I just gushed over how much I love the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks for Fall 2015, but now I’m back with a brand new, limited edition twist on the formula, and this time they’re for your eyes. The Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Dior Addict Fluid Shadows* are metallic liquid shadow available in six shades and I have five of them, along with my overall thoughts on the formula, on the blog today.
The Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Dior Addict Fluid Shadows come in classic Dior packaging that is very similar to the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer, except that for the black lid instead of silver. Also, instead of a doefoot applicator, there’s a small brush. The shadows themselves are very liquid, and I learned the hard way not to rest it on its side, it will spill out eventually! There’s a gorgeous range of shades in the Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Dior Addict Fluid Shadows, and on initial swatch it was definitely love.
Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in Cosmic (275) is a reflective purple with hints of blue and burgundy. Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in Phenix (545) is a pale, shimmering champagne gold with hints of silver when you blend it out. Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in Univers (655) is a silvery taupe and one of the most pigmented shades even when blended out. Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in Aurora (825) is a pale pink with a slightly rose gold lean that is very brightening on the eye. Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in Destinee (875) is a rusty cranberry. There’s also a final shade, Magnetic (025) that I’m missing.
As absolutely stunning as the Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Dior Addict Fluid Shadows are, they are definitely finicky to apply and I had to play with them to get a way that works for me (and I’m still not 100% satisfied). Although it seems obvious to apply with the brush applicator and blend out with your finger, most of the product will transfer to your finger and it does not blend evenly. You can also blend out with a brush, but you need quite a bit of product applied to your eye and to act quickly, because when it dries, it really does set (although it is not at all water-resistant, there were no smudges through the day).
Another way I liked to apply the Dior Addict Fluid Shadows is actually by adding a bit to the back of my hand, then using a flat synthetic brush to apply evenly over my eye lid. I make sure to keep my shut for a few moments to let it dry, and I usually add a second layer to build up the metallic shine. Luckily, the product is very easy to wash off my hand afterwards.
In the above look I am wearing the Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in Aurora all over the lid, then Destinee in the outer corner, and a dab of Phenix in the middle of the lid. This was all applied using the applicator, and then blending out with a brush. I also applied Phenix to the back of my hand and applied it using an eyeliner brush to my lower lash liner. Although the small applicator can also work to apply liner, I find it I get a thinner, more even application using a separate brush. I really love the way it looks, but keep in mind the Fluid Shadow won’t stick around your lower lash line too well if your eyes water a lot.
In the above photos I tried out the other two shades and wore the Dior Addict Fluid Shadow in Univers all over the lid and Cosmic in the crease/outer corner. I applied the shades using brushes and I mostly prefer this method because I found that the colour more evenly. I think the larger issue might be trying to blend shades together, because of how well the Fluid Shadows dry, and I would probably just stick to one shade going forward. They have a lot of dimension so they can definitely work as one shadow looks.
Although they are a bit finicky to apply, the lasting power on the Dior Addict Fluid Shadows is quite good, although they’d still benefit from a primer.
Overall, Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Dior Addict Fluid Shadows are a unique product in my collection, and although I am in love with their finish, they do take a little experimentation. However, I think the end result is really pretty, and it’s fun to play with makeup, so I will definitely be continuing to try these out. I especially love Aurora! What do you think?