February Favourites……………..Dull Skin and Dry Hair Sorted!

•February 28, 2015 • 4 Comments

Hi Everyone,

February and still freezing cold. I really want it to be Spring now! I have been wearing colours to warm up my skin this month and i have noticed my hair has been very dry at the ends too, so hair care has been a priority.

February Favourites 2015

Here are my monthly favourites for February 2015.

Body Shop Seaweed Iconic Clay Mask.

I really like this clay mask. (I am a big clay mask fan) It is a great price and works very well at removing blackheads and refreshing the skin. A classic.

La Roche-Posay Redermic R for Eyes. Dermatological Anti-Ageing Concentrate.

The rep was in Boots and gave me a sample of this when it was first released last year. It was a 7 day sample. I was so impressed that after the second use, i went back to Boots and bought the full size and i got it with double points.

Ideal for ageing skin; it contains pure Retinol and it really does reduce lines around the eyes and anything that can do that instantly, for the mid £20 pound range is pure gold to me. The best eye cream i have used to date for targeting fine lines. Sadly, it doesn’t reduce dark circles but i have used eye creams literally 6 times the price which haven’t done a thing other than give me soft skin. This is fab!

Nuxe Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Cream.

Packed full of natural ingredients that just makes skin lovely and soft. I have been trying out samples of this for a month or so now and it is a lovely, mildly fragranced highly moisturizing cream that doesn’t irritate my skin at all. Nuxe are my go to skin care brand for 2015.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation.

I have been wanting to try this foundation out for over a year now. I do love Vitalumiere Aqua too and re-purchased this instead.

Two weeks ago, i decided it was time to take the plunge. This is a lovely foundation that smoothes my skin and sets to a lovely velvet finish and yet feels like i’m not wearing anything on my skin. It covers my blemishes a treat and makes the skin glow. Fast becoming a Holy Grail, i think!

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick, Coral.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick 02 CoralBobbi Brown Brightening Brick Coral

A very nice product that gives a light, multi-dimensional finish to the cheeks. It’s a little bright for all over the face; however, it gives a nice glow to the cheekbones with a touch of golden shimmer. I love it for winter skin. Full review here.Chanel Joues Contraste Blusher Swatch 190 Angelique

This pairs beautifully with the Chanel Joues Contraste Blusher, 190 Angélique as it has a lovely pinky/coral colour to it. This blush also pairs very well with the lipstick i’m about to describe underneath.

Dior Rouge Baume Lipstick 668 Cotillon.

Dior Rouge Baume Lipstick 668 CotillonDior Rouge Baume Spring 2015 668 Cotillon

The most gorgeous lipstick formula which is ideal for winter. It is a balm type lipstick similar to Chanel Rouge Coco Shine but with greater pigmentation. Moisturizing to the lips and this particular shade from Kingdom of Colours Spring Collection 2015, is a gorgeous pink with a touch of peach to it. Lovely and i may buy another one as back up yet.

Philip Kingsley Elasticiser.

An essential product for my hair in winter. I use it on the ends of my hair. It is a pre-treatment that makes hair lovely and soft.

Designed by the man himself for Audrey Hepburn while she had to wash her hair between takes on set,  she noticed her hair was becoming very dry, so he invented this for her and now we all benefit from this wonderful non-heavy or greasy product.

Kérastase Nectar Thermique Nourishing Milk.

I won this in a Facebook competition and i will be re-purchasing it. You apply it to semi dried hair and then finish blow drying. Makes hair lovely and soft without weighing it down. It also smooth’s down the hair cuticle. Gorgeous, as every Kérastase product is. Review here.Chanel Joues Contraste Blusher 190 Angelique

These products have helped with my winter skin and hair and some have given a bit of colour to my face while my skin is looking a little bit grey.

(Pictured right is Chanel’s new Spring 2015 Joues Contraste Blusher, 190 Angélique and swatched above)

Take Care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick, Spring 2015; 02 Coral……………..Brighten Up That Sallow Winter Skin!

•February 23, 2015 • 4 Comments

Hi Everyone,

Bobbi Brown is famous for her shimmer bricks. (She is also famous for other great beauty products too). They really do give a high shimmer highlight to the cheekbones. However; frosty shiny shimmers are not great for maturing skin like mine and a subtle ‘lit from within’ glow gives a more natural, flattering look.

