Smokey Eye Made Compact: Dior Fishnet Black Twin Set Eyeshadow Swatch & Reveiw

What would you reach for to do a quick smokey eye? I’d use a cream/stick shadow all over my lids and blend some powder over it for more depth. This spring Dior has both steps covered with their Twin Set Eyeshadows, and I have Fishnet Black to share with you today!

Simple concept, but isn’t it genius? Theoretically-speaking this baby should be able to get your smokey eye covered on its own. Dior Twin Set Eyeshadows have a stick end for base, and a sponge loose shadow end to set the base as well as adding some sparkle. The eyeshadow stick is the twist-up kind, so you won’t have to waste any by sharpening it. The caps are of different sizes (snap the smaller one open for the eyeshadow stick, and the bigger for loose shadow), and in general I find the design pretty user-friendly!

The stick end of Dior Fishnet Black Twin Set Eyeshadow is a grayish black with silver sparkle. It takes a bit of building-up to look more black than gray on the lids, but the texture is not too hard and it glides on fine. A well-moisturized and prepped surface is what will make the end result nice and smooth. Otherwise it could seem a little patchy!

The powder end of Fishnet Black is a sheer gray with silver sparkle. Packing loose eyeshadow with a sponge end is probably the most mess-free way of using loose eyeshadows, but even then there is a bit of drop-down with this one. I would suggest you start from your eyes when you want to use Fishnet Black and hold a tissue under your eyes when you pat the loose powder on. That way you can clean it up easily before moving on to foundation and so on. Also, the rather big tip makes it less practical for navigating on the lower lash line. That’s why I opt for going over my lower lash line with a pencil brush and pressed eyeshadow instead.

Here is how it swatches. From bottom to top: stick end, loose shadow end, and layered together:

Do note that the swatch was done on unprepped skin, so the stick part looks a bit patchier than it really is.

While the idea of Twin Set Eyeshadows is practical, unfortunately I can’t seem to make Fishnet Black last too well on my lids. I have tried to use it on top of both of my primers (NARS Smudgeproof and UDPP) as well as going primer-commando, but in any case it would start creasing within a couple of hours. I have to stress that creasing is very personal, and the reviews I’ve read so far seem to be more positive about the lasting power. Again, it’s something you might have to try to know how it works for you!

This is how Fishnet Black looks on me. I actually appreciate the fact that it’s not really really black, because that would make it harder to pull off as well!

Bottom line: The idea behind Dior Twin Set Eyeshadows is pretty genius, but I wish Fishnet Black would last better on me. If you’re interested in the idea of doing a smokey eye with one product, these might be worth looking into. Creasing doesn’t seem to be the problem everybody experiences, and you might have better luck than I do!

Would you want to try Fishnet Black of any of the Dior Twin Set Eyeshadows? What are your go-to products for a quick smokey eye?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx


  • Claire

    That colour looks very nice, too bad it didn’t last on your lids. I am definetly going to check those out though, I may have better luck with my dry lids D:. I am really interested in those eyeshadows, especially the grey one, maybe the pink. It looks pretty however, such a great smokey eye and it looks like this shade is made for such a kinda look :)

    • Claire

      argh! … ‘definitely’ … 😛

      • Sunny

        Hey Claire, I do hope you’ll have better luck making it last! It seems that wear time is not an issue for all, so it could be my normal-to-oily lids that’s causing the problem. If you hold a tissue and do your foundation after the eyes, there’s no additional fallout from the powder end which is always nice :)

  • Teri

    Too bad about the creasing, but it’s a personal thing idd. The idea is great, it looks so easy and I love a smoky eye on you!

    • Sunny

      If you do try I really hope you’ll have better luck!

  • beauties

    pretty :)

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Aw pretty but too bad about the wear. If you had problems, there is NO way this baby is staying on my super duper oily lids! 😛

    • Sunny

      Aww well, apparently liner/shadow stick formulas are difficult to master!

  • Annick

    If it creased on you it’s definitely going to crease on me – too bad!

    I looks lovely on you though! You should definitely re-wear that look with a better product!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Annick! I don’t tend to go for really dark smokey eyes, but I might do it again soon with a near-black color :)

  • Perilously Pale

    So sad it creased. :-( Love you in a smoky eye though!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Christa! Well I seem to be the first and only one experiencing creasing, so you might be luckier! Gotta give it to Dior: the concept is pretty neat!

