For me Chimere almost embodies two of the best and basic MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pots, Bare Study and Painterly. However, Chimere is a touch more transformative without being too in your face. To boot, I manage to avoid having to fiddle about with two cream eyeshadows. Trust me when I tell you it's my least favourite thing to do when it comes to applying makeup.
According to Urban Dictionary, Chimere is defined as "a dream that you cannot touch." Dior's version of Chimere (a metallic tinged pink) delivers a touch of Chandon Rose without even having to take a swig of champagne; but, if you're offering please do hand me a flute -- sparkling wine will even do.
Chimere looks lovely on its own and even plays well with other eyeshadow formulas.
To create the look above I first applied a chocolate brown shade from Le Metier De Beaute's Silk Road Kaleidoscope Eye Kit to the outer half of my eyelid with an angled eyeshadow brush (I swear this particular brush cuts my work in half). I then blended out the hard lines and carried excess eyeshadow into my crease to create depth. Finally, I dabbed on Chimere with MAC's 239 on the inner half of my eyelids and lined the lower lash line with Chimere as well.
Black mascara and brown eyeliner (tight lined) tied the rest of this look together.
On my lips I'm wearing Dior Addict Fluid Stick in Mirage. Perhaps, my favourite lip formula ATM.
Chimere isn't a creeper, it stays put like a good eyeshadow should.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Diorshow Fusion Mono in Chimere:
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 9 out of 10 bags — Easy like Sunday morning.
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- Working on building up my Fluid Stick collection.