I thought gradational eyeshadow color was in the domain of the Japanese. If you have noticed, many eyeshadow palettes of Japanese brands of makeup tend to be gradational in tone – light to dark shades of the same colour in one palette.
Lancome had some gradational 4 color palettes too but they don’t seem to be the norm. It would seem that Dior is now boldly taking a step into that domain with the new Dior 5 Couleurs Design All-in-one Artistry Eyeshadow palettes (official site). I was very surprised when I saw pictures of it. Its just not quite like Dior to go this way.
The other thing that surprised me was that each eyeshadow palette contains a cream liner. That is very reminiscent indeed of Japanese brand eyeshadow palettes like my T’estimo Frame Impact palette.
Dior says that each palette contains 5 different textures – light base, iridescent colour, satiny colour, pearlescent shine and mat cream liner.
I’m no stranger to using gradational eyeshadow colours since I enjoy Japanese brands so these palettes might be right up my alley 🙂 I have my eye on the Green Design (green), Navy Design (blues) and Smokey Design (greys and blacks). Unfortunately however, Smokey Design is not available in Asia but will be available elsewhere. Green Design however is Asia exclusive so if you like greens, get a friend in Asia to get it for you!
Here is Nude Pink Design – it looks pink in the stock picture above but is actually a very lovely neutral beigey shade in the pan – my sort of colors for an everyday look. Green Design is still haunting me though… so that might have to come in due course
They retail for RM194 a palette at Dior counters. However, since cream liners dry out, I’m wondering if I want to risk getting the Green Design anyway 😛 I’ll try to get swatches of the rest if I have the time. If not, you can look at Jojoba’s. There is a new Iconic Diorshow Extreme mascara in this collection as well which I’ll showcase another day.
Dior Summer 2009 Bronze Harmonie Bronzer-Blush – Rose Brazilia – Sneak Peek!
Ooh and I managed to get my hot little hands on the Dior Summer 2009 Bronzer Blush in Rose Brazilia !! They are available in May 2009 at counters but here’s a sneak peek 🙂
There are lots of pictures of Coral Riviera online but I realised that Rose Brazilia seems to be lacking its fans. I don’t see why it should – its gorgeous! I can barely bring myself to touch it 😛 So you’ll have to wait before I can steel myself to play with it and review ok? 🙂
Tell me, do you prefer gradational colours for eyeshadow palettes or eyeshadow palettes with different colours in them? Don’t you think the new Dior Bronze Harmony blushes look awesome?