I think you might have noticed that Dior have changed their whole line of mono eyeshadows and for the better! The packaging has a new look and they came out with a whole new range of shades. There are three types of eye shadows: first we have the nude shades, these are very subtle and natural. Then we have the pop shades, You will see bold and bright colours, definitely for the ones who like something with a bit of extra. And finally we have the smokey shades, for a mysterious smokey eye. You can use each eyeshadow wet or dry. Dior says if you use it dry it is perfect for over day, when used wet you get a more intense finish perfect for a night out!
The Diorshow Monos come in a simple and sleek case. It’s pretty big for a mono eyeshadow because it holds two little applicators and a mirror. While I really appreciate the eye for detail I would not opt for this if I’m gone travelling. Everything is perfectly sturdy, it doesn’t feel flimsy or anything. A Diorshow Mono contains 2.2 g of product and goes for around 28 euro. There is no way around it, this is quite expensive compared to other brands. I think you pay for the packaging and the fact that you can use these dry and wet. Diorshow monos come in 18 shades here.
Ribbon/Rubon 623 is a pale pearly soft vanilla pink shade. It’s rather cool toned. When used wet the finish becomes more dense and intense and you get a higher pearly finish with a very soft frostiness. The eyeshadow itself becomes some kind of smooth liquid and it applies very evenly. The shimmers in Ribbon are outstanding, they are multi dimensional and have a lot of different shades. It’s very fine so you will see a pretty subtle glow but nothing over the top. I used it both wet and dry and love both options. When used dry it’s more subtle and it can be used as a highlighter. When used wet it is more intense and also longer wearing. The texture of Ribbon is very soft and smooth, very much like the eyeshadows in the Dior quints.
Ribbon is perfect as a highlighter or a brightening wash of colour on your eye lids. No need to worry that it will look too pink because depending on your skintone it will look more like a warm pale off-white shade. Ribbon is not highly pigmented, see it more as a highlighter shade. What I mean is that you will not get the eaxact shade in the pan on your eyelids, and that’s a good thing because it would look too stark. The way that I love to use it is applying it all over my eye lids with a darker shade in the crease. This will highlight your eyes and make them look bigger and brighter. I really love the dimension of Ribbon so much that I will probably use it as my highlighter shade on my wedding! It’s very much a great eyeshadow and perfect for anyone looking for a pearly glowing vanilla shade in a very pretty packaging!