It might be a bit hard to imagine this, but summer collections are right around the corner! Dior Bird of Paradise Collection comes with two Diorshow Monos, and today I have the teal one, Feather (351) to show you!
I have gone through the packaging of Diorshow Mono here, so I am not going into detail again. These eyeshadows are meant to be used wet or dry. I have used all of mine wet several times, and even after some time the eyeshadows haven’t hardened or changed texture from what I can tell!
Feather is a bluish teal with a lightly shimmery satin finish and some silvery shimmer. It is a shade that reminds me of many nice things, including the tail feather of a peacock, the sea, and the summer sky! Feather swatches a bit sheer with one pass, but it can be built up easily. The texture is smooth, and there is no fallout to be spoken of.
Much like Diorshow Gris Montaigne Mono, Feather can look rather opaque but a bit of translucency remains. It is very easy to blend Feather out, and I think this translucency makes it easy to work with, especially if you are not too sure you want to fully commit to a bold color. It is definitely easy enough to dial the volume down with this one!
Here is how Feather swatches. Left: dry. Right: wet. When used wet it is more opaque and pigmented, but the difference isn’t huge.
For the look, I first lined my upper lash line thickly before smudging the edge out a bit. I put Feather all over my lids, layered the shimmery gold foil shade from Dior Night Golds (limited edition from last holiday collection. Dior Sequin Diorshow Mono is really similar though) in the middle of my lids, and deepened the outer v/crease a bit with the charcoal brown. I lined my lower waterline with bareMinerals Midnight Round the Clock Waterproof Eyeliner, and used Feather wet on my lower lash line.
I went for Dior Incognito Addict Extreme on my lips, and a light layer of Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste on my cheeks.
I also wore Feather on the outer half of my lids here:
Bottom line: Dior Feather Diorshow Mono is a pretty bluish teal that screams summer. It requires a little building-up to be opaque, but it isn’t fussy to work with. I know I say the same thing about many Dior eyeshadows, but if you are looking for something bold and all the way there, you won’t necessarily find it here. However, I personally think the underlying translucency makes it easy to work with, because it’s harder to go overboard. It really depends on how comfortable you are wearing the particular shade!
What do you think? Do you have a favorite teal eyeshadow? Do you reach for bright eyeshadows in summer?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx