There’s nothing like the rumour of discontinuation to spark a beauty buying frenzy; enter Diorshow Fusion Mono in Meteore.
This little pot of goldie-bronzie sparkle looks like a cream eyeshadow from the pot, but it’s more an eyeshadow topper – a layer of shimmery light to brighten up a matte shadow. Sure, you can use it alone, and it’s a lovely minimalist eye look of warm colour and soft glitter but pressed on top of another base it really shines, and adds a final zing to your look. I find it best applied with fingers and the texture is like a soft, bouncy satin. This is supposedly headed for the realm of discontinuation and it’s become such a loved part of my makeup bag that I have another back up in the cupboard – just in case. Your best chance of picking gone up is directly in store, rather than online.
The Chanel Ombre Premiere Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in 820 Memory by contrast, is a cream eyeshadow. Although not the moussiest of textures, it’s a great suits-just-about-anyone shade and these two products combined create a beautiful, effortless day or night look. There are plenty of alternatives for the Chanel pot, and I’d say even better textures, but the particular warm bronze shade of Memory brings me back every time and sometimes you just can’t say no to the luxury of Chanel.
A little cooler in tone but a much creamier texture is Charlotte Tilbury’s Eyes to Mesmerise in Marie Antoinette, while Armani Beauty’s Eyes To Kill Stellar Eyeshadow pots are a good substitute for a glittery topper. Also packing more of a glittery punch, but nonetheless beautiful are Hourglass’ Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadows.