Review: Dior Eye Reviver Backstage Pros Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette

Dior Eye Reviver Backstage Pros Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette is one of Dior’s latest offerings here. It was only launched nationwide this month and I think it was initially available at limited boutiques. It is an eye candy for sure, and who needs another neutral palette? I surely don’t, but my brain knows no logic when it comes to neutrals, especially cooler neutrals like this.



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The palette consists of a powder primer which neutralizes redness on our lids, 4 shadows and one cream liner. If you don’t like a mix palette (powder and cream) then you might not like this. I expected Dior to include their signature “door flap” to separate the cream, but that’s not the case. I am not too bothered by it however, because the cream is drier in texture hence doesn’t attract powders all too much. Since we’re talking about the liner, let me just tell you that on me, this liner STAYS ON without transferring, even without a primer. While the texture is dry and hard to touch, it is quite pigmented when applied with a brush. I’ve been reaching for this liner to tightline and I don’t look like a panda after a few hours. Thumbs up!



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This Eye Reviver Palette consists satiny eye shadows and they soft and buttery. The swatches below show only 2 passes, on unprimed skin. I believe the shadows show up much better on lighter skin. The pigments show up well on my light skin, but I find that they are made iridescent, so the finish is softer and lighter. I wouldn’t say they are sheer eye shadows – perhaps somewhere between sheer and pigmented? Illuminating is an apt word for a name as the eye shadows do just that. Illuminating without overpowering. Makes sense?

Also, if you noticed, the primer and the lightest eye shadow look slightly different in tones but when applied on the lids, they look the same. I would have personally preferred it if they kept only 1 lighter shade, and add maybe a darker warm brown. As you can see from the swatches, the colors lean cool. If not a dark brown, then perhaps a mid tone matte wheat shade to act as the perfect crease shade. Just a thought šŸ™‚



Dior Eye Reviver Palette swatches


Other than that, I have no complaints about this palette at all. The colours are beautiful, the texture better than some of the permanent quints and the liner, amazing. They blend beautifully, and with a primer, they last all day on my lids. Without a primer, the colors tend to fade after the 5 hour mark. For this palette, I find that I favor using only perhaps 2 of the shades together. I don’t see the point in using all the colors in 1 look because there isn’t enough contrast for that. All these shades look beautiful worn as a single lid color. I will be creating a look for this Sunday’s stash shopping post, so stay tuned for that!

What do you think of this palette? Are you sick of nudes and neutrals already or do you love them?



xoxo Lily




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  • That mauve-y taupe appeals to me everytime I read about this palette. I almost always base my lid with creamy black liner, so I think I would have gotten the palette no matter how many neutral eyeshadows I have, if Dior had gone the extra mile to put a separate lid over the liner, which they seem to do quite often.

    • Lily

      Hey Lena, I too was surprised they didn’t use their signature lid. Would’ve been good though

  • I always fall for neutral earthy tone eyeshadow. And this one is so gorgeous. Can’t wait for your FOTD using this palette!

    • Lily

      Hey Yunie, Sunday it is šŸ™‚

  • I can never get tired of neutrals, I wear them 98% of the time so my non neutrals really don’t get much love. I can’t wait to see the look you do with it!

    • Lily

      Me too. I wear neutrals 99.9% off the time. Lol

  • Hey Lily, you know I love my neutrals, but unfortunately I can’t say this palette is a favorite of mine! Since you are fairer, I can see that it works better for you. On me, most of the shades run together and just turn out a little muddy. Can’t wait to see your look!

    • Lily

      I can definitely see where the problem is Sunny. I noticed that the colors perform better if you start applying with the darkest shade first. Hv you tried that?

  • I love neutrals, and I did swatch this in store once but I already have shades similar to this, so I had to keep calm and walk away. a pity Dior didn’t include the lid for the cream liner! The OCD side of me cannot stand having stray powders in my creams! Like Sunny, I’m looking forward to seeing your look this Sunday xxx

    • Lily

      So far, no stay powders in the cream šŸ™‚ It’s a really pretty palette but not without its flaws.

  • I like this palette too! Although, I do find that everything kind of blends together a bit too much for my taste. But it is nice!

    • Lily

      Yes I have the same problem. I think it’s due to the colors lacking contrast. They show up on those with lighter skin but even then, I prefer to wear the colors as singles.

  • Liz

    It looks like a nice palette, but not being a Dior fan, it’s hard to shell out the Dior price when neutral palettes are literally everywhere!

    • Lily

      You’re right Liz. I think this Dior palette is really pricey for the flaws I mentioned. Definitely not for everyone but I find that I’ve really been enjoying using it. It’s the glowy effect without shimmers that’s addictive.

  • Lily

    Glad you like it too šŸ™‚

  • So pretty. I love the design of this palette and that they included a priming shade. Brilliant! I could never get sick of neutral palettes! šŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Right? It’s so superficial, but the design is gorgeous šŸ™‚

  • Oh this palette is very tempting indeed!!! I swatched it and nearly went home with it, but I resisted. I just don’t wear my eyeshadows enough as it is šŸ™

    • Lily

      I know what you mean, Linda. Isn’t it most bloggers’ problem? LOL!

  • Nailz Craze

    Beautiful palette!

    • Lily

      It is šŸ™‚