My expectations of the newly reformulated Dior single shadows were quite high as I find that the majority of Dior shadows have great pigment and feel very soft, almost creamy and blend beautifully.
They are advertised
as having a "unique wet/dry formula for a custom and professional
finish". I swatched five of the shades and was surprised by the low
pigment, however as the two counters I went to had only just got the
displays out I wondered if it was because I had swatched the top layer.
Nevertheless I decided to be prudent and buy just one.
I have been
looking for a softly shimmered beige that was not peachy nor yellow in
tone for quite a while and Ribbon (£22.50) fits the bill.
Swatched below, dry then wet
Swatched below L-R: Burberry Porcelain, Dior Ribbon, Burberry Gold Pearl.
shade was exactly what I was after I am not overly impressed with the formula;
pigment is lacking, and used wet makes the formula prone to balling up. Whilst this
feels smooth, it does not have the the same softness or creaminess I'd
expect from a typical Dior shade. Its not to say that formula is bad but
it seems that the key attributes of Dior shadows have been lost and
though the other shades in the mono range may perform differently, this
has certainly not made me want to buy anymore.
I bought this from harrods.com