Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe Review, Swatch & FOTD, Dior Cheek & Lip Glow Review, Spring 2015 Kingdom of Colors Collection

I hope you are all having a great weekend. Mine is almost over and due to a back ache today was not very productive. I don't know where it comes and hoping that it will go away soon. It was a nice and sunny day and we took an extensive walk outside at the park. It is still rather cold though so I am not feeling the Spring Collections but today I have something that I would wear all year around and it is purple!

Dior Spring Collection hit the counters in Germany around a week ago. After playing with the products briefly, I fell in love with both of the Diorshow Fusion Monos. I like the formula since they are released in Fall 2013. I think they usually have better color pay-off than most of Chanel Illusion D'Ombres. Today I would like to share my thoughts about Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe, a wearable purple with multi colored super pretty shimmer. I also try to formulate what I feel about  Dior Cheek & Lip Glow Instant Blushing Rosy Tint after using it for a few weeks. 


Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe
Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe



The moment I have swatched Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe, I sighed happily. Olympe is not too red, nor too bright. The base color is very wearable and on it there is the most beautiful multi colored shimmer, which is hard to capture with camera. It is close to the shimmer of Diorshow Mono in Fairy Grey from the same collection, but a little subdued. 


Close-up: Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe
Close-up: Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe

I have posted a few photos at Instagram and there were questions about how Olympe compared to Chanel Illusion d'Ombre #83 Illusoire and #92 Diapason. As you can see below Diapason is much redder/pinker. Chanel Illusoire is more silver and cooler. I have also added a vivid purple, MAC Electric Cool Eye Shadow in Highly Charged for you to see how subtle and pretty Olympe is. I hope you can see from the swatches below that none of the shadows have the multi-dimensional shimmer of Olympe. Aah it is so pretty!


Comparison swatches: Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe
Comparison swatches: Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe

Here is Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe in action. I have applied it all by itself on the lids and blended over the crease with a clean brush. I sometimes use a gradient shade which is one tone darker than my skin, such as MAC Omega. The resulting look is not too shimmery, I wear it to office during the day and it doesn't look too much made up, at least to me. ;-)


In-action: Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe
In-action: Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe

I am about to conclude my reviews of Dior's Spring Collection. I only have the nail polishes to share with you as the last post. Before it is over, I would like to write my thoughts about Dior Cheek & Lip Glow Instant Blushing in Rosy Tint. I tested this product over 3 weeks now and my feelings are very much mixed. I found it drying and uncomfortable on the lips, but on the cheeks I kind of like it. Here is a summary of my thoughts about cheek application:

Pros: 

  • Lasts very long on me, almost all day without fading
  • The shade is very natural on my complexion
Cons:
  • The smell... it is very chemical. Lucky enough it fades after the application
  • Dries too fast and leaves marks where it is first applied, one has to work very quickly.

I found that the best way to apply it is to put a generous amount of the cheeks but not as dots because then they dry and look patchy. It is better to run the applicator generously over your cheek or put it on your hand and then blend it on your cheeks with circular motions. I use my fingers but probably a brush would also blend it well. It is better to go slowly since once you do a mistake, it is hard to fix.




Dior Cheek & Lip Glow Instant Blushing Rosy Tint
Dior Cheek & Lip Glow Instant Blushing Rosy Tint

Here is another Dior Spring 2015 Kingdom of Colors face of mine. I am wearing Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe on the eyes, Dior Cheek & Lip Glow Instant Blushing Rosy Tint on the cheeks and Dior Rouge Baume #678 Gala on the lips. I am loving that lipstick and really recommend you checking it out.



FOTD with Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe and Dior Cheek & Lip Glow
FOTD with Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe and Dior Cheek & Lip Glow

FOTD with Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe and Dior Cheek & Lip Glow
FOTD with Diorshow Fusion Mono #871 Olympe and Dior Cheek & Lip Glow

Final thoughts: All thumbs up for both of the Diorshow Fusion Monos from Dior's Spring 2015 Collection Kingdom of Colors. #871 Olympe has a great balance between shimmer, base color and it is very wearable. I have mixed thoughts about Cheek & Lip Glow but still I am wearing it every second day, meaning probably pros weight out the cons. 


Do you like wearing liquid blushes? Which one is your favorite?


19 comments

  1. Hey Sara, stunning look as usual! Olympe looks like a must-have! I've actually never really tried a liquid blush or a cheek stain. To be honest, the stain type of products isn't really my thing. If I get to give it a go, I hope I'll be able to make it work!

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      thanks so much Olympe is such a beauty. I am also not that stain friendly, lol, if you can call that. Some of them last very long though. I used to like Armani liquid blushes. They were also called blush fabrics and they lasted all day one me. Too bad they discontinued them. They are harder to apply though, that is for sure.

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  2. This is a beautiful look on you… I love purples!

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  3. I really love Olympe, the colour looks great on you! I would really like to get it, unfortunately I can't seem to make the Diorshow Fusion Monos work, I just can't get enough colour payoff from them, they always seem really "spongy" and like i get no product on my finger. Any suggestions how I could get them to work?

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    1. Hi Sina,
      I think those apply best with synthetic cream eye shadow brushes. For more intensity you can apply them damp by spraying a little water or Fix+ on your brush. Fingers work with some of the shades but not all.

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  4. Hi Sara, i actually really loved the look of this cheek stain on you! But it sounds like a lot of work, and frankly, i'm not a big fan of liquid cheek products. Too much work. Olympe is stunning, thanks for the comparison swatches! I kept thinking it's similar to Illusoire, so i'm glad to see the side-by-side comparison. I love it sooo so much!! But i'm going to have to resist... can't buy everything!!

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    1. Hi Linda,
      Cheek Stain certainly has a learning curve and I can understand if you wouldn't like to invest your time in it. I know we can't buy everything. I managed to resist the other Diorshow Mono until now, that one is also so pretty but I have to save for more Armani Eye Tints and Tom Ford Spring ;-)

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  5. Great comparison swatches! Love the purple eyes and pinks on you!

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  6. Love the texture and shade of that shadow! But I think I like that purple eyeliner you're wearing even more :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jen! It is a discontinued Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil called Tornado :-)

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  7. Such a lovely purple that brings out your eyes! I've picked up Olympe on impluse, then had slight buyer's regret as I've probably got a dupe in my stash, but similar to your swatches, it's still very unique comparatively!

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  8. That rosy tint... le sigh.. I know the application is a pain but still, I want! Such a nice shade of pink, too. I've been lusting over it after seeing Lily's review. I think I should just buy it so I can move on with my life. What do you think? LOL!

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  9. That shadow is amazing! I also love the fusion monos, they are amazing. I don't think this shade was released in the U.S... I'll keep my eyes open for it.

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  10. wow! It looks like I am going to buy my first Dior eyeshadows: Gray Fairy and Olimpe look like a match made in heaven!

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  11. I really like the look of Olympe on you, I've not been in store yet to see the collection but will check that out and also the lighter beige one. I'm back and forth as to whether to pick up the house of greens quint or go for the Guerlain blue one, quite a lot of things are taking my fancy, also wondering whether to get the Guerlain Météorites Compact or the Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Confetti, decisions, decisions, I think I need more money! :)

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  12. Purples look absolutely stunning on you and that Dior mono is amazing! The blush is a strange one, not sure I'd apply it as well as you do! xoxo

    Ingrid Hughes
    www.ingridhughes.com

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  13. I goit this on sale (Olympe)... How does it stand against Hypnotique?

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