I’d been watching out for this palette from Dior for Spring 2008. What makes me happy is that the Dior Spring 2008 makeup collection is already in the stores and its still Spring! Usually we would be lucky to get them in by summer.
Anyway, I finally got a chance to see and test the Dior Flower Blossom palette. Do I like it? Erm… its pretty. You can’t deny it. It is like looking at a watercolour painting with all its pastel shades of a flower garden.
The Dior