Sunday, November 3, 2013

Dipping into Dior

Dior is a makeup brand that I had never indulged in until recently. As you are probably well aware, Christmas cosmetic offerings and limited editions this time of year are kind of like my kryptonite. When I saw the Dior Couture Eye Palette in Myer recently, it was the last one left so I felt compelled to take it home with me. There was also a gift with purchase if I bought a second product, so I decided to pick up the Rouge Dior Lipstick in Swan as well.



Dior Couture Eye Palette


The exterior


First up I just wanted to mention the packaging. The look of the quad is lovely, I especially love the Dior plaque on the top. However the pleather they have used to cover the exterior smells awful and plasticy. Not luxurious at all, boo. Inside are housed four eye shadows, which Dior only describe as Base, Colour, Highlighter and Liner.


Base, Colour, Highlighter and Liner



Base, Colour, Highlighter and Liner

The Base shade is a soft beige pink with a satin finish. The texture of this shadow is very soft and pigmented. The Colour shade is cool toned brown with a matte finish. Once again the texture of this one is a very soft and pigmented. The Highlighter shade is a tricky one. This is pretty much a pressed glitter. It is not designed to be used on it's own, but to be layered over the other shadows to add a super sparkly finish. The glitter reflects purple, silver and gold. For a glitter, it has surprisingly very little fallout which I enjoyed. The liner shade is a charcoal black. This shadow is a little dryer in texture than the first two but none the less it is very pigmented, and looks excellent when applied as a soft liner.



Using Base, Colour and Liner


Secondly I decided to try out a Dior Lipstick. The one I decided on was one of the Rouge Dior Nudes in the colour Swan. Swan is a light cool toned pink nude shade with a creme finish. This lipstick is becoming a fast favourite in my lipstick collection. The texture of this lipstick I think is the best I have ever tried. It goes on smooth, pigmented and wears for ages on my lips. Th texture is so comfortable and moisturisng too. My only gripe with this lipstick is that it smells a little old fashioned.


Swan


Swan


Wearing the combination :)


Another day last week where I wore the eye and lip combo
(Before I fake tanned and toned my hair haha!)


A closer look at the eyes

Overall, I am very happy with both of the products. My favourite of the two would have to be the lipstick, just because the formula is so amazing. I think the eye palette would make an amazing Chirstmas gift too. I really want to try more Dior products now!

What are your favourite products from Dior?

Mishelle

11 comments:

  1. You look so soft and delicate with this make up looks, wish I could afford dior!

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  2. The packaging is to die for!!! So gorgeous! And the lip colour is perfect as well!

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  3. this lipstick looks amazing on you:)

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  4. I'm lucky in a way that I don't have any department stores anywhere near me so I can't be tempted by the specials! This is such a pretty quad, I bet the "highlight" colour would look amazing over just about anything. Love the combo with the lips, too! xx

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  5. The two make a really pretty combination! I haven't tried much Dior - only the Amber Diamond highlighter - but I've been tempted by the new cream eyeshadows and the BB cream! I agree some of their products can be a bit old-fashioned, both in packaging and scent.

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  6. Dior is an amazing company to try eyeshadows from! Their quints are so expensive but so buttery, soft and pigmented! I love the lip shade on you, it's so perfect on your pale skin!

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  7. OMG the eyeshadow packaging is gorgeous and the lip color looks pretty on you!!
    DIOR always have beautiful christmas packagings, irresistible!
    I have tried their eyeshadows, lip gloss and forever flawless foundation, but none of them really wowed me.. I am not very happy with DIOR so far.. T.T

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  8. The packaging is so neat! Apart from a lip gloss, I don't think I've ever tried anything from Dior x

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  9. The packaging is pretty damn attractive (and so are you!) but I've always been a bit skeptical about whether the product itself is good. Glad to see that it is, the palette has some super pretty colours :)

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  10. Gorgeous! I've never indulged with Dior before but this is pretty darn cute! xx

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  11. I haven't dabbled in Dior yet but beautiful packaging! What a shame that it smelled a little plasticy, you would have expected better! I like the shades of the palette, I'm just wondering why the liner shadow isn't embossed just like the other ones! Gorgeous eye makeup and lipstick- and I agree with you on old fashioned lipstick smells, it's not very pleasant :(

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