  • Fancie

    It’s too bad the formula isn’t all that great. It looks soo nice on you!!

    • Sunny

      Hey Fancie, creasing is a very personal thing so you might have more luck! My lids are weirdly picky.

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    Hahah primer-commando 😛 This reminds me of the Stila duos like this, those have a liner on one end and a soft shadow on the other to blend it out. I gave two to my mom and she said she uses them often. She favors quick & easy makeup, if any, so that’s pretty high praise from her!

    • Sunny

      Oh yeah, I keep meaning to try some Stila liners! I thought about getting the holiday set, but ended up snatching the Tarte one instead. Those work well enough for me!

  • Larie

    LOL at primer-commando. I do like the smoky eye effect on you, though!

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Larie 😉

  • Isabelle

    Hmmm.. I’m not sure if I like this super hefty dark look on you! Pity about the creasing, it’s a problem I encounter quite quicky as well. Damn super oily eyelids!

    • Sunny

      Hey Isabelle, I know what you mean. I probably should have used something else so the black doesn’t look as overwhelming, but part of it is showing how the product looks so I didn’t!

      My lids are mostly OK after a primer, but they can be weirdly picky about stuff. Most people swear L’Oreal Infallibles wear like iron, but on me they fade and crease even over a primer. With creasing you really never know!

  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    It looks great and the concept is interesting :) I’d probably skip this because blacks and greys are relatively broad in most cosmetic lines but the love of owning more Dior is always a game changer 😀

    • Sunny

      Haha I totally agree with you! I can’t wait for the new monos to come out!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Looks really pretty on you! But too bad it creases. My lids are so oily, this would crease in like 5 minutes I bet!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tracy! Aww yeah this staying power thing is tricky. I’ve had stuff that people swear don’t crease creasing on me in minutes too. It really depends!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I have the grey and pink ones… and yes, they do crease. I’m trying out different application techniques to see if it changes anything. Creasing aside, the concept is rather convenient for an easy smoky eye indeed :-) I love what you did with this black!

    • Sunny

      Hey Lily, ouch so sorry to hear that! Maybe you do need drier lids to make these stay.

  • Meryl @ Memoiselle

    The look you created is lovely, Sunny! I love your lip color! May I know what is it?

    I have tried several eyeshadow sticks too but unfortunately I don’t have my luck in them. All of them smudges on me. To be honest I am quite interested to try on this Dior black twins, but I’m not sure this would satisfy me either LOL 😀

    • Sunny

      Thanks Meryl! It’s Dior Addict Lip Glow. The review is coming up tomorrow!

      I’ve had shadow sticks creasing on me within MINUTES, but also ones that last. If you do give this one a try I hope you’ll have more luck than I do!

  • sté

    This looks really interesting! Too bad it creases on you, the smokey eye looks great though!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Ste! Well creasing is unpredictable in my case. Maybe you’ll have better luck!

  • Tessabd

    wow seems like a cool product!

    • Sunny

      The concept is pretty genius eh?

  • Greet

    Is it available in Belgium? It does look great, but I can’t find it in a store…

    • Sunny

      Hey Greet, this is available in Belgium as of today! Some stores might get collections later and so on, but usually you should be able to find it soon! Keep me posted? 😉

      • Greet

        Thanks! Will do!!

        • Sunny

          You’re welcome!

          • Greet

            Dear Sunny,

            On Thursday I bought the twin set. I used it yesterday for a work party, indeed it did not last the whole day, but I renewed my make-up at noon (it was on from 7h) and then it did last untill late in the morning :-)! I like it very much and it was easy to apply. Thank you!

          • Sunny

            Oh yay, I’m so happy to hear you like it, Greet! Having to touch up once throughout the day sounds acceptable, particularly because this one is easy to carry.

  • Kate

    This reminds me of something RMK did a few years ago but bolder. I really like the bold dark eye on you and think a little creasing would actually add to it 😀 But I have odd tastes sometimes.

    • Sunny

      Hey Kate, thanks so much for passing by and leaving a comment! I don’t tend to wear something like this in real life, but I guess I should keep experimenting!

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    bummer about the wear! BUT THIS LOOK IS SO PRETTY ON YOU! also, have you tried stila smudge crayons? they have some pretty colors and a black color, and they wear really well. :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Joyce! I haven’t tried the Stila ones. The other fatty pencils I’ve tried (Tarte and MUFE) work well!