It’s not often you come across an eyeshadow so gorgeous that it can hold it’s own as what we bloggers like to call a ‘One Wash Wonder’. This is an eyeshadow that can be swiped and smudged all around the eye, quick as a flash and still create depth and interest in it’s own right without an additional help. The shades that work best in this regard are metallic, multi-dimensional colours that catch the light and have pretty reflects.
I picked up this Dior gel-foam eyeshadow after lusting after them a few times, most recently whilst shopping with fellow blogger and all round lovely lady, Ashly. From first swatch, I fell in love with the consistency of the product and the colour range.
Dior Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Millennium is a “long-Wear Professional Mirror-Shine Eyeshadow. In a single step, Diorshow Fusion Mono creates multidimensional contrasts for a professional makeup effect. Its unique cushiony gel-foam texture brightens the eyes with faceted, long-lasting colour and a weightless finish”.
I chose to pick up the Millennium shade which is described as a blackened brown with bronze and pewter shimmer and sparkle with light warm undertones. The colour seems to change in the light…sometimes it looks taupe, sometimes it almost looks slightly olive in tone. Sounds amazing? That’s because it is! The thing I love the most about this new generation gel cream eyeshadow is the versatility of the finish. You can apply lightly for a pretty iridescence, layer it up for more intensity and colour payoff or apply it with a damp brush for a graphic, highly metallic finish. The eyeshadow comes with a small rubber foam applicator which can be used for a more precise application, drawing the product onto the lower lash line.
It’s nigh on impossible to capture just how beautiful the colour is on camera so I would highly suggest that you take yourself along to your nearest Dior counter and see it for yourself!
On first touch of the product, you will notice that the eyeshadow feels spongey and springs back into place when you push it down. This means that the consistency of the eyeshadow is lighter than a cream but holds more substantial colour than a gel. The perfect combination! You have a good 30 seconds to blend the colour onto your eyes before it sets. Once it has set, it doesn’t crease or move at all – I was so impressed by this because often cream gel eyeshadows migrate all over the place. Also, it’s worth noting that no matter how much you build up the colour, it never appears cakey and uneven and it never settles into creases on the eyelid.
This is by far the best gel cream eyeshadow I have ever used, both in terms of colour, consistency and staying power. I will definitely be picking up a couple more of the shades in the range and I think these would make an incredible Christmas Present for someone who loves makeup!