Diorshow Monos in Gris Montaigne, Mordoré, & Quick Swatches/Observations of All 18 Shades!

Diorshow Gris Montaigne, Mordore closeup

Diorshow Monos, or more precisely Diorshow Mono Wet & Dry Backstage Eyeshadows (RRP in Belgium: 31,88 euros) hit the stores here in Europe a little while ago. The line-up includes 18 shades (2 limited-edition ones will be available this summer, a bright blue and a teal), and they are supposed to have a natural finish when used dry, and intense when used wet. Today I have the swatches of Gris Montaigne (047) and Mordoré (653) for you. I also got to quickly swatch the entire line-up, so I will briefly go over my first impression in the post!

Diorshow Gris Montagne, Mordore

Diorshow Mono compacts come with a mirror, two sponge applicators, and a velvet pouch. The packaging material is consistent with the quints, and the Dior logo is embossed on the eyeshadow.

Diorshow Mono packaging hand scale


Diorshow Mono label

Each Diorshow Mono contains a healthy amount of 2,2 grams/0.007 oz).

Diorshow Mono Gris Montaigne

Gris Montaigne is definitely one of the shades that are the most complex and harder to dupe (at least in my stash) in the line-up. Gris means gray, and Montaigne comes from Avenue Montaigne, which is where the Dior headquarters are.

Diorshow Mono Gris Montaigne closeup

Gris Montaigne looks very silver in certain lighting, but at a certain angle you see the green in it. The finish is very shimmery, and somehow metallic. It is more cool-toned, but not to the point that warm-toned beauties can’t rock it!

Diorshow Gris Montaigne 047 Mono swatch

I swatched Gris Montaigne dry on the left, and wet on the right. It is very smooth and buttery soft. It is pigmented, but there is this underlying sheerness about it. You can build it up for it to be almost opaque easily, but the underlying sheerness doesn’t really go away. When swatched wet it is more pigmented, and the underlying sheerness comes through less.

Diorshow Mordore Mono

Mordoré (it means bronze, which is a pretty self-evident choice) is a shimmery bronze that doesn’t lean too warm from what I can see. I think this gives it an edge, as a lot of bronzes are very warm-toned or contain quite a bit of red, which makes them less universally-flattering (I for one look ill with those). The shimmer in both Gris Montaigne and Mordoré is way prettier on the lids than swatched!

Diorshow Mordore Mono closeup

Mordoré has an extremely smooth, pigmented, and creamy texture. The color glides on opaque from the get-go,and it is a bit more intense when used wet:

Diorshow Mordore 653 Mono swatch

I got to see and swatch the entire line-up several days ago, though I accidentally swatched a shade or two twice and skipped a shade or two. Anyhow, you can hopefully get a rough idea:

Diorshow Mono Swatches

My general observation is that not all Diorshow Monos are created equal. Some are definitely more pigmented than others, though these swatches are done dry so many the ones that swatch sheerer have some potential. The two sparkling shades (Swan and Sequin, swatched next to each other on the first row) have a very similar texture to the ones I have tried in both Golden Savannah and Night Golds. They are very sparkling, but they don’t produce much subsequent fallout (if at all. Patting them on with fingertips is easier than using a brush,). I think those will be interesting to check out especially if you don’t already own a Dior quint that contains something similar, yet you like some sparkle!

I might check out more shades in the green family, as I have a soft spot for them, and from what I remember they perform well. It’s also nice to see Dior putting a fuchsia and a bright purple in the line-up. They definitely make things more fun!

Diorshow Art Pen, Diorshow Flash Corrector

Besides the Monos, this launch also includes Diorshow Art Pen (a liquid eyeliner. RRP: 35,82 euros ), Diorshow Flash Corrector (RRP: 31,29 euros), and Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara (RRP: 34,42 euros. Not pictured here). I ended up purchasing Diorshow Art Pen and got a mini sample Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, so you can expect these to be reviewed soon as well!

What do you think? Are you interested in any of the shades, the new mascara, or maybe the eyeliner? I will be doing looks with these as soon as I can!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Pretties!! I want to check these out for sure when they launch!

    • Sunny

      I hope you’ll find something you love, Tracy!

  • http://keepingupwiththekelly.wordpress.com Kelly

    The Dior Mono’s have arrived at my local counter and they all look amazing, it’s impossible to choose only one! I’m a huge fan of the new style and packaging of Dior, it looks very modern while still looking classy.

    • Sunny

      Haha well you know what the say in French, choosing is dying a little 😉

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    mordoré looks great!

    • Sunny

      Yup I’m plotting to do a bronze smokey eye with it!

  • Anne

    Mordoré’s exactly my kind of colour.

    • Sunny

      That’s good to know! I really like how it’s not too red, because for some reason very warm bronze/copper doesn’t tend to look good on me.

  • http://myfashiontrendencies.com Chris

    I haven’t had a chance to try these yet but there’s a lovely taupe that I have my eyes on.

    • Sunny

      I think you mean Tweed! It’s different from most of the taupes I’ve seen. You should swatch it and let me know how you like it!

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I can definitely see Gris Montaigne being beautiful on the lids. Pair it with maybe Gris City, or Blue Denim and it’ll pop, for sure :-) Mordore is so far very popular but my faves are definitely Tweed and Garden Party!

