Hi everyone. I hope you are all having a wonderful week! I am super busy with things I am trying to conclude before leaving job. Also the new contract arrived today, which needs some (major!) explanation here and there. In between all I am trying to show you as many Fall Make-up as I have but it is again almost 40°C. As I reach my forehead, the makeup on my chin already melts *sigh*. But... I have super excited stuff coming up, just saying ;-)
Before super excited stuff arrives *giggle* I am making my way through Dior Fall Make-up Collection. Apart from the cheek sticks, one of the nail polishes and a gorgeous lipstick, this collection didn't knock me off my feet. I was testing the new Dior Addict Fluid Sticks and trying to understand if I love them. Could I decide after all? Right after the jump...
|Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 025 Magnetic, 275 Cosmic|
I have already posted swatches of the items I laid my hands on from Cosmopolite Collection here. The packaging is the same as Dior Glosses. There is a serious reuse of packaging here, even the brush is the same as the lipgloss. Honestly I am not sold on this type of brush applicator with liquid eye shadow because it leaves brush strokes. For a moment, you thought I am reviewing nail polish huh? How come brush strokes on an eye shadow you ask?
|Swatch: Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 025 Magnetic, 275 Cosmic|
Let me first show you different things I tried to make thin and runny consistency work. The below photo shows the best result I could get when I first applied Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 275 Cosmic. I went for a very thin layer, sheered out with fingers to see actually fingers are a very bad idea with this because it starts looking patchy the moment you touch it. I believe the reason is that it dries so fast and by the time you want to sheer out, some of the parts are already dry so you sheer out some parts while not the others.
I then rebuild like crazy. Many many layers, took me half an hour to achieve this look but I really like this color. I wouldn't call it a swipe and go thing though.
|FOTD: Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 275 Cosmic|
Now Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 025 Magnetic is another story. Although it did swatch better on my arm, on my eyes it was almost impossible to get it right. I ended up with a modern patchy look (!). Maybe this becomes a trend?
|FOTD: Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 025 Magnetic|
Now since Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 025 Magnetic didn't made the cut on its own, I thought why not try to combine them. Here is me trying that out. Let me tell you, in real life this one looked much better. It is not all that bad, just not all that easy if you know what I mean. About layering, these can be layered easily but layered or not they are difficult to blend.
|In-action: Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 025 Magnetic and 275 Cosmic layered|
Here is the full look with both of the shades, 025 Magnetic and 275 Cosmic on eyes, Tom Ford Frantic Pink on cheeks and Spanish Pink on lips. Usually when I wear very metallic shades with some color, I try to keep the rest of the make-up simple and fresh or my colleagues might get shocked.
About the formula once more, these are really hard to apply as a wash of color. They dry very fast so end up looking patchy at the moment you touch it. I found that the best application method is to use the brush on the applicator, apply heavily and blend the edges with a fluffy brush. All in all, I like the color of Cosmic as well as what can be achieved with it, but it is too much work for a busy morning. A big thumbs up on the staying power though. It doesn't budge or move over 12-14 hours.
|FOTD with Dior Addict Fluid Shadow 025 Magnetic, 275 Cosmic|
Final thoughts: I find the best way to apply the new Dior Addict Fluid Shadows is to use the brush provided and not touch to blend because they become patchy. You can use a fluffy brush and blend the edges. You can also dry to apply them with a fluffier brush if you like sheerer application. Once they are on, they have a very good staying power but I don't have time to make it work in the morning so probably I won't be picking up more of these.
Do you like liquid eye shadows? They seem to be having a moment right now.
Disclaimer: The products in this post were purchased by me.