Pixie Dusts And Fairy Golds Anyone? Dior Enlightens Our Eyes

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Dior Couture Colour Eyeshadow Palette in 764 Fairy Golds is what I have. This is part of the limited edition Holiday collection. The other palette launched together is Night Golds and is the darker version of the two.

 

Like all other Dior quints, the palette is housed in a sturdy dark blue plastic case with the Dior logo in front. The shiny surface is susceptible to finger prints, but I’m so used to it I hardly notice.

 

 

The first shade I noticed when I opened this palette is the gold at the top right of the quint. It glittered and sparkled reminding me of Tinkerbell and her pixie dusts. The other shades lean a little cool with mauve undertones, and to be honest, I thought the colours are a little too light for my liking.

 

 

Personally, I would have picked Dior Night Golds due to the variation of colours. 4 out of 5 are lighter shades, and the 2 glittery ones are sheer. Here are some swatches on my arm to show you what I mean. I probably would have liked it even more if the bottom left shade (light mauve) is darker. That would give the palette a little more variation, instead of having so many light colours. This is a personal preference however. I prefer darker shades because of the shape of my eyes. Darker colours make me look less puffy.

 

Swatch clockwise starting from top left, ending with the centre shade.

 

That said, this palette looks different on my lids. The light mauve shade shows up quite well on my lids and when paired with the dark brown, the contrast is stunning. Since this palette is light, I don’t think anyone will have a problem with a day look. I have come up with a sparkly evening look and I hope you’ll like it. My skin colour looks a little different because of lighting (placement of flash), so please excuse me.

 

 

Dior eyeshadows usually perform very well on my lids. I can wear it without a primer and the colours will stay on crease free for at least 5 hours. With a primer, they stay the whole day. No fallouts either, not even the glittery shades. Texture is soft and buttery but not to the point of being powdery. That’s why I always love my Dior quints.

Initially it didn’t look like much, but now that I’ve been wearing it, I’ve been reaching for it. Such easy shades to wear, work appropriate when you skip the shimmers, and I’ve just shown you how I’d wear it for an evening out.

This limited edition palette retails for RM200 and will be available very soon. Does this palette catch your eye? This post is already quite lengthy so I didn’t explain how I created this look. Let me know if you want the details 🙂

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • Hanny Daforcena

    Erm, O’m going to say totally unrelated to the review but I LOVE YOUR TOP!

    These quint is lovely!! But I think I have a few shades that are similar huhuhu, so I’ll pass!

    • Thanks Hanny <3

  • Charlotte

    OMG! Sho pretty! =/ I have yet to invest in one of Dior’s palette! This is so tempting 😀

    • LOL! Dior palettes are usually very pretty. You might want to have a look at Night Golds palette too. That’s a darker version, which is said to be similar to last year’s Gold Couture, but I’m not sure. Haven’t seen it in person. Should go have a look in person and try it on if possible. It is definitely different swatching it and wearing it 😛

  • Jess

    It’s another beautiful palette from Dior, but what striked me the most is how flattering the shades look on you! Love your whole look – hair and outfit included! 🙂

    • Thank you Jess! I was quite surprised myself actually. First impression was a little ‘meh’ but the more I wear it, the more I like it 🙂

  • Patricia

    I don’t know. It’s hard to justify such a huge price tag with quality that could be easily matched in the drugstore. I’ve been hesitant to try any of the dior palettes but they do have adorable holiday palettes.

    • Hi Patricia, thanks for dropping by 🙂 I think colours can be found in drugstore brands for sure…but quality wise, I favour Dior. Maybe it’s due to my oily lids, but a lot of drugstore brand eye shadows don’t stay well on me at all. Glittery ones tend to have terrible fallouts too. Quite sad, really 🙁 Can you share what your fave eye shadow palette is from the drugstore? I’m very curious and would like to check it out. I might have missed a gem. LOL!

  • I agree, it does look light in the swatches but on your eyes it looks really amazing! I think the glitters make it so glam too!

    • I did pile on the bling for this look. It does add to the glam 🙂

  • You look gorgeous! Very fresh 🙂

    • Thank you Larie <3

  • Liyeun

    Omg ur eyeshadow application always looks perfect!!! Anyway l felt the same way when i saw this palette, thinking Night Gold is better. However, after seeing ur post, im so torn, soooooo TORN!!!!! Help…..

    • LOL! I haven’t seen Night Golds palette in person so I can’t tell. From the swatches I see online, Night Golds is warmer and darker and is said to be similar to last year’s Couture Gold. If you have that, then maybe you can skip this. I don’t think I’m helping much but it really depends on what you have in your stash now 😛 If all else fails, get both. Haha!

  • Penny

    Love this palette and you look great! Lily, what is primer? I’ve always didn’t get the perfect eye make up. Especially liner after couple of hours, it would smudge to under lid (outer corner).

    I read that you apply powder after concealer, what type of powder exactly?

    Wish to try out this colour combination of yours… Any tutorial pls??

    • Hi Penny, a breakdown of what I did is scheduled for tomorrow 🙂
      Primers basically prepares your skin for makeup, holds the colours longer while protecting your skin. Eye primers will hold your eye shadows for longer, preventing it from creasing too soon. Liner smudging is probably due to oil or even tears. Our eyes are moist naturally, so some smudges are common. Try a waterproof or smudge proof liner.
      Concealer is a cream product and it’s best to set it with powder, eg loose powder, compact powder, any kind of face powder, really. Concealer/foundations will stay on longer and face will be shine free for longer too. Hope that helps 🙂

  • Ahhhhh you are SO pretty, Lily!!! I LOVE how you did your eyes–that touch of glitter and shine really makes the look!

    • Aaw thanks Becca <3

  • Penny

    Thanks Lily. I shall get myself a primer.

    Btw love how your photo being shoot… The background and lighting!

    • Thanks dear. I’m still experimenting with photos. Good luck with primer hunting 🙂