April 19, 2012

Dior 1 Couleur Eye Gloss Review & Swatches

Dior 1 Couleur Eye Gloss is most definitely one of my favorite products released this year. These have a hybrid formula that’s part eyeshadow cream and part eye gloss.

They just light up eyes so beautifully well!

Europe got a release of four shades and we got two, but honestly, I think we got the best shades of the release as these are gorgeous colors for Summer.

Take a look, tell me what you think!

These are a little pricey at $28 each but don’t let the smaller tube fool you as it is 0.20 oz of eyeshadow you’re buying into.

Each shadow comes in an elegant mini lipgloss style tube with sponge tip applicator. The sponge allows you to easily apply color on lids and you can use your fingertip to blend it out if you’d like. Color builds super easily and stays “wet” just long enough to build up and blend out before setting.

The texture is part gel, part cream with a medium consistency that isn’t watery nor too thick. I think of them more as an eye gloss slash eyeshadow cream. I feel like they aren’t a traditional eye gloss as one of the shades, Tan, is quite pigmented and builds up to a nice vibrant finish where as eye glosses are typically very sheer. Sunset, my favorite shade, definitely keeps with the eye gloss formula as it is quite sheer and has a glossy glide across lids.



(Tan and Sunset)

Although Tan, as I mentioned above, proves pigmented, you might find Sunset a little disappointing as that golden pinky peach shade in the tube doesn’t translate as nicely to eyes. The color is quite sheer and just gives a wash of golden pink on lids no matter how much you apply but regardless, it is a very lovely shade.

I didn’t have issues with creasing on these lucky enough as typically eye glosses have a very short wear that fades within an hour or two tops. My dry lids took to them nicely and they remained crease free through the entire wear. However, color does fade around hour five, it is very minor though so not too bad.

Overall, these impart a sheer wash of color and a gorgeous sparkle for a simple, lightweight, and lovely look for Summer. I absolutely loved them and kinda sorta felt like I might need a back up of both shades so I went ahead and ordered two more. I have hopes that Dior will keep these and introduce more shades in the future. For a product that’s marketed as an eye gloss they have a superior formula that has an incredible finish and a great wear.




They might be a bit expensive at $28 each but I dare say they deserve a Muse Approval.

I highly suggest picking up both.

They are available now at Dior counters, Sephora, Sephora.com, and at www.dior.com/a>

Disclaimer: Tan was provided for review by Dior PR and Sunset was purchased by me for review.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Tammie

    Very pretty! I already use 2 benefit cream blushes for the same purpose, and the colors are slightly similar (rsvp and birthday suit) so I don’t think I’ll be getting these. I find that the benefit cream blushes have the same sort of sheer wash when I just blend a single layer on.

  • cheryl

    :O it’s prolly the rest of your makeup, and the colour of your headband, but you look like a fairy wearing sunset! you have a really pretty smile (:

    • the Muse

      aw wow Cheryl thank you *blush* that’s such a sweet compliment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Larie

    Pretty! You’re looking gorgeous, Muse, as usual 😉 All shimmery and glow-y.

    • the Muse

      aw shucks you guys do naughty things to my ego ;-D thanks Larie ;D!

  • deb

    Oh they both look beautiful! How would you compare Sunset to the Guerlain peachy one you reviewed last summer, if you don’t mind me asking?

  • Winnie

    Hi Muse, did you use any primer before applying the eye gloss? Thanks. Oh and I have to agree with the rest that you always look so glowy and pretty with the headband (whatever color it is).

    • the Muse

      for testing no winnie but during average day wear I do always wear primer ;-D aw thanks you’re too kind.

  • Mila de Illusoire

    You have one the best makeup blogs! I always find here everything I m looking for!:-) Great job! Keep going it:-) xx M.