Bobbi Brown has come up with the brightening brick that is a highlighter,blusher and mild bronzer in one.

Last Year, Bobbi Brown released the paler versions which acted as highlighters but this year i think she’s really got it spot on with the blush/highlight/bronzer hybrid.

bobbi-brown-brightening-brick-collection-spring-2015

There are six shades available, covering every skin tone and taste. I like four of them but i really adore just two that i know will work with my skin tone. They are Coral; which i am about to review and Tawny, a lovely muted mauve pink shade with a subtle frosty shimmer, which i plan to buy next.

The six shades available are;

Below left to right; Pastel Pink, Pink, Cranberry, Tawny, Coral and Pastel Peach.

The pastels are very subtle in colour and ideal for very pale skin tones or as highlighters only; Cranberry is much deeper; ideal for olive and dark skin tones or for a stronger pop of colour. The other three will suit pale to mid skin tones.

Bobbi Brown Pastel PinkBobbi Brown PinkBobbi Brown CranberryBobbi Brown TawnyBobbi Brown CoralBobbi Brown Pastel Peach

Brightening Brick, Coral.

Bobbi Brown Brighteniing Brick Coral

I couldn’t resist these brightening bricks when i saw Tawny being reviewed by A Model Recommends video on Youtube, 5 minute Makeup Challenge. (Check her out, she’s fab and i love her channel). It just made her face completely light up and i was hooked in straight away.

Great skin with minimal work is very much up my street.

I was going to buy Tawny first; however, when Spring comes around, i go coral mad for some strange reason. I think it’s because, its such a bright warm shade and i am so sick of having sallow, grey looking skin over the winter, its a natural choice, to bring my skin back to life.

When i saw the Coral brightening brick, i fell in love.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick in direct sunlight

Coral has 6 different shades as all the bricks have. From top left to bottom right these shades are; Deep coral with gold shimmer, brownish copper, pale peach/pink, pastel peachy pink, and pale beige/gold with high gold shimmer.

Bobbi Brown Coral Brightening Brick in direct sunlight

Picture above in direct sunlight.

If you want to break them down and use separately, then you would probably need quite a small brush. It would be a bit difficult to work with. The idea is to take a large powder brush and press into all shades and lightly sweep across cheekbones and forehead.

This gives a beautiful peachy warm colour with subtle shimmer. Very multi-dimensional and a face which glows and looks healthy.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick Coral Swatched in Ambient LightBobbi Brown Brightening Brick Coral Swatched with Flash

Above, left picture is of individual swatches of colours from top left to bottom right of palette in ambient light. Picture right is done with flash.  

Final Thoughts.

I like the subtle colour pay off this brightening brick gives and it does work as a blusher with a mild shimmer for me when i press down hard enough with my large Chanel Brush. It also gives a warm, mild bronzed effect on my skin; however. I will still use a matte bronzer to contour with.

I was never a fan of the original shimmer brick. Far too much shimmer going on, which just isn’t for me. At the other end, i am not a huge fan of matte blushers either because they highlight the problems in my skin.

This is like the story of Little Red Riding Hood when she tries the three bowls of porridge left out for the bears. I have found one just right!

The brightening brick sits dead centre in between shimmer and colour. Not too much of either.

The Brightening brick is also great at making the skin come to life and look healthy. I can’t imagine anyone who is going to have a problem with these bricks, from young to old or light to dark. There’s a brick ‘just right’ for everyone.Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick 02 Coral

Oh Yes! almost forgot! There is no fragrance to it at all, so great for sensitive skin as well.

Have you had a look at the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick yet? What are your thoughts on them?

Pictured right, i am using Chanel CC cream as the base and then the shimmer brick on my cheeks and forehead, Chanel Lip Defining pencil, 91 Rose Délicat and Dior Rouge Baume Lipstick, 668 Cotillon.

Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

Dior Nude Air Healthy Glow Serum Foundation…………………….First Impressions!

•February 15, 2015 • 10 Comments

Hi Everyone,

Just released in the UK is the new Dior Nude Air Serum Foundation. As with all foundations i buy, i make sure i get samples to try first otherwise i don’t buy them. I have wasted a ton of money in the past on foundations that just don’t work on my skin.

Diorskin-Nude-Air-Serum-and-Powder-Details

I managed to get hold of samples in the shades 20 (my usual in Dior) and 30, a more medium toned beige that i normally use in the summer when my skin has a bit more colour.

