|Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Camouflage 477 (available here) - $29|
I picked up the Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows a while back when they were launched, and while I used them quite a bit, I never did get around to reviewing them. I hope to cover the few that I have over the next couple of posts, but never know - it won't be the first time I have been lazy :P On to the Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows - these new single eyeshadows from Dior "boast a unique wet/dry formula for a custom and professional finish." Available in matte, satin, and metallic finishes, these eyeshadows come packaged in elegant Dior packaging. Included in each compact is a generous-sized mirror and 2 sponge applicators. These shadows can be used with a dry brush for a softer look or a damp applicator for more intense color. Of course, I am paranoid about the shadows getting ruined, so I don't use these wet. Camouflage (477) is a dark army green with fine shimmer in it and leans a bit cool. The shimmer is not that obvious on swatches, but it does show up quite beautifully on the eyes. Scroll on for photos.
While labeled as wet/dry eyeshadows, the Dior Mono Eyeshadows do differ quite a bit in terms of how much they change when used wet compared to dry. Camouflage, for instance, looks almost the same used either way. I do think while swatching, using the shadow wet gives a more even texture, but when patted on to the eye, especially over a sticky base like a primer/eyeliner, the shadow looks just as intense when used dry. Camouflage is described as a dark army green with fine shimmer. The swatch below is the shadow swatched dry, but I had just moisturized my hand, so the color did stick on to my skin better. On my eyes, I applied the eyeshadow with a dry brush.
|Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow - Camouflage - Swatch|
|Wearing Dior Camouflage on my eyes.Smashbox Onyx black eyeliner along lower waterline and smudged along upper lashline.|
Lips: Givenchy Brun Createur lipstick topped with Chanel Envolee gloss.
I love olive-greens, and Dior Camouflage has definitely been one of my most used shadows ever since I bought it. The eyeshadow is quite pigmented, and it is easy to blend with absolutely no fall-out. The shimmer is fine and quite subtle, and while I might not pick this shadow for a bright summer day, it's a lovely shade to have for the duller months and for the evenings. Overall, a winner!
Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow - Camouflage 477 - Ingredients
|Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow - Camouflage - Ingredients|