As mentioned in my Saint Tropez post, I was excited and curious to try the Summer Collection Eye Gloss. Eye gloss? Long wearing? My mind was filled with doubts, already thinking of how to word my review by being neutral and honest without whacking it with negativity. I imagined an eye gloss would crease like crumpled linen, wet and shiny like grease. I was pleasantly surprised that I was all kinds of wrong.
There are 4 shades of eye glosses and here, I will feature Sunset. I also have Azur (light blue) but I haven’t swatched that yet. The packaging reminds me of a little lip gloss. In fact, if the words eye gloss were not printed so clearly on the tube, I would definitely have mistaken it for one! Even the doe foot applicator reminds me of a lip gloss. The colour is also rather pretty for a lip gloss! And just for the sake of it, I’m gonna say it again – lip gloss!
This is a very pretty peachy shade and there are microglitters in this gloss. It is very beautiful indeed. Below is the swatch, left blended, right is a swipe of it using the applicator. You probably notice that the colour blends very well with my skintone. I actually think it blends a little too well because once applied on my lids (a thin layer), the peachy shade is barely noticeable. The only thing left is the very fine glitter that shines very beautifully… like pixie dusts on the lids. I imagine this shade to be more noticeable to darker skin tones. It will also have a brightening effect which I think will be gorgeous.
I apply the gloss by putting a tiny dot on my lid using the applicator, and then smudge it out using my ring finger. I can only wear a very thin layer at a time. Once dry, I apply another layer. This technique prevents the gloss from creasing on my lids. The texture is liquid, easily blended, and dries powdery. I experienced no fallouts and the glittery sparkles stayed on all day. The photo below shows what it looks like on my lids. It is very difficult for me to capture the brilliance of the fine glittery shine, and since this shade goes onto my lids with just a hint of peach, my job as an amateur blog photographer is made much harder.
I like to wear this alone just for some sparkly eye effect, or on top of other eyeshadows for a subtle shimmer. To wear this on top of another eyeshadow, I like to put a little dollop at the back of my hand, blend out some product on my ring finger and gently dab on my lids without rubbing. This will not disturb the makeup underneath. I also tried Sunset as a dramatic highlighter for the cheeks (same technique), but on my pale skin, the peach is quite prominent. However, when worn (very thinly) on top of a darker peach blush, it works. A little multi tasker, this one!
This limited edition eye gloss retails for RM96 and is available at all Dior counters nationwide. What do you think of the concept of this eye gloss? Does it bring out the curiosity in you to want to try it? Have you?
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