Review: Dior Fusion Mono Matte in Mirage & Nocturne
As unimpressed as I was at first by the Dior Trianon collection for spring 2014, just a quick peek at these two eyeshadows was all it took for me to fall in love. Though for the record, I’m still not a huge fan of the pastel pink/purple/green color scheme that’s so popular this season, and I’m more than ready for summer collections to get here. But I digress. I’ve been more and more interested in cream shadow formulas lately, so these two came home with me.
If you’ve used Chanel Illusion d’Ombre shadows, the packaging for these is exactly the same (aside from the color & logo on the cap). They come in a hefty glass jar with a plastic cap. The caps are sturdy and don’t seem like they’ll crack from tightening them down too much. Each one also had a little plastic cover inside to keep the product from drying out. Neither of the ones I got had shrunk or pulled away from the jar, which is an issue I had with both of my Chanel Illusion d’Ombre shadows, so I’ve decided to leave the plastic covers in there, at least for a while. The pots overall are a little larger than they need to be, but they’re short enough to fit in a Muji drawer so I’m ok with it. Also, they just feel so hefty and luxurious when you pick them up.
The Dior shadows each come with a tiny little travel brush, which again, is very similar to the one you get with Chanel’s version. I usually really dislike included applicators, but this case is an exception. For one, the packaging size hasn’t been increased to make room for the brush, which is my biggest applicator-related pet peeve. Also, this brush is actually useful. The brush’s cap protects it while it’s not in use, and you can pop the cap onto the base of the brush to make it a bit longer (though the total length is still very ‘travel-sized’). The flat synthetic bristles pick up the product and transfer it to the lid really nicely, and the shape allows very precise placement. The angled tip is also really nice if you want to use the shadow as a liner.
Texture, application & wear