I've taken some time off work to take care of a few personal things (don't worry, it doesn't directly involve me or mine). Although I'm still busy, I do have some "down time" to upload several weeks worth of looks that have been accumulating.

One of my favorite Summer Collections was Dior's Bird of Paradise. This look features the Diorshow mono eyeshadow in 273 parati, and was inspired by one of the Bird of Paradise looks from the brand's website.

From left to right: Diorshow Mono Eye Shadow 273 Parati, Diorshow Waterproof Mascara 258 Azure Blue, Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo 002 Coral Glow (the bronze side), Nude Rouge Lipstick 319 Trench. 

273 Parati is a deep, electric blue with a matte finish. I'm going to cut to the chase here, and say that I was very disappointed with Parati! The Mono eye shadows can be worn either wet or dry. However, when applied dry, it's sheer and lacks vibrancy; and when used wet, it's more vibrant, but dries patchy. I prefer to use it dry with either a white or blue eye shadow base to maximize and get my blue's worth of color. 

Products used:
Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup SPF 10 in 031 (my Summer color).
Dior Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo 002 Coral Glow (the bronze side on the cheeks and everywhere else you'd put bronzer).
Shu Uemura Hard Formula brow Pencil in Seal Brown.
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NW25.
Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in 024 Cool Blue (used as an eyeshadow base and to tightline).
Dior Diorshow Mono Eye Shadow in 273 Parati ( patted on the lid, and slightly blended into the crease).
Dior Diorshow Waterproof Mascara in 258 Azure Blue (on the upper and lower lashes).
Dior Nude Rouge Lipstick in 319 Trench.

Did you pick up Parati?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


  1. Wow! That blue against your dark brown eyes looks stunning! The combi with the nude lips and cheeks works soooo well! Gorgeous :)

  2. Omg, I love the bright blue against your glowing skin!! Amazing look, daring and beautiful!

  3. WOW! Did you use the single wet here? This is so vibrant and amzing looking!

    1. No, I used Rimmel's Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in 024 Cool Blue. Cool Blue is very close in color to Parati.

  4. Crazy, your lashes, and so beautiful! What a lovely, vibrant colour....