I was planning a review on this eye palette and blush, but since it’s a Sunday, I’ll just create a look (and a few lip variations) with these. I’ll also let you know what I think of them, of course. Eternal Gold is a 5-color limited edition eye palette, part of the Holiday 2015 collection. There is another one, with is Blazing Gold, which I find is so much better! Eternal Gold, which is the palette below, is cooler toned, and I find the texture quite dry. The glittery black shade especially is difficult to work with, and the glitter doesn’t adhere properly, hence fall out galore. The top of my cheeks collected those glitters that dropped and it’s not a good sight. I went to the Dior counter to take a photo of Blazing Gold for you, and it’s buttery, creamy, smooth, pigmented and gorgeous. I wonder how Dior could make these 2 palettes so different. LOL! I also included the photo of Blazing Gold (taken using my phone camera) and the gold cream shadow 631 Blazing which is also amazing!
The blush however, is gorgeous. Rose Sublime is THE perfect color for your red / pink / berry / purple lip colors. If you have lots of these lip colors, I’d recommend getting this blush because it complements them perfectly. Diorblush is one of my favorite formula, and this is no different. It’s very pigmented, with very subtle shimmer so I recommend a very light hand. On the cheeks, the fine shimmers translate to a beautiful glow, replacing any highlighters I might want to use.
Below is the swatch – on the very left is the blush, and then Eternal Gold eye palette, swatched clockwise from top left, ending with the shade in the center. In the other photo below are the swatches of the cream shadow Blazing, and the eye palette Blazing Gold.
Here is a look in context and on my lips, I’m wearing Fantastique, a matte lip color in this Holiday collection. I also wanted to show you how Rouge Dior 5th Avenue looks on me, so the second photo is it. It’s a deep warm red which is great for a night out. I was heading out immediately after this, and I opted for a sheerer purple, which is the Shu Uemura Sheer Shine S WN286.
Oh and in case you’re wondering, I pretty much layered the eye colors together to come up with this shade.
I thought Dior’s Holiday Collection for the past couple of years have been looking very similar. I would like to see something more risqué, sexier, and less safe, and perhaps just move out of the whole gold theme. Dior, I love you, but if you’re already working on next year’s Holiday theme, I hope you hear us (I’m sure I’m not the only one). Did you pick up anything from this collection? Did anything catch your eye?