FOTD: Dior Royal Kaki 454 & Diorshow New Look Mascara

I received a mail from Dior about the launch of New Look collection, with an invitation to get my own mini eye palette Royal Kaki and a mini mascara. So I went, and it was then I took all the photos of the swatches for you. Here, using these 2 cute minis, I created a daytime wearable smoky eye for you. You can also see Rose Porcelaine (834) in action in my recent FOTD. There will also be a mini review on the Diorshow New Look mascara which I’ve been wearing every day since I got it.

 

I used the khaki (centre of palette) as a base all over my lids. Using the black (bottom left), I lightly lined my lashlines and defined the outer corner. The gold (top left) is used to pat over the khaki from the inner corner of my eyes to the centre of the lids. The silver (bottom right) is used to lightly line the lower lashlines for a brightening effect the the top right shade is used to highlight the brow bones. I hope you can see the subtle combination of all the colours. I didn’t pile on the colours because I was going out with my family with this makeup on. Most of the time, for the colours to really pop in the photos I take, I find I have to layer on the colours pretty intensely – and armed with very good lighting! I like this palette very much because the colours are so easy to transition from day to evening. The khaki is sultry and mysterious, and the silver is sparkly enough to amp up an evening look. You really have to try this palette if you haven’t already. I think I might get the full sized one before it is sold out!

 

 

I’ve always liked my Diorshow mascaras. This new one is different from the original, and the most obvious being – the brush. The nano-brush is much smaller than its predecessors and it fits quite well with my shorter lashes. As you can see, there are longer and shorter bristles. The longer ones volumise the lashes while the little bristles catch the finer lashes and separates them beautifully. This mascara is also infused with Lash Multiplying serum which gives lashes a thicker and more voluminous effect. The more you wear it, the better your lashes look. I quite like this mascara. The brush is not stiff ( I find it rather flexible, actually) and I can layer it a few times without having my lashes clump together. It doesn’t lengthen tremendously but it does volumise nicely. The tiny bristles at the end of the brush catch my lower lashes perfectly without having them look like spider legs. I also like that it holds my lashes curled up for at least 6 hours, a feat that I couldn’t say for many other mascaras I’ve tried. However, I read from other blogs that their lashes are weighed down. So, I guess this depends VERY much on your own lashes. The other convenience that comes with it is the removal process. All you have to do is rinse it away with warm water. Lovely!

OK, ramblings done. Here’s the look. For the rest of my face, I used Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation, Becca beach tint in Watermelon for the cheeks (absolutely love this, review will be up!) and Revlon Lip Butter in Cherry Tart.

 

 

I hope you liked this look. Feedbacks appreciated!

 

xoxo Lily