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
Valentine’s Day is soon! Do you celebrate it? Phil and I don’t really get too excited about Feb 14 in general, but there is something romantic (and profitable, of course) about having a day of the year where everyone is on a date.
One thing about Valentine’s Day that I do notice each year is that I get a traffic spike because of the name of my blog- quite a number of people stumbling across it probably looking for gifts or date planning inspiration and finding themselves looking at makeup hahah. Well the least I could do is at least provide some sort of FOTD related to Valentine’s Day, which I seem to neglect doing most years.
Here it is!
(btw, ‘My Funny Valentine’ as a name has nothing to do with Valentine’s Day whatsoever.)
keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Feb 7th, 2014 in FOTD | 93420 comments. Valentine%27s+Day+Makeup%3A+Aubergine+and+Taupe+Smoky+Eye2014-02-06+13%3A08%3A37myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9342
For Fall 2013/2014 Dior has released 32 shades of Rouge Dior lipstick and 12 shades of Dior Contour Lip Pencil, with Natalie Portman as the face of the campaign. I was fortunate enough to be sent the Rouge Dior #532 Plissé Soleil to review- my first Dior lipstick!
The luxurious formula of Rouge Dior contains a treatment to smooth and re-plump lips, therefore maximising the expression of each shade. Fine lines and grooves cast shadowy areas in which colour is lost, meaning it looks less pure and luminous.
Rouge Dior contains rock samphire extract which stimulates cellular renewal, smoothing lips, day after day. On smooth lips, colour shines, and light is constantly reflected between the two lips. Packed with spheres of hyaluronic acid for an instant re-plumping effect, lips are hydrated, filled out and curved and, dressed in radiant, satin shades.
Price: $50 AU rrp
Availability: Dior counters worldwide
Rouge Dior Plissé Soleil is a bright mandarin coral, which is a great spring/summer colour. It has medium opacity and a frosty finish (more obvious IRL than in the photos)- I like to blot the product down with a tissue to tone down the frostiness so it’s more like a glowy finish.
Plissé Soleil wears comfortably on the lips and is non drying- but the finish of the product does seem to emphasize any dry patches/lip lines a little, so prepping the lips with an exfoliant and moisturiser is a must for this one.
The packaging is super luxurious, as it always is with Dior. The tube feels satisfyingly heavy in my palm, and I adore the silver and inky midnight blue colour scheme with the classic CD engraving on the cap.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Sep 23rd, 2013 in FOTD, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 84106commentsRouge+Dior+Pliss%C3%A9+Soleil%3A+Review%2C+Swatches%2C+FOTD2013-09-23+00%3A33%3A39myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8410
I wore a soft smoky eye last weekend, using my new Dior 5 Couleurs palette in Bonne Etoile (French for ‘lucky star’). The shadows are so finely milled and silky looking on the eye it’s unbelievable (swatches and detailed photos in my previous review). I quite like the dreamy quality of this colour combination- what do you think?
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Aug 14th, 2013 in Chanel, Eye shadow, FOTD | 81210 comments. Star+Struck%3A+Dior+Bonne+Etoile+FOTD2013-08-14+00%3A34%3A53myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8121
Dior Bonne Etoile Palette (#384) is one of the two eyeshadow quints released with the Mystic Metallics collection for Fall 2013. Dior Cosmetics Creative Director Tyen describes the Mystic Metallics collection as reflecting the ‘mysterious colours of the galaxy- like a journey from the earth to the moon‘. Star patterns are embossed on each of the eyeshadows in the quint- a reference to the lucky charm (a metallic star pierced with a hole) that Monsieur Dior carried in his pocket.
This is my first Dior palette and I’m fairly besotted with this quint. Each shade is unique and complex, and I can see myself making use of every colour in that palette for a variety of different looks. The metallic blue on the bottom right is gorgeous in an evening smoky eye; and the olive brown shade in the centre is such a great multitasker (great combined with the other shadows, complex enough to stand on it’s on as a single wash on the lid). Pigmentation varies from medium-full (4. metallic blue ) to sheer (5. seafoam green)- but all shades are buildable.
The way I like to use this palette is choosing 1-3 shades within this palette and combining it with other matte eyeshadows.
This is a sneak peek at the upcoming FOTD I’ll be publishing in the next day or so using the Dior 5 Couleurs Bonne Etoile palette- the specific shades used will be in that post.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Aug 13th, 2013 in Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 80890 comments. Dior+5+Couleurs+Mystic+Metallics+Bonne+Etoile%3A+Review+and+Swatches2013-08-13+04%3A17%3A30myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8089
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