While I have a hard time figuring out which one is my favorite, it was obvious from the lovely comments I got on the Diorshow Mono swatches post that Mordoré won more ladies’ hearts. Today I have a bronzy smokey eye featuring Mordoré to share with you, and I also compared it with several similar shades that I have in my stash!
This is an epic comparison swatch I did with just about everything I thought would look remotely similar in my stash. From left to right: LMdB Bauhaus (first layer), UD Deeper (from the 15th Anniversary Palette), Diorshow Mordoré, UD Snakebite (from Naked 2), UD Smog, Wet n’ Wild Comfort Zone (the crease shade on the left), Maybelline Bad to the Bronze, Tarte Gold (limited edition from last year’s holiday pencil kit).
As you can see, Mordoré is much lighter and less warm-toned than almost all of them. I actually think it’s closer to a cross of antique gold and bronze!
Now the look. I use this technique all the time. It’s simple and not too much blending is involved. If you’re curious, check out the step-by-step tutorial my lipstick bandit buddy Teri did a while ago.
I lined my eyes with the Tarte Onyx (it’s great for the job since it doesn’t set too fast, but once it sets it’s there for good) before proceeding to patting Mordoré all over my lids. I highlighted the inner corners and center of my lids with the warm gold in Dior Night Golds, and deepened the outer v with the warm charcoal brown in the middle. I lined my lower lash line and waterline with Urban Decay Zero (as much as I love Tarte Onyx, I can’t use it on my lower waterline), and went over the line with the warm charcoal brown in Dior Night Golds.
I used Tarte Exposed on my cheeks, and Dior Incognito Addict Extreme on my lips.
Some more full-face photos!
I’m sure you can use Mordoré in countless ways! It’s not a fussy shade at all, and I think it’ll be flattering on many. Make sure you give it a swatch when you see the Diorshow Mono display!
Now, who is picking this one up? Or do you already own something similar enough?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: Have you seen the lovely new Miss Dior EDT commercial with Natalie Portman? Sofia Coppola did a great job again, and I can’t wait to see the full-length version!