Dior Fusion Mono Matte versus Almay Softies

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Dior Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow became available in three shades for Spring 2014 and are now apparently a permanent part of the Fusion Mono Eyeshadow Collection.

I recently reviewed them but at this price lord knows at their $30 price tag they are a bit sheer.

Might I direct you to their dupe in the form of Almay Softies Eyeshadow?

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Honestly if you’re simply gagging to try out the new Dior Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow I can’t blame you. The texture is pretty unique which feels like clay almost and molds like it too! I’d liken it to Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush as it has that sponge-y consistency that doesn’t necessarily bounce back to the original form but still feels very interesting! I think they have a very nice formula but they are pretty sheer. This isn’t a bad thing as I really love the shade Mirage which is a sheerer taupe as it creates really low key smokiness on my eyes without accentuating my dark circles.

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Dior DiorShow mirage Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow


However…they are $30 bucks each.

In that case, I’d direct you over to the new Almay Softies Eyeshadow. Same exact texture as Dior’s Mono Matte Shadows but a quarter the price and available in 12 shades versus the mere three that Dior offers in a matte finish. They also have a bouncy consistency with a molding clay-like texture and offer the same sheer wash of color as Dior’s version.

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Best part?

They are as little as $3.99 each depending where you purchase them (Harmons) and around $5.99 each (Walgreens and CVS) if you aren’t shopping them on a budget.

Honestly, I see very listen different in the formulas from their sheer color pay off to their clay-like texture. It’s practically the same product just as a way cheaper price tag.

So if you’re yearning for Dior’s version I’d suggest trying them on a budget with Almay’s Softies!

Anyone try both?

Do share your experience with them!

  • 3/24/14 16:31 Ashley:

    I recently bought 2 of the new Almay shadows in crème brulee and the mossy green one. Saw the Dior shadows at Sephora and wasn’t impressed the colors were so flat and dull, not to mention boing. I love the mossy green shade from Almay, but the crème brulee is lacking something, because it doesn’t really do anything, so I’ll just use it as a highlighter underneath my brows. The wear time is great, with eye shadow primer of course.


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