    • Sunny

      Haha my Gris Maontaigne look is coming up tomorrow. You’ll see 😉 Tweed seems a little too plummy on me when I swatched it, but without actually using it on my lids I can’t say for sure. Garden Party is so fresh and delicate!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I really love the coppery golden shade, it looks excellent! I swatched them myself too and I agree, the quality seems to be a bit different. I do love the shade selection a lot!

    • Sunny

      I’ll try to compare it with the similar shades I own, but I think it’s more neutral than what I have!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Gris Montaigne looks extremely pearly in the pan, but I like the actual swatch shade much better. A pretty gray! And I definitely want to see what you think of the new liner!

    • Sunny

      Gris Montaigne is much more complicated when it’s on than what you see in the pan! I’ve used the new liner a couple of times, and so far so good! It takes a couple of seconds to dry, but once it’s dry it isn’t going anywhere! No building up necessary either!

  • http://www.nymphette.be Marijke

    Pretty eyeshadows! I think the flash corrector is so handy!

    • Sunny

      Haha that’s the only thing I didn’t try, though the idea is pretty genius!

  • Rose

    Love both! I can see these working for anyone. I already have Camoflage and Choc Clair to my list, may need to add these.

    Just curious, I bought Velvet and I could swear Tweed looks a lot like it. It’s even in the same spot on the tester at my local Dior counter. Could they be the same color, different name? I’m in the US.

    • Sunny

      Hey Rose, I looked around a little and I THINK the names stay consistent. Velvet is a lot darker than Tweed from what I can see. Maybe you should ask the SA? Hope this helps!

      • Rose

        Thanks Sunny, I will have to add Tweed to my list of must buy! I am loving Velvet and have been wearing it just about everyday. The color payoff is great and blends beautifully.

  • http://musingonbeauty.blogspot.com Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

    Noooo! Trying to stay away! *desperate*

    • Sunny

      LOL just pick one to begin with (yes, I’m the devil on your shoulder)!

      • http://musingonbeauty.blogspot.com Mariella (Musing on Beauty)

        But WHICH ONE? Dilemma…

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    Saw Mordore on Chloe Ash’s blog and I was like, *swoon* The Dior Flash Corrector is intriguing though, do you know how it compares to their normal Skinflash pen?

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, the Flash Corrector is something that corrects mistakes (for example when you accidentally put mascara on your skin instead of your lashes), and the Skinflash is a highlighter pen so they definitely aren’t the same thing!

  • http://www.inmyprettyshoes.be Dorien (Inmyprettyshoes)

    I tried them at Ici Paris Xl today and I must say that those were the two colours I liked the most. I really love that you can use them wet and dry!

    • Sunny

      Yaay glad you like these too! There are definitely some more that I’d love to check out!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    Aww, they look so cute !

    • Sunny

      They are! Check them out when you can, Eva!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Actually, they are both a lot prettier and more “exciting” (at least in my opinion) swatched than in the pan. Pretty! I am DYING to own Tweed after seeing swatches of it on Reika’s blog (http://www.frontrowbeauty.com/dior-diorshow-mono-eyeshadows-swatches/#comments). Gorgeous and just my kind of shade!! 😀

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    oops…I totally left in a link in the comment before I realized what I was doing. Sorry dearie!! 😛

    • Sunny

      Haha not a problem! I was reading that post earlier today too! Tweed is an interesting shade, though I’m not 100% sure about how it looks on me. I’m a bit like a kid in the candy store with these, but sooner or later I’ll zero in on something!

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.sg/ Jacqueline

    Sunny, Mordoré looks like my kind of shade. I love warm golds and coppers. I can’t wait for you to do a look with it.

    • Sunny

      It’ll be up this Saturday, Jacqueline! Mordoré is definitely not the warmest bronze I own, but I think that’s why it’s amazing!

  • http://drivelaboutfrivol.blogspot.com Kate

    I had a super quick look at these in my lunch hour and couldn’t stop thinking about the glitter topcoats (especially Sequin) and the complex greeny-taupe (I think Spencer?) Then I come home and you’ve posted swatches 😀 TY :*

    • Sunny

      Aww I’m glad you find the swatches helpful! I like Spencer as well. I probably won’t get Sequin because I own something very similar in a couple of Dior quints already.

  • Melanie

    Oooooooh, now I have to go and see these! I really like the two glittery ones (third and fourth from right in top row — Swan and Sequin I think you mention that they are?). Gris Montagne looks just about perfect, and Marinière is one that I have been really wanting to see. They have a video on their site with it. Looks divine — but then, blue does to me :-)

    • Sunny

      Yup those are the sparkling ones. They aren’t glittery. It’s actually very interesting. They have a bit of a gel-cream type of texture, and for me it’s always easier to just pat them on with my finger. I like the lighter blue as well, and don’t forget a new limited edition blue will come out this summer!

      • Melanie

        An LE blue?! Please tell me more!!! My former Chanel SA is now Dior. Me thinks I must be paying her a visit soon!

        • Sunny

          LOL that’s as much as I know for the moment, Melanie! From what I heard it’s a bright pop of color that’s great for summer. You’ll be happy!

  • http://memoiselle.com/ Meryl @ Memoiselle

    I really agree with you that not all Dior mono eyeshadow has the same quality. I have swatched it on the counter and some of the quality is just so so and some are really good!Mordore looks pretty, I like the dazzling gold :)

    • Sunny

      My Mordore look will be up tomorrow and I personally really like it! I don’t know if the shades that aren’t particularly pigmented will perform better when used wet, though I guess normally that’s how things work.