The Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadows are usually all sparkly, which is all well and good… unless you despise shimmer. I personally don’t hate on shimmer in the least, however when I’m going for a quick look or something more demure I would rather have a matte.
For the Spring 2014 Trianon Collection Dior has answered our prayers with the launch of three Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadows in Nocturne, Fantaisie and today’s post of Mirage.
What Nordstrom says about Dior Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow:
Diorshow Fusion mono matte eyeshadow features a weightless, soft mousse texture designed to blend onto the eyelid, leaving nothing but ultra-matte color with a velvety effect behind.
Pro tip: Fusion mono matte eyeshadows can be applied two ways for soft or bold finishes. For a soft finish, apply with fingertips. The texture blends with your skin to create a light veil of color. For a bold finish, use an applicator to apply. The finish is intensified to reveal pure matte color.
Mirage is a sheer, yet buildable shade of milk chocolate brown. At swatch time I was a bit disappointed at how sheer it was, but when I applied it to the eye (layering twice) I was left with one of my favorite eye looks ever (see below).
The formula is mousse textured and creamy, setting easily to powder. It sets quickly, but not so quick that you can’t blend the shadow as well as other shades into it. I laid Mirage right down on my lid without a primer and I’m happy to report it lasted the entire day! No creasing, no fading. A win!
For the EOTD look below I began by applying Mirage all over the lid and up through the crease with a firm brush (MAC 239). I applied Dior Mordore Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in the crease and then used Chanel Beige Lame Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow to blend out the color and highlight. The eye liner is Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Muse with em cosmetics Waterliner in Ro’s Gold at the inner corners. The mascara is CoverGirl Bombshell Volume (to be reviewed).