Dior Nude Air Foundation 2015Initial Thoughts.

The actual foundation comes equipped with a dropper. This is a foundation very similar to YSL Fusion Ink in that it is very liquid in formulation.

When i first saw the sample, i thought it would never cover my face and my problem areas. It did very well considering i had none spare to try and build up on my problem areas. It also appeared darker in colour than other Dior foundations i have used in the past in the shade 020; however, it sheered out with a warm and natural tone on my skin.

I used my light coverage foundation brush (as Dior recommends with this foundation) to apply product and it blended out and dried to a velvety finish instantly. Very easy and quick to work with. A great plus point for me in the morning.

The finish was a natural radiant matte. It felt completely weightless on the skin like i was never wearing any foundation at all. My skin never felt dry or looked cakey in any way.

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What Dior Says.

Dior have created a weightless feeling foundation that is oxygen activated. Has essential oils such as plant, vitamins and minerals for great skin care and hyper-oxygenated Cranberry oil, which is aerated to help breathe life into skin cells.

It has a SPF25 and there are face powder, compacts and bronzing compacts to accompany the foundation.

Diorskin-Nude-Air-Powders-Protect-Against-PollutionThere is evidence that air pollution creates stress on the skin and in the deeper layers of the skin to. People who live in the country have better skin than city dwellers. The ultra-light powders allow the skin to breathe while stopping the absorption of harmful substances from the air. They contain vitamins, minerals and sweet orange extract. Both versions will be available in 4 shades. There will be 6 shades of nude tan compacts too. £36 for loose powder and £35 for compacts. The loose powder appears more effective against polution.

Foundation is £33/30ml

Face without foundation(1)Dior Nude Air Foundation on face(1)Dior Nude Air Foundation Completed Look

Above left without makeup, middle with Nude Air Foundation, right is completed look. Excuse the wet hair but i wanted to give a true reflection of the foundation and i dry my hair after i complete my makeup. Even though my camera is not the best, you can still see how radiant the foundation is.

Makeup worn on the right along with Nude Air is; Chanel Eye Brow Pencil, 30 Brun Natural; Dior Extase Mascara; Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow, 531 Myriade; Chanel Joues Contraste Blush, 190 Angélique; Chanel Bronzing Powder, 617 Terre Hâllée; Chanel Lip Defining Pencil, 91 Rose Délicat and; Dior Rouge Baume Lipstick, 668 Cotillon. Reviews to come.

Comparisons.

It doesn’t cover my problem areas quite as much as i would like it to (90%); however, i still prefer this one to Dior Star Foundation because it works incredibly well with my oily T-zone. Star just melted off my skin whereas; Nude Air stayed put all day with the smallest amount of shine after approx. 4 hours. It also stayed true to colour on my skin.

I’m currently using Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet, which i absolutely love and where, Nude Air only covers my problem areas up to 90%, Chanel Velvet covers completely with the exact same finish to the skin. Chanel Velvet and Aqua Lumiere are quite weightless too.

I love the finish so much more than the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation. Admittedly though; i do have a darker shade in the FI as i bought it last summer and it doesn’t work so well with my lighter winter skin, it doesn’t seem to illuminate the skin as much either.

Dior Capture Totale Serum Foundation; which is the one being discontinued to introduce Nude Air, i think !!!! Is a lovely foundation but is much heavier in coverage. Nude Air is a much more modern advanced version of this one.

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Final Verdict. 

I really do like this foundation. It gives a lovely natural radiant finish to the skin and the fact that it may protect my maturing skin is only a bonus; although i can’t help but think that all foundations give a protective layer to the skin. Nude Air doesn’t settle into any lines either.

SPF25 is another plus point for me with regards to the sun causing premature skin ageing. It has PA++, which apparently offers protection against the most harmful of all the sun rays. That’s great news for everyone’s skin.

The only real negative i could find other than not completely covering my imperfections, is that it doesn’t come in many shades, 7 in fact! There is only one shade available for women of colour. Hopefully more shades will come later on.

Chanel Emilienne on lips(2)

Above Dior Nude Air worn on another occasion with Dior eyeshadows, Golden Reflections; Bobbi Brown Kohl Eye Liner, Storm; Dior Kohl Stick, 039 Pearly Silver, Dior Extase Mascara; Chanel Joues Contraste Blush, 86 Discrétion; Chanel Lip Pencil, Pink Sugar and; Dior Rouge Baume Lipstick, 660 Coquette. 

