Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows Swatches

February 11, 2013

A quick post on the new Dior Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows that just landed in Australia this week. The testers of the entire collection are out for display in major department stores, but not all shades are available in stock yet. So I have only picked up 452 Spencer and 760 Tweed for today, and still awaiting on the other shades I am interested in such as 653 Mordore which will arrive over the next few weeks.


The Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows can be used wet or dry. Dior makes richly pigmented and buttery soft eyeshadows, and these ones are no exception. Compared to the old Dior singles (which now have been discontinued), I find the new ones are of better quality. Most shades from this collection have a shimmer to mega-sparkly finish. The level of pigmentation is suffice for a natural finish when applied dry, but if you want a more intense finish with some extra wattage of the shimmer, it’s best to apply them with a damp applicator.

Some swatches of the entire collection I have taken with my iphone in store.

dior-diorshow-mono-wet-dry-backstage-eyeshadow-swatches-1Top Row: Swan, Gris Montaigne, Sequins, Mordore, Spencer

Second Row: Garden Party, Ribbon, Grege, Panama, Swan

dior-diorshow-mono-wet-dry-backstage-eyeshadow-swatches-2Left to Right: Bikini, Bow, Tweed, Lilas Mitzah, Mariniere

dior-diorshow-mono-wet-dry-backstage-eyeshadow-swatches-3Left to Right: Blue Denim, Camouflage, Kholdior-diorshow-mono-wet-dry-backstage-eyeshadow-swatches-4

A quick thought on the two shades I picked up today, which I thought are the two most interesting shades out of the collection that are unique to my current stash.

452 Spencer is a moss green grey with a silvery undertone. I picked this one because it’s a very wearable and earthy shade but not in the usual family of brown and taupe.

dior-diorshow-mono-wet-dry-backstage-eyeshadow-452-spencer-swatches-1Left: Dry swatch Right: Wet Swatch

dior-diorshow-mono-wet-dry-backstage-eyeshadow-452-spencer-swatches-2760 Tweed is a rosey mauve shade with a silvery taupe undertone. I chose this one because it reminded me of the Rose Platine Eyeliner by Chanel which I always hoped to have it in an eyeshadow form.

dior-diorshow-mono-wet-dry-backstage-eyeshadow-760-tweed-swatches-1Left: Dry swatch Right: Wet Swatch

dior-diorshow-mono-wet-dry-backstage-eyeshadow-760-tweed-swatches-2The new Diorshow Mono Eyeshadows are available here or here in the US. You can also purchase them here with free international shipping available.

I bought mine at Myer for AUD$47 each. There is a GWP at DIOR with a single purchase over $110 in Myer now.

On a side note, some of you may have noticed that I have not been blogging frequently lately. There are a few exciting things happening in my life which I would love to share the news with you all soon! So as much as I love blogging, it has taken a backseat for a while. But I am all ready to come out of hibernation and can’t wait to share and communicate with you all through this channel again 🙂

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Aminah February 11, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Welcome back Reika! I must say I missed your lovely blogspots 🙂


Elaine February 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Hello Dear! You’ve been missed!!! Great swatches. Now I am interested in Tweed! Beautiful shade! :p


Claire February 11, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I hope you are doing well Reika, can’t wait for your exciting news! 🙂 Tweed is the shade I was interested as well, after swatching them all in person I am quite undecided yet, I am still a bit unsure, if the texture will be ok for me (since I don’t really like Dior e/s, too frosty for my liking).


Veronica February 11, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Hi Reika,
I’ve followed ur blog and also bookmarked this page for a long time, I like all ur posts about skincare and makeup stuffs. Happy to see u’re come back :). So from now, I can read many exciting posts again 🙂
Wish u all the best!


HW February 11, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Yay, so glad you’re finally back! Please tell us the news!


Chris @ My Fashion Trendencies February 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm

You picked two gorgeous everyday shades. Love!


jeslynj February 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Hey Reika! It’s great to see you blogging again. You were missed! Happy to hear you have some great news coming your way.

P.S. you’re one of my favorite bloggers 🙂


Birkie February 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Sequins and Swan are really sheer/idirescent. I love your colour picks, especially Spencer and the difference in coolness/warmth between the dry and the wet swatch


Eileen February 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Welcome back! I’m glad your absence was because of good and exciting things happening in your life and not because of problems. We’ve missed you 🙂


Joyce (bronzerbunny) February 12, 2013 at 6:29 am

OOOh FUN! 🙂 These are really helpful, thanks!


JoanneP February 12, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Lovely picks!! I’m seeing many raves on these monos. I’m debating between Spencer and RBR catbird.


Angela C February 13, 2013 at 12:25 am

I’ve missed your posts Reika – You have the best tastes in cosmetics and fashion! And I hope you’ll tell us your big news soon! 🙂


Becca @ The Beauty Sample February 13, 2013 at 4:35 am

Oh God…why? WHY did you have to show me Tweed?!! Now I MUST have it immediately!! 😛 Really though, I am obsessed with all silvery/purpley/mauvey taupes like this. It is hands-down my favorite eyeshadow shade EVER! Tweed kinda sorta reminds me of the purply-taupe shade at the bottom left of the Petal Shine quint. I love it so much, I bought the whole palette just for that one shade! 😛 This one is more mauve though…I love it so much! This will *definitely* be mine!! 😀


Anch February 13, 2013 at 6:26 am

I’m so glad you’re back! 🙂


Jenni@lifeandlensofbeauty.blogspot.hk February 13, 2013 at 9:30 am

great to see you blogging again!
can’t wait to hear the good news 😀

happy Chinese New Year to you btw!


Cindy February 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

Oh gosh, Reika! So glad you are back 🙂 I really missed reading your posts. I actually checked your blog almost daily since your last holiday post ( i am a sad, sad person LOL)

Can’t wait to hear about the exciting things in your life, and welcome back!! 😀

Cindy x


Sophia February 13, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Great to read a new entry from you after such a long break! Can’t wait to hear your exciting news! 🙂


Kate February 13, 2013 at 10:20 pm

So glad you’re back!

Tweed is perfect. Must have!


Petrina February 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Welcome back! I’ve missed your posts!


Alicia February 17, 2013 at 5:31 am

Ooow splendid ! I’m so happy you are still here ! Can’t wait for another new amazing post from you 🙂

Bisous bisous


Renee February 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

Welcome back! I miss your post so much

News to announce? oh em gee! is it like good news????? 😉 xx


Sylvia February 27, 2013 at 8:26 am

Great to see you back! Congratulations! I’m dying to get Panama, its such a gorgeous shade when swatched, not your average brown… Just to let you know, Dior and other ‘high’ brands aren’t available for shipping to Aus from feel unique 🙁


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