January 28, 2007

Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palettes

On the first day I arrived back in London last week, I went on a oh-so-important beauty shopping trip with two friends. My friend, uh hum, not me, desperately wanted new makeup. (Oh wait, I think I ended up buying a skincare product too. Anyways...) A little tip to you: If you know you're going to buy a certain makeup product, you might as well get the makeup/ saleslady to put it on you so you learn how to use the product professionally. So, we went to the Dior counter at Selfridges and my friend got a little makeover.

The makeup lady applied concealer over her eyelids and undereye area first. Then she spent a long time layering the different shades of shimmery pink and purple onto her eyelids. To complete the look, the makeup lady put on eyeliner and mascara. Tada. The effect is super super pretty, like the looks you see in magazines.

As we know, the smoky eyes look were very 'in' for FW06, and smoky eyes are just so useful for nighttime looks. But the key to this season's smoky eyes is to use many shades of the same colour. (According to a magazine I read, using only one dark colour to create smoky eyes is like, so last decade.) For example, if you use this Dior palette, you would use the dark purple and brownish colour on the outer corners and the light pink on the inner corners of your eyes.

A Dior palette costs US$49.50 in the US and 32 pounds in the UK. Of course, there are other cheaper or more expensive eye shadow palettes, but I do think these Dior palettes have great colour selections.

24 Comments:

Blogger Geisha said...

Now that I think of it, that IS true! Last season, smoky eyes in the same color were in, but now it's allll about shades now! Especially purple, for the eys it is so fresh and new...love your blog!

1/28/2007 9:09 AM  
Blogger Geisha said...

*eyes
-sorry for the typo!

1/28/2007 9:09 AM  
Anonymous paris said...

the palette you displayed is quite beautiful, and the look that the lady at the counter gave you sounds really nice. just wish i knew how to do that myself.

1/28/2007 10:58 AM  
Anonymous Anne said...

I've adore this CD palette for a long long time although I don't really know what I can do on my face.... great pick!

Anne

1/28/2007 11:29 AM  
Anonymous kamo said...

i have that exact palette (the bigger purple one). my friend gave it to me as a gift, and i love it! it goes on wonderfully. the dark purple is great for smokey eyes/eyeliner. unfortunately i haven't been wearing it lately because i dyed my hair reddish (from dark blonde) so it doesn't work as well with my coloring at the moment..

1/28/2007 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Alice said...

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Anonymous brenny said...

praise the lord i've been using purple for months!!!

1/28/2007 1:17 PM  
Blogger Barneys Girl said...

Ooooo i WANT that palette(even though i prob already have way too many shades of purple. . . )!!!

1/28/2007 4:56 PM  
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1/29/2007 5:30 AM  
Blogger mareGa said...

Say... the thought of expending that money on a eye palette that would be spoiled in 3 months gives me headache.

1/29/2007 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heya,
Well I got 3 dior palletes for my christmas, one kinda neutral, one kind of bright pinks and one with dark blues and white, and they all work amazingly to produce any kind of look that is desired!! The price is only a small sacrafice on the dior palletes!

1/30/2007 12:06 AM  
Anonymous Jocelyn said...

Although the Dior Palletes are pricy, you have to consider that you are getting 5-top quality shadows (each is a generous size, not puny!) They also work well when applied with a wet brush or Q-tip, and produce a completley different look. They should also last longer than 3 months, Marega, But, they are pricy, I agree!

1/30/2007 4:20 AM  
Blogger yammay said...

ohh, that's so funny, I just did someones wedding makeup recently with that same exact Dior palette and she loved it! The undertones in those purples work so nicely with people, I adore it

1/30/2007 6:26 AM  
Blogger mareGa said...

of course they last longer than 3 months... but you're supposed to toss out your eyeshadows after 3 months to prevent infections. i guess i'm the only one following the advice.

1/31/2007 7:37 AM  
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Dior is the best! I'm fond of Dior sunglasses, of Dior cosmetics, of Dior fashion! Just I love it!

10/24/2007 10:04 PM  
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