I will buy this foundation because i love the weightlessness to it, my skin is healthy and alive looking and even though it dries down to a matte finish, it still glows!

If you want a light coverage foundation that leaves your skin looking illuminated without shine, while offering protection against environmental pollutants, then this is for you.

I am very excited by the Nude Air collection of foundations, powder compacts and loose powders and cannot wait to try the foundation and powder together. Lovely product and best Dior has produced to date. Well done Dior! :-)DIOR-Diorskin-Nude-Air-Loose-Powder

Have you tried Dior Nude Air Healthy Glow Ultra-Fluid Serum Foundation, Oxygen Activ Yet? Phew! What a title! Let me know your thoughts.

Take Care and I will see you all soon. ;-)

Disclaimer. I have combination normal skin with an oily t-zone and do not know how this foundation will work on drier skin types.

A Quarter of A Million Hits……Thank You!

•February 10, 2015 • 6 Comments

Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe it but i have now had well over a quarter of a million hits to my little old blog.

250,000 hitsThankyou with black cat

 

To some; this may be only a small drop in the huge world of the internet; but here’s the thing! My site is not sponsored or helped along by any professional bodies in any way, other than WordPress, of course.

I buy all the products you see me review. I take a lot of photos using a very small, fairly inexpensive camera and without a studio. Given all that, it’s a nice amount of hits for an amateur site.

Having said all that; I just wanted to thank everyone for their continued support for my blog via all the social media sites i use and my wonderful followers; of which, this blog would be a lot harder to do without.

Your kind words and input means so much. You’re the ones who make me try harder. Thanks so much Xxxx.

Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

 

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipsticks 2015 Review………….402 Adrienne; 416 Coco; 426 Roussy; 440 Arthur and 452 Emilienne!

•February 7, 2015 • 5 Comments

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited to be trying out the new formulation Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks well before their release date.

They are not due for release in the UK until March 13th or thereabouts; however, i got hold of a sample 5 colour palette to try from my lovely Chanel SA, Chris.

Chanel New Formula Rouge Coco Lip Palette

I shall give you my first impressions on each shade and do plenty of swatches so, by the time they are released, you will have a good idea of what the 5 shades are like from the 24 new ones available.

Chanel New Formula R C Lipsticks Sample Palette

To see all the shades available, click here.

Here are the shades i will be reviewing.

  • 402 Adrienne
  • 416 Coco
  • 426 Roussy
  • 440 Arthur
  • 452 Emilienne

Let’s get on with it then!

Chanel R C Sample Palette 2015

The New Formula

What is different about the new Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks? They are more hydrating and dramatic in colour pigmentation. One swipe will give great colour and two swipes will give maximum colour.

The 24 new shades are separated into 5 groups.

REDS with names of Coco’s lovers; NUDES names of family members; BRIGHT CORALS, muses; PINKS, her best friends and; Artists are honoured by DEEP PLUMS.

Each shade i’m reviewing is one of the shades available in each of the 5 groups.

402 Adrienne

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 402 AdrienneChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Adrienne Swatched on lipsChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Adrienne Swatch

A ‘your lips but better’ shade. A pinky beige nude. If you own the Chanel lip defining pencil in natural, this is the exact shade in the lipstick. Great for a smoky eye or for a natural look. It didn’t wash me out like some pale nude lipsticks can but personally, i don’t really do nude looks very often. Will suit light to medium toned skin. Chanel Cognito and Silhouette is a slightly deeper brown based nude.

 416 Coco

Chanel New Formulla R C Lipstick 416 CocoChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 416 Coco Swatched on lipsChanel 416 Coco Swatch from New Rouge Coco Lipsticks

An orange lipstick with a touch of red. Very warm toned and bright, not really for me! Reason being is that it’s too warm toned for my off white teeth. Very similar to Dior Addict lipstick, 611 Cruise. Cruise has more of a pink than red base.Dior Addict 611 Cruise and Chanel Rouge Coco 416 Coco swatches

Highly pigmented and lasted for hours on my lips. Very opaque shade. If you love warm orange/reds, this is for you. Great for most skin tones. Right picture is Dior Addict 611 Cruise on the left and Chanel Rouge Coco, 416 Coco.

