I picked up the Diorshow Fusion Mono shortly after trying their Dior 5 Couleurs Bonne Etoile quint, which were both part of the Mystic Metallics collection released late last year. It was love at first swatch and even though I own a number of different eyeshadow in similar colour and finish (comparison swatches below), I am an incorrigible taupe addict and I’m generally not guided by logic when it comes to buying taupe eyeshadows.
Btw I just noticed that Dizzy has photobombed my Millenium product shot on that first photo! Cheeky cat.
Diorshow Fusion Mono in Millenium is a grey taupe with fine silver and golden shimmer. Depending on the lighting, it can take on a cooler khaki tone, or lean towards a warmer golden grey. It has medium pigmentation which is buildable. Compared with my Benefit Skinny Jeans – Millenium is a similar colour but is more shimmery than metallic, it is less green than the Shu Uemura Olive ME 471, and is warmer/less silvery compared with Lancome Erika F. It has a texture similar to the Chanel Illusion Ombre shadows- a springy gel/mousse texture which is quite easy to blend.
Lasting power and crease resistance is good, lasting most of the day before slight fading is noticable (I always use an eyeshadow primer, so generally nothing gets tested without my TFSI)
I’m very sad to report that I have lost my Dior Fusion Mono in Millenium somewhere in my travels around Australia in the last couple of months. I may repurchase this, but I do cringe at paying twice for the same product given the price tag.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Feb 19th, 2014 in Dizzy, Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 87560 comments. Dior+Fusion+Mono+Eyeshadow+in+Millenium%3A+Review+and+Swatches2014-02-19+05%3A13%3A08myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8756
I still can’t seem to get Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2013 out of my head. I adore Pat McGrath’s Sicilian summer inspired makeup, and often wear some variation of that glowy cats eye. This is one that I wore to work- a very neutral monochromatic look that I’m fond of when I want to look polished, but don’t want to think too hard.
- Matte white shade from the Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Quad on the mobile lid
- Matte light brown shade in crease and underneath bottom lashline
- Matte dark brown shade in the outer V
- Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Branded in the inner corner
- Daniel Sander Brown Velvet Eyeliner on upper lashline and smudged into outer 1/3rd of bottom lashline.
- Daniel Sandler Watercolour blush in Gentle (don’t do it. Dry as hell)
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jan 31st, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 96520 comments. Glowy+Monochromatic+Work+Makeup+FOTD+2014-01-31+06%3A59%3A03myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9652
After reading Karima’s glowing review of this quad, I was sold.
The shades in Cocoa Mirage are fairly basic, staple shades that many people will already own- I have plenty of eyeshadows that are more or less the same colour and finish as the ones here; However, the beauty of this quad is that the eyeshadows have the most amazing silky texture that blends like a dream, and the lasting power is OUT OF THIS WORLD. So the quad gives me my most used colours in a great formula.
Not cheap, of course (100AUD/70USD), but it is good value given that I have been using this every single day- and I imagine I will continue using this almost daily into the future. A travel bag dream.
I have already used this in several FOTD posts that are scheduled for the coming weeks, so keep an eye out if you want to see this in action.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jan 28th, 2014 in Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 96840 comments. Tom+Ford+Cocoa+Mirage+Eyeshadow+Quad%3A+Review+and+Swatches2014-01-28+06%3A00%3A18myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9684
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The Maybelline Color Tattoos are one of my favourite cream eyeshadow ranges, and I’m steadily increasing my collection. (I’ve reviewed Tough as Taupe, Bad to the Bronze, Bold Gold, and Pomegranate Punk)
Barely Branded and Silver Strike are part of their new(ish) Color Tattoo Metal collection, and I was pretty keen to try these after reading rave blog reviews. They did not let me down- holy cow the formula is good. As good as, if not better, than many higher end cream shadows that I’ve tried.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jan 17th, 2014 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 96270 comments. Maybelline+Color+Tattoo+Metal+in+Silver+Strike+and+Barely+Branded2014-01-17+05%3A29%3A35myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9627
Purple is the colour du jour, with Pantone naming Radiant Orchid as the colour of the year 2014. I own surprisingly few purple toned makeup products, so I will need to ‘update’ my collection for this year.
Before this I hadn’t tried purple with a taupe/green duochrome before, and I’m rather pleased with how well Fig 1 goes well NARS Dogon. Definitely one to revisit.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jan 16th, 2014 in BECCA, Eye shadow, FOTD, MAC, NARS, Uncategorized | 93810 comments. Violet+Duochrome+Smoky+Eye+%2B+BECCA+Hummingbird+FOTD2014-01-16+02%3A31%3A58myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9381