Monday, 8 November 2010

A Very Versatile Palette By Dior!

I love eyeshadow palettes because they are a great space saving option when you are travelling or jet off on holiday.  Saying that, there's always one or two shades in a palette that you never touch because they're either too bright, too dark or just don't suit you in general.  So those unwanted shades are left untouched in the palette and take up the space that could be occupied by something more appealing.  This 5 Colour Iridescent Eyeshadow palette from Dior has become the exception for me...

It was definitely love at first sight when I set eyes on this gorgeous palette of pearly neutrals called Earth Reflections (no.609).  I have NEVER come across such a brilliant combination of shades that I just know I could use every day, either for a light, girly look or a more defined smokey look.  On first impressions, the packaging is slick and sophisticated...exactly what we have all come to expect from Dior.  It comes with the usual velvet pouch to keep it cosy and safe...

The palette contains 5 shades - a champagne beige, a light taupe, a dark taupe, an ivory and a pale pink in the centre.  All of the eyeshadows are beautifully smooth, silky and almost creamy in texture with great pigmentation.  They only need minimal blending and have a lovely ethereal effect on the eyes.  The Dior website describes them as having a "unique Wet Reflect™ technology" which "saturates a whole new generation of powders with pearlescent particles, for never-before-seen brilliance. With its gliding feel and even, ultra-luminous finish, the silky, almost creamy texture blends perfectly into the eyelid".  I think that describes this product perfectly.

I absolutely adore each shade and the HUGE advantage of taking this palette on your travels is the three palest shades can double up as incredible highlighters - ivory or pink for paler skins, the goldy champagne one for medium to dark skin tones.  You can even mix those three shades with clear gloss to create really pretty lip colours!  By dabbing them in the centre of your lips, it creates a fuller appearance.  This is without doubt my favourite eyeshadow palette I own because it's so versatile and wearable on ANY skin tone.

What is your favourite eyeshadow palette in your collection?


  1. That's a lovely selection of colours. My favourite palette in a Suqqu one that I got a while ago. I always take it with me when I need to do my make up on the run!
    Jane x

  2. That one looks totally smooth!! I wish the chirstmas ones were too :( xx

  3. gorgeous. I really want the christmassy one, but this looks more wearable. hmmm xxx

  4. the swatches are beautiful!! wish i own one Dior quint too... please do some EOTDs with it :)

  5. oh and i'm hosting a giveaway too - feel free to join :)

  6. @Charlie - you have to have a look next time you're at the Dior counter, it's definitely one that lookd even better for real!

    @Modesty Brown - The colours are so wearable and really flattering!

    @Tali - yeah all the powders are really smooth and silky...perfect!

    @xDiamondsandpearlsx - I think I prefer this one because it's great for everyday wear and I know I'll get loads of use out of it.

    @Jennifer - it looks amazing on the skin, it really does. I will post some looks using it in the next couple of weeks. I will have a look at your giveaway too :) x

  7. What a gorgeous palette! Usually Dior throws a colour in their palettes that I don't like, but I adore every single one of these. I love the sheen they have to it.

  8. I only bought one Dior palette before, called Twilight. (No relation to that insanely stupid movie) It had really pretty blues and greys in it, but I had a lot of issues with the shadows, they were difficult to work with. I bet their updated palettes like the one you have are nice, they've reformulated a lot of their products. The colors are gorgeous too. Is that palette still available?

  9. What a beautiful palette!!! We've all fallen victim to palettes that don't go all the way and this one does!!!

  10. This palette is gorgeous and every shade is one I'd wear. Good buy! xx


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