FOTD with Dior Spring 2012 Smoky Violet

This is my last post for the year, and I’ve been debating whether to write anything about New Year resolutions or maybe my picks on Best of 2011. There are so many youtube videos and blog posts of faves of the month and hits and misses of the year. So, I think I’m gonna skip that. However, I’m going to end the year with a very simple, straight to the point beauty related post – FOTD. Haven’t done that in a while.

The eye palette I’m using for this look is from the Spring 2012 collection Dior 3 couleurs smoky eyes palette in Smoky Violet 961. It will be available in stores very soon.


For this look, the emphasis is the eyes. I would have liked it to be a little less sheer, and no matter how much I layered on the colour, it doesn’t get any more intense.

I primed my face with MUFE HD Primer, and applied Diorskin Forever liquid foundation in 011. I powdered with Bare Escentuals mineral veil before applying my eye shadows. I dusted a little more powder below my eyes and at the top of my cheeks so that any fall outs from the eyeshadow can be easily dusted off later.

I primed my eyes with Urban Decay primer potion in Eden. Once it is dry, I applied the matte purple all over my lid. With a pencil brush, I used the same colour to smudge the lower lash line. With my fingers, I dabbed the shimmery purple at the centre of my lids. Then, with a fluffy brush, I used the lightest colour as highlight below my brows. I lined my eyes with grey pencil liner and finished off with 2 coats of mascara.

I filled in my brows with Suqqu brow pen in Brown. Lovely new purchase!

I mixed 2 blushes here – NARS Orgasm with NARS Deep Throat

I tried it with a nude lip colour but I looked a little washed out in photos. So, here, I have on my lips Lunasol Full Glamour Liquid Lips in 15 Clear Red Beige.

Here is the look. Thanks to better lighting from my husband’s newly purchased strobe light, and oh, no fish eye effect because someone was free that day to take the photo for me.



Hope you liked it and Happy New Year!!!