Dior Peacock For A Day Out, Ending With Blue Lagoon And A Cocktail In Hand…

I talked about these 2 Birds of Paradise palettes a while back, and promised to show you how I’d wear it. If you haven’t seen the swatches, click here and the post will pop up in another window. Again, here are what the palettes look like.

 

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I used Peacock on one eye and Blue Lagoon on the other, because it saves time, and I’m quite partial to the smokey blue. I’ve always been a fan of smokey eyes, because somehow, it makes my eyes look a little bigger, and this blue turned out really well. Peacock is easy to pull off. It is effortless because the colours themselves are quite light and iridescent, making the palette great for day time.

For Peacock, I used the light golden colour as a wash all over the lid, with the lime green as the main colour, and the darker teal on the outer corners of the eyes. As for Blue Lagoon, the main definition colour is the one in the centre, the darkest blue. I lined my eyes with a black liner, pressing this blue on top, and the colour popped. I used the bottom left blue at the centre of my lid and the top right blue to blend out the edges.

 

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What would you pair these 2 eye looks with? Pink blush? Coral? Neutral? What about lipstick… keep it tame or amp it up with a bolder lip? I think the eyes work with many pairings as long as the colours aren’t too loud, making the face clash like a clown. I tried on both pink and coral blush and both looked good. I didn’t try bolder lips though. I’d personally stick to understated warm pink so that my lips don’t look washed out, but that’s just me.

So, tell me, which eye do you prefer, and what would you pair it with?

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

 

  • Gorgeous are both Lily! But since I got Peacock, I’m more partial to that one. I like the green mixed in there to break up the blue.

    • Thanks Tracy. Do you wear Peacock much? I love that top left green for a wash of colour on the lids with brown liner πŸ™‚

  • Keith Khoo

    Blue Lagoon looks stunning on you. Did you use a little Peacock on your lid too? Navy blue tones can be a pain to work with and often times “dirty” if not careful. However, you look gorgeous here!

    • Hi Keith, one eye was Peacock and the other was Blue Lagoon πŸ™‚ Blues can look dirty, I agree, but layered on top of black liner, this worked quite well!

  • Interesting! Just from looking at the two palettes I thought I prefer Peacock, but seeing them on you I like Blue Lagoon quite a bit more! I wonder if the pretty shade you used on your lower lash line made that difference though πŸ˜‰

    • Hi Sunny, the blue you see is the one at the centre, and I applied it on top of a black liner. It just brought out so much of that blue, it’s amazing!

  • I LOVE the Peacock look but WOW does the blue really, really pop in the Blue Lagoon look. Dear God, it’s gorgeous!! πŸ˜€

    • I know what you mean, Becca! I was pleasantly surprised when I first used it too πŸ™‚

  • Oh I thought I liked Peacock more but it would definitely not suit my green eyes, too light there would be no pop. Now Blue Lagoon on the other hand is quite surprising! Both suit you but I must say I prefer BL. πŸ™‚

    • I think I’m leaning toward Blue Lagoon too πŸ™‚

  • EEEEEE both of these are gorgeous on you!!! I love the colors more than I thought I would.

    • Thanks Larie. I actually like Blue Lagoon more than I thought I would πŸ™‚

  • hahaha I always do that too (one look on each eye, or just one eye to save time). Despite liking Blue Lagoon more swatched, I am crazy about the look you did with Peacock! That green is so beautiful on the lids. Both looks are gorgeous though, and I’m thinking coral cheeks all the way πŸ™‚

    • It does save time! And yes, coral cheeks will go well with both these looks πŸ™‚

  • BooBooNinja

    I’m inspired by both looks (and will try my hand at them), but Blue Lagoon is the most beautiful on you. Great work.

    • Thanks Boo πŸ™‚ Why don’t you send me a Twitter photo – of the look you did?

  • Liz

    I can’t choose between the two looks, and I have no idea what I’d pair them with because I never wear blues or greens that obviously. Did you try them with whatever came in the rest of the collection?

    • Yes, I tried with pink and coral blush and both looked quite pretty πŸ™‚ So you’ve never tried any obvious greens or blues on your eyes before?

  • Marianthi

    Both your looks are lovely! I had put these two palettes aside because I could not come up with a flattering combination, but I will definitely try your ideas now.

    • Thanks Marianthi for dropping by. I hope you’ll give it a try, then you can tell me which look you prefer on yourself!

  • Ahhh those are so pretty! I would have such a hard time choosing between the two. But Peacock does really stand out more to me. The green is so pretty!

    • Hi Lisa. Peacock is a very lovely green and very wearable. You should get it!

  • I like Peacock the most on you! Would be beautiful with a pink blush and very sheer neutral lipgloss πŸ™‚

    • Ah yes, definitely. Peacock looks great with pink blush!