426 Roussy

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 426 RoussyChanel Rouge Coco 426 Roussy Swatched on LipsChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 426 Roussy Swatch

DSC_0101This is a stunning rosy pink. I’m so in love. Very opaque and simply beautiful. I love pinks, as you may have noticed! This is Seduisante with Umph! A gorgeous mid toned pink that is going to be great in the Spring and Summer. I will be buying this. Very pigmented and lasts a long time on the lips. Will be great for light to mid toned skin and is similar in shade to the Rouge Coco Shine Rendez-Vous pictured. Roussy is on the left and Rendez-vous is on the right.

440 Arthur

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 440 ArthurChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 440 Arthur Swatched on lipsChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 440 Arthur Swatched

Another absolute beauty. Think classic red and you have Arthur. It’s a slightly blue based very shiny red shade.  A real ‘night out’ shade and statement lip. It makes my teeth appear more whiter than what they actually are. Great shine to this shade and very opaque. If there’s one red you have to own, it’s Arthur. Va Va Voom!

Diorific Diva is similar but has more of a blue base. Chanel Rouge Allure, Pirate is still the true blue based red though.

452 Emilienne

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 452 EmilienneChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 452 Emilienne Swatched on lipsChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 452 Emilienne Swatched

This is a really unique shade and i think it’s going to be very popular because of it’s uniqueness and because this shade is going to suit every skin tone too. A deep maroon/slight mauve base with an iridescent pink finish. So lovely and this one lasted hours on my lips. Even when it started to wear off, my lips were still left with a beautiful shade of pink to them. It also made my blue eyes pop.

This shade is quite similar to the Guerlain Rouge Automatique shade, 660 Illusion only with a bit more of a plum edge to it. Very beautiful and this one is on my hit list.

Chanel New Formula Rouge Coco Lipsticks Swatched in Direct Sunlight

Above are all lipsticks swatched and photographed in direct sunlight. Below left is 416 Coco and below right is 452 Emilienne in direct sunlight.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 416 CocoMy Final Thoughts

All lipsticks had a creamy texture to them, while still giving lips great colour pigmentation and opaqueness. I still think the new formula Rouge Coco lipstick stays true to it’s original in that they last so long on the lips; however, i do think the new shades are much brighter and slightly creamier in texture, lovely infact.

If you want a water-like, deeply hydrating lipstick though; you should buy Rouge Coco Shines instead; however, if you want high impact lips with maximum staying power, the new Rouge Coco lipsticks are going to impress you.

The only problem i have with the new Rouge Coco lipsticks is, how many i want to buy. Ahhhh!Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 452 Emilienne in direct sunlight

Have you managed to try them out yet? Which ones do you like? Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

FOTD……….Using Favourites of January 2015.

•January 31, 2015 • 8 Comments

Hi Everyone,

There is something new that i want to do and it’s FOTD using my favourite makeup products i have been using this month. A two for one post!

I love doing favourite posts; however, i tend to love the same things haha. I do change my makeup looks from one month to the next and with season changes too.

FOTD Products Used

I will record the main products i use and leave out primers and some bases, because they will be repeated otherwise. I do use NARS eye primer, Guerlain L’Or face primer, MAC Studio Finish concealer, MAC Dirty Blonde Eyebrow Gel and Nuxe skincare lines.

Here goes;

FACE.

1. YSL Fusion Ink Foundation, B30.

Liquid medium to heavy coverage with a matte finish. None drying for my ageing skin. Love it. Review here.

2. Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder, 617 Terre Hâlée.

LE from a number of years ago, other shades available. Natural finish without orange.

3. Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush, 73 Star Dust.

Christmas 2012. Still one of my all time favourites.

4. Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Iridescent Powder, Cruel Gardenia.Guerlain Iridescent Highlighting Powder Cruel Gardenia

Beautiful highlighting powder. Divine!

New Year

EYES.

1. Dior Extase Mascara, Black

My all time Holy Grail

2. Chanel Inimitable Mascara, 67 Violet Touch

LE Summer 2013. Lightens up the eyes.

3. Chanel Soft Touch Eyeshadow, 95 Furtif

Gorgeous soft grey shade and all soft touch eyeshadows last the day without fading.

4. Dior Mono Wet & Dry Eyeshadow Kingdom of Colours, 045 Fairy Grey

Beautiful. Review here. Buy it! LE Kingdom of Colours Spring 2015. Review here.

5. Dior Mono Wet & Dry Eyeshadow, 176 Lilas Mitzah

Pink based purple shade. Ideal for crease. Review here.

6. Guerlain Terracotta Kohl Pencil, 02 Blue Acqua.

LE not an essential product for me but i do love the shade. Does not set.

7. Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Eye Pencil, 87 Silver Light.

Love Chanel Stylo’s. Great quality and sadly, this one was LE. I should have bought two.

Fairy Grey and Violet FOTD

LIPS.

1. Diego Dalla Palma Lip Pencil, 58

M&S, very nice lip pencil with lovely shades.

2. Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, 34 La Rafinée

I love the shade for winter. Muted pink.

3. Dior Addict Lip Gloss, 382 Minauderie.

Gorgeous pale pink with bright pink and blue iridescent sparkles. It gives a lovely finish to the velvet matte lipstick.FOTD

Sorry a lot of these products were LE, but i do grab them before they go.

What are your favourites for January 2015? Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

Dior Kingdom of Colours, Spring 2015………………….Mono Eyeshadow, 045 Fairy Grey.

•January 26, 2015 • 11 Comments

Hi Everyone,

I have been anticipating this release from Dior. This is the first Spring collection i have ever liked from them, (Interesting that Creative Director Peter Philips came on board last year, having left Chanel). I am loving Chanel’s Spring 2015 makeup collection also.

Dior Kingdom of Colours Mono Wet and Dry Eyeshadow 045 Fairy Grey

One product i had to pick up was the new Mono wet & Dry eyeshadow, Fairy Grey. It is so much more stunning in real life than on camera i might add.

I do like the formula of these eyeshadows and own two others, reviewed here and here.

Dior Fairy Grey Eyeshadow

THE EYESHADOW.

A beautiful multi-toned, slightly iridescent sparkling medium grey shade. Contains pink, green and silver micro sparkles, very reminiscent of Chanel Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows.

Dior Wet and Dry Eyeshadow 045 Fairy Grey

It can be worn on it’s own and dry to give a light swatch over the whole eye lid for a nice, slightly daring day time look; or, it can be worn over other shadows to enhance them with it’s multi toned glitter and also wet to give a more intense feel to the lid.

It does have a pinkish undertone and i wore it with the pink based purple shade Dior Mono wet and dry eyeshadow, 176 Lilas Mitzah in the crease and over Chanel Soft Touch single eyeshadow in Furtif, (See Below) they work beautifully together.

Dior Wet and Dry Mono Eyeshadow 45 Fairy Grey Close Up

POSITIVES & NEGATIVES.

Lovely and easy to wear wet or dry, day or night.

Not very highly pigmented.

Creamy texture with no fall out.

0.2 gram less product than in previous Dior mono eyeshadows and more expensive.

Multi-dimensional quality to eyeshadow.

Limited edition.Dior Kingdom of Colours Mono Eyeshadow 45 Fairy Grey Close up

Isn’t a really universal shade but is lovely on blue eyes.

Camera will never pick up just how beautiful this shade is and how unique it is. Very similar to Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Eyeshadows; however, in powder form.

If you hate sparkle and prefer matte eyeshadows, this is not for you.

Dior Wet and Dry Mono Eyeshadow 045 Fairy Grey SwatchesDior Mono wet and dry eyeshadow 045 Fairy Grey swatches in artificial light

Above left ambient lighting and right is evening light. Left swatch is dry and right is wet on both photo’s. 

OVERALL VERDICT.

One of the loveliest single eyeshadows i have ever seen Dior produce. I will get a lot of wear out of this and it’s so easy to apply dry or wet.

Fairy Grey and Violet FOTD

I love the way the light reflects off the micro glitter. I may be on the more mature side; however, matte eyeshadows look horrendous and flat on my eyes. The sparkle brings them to life and i love that.Swatch of Mono Eyeshadow 046 Fairy Grey

I am very disappointed that it’s limited edition and that there is less product than in other Wet and Dry Mono eyeshadows. however, I have loved the Dior Mono wet and dry eyeshadows and will purchase them in the future if they continue producing these unique shades. Wonderful!

Have fun and i will see you all soon. ;-)

 
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