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
I kind of want to try this palette…I’m pale so maybe it will show up better?
Looks beautiful and perfect for work!
I would like to try this product! What palette do you think would work best for me? I was thinking this one, but Ivory looks nice too, though it’s hard to tell from the photo online.
I think the best call is to just go to Neiman and try it out. All the palettes seem neutral enough to really match just about anyone. Based on the website pics, I’d love to see the Lifting Rose on you.
I have already purchased/ splurged on the Lifting Ivory and absolutely love it! I know I should go to Nieman Marcus and try some of the others, but in general was wondering if you would recommend the Rose or Amber for me? I have blue eyes, blonde hair, and fair complexion.
If you have warm undertones, then I would recommend the Amber. For cool undertones, try the Rose.
However, both seem not all that different from the Lifting Ivory you already own. So if you’re going to splurge on Dior eyeshadow, why not try one of the more colorful palettes? I keep wanting to buy the Green Design, but the shades are too sheer for my dark skin. I think it would be beautiful on a fair-skinned blonde.
Just my two cents. 🙂
Thanks for reading, Eleanor!
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