Dior Bow (887) Mono Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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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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

84%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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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.

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!)

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!

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.

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.

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