Last week, I told you about the Dior Event that Wendy and I attended at Neiman Marcus. Dior National Make-up Artist Jeffrey Sanchez created a dramatic smoky eye look for me that I loved, but as far as what to purchase, I wanted something more suitable for a daytime, office make-up look. With some consultation from one of the Dior make-up artists, I ended up with this:
It’s Dior 5 Couleurs Lift Eyeshadow in Lifting Amber. Per the Dior website, “Each palette offers a smoothing primer that contains 40 times more skincare ingredients than a classic eyeshadow, a trio of serum-shadows for a long wear without creasing, and a versatile liner & brow definer.” Basically, you get a primer, mid, contour, and highlighting shadows, and an eyeliner (for my naturally black hair and my taste, the liner is too light for my brows). It’s a great all-in-one kit, and I thought this palette would work well for a daytime make-up look.
The Good: You apply the primer with your finger, and it does seem to create a nice, smooth base for the shadows. And just because I’m calling this my daytime look, it doesn’t mean I don’t want a little glamour. You can see from the above photo that there is a bit of shimmer in these shadows. And while I’m historically a pencil eyeliner wearer, I’m enjoying the softer look of this liner applied with a brush. Finally, and this has nothing to do with what goes on your face, I adore the luxurious packaging.
The Questionable: Let’s be real. I don’t know why any high-end make-up product would include sponge-tip applicators. I use my make-up brushes, and so should you. And speaking of high-end, at $60, this eyeshadow kit was definitely a splurge purchase. Lastly, the pigmentation isn’t very rich, so it works out that I bought this expressly for daytime make-up looks. From the photo below, you can see that the mid-color looks pretty nude on me, rather than the pink shown in the pan above.
The Verdict: I’m already a fan of Dior make-up products (I’m wearing Diorshow Iconic mascara and Dior Addict Lipstick above), and I can now add their eyeshadows to the list. I’m so used to pulling out several eyeshadow pots to do my make-up, and it’s nice to have it all in one place. Next time I’m ready to spoil myself, I’ll check out some of the bolder Dior 5 Couleurs palettes.
Images: all author’s own