love to wear it as a blush! Its such a happy pink!

  8. Hazel

    Pretty color, but once again, not putting pink stuff on my eyelids. I just look like I’ve been crying or have an eye infection.

  9. Mariella

    When I scrolled down and saw the photo, I thought it was a blush and I was delighted; then I saw it was an eyeshadow and I just don’t like pink shadows at all (those I have because they came in palettes, I actually do use as blush!)

  10. Marie

    Hello! How does this compare to the pink one in NARS Caravaggio? Thanks in advance!

  11. Thanks for a great review! Although, at the $29 price point, I’m less inclined to buy this single and instead go buy the LMdB Bauhaus Daleidescope you reviewed last week and I’ve been drooling over, ha.

    Will you be reviewing any of the pieces from the Dior Cherie Bow spring collection? I’ve been hoping to read your review of the Rose Charmeuse palette!

  12. This would make a lovely blush!

  13. Audrey

    How does this compare to UD’s Woodstock?

  14. CiCi

    Any ideas when we might actually get the “colors”? Dillards, Neiman Marcus & Nordstrom’s all have the same 8 shadows – all of the neutrals and none of the interesting colors. There are supposed to be 18 shadows in all which I have only seen available online in the UK.

  15. Beyondthebath

    Looks like I’d have to check this one out – only as a possible replacement for my beloved, and discontinued, Lancome ‘Pink Pool’ blush. Somehow, when they changed the formulation to ‘Shimmer Pink Pool’, it lost some of it’s oomph.