Dior Rose Charmeuse for Dior Spring 2013

It’s quite apparent we’re getting lots of pink this Spring. Pink eye shadows are something that never really attracted me. However, out of the 5 couleur eyeshadow palettes released for Spring 2013, this is the one that got my attention. I think it’s the hot pink and black combination that I find intriguing.


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Top left we have a very pale pink shimmery pink that might be mistaken for an off white. Top right is a light pink with slightly shimmery satin finish. This shade is quite sheer. Bottom right, we have a brighter warm pink that is matte. I expected it to give me crazy pigmentation at one swipe, but it comes out soft. The most pigmented of the lot has to be the matte black. It’s great as a base or as a liner or even to darker the outer corners of the eyes. All these 4 shades pick up easily with minimal fall outs. They are soft to the touch and easy to blend.

The dud has to be the centre shade. While the shade is a beautiful light beige with hints of peach, there are little chunky glitter flecks that are not flattering on the eyes. I was hoping it’s just an over spray, but I think it is part of the shadow. When worn on the lids, the flecks look so out of place, and a little dirty. It’s as if I played with glittery Christmas ornaments and rubbed my eyes after to have those glitters transferred there. I think it would have been beautiful if Dior made this a high shimmer shade. Instead of chunky glitters, soft fine glitters would have been gorgeous. Such a potential, so sad.

 

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swatch

 

As you can see, the peachy beige just blended with my skin colour. On my lids, it shows up after packing on lots of layers. It is in no fault of the shade. I think it would work great as a highlighter for darker skinned gals. That is, if you don’t mind the chunky glitters. The other colours swatch beautifully, and here is a look I came up with, incorporating all 5 shades.

 

Rose Charmeuse Look1

 

I used 2 all over my lids, 3 above my eye socket, 4 on the outer corners, stopping right at the socket (so it doesn’t cover the hot pink), 1 to highlight inner corners of the eyes and 5 to highlight brow bone area. 4 is also used to smudge the lower lash line. Also, I noticed a combination of shades 1+3+4 = purple. Haha! Blush used is Tender Coral, lipstick is Charmante. Both are also from Cherie Bow collection.

 

Look1

 

This palette retails for RM210 and is available at all Dior counters nationwide. Have you seen the Dior Spring 2013 Cherie Bow Collection yet? Is pink your colour?

 

xoxo Lily

 

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