Sunday Stash Shopping #48 : Dior Eye Reviver Palette

OK, here’s the post after promising you guys in the review a couple of days ago. I’ll be posting a very simple day time look using the Dior Eye Reviver Palette and just to recap, here’s what the palette looks like, together with the swatches.

 

 

Dior Eye Reviver Palette close up Dior Eye Reviver Palette swatches

 

 

While the palette looks really pretty, many of you mentioned that the shades are dupable. And you’d be right. For a neutral crazy person like me, another neutral palette is always exciting. This however, is one palette I would prefer to wear on low key days – when I want to look polished with a “no makeup” makeup look. I mentioned earlier that the lighter shades lack contrast and that they’re probably best worn alone to brighten the eyes. Let me show you what I meant.

 

 

light 1 and light 2

 

 

Here, I used different eye shadows on different eye. On your left, I used the primer (furthest left in the swatch picture) all over my lid then applied the lightest eye shadow all over my mobile lid. On your right, I used the primer all over my lid then applied the light taupe on my mobile lid. I cannot use these 2 shades together because there isn’t enough contrast and they don’t look any different on my lids. I do love how easy it is to use just one color on my lid and have a brightening effect. Here, you can also see that I did a very thin line using the cream liner in the palette. I lined my eyes using the super tiny Zoeva 310 Spot Liner brush.

Below, I used the 2 deeper colors together. The warm reddish brown on my lid and the dark brown to smudge out the liner and a tiny bit at the outer corner of my eyes. I also used it on my lower lash line.

 

 

look

 

 

As you can (or cannot) see, very simple understated look, not in your face, super sharp and stark Instagram FOTDs. If you’ve been following my FOTDs so far, you’d know that I prefer natural looks that are not too in your face. More conservative, as some would say, but I previously worked in the financial industry, and now a stay at home mom. I was going to compare myself to others in creative industries, but that sounded like I was bashing them. So I just deleted the whole thing. Anyway….

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, and that it gave you an idea of how the palette works. Definitely pricey for a palette of neutrals that don’t go “BAM”! but there are other brands which do that. Price aside, I like this palette more as I use it more often. It’s soft, understated, chic and you can never be too heavy handed. The result is natural and classy. What have you been using lately?

Have a happy Sunday!

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bella

    Nice to see a lok with these; the shadows are pretty on you. Alas too pale and cool toned for my skin tone, and I really don’t need any more neutrals :).

    • Lily

      Hi Bella, sometimes, doesn’t it feel pretty good that you’re not lemming for something? LOL!

      • Bella

        You know it, man 😀 LOL!!!

        • Lily

          Yup, I know how it feels, especially with Sunny’s not so glowing review of that Burberry cream blush. Heh 🙂

  • Hey Lily, oh if you like understated this one really is 😉 I like understated looks and neutrals as well, but I find that on me all the shades just blend together a lil too much. Glad to hear you like it tho!

    • Lily

      Hi Sunny, yes, I find that they do blend together but I think it’s mostly because the palette lacks contrast. I find that they apply better if you start with the darker color first. Saying that, I do prefer using it as single lid color.

  • Natural and beautiful, Lily! 🙂
    There are so many eyeshadows you can use for this type of look, but if you can easily achieve a softly defined natural eyes by using one palette that flawlessly blends, that’s what it counts, and surprisingly not many fit this description, either.

    • Lily

      Thank you Lena. I think many people mentioned these shadows blend a little too well, which is true, but I have all the beautiful singles in one palette 🙂

  • Always lovely, Lily 🙂 I’ve been using my Shiseido BE213 trio for daily neutral looks – it’s my favorite and I’ve even hit pan, lol!

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie. And I’ve never hit pan on an eye shadow before. Ever. Should that be my goal? LOL!

  • Pretty pretty! My kind of look lately too! And I agree, this is better for a soft eye look for every day.

    • Lily

      Thank you Tracy! I find that as I get older, something softer on the eyes is more flattering 🙂

  • Lily its so pretty for an understated look, I love it! To tell you the truth lately my understated looks have not involved any eyeshadow. But yes loads of smudgy eyeliner (which doesn’t sound understated, right?) and mascara!

    • Lily

      Smudgy eye liner can be understated, Sofia. Well, I definitely think so anyway 🙂

  • This is such a soft and beautiful look! You don’t need graphic liner and hot magenta shadow every day (only on Thursdays… ;). I love this!

    • Lily

      LOL, only on Thursdays 😀