Dior Nocturne & Rosee Fusion Mono Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow

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.”

Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a charcoal black with teal and silver micro-shimmer. Whether applied with fingertips or packed on with the mini brush (which seems like a flat, firm synthetic brush) or my own personal choice of brush (MAC 249), the color coverage was only buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation. If you like a softer, sheerer black cream eyeshadow with some shimmer, then this might be right up your alley.  Otherwise, I think you’ll be disappointed.  Though it’s part of the new matte formulation, it really felt like the original formula, and at most, it seemed more velvety in the dry down–less sparkly, too.  It wore well for nine hours before showing signs of faint creasing. Le Metier de Beaute Starry Night (P, $28.00) is warmer. Sephora Collection Animal Instinct (01) (P, $13.00) is a powder product. MAC Blacklit (LE, $18.50) is darker. MAC Black Diamond (LE, $16.50) is darker. Chanel Mirifique (P, $36.00) is darker, larger silver sparkle. Sugarpill Stella (P, $12.00) is a loose powder. See comparison swatches.

Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a cool-toned, shimmering lavender with a hint of pink and a frosted finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage when applied, but the consistency allowed for it to sheer out to a wash of sparkle if desired. This is really, really lovely applied and in-person–it just glimmers and catches light in a special way–but I admit, I was surprised that there are quite a few dupes for it. This shade lasted ten hours without fading or creasing on me with very minor fall out appearing around the eighth hour. MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is less sparkly. Tom Ford Beauty Lavender Lust #1 (P) is slightly darker but similar. Kat Von D Arcadia (LE) is purpler, darker. CoverGirl Blazing Purple (340) (P, $4.99) is pinker, darker. Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is cooler-toned. Urban Decay Grifter (P, $18.00) is darker. NARS Marie-Galante #1 (LE, $24.00) is also darker. MAC Amethyst (P, $21.00) is more glittery. MAC Kitschmas (P, $21.00) is slightly pinker. MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is more metallic. MAC Light Violet (LE, $32.50) is cooler-toned. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

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Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow

Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow

Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow

Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow

Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow
Dior Rosee (141) Fusion Mono Eyeshadow

Dior Nocturne (091) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow
Dior Rosee (141) (inner half of lid) / Nocturne (091) (outer half) Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow

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I actually really like Nocturne as a less harsh version of a black eye shadow. It puts me in mind of NARS Night Clubbing which is a much loved oldie, really amazing on light neutral skin with hazel eyes, but starting to lean a bit too intense as I mature. I like softer looks so this might be perfect as more of a overall wash with less shimmer..perhaps kinder on maturing eyes?

I think it could definitely work that way, Wendy! These are supposed to be fairly versatile so you can get that sheerer wash or the bolder color, so I wish it was more buildable at least, but if you’re into softer blacks, it’s a possible option. I did like the formula (wear and the like), still.

Y’know, I’ve noticed that Dior has this awful habit of hyping itself up to the heavens, but the quality just isn’t there most of the time. 🙁

I LOVE the regular/permanent range of their new cream eyeshadows! Like Rosee I quite like, and I think the sparkle in person is nearly magical 🙂 Nocturne, not so much. It’s the first one I haven’t liked.

I love the look you did with these!

Seems like Nocturne could be good for someone like me who needs a foolproof shadow to help them with dark smokey eyes – seems like a nice ‘smoke’ sort of shade!

Rosee is so pretty 🙂 My sister would love that shade especially!

Oh now THIS is gorgeous!! The matte ones were so underwhelming, but these are so, so pretty–especially the lilac!! What eyeliner are you wearing in this post? LOVE the sparkles in it! Thank you!

Rosee reminds me of a Buxom eyeshadow I have in one of the pots. It was limited edition, but it was a light sparkly purple pink just like this. I’d say it’s very similar (swatched the Dior in store) except Dior’s sparkles a bit more.

Rosee really catches my eyes. I tend to wear these kind of shades as an all over wash then go with a darker rose or plum shade on the outer edge. The shade really reminds me of the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Shadow in Mist or Pale Shell. Somewhere in between the two shades.

Hey, Christine! Loving this eye look! Just wondering what you used on your brows in this pic? They look well-shaped but not fake/powdery. Thanks in advance!

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