Shake Ya Tail Feather with Dior Feather Diorshow Mono (351) from Bird of Paradise!

Diorshow Mono Feather 351 swatch review FOTD

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!

Diorshow Mono Feather 351 review

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!

Diorshow Mono Feather 351 closeup

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.

Diorshow Mono Feather Bird of Paradise summer 2013

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.

Diorshow Mono Feather 351 swatch

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.

Diorshow Mono Feather EOTD

Diorshow Mono Feather FOTD

Diorshow Mono Feather look

I also wore Feather on the outer half of my lids here:

Hourglass Radiant Light FOTD

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

Mostly Sunny disclosure



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

    I LOVE this on you Sunny! HOLY pretty! Teals used to be my FAVE shadows, until I discovered taupe haha! I still love me a good teal eyeliner though-that way I can wear teal WITH taupe hahaha. There’s a method to my makeup madness I tell ya’. :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Tracy!!! Actually that’s a really smart idea! I haven’t tried to pair teal with taupe! Must pull all my taupes out and see what will work ;)

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

    that last picture where you combined it with another colour is gorgeous!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Eva! That’s Dior Golden Sand (the eye gloss that’s coming out this summer). I’ll review it soon!

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

    You are gorgeous, Sunny! Come to think of it, I don’t know if I own a teal shadow…shameful, I know!! This one is so pretty and so summery. I will definitely have to look into this shade! Oh, and Rose Initiale is so pretty on you! I haven’t worn mine in waaaaay too long (and have only worn it once or twice outside of testing. Whoops!) but you just reminded me of how lovely it is. I am definitely digging mine out tomorrow! :D

    • Sunny

      Thanks Becca! Don’t feel bad! I think the only other teal that I own (and remember) is Urban Decay Deep End from the 15th Anniversary Palette, and that’s totally different from Feather! I wear Rose Initiale ALL THE TIME. I am not big on pink in general, but I like how neutral this shade is. Especially when I want to do face shots for several different lip products in one go, this is what I dig out!

  • Anne

    Oooh I especially like that first look! I’ll try to reproduce it. I already have one teal (from a Guerlain quad), which leads greener, but since it’s not a shade I wear on a daily basis, I can’t justify splurging on the Dior one. Still, it’s very pretty! I think I’m going to sport my teal eyeshadow tomorrow… :D

    • Sunny

      Thanks Anne! You totally should do teal tomorrow! It’s a great season to rock it!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com Redhotjillypeppers

    I don’t have a teal eyeshadow yet but it looks great for summer !

    • Sunny

      Yup start planning a teal eyeshadow purchase because it’s HOT this summer!

  • http://wade-ashore.blogspot.com Caise

    such a pretty color on you!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Caise! I think it’s a shade that will look good on many!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    U look great in these FOTDs.

    Looks like this shade is certainly a nice colour to look at if we are not too used to bright shades.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Ruby! That’s what I think as well. You can make it relatively intense (you can build it up, wear it on top of a base, or use it wet), but you can also tone it down. I think that’s pretty neat!

  • http://procrastinatingpretty.blogspot.com Procrastinator

    Best Nelly song ever. Maybe except Hot in Here.

    I like that this teal is a little murky — it reminds me of the lake in the summer!

    • Sunny

      Haha I was wondering how many people will spot what’s in the name :p It seems like SOOOO long ago now!

      I agree with you on the murky/gray-ed out quality about Feather. It’s not a super bright and intense one, so I think it’s more manageable!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Teal is a color I don’t often wear. I have one teal eyeshadow in my stash and I use it maybe once every few weeks. I do think it looks great on you though. Very soft.

    P.S.: I like your feather earring!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks girl! I definitely think anyone can work with teals though, because there are so many variations of this color out there!

      It’s actually a hair accessory my bestie gave me quite a while ago. She thought it’d be fun for photos, but I never found anything to actually tie it in till now haha

  • http://www.cuteandmundane.com Dovey

    Hi Sunny,
    I love the name Feather —- and I’m surprised at the deeper shade of blue it turns on you (a good thing)!

    • Sunny

      Hey Dovey, thanks! I think this could look green or blue on me depending on what I pair it with, but just swatched it’s more blue ;)

  • http://www.bellachique.be Teri

    Wow, Sunny, this is such a gorgeous colour on you! I’m really loving the peacock shades of the summer collection, it’s amazing!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri! I’m eyeing the other nail polish duo. Definitely the perfect combo of peacock shades!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I love the name :) Birds! I love birds! This teal looks awesome on you – I love that it has a bit of gray in it, to keep it really wearable and muted. Really lovely.

    • Sunny

      Hey Larie, that’s exactly what I think! I do have one really bright teal (UD Deep End) that I haven’t figured out how to use well enough. This one on the other hand is easier to pull off ;)

  • http://xlovehappyx.com xLoveHappyx

    ooo i love this blue shadow. and the feather in your hair :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl! You should definitely check it out!

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    I’m not sure that I have any teal shadows. I really like the look you created, Sunny! The shadow itself seems a bit sheer to me, so it’s something I’d pass on personally

    • Sunny

      Thanks Catherine! Feather is interesting in a way that it’s not unpigmented, but it has quite a bit of see-through-ness. I hope you’ll experiment with a teal shadow soon!

  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    Time flies by so quickly. I was just looking at Spring collections, and now the summer ones are coming out! I’m usually not a big fan of teal shades. They tend to look weird on me, but I like how this turned out.

    • Sunny

      I know what you mean! Sometimes I get a little stressed because new stuff is always coming out! I can’t wear ALL teals either, but Feather is easy to work with!

  • http://myhighestselfblog.com/ Tina @ My Highest Self

    Definitely had to hear some Nelly, listening now! The shadow looks very pretty, love your first look very much!

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Tina!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Beautiful shade! I love the feather in your hair :-)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Taylor! I have to work up enough courage to actually wear it out of the house haha

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

    I love how it looks on you, Sunny. The first picture is absolutely stunning!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Lily!!!

  • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

    Holy! The packaging is so gorgeous! You pull off teal so well! I’m too scared to cross that border for myself :(

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks girl! If you’re not too sure about playing with colors, start with your lower lash line. Chances are you’ll gradually get bolder!

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

    Love your eye look a lot! It’s so sultry and I’d love to have this look for a dinner occasion! :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Meryl! This is definitely great for a dinner! The sparkle adds some glamour ;)

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

    I love the colour Sunny, I think you did a great job bring out the summer feel with the eye shadow. I would prefer my eye shadows more pigmented though.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Jacqueline! I know what you mean, though at the same time this is the first teal eyeshadow I’ve been able to wear with ease. I’ve tried much more pigmented ones, and they all turned out looking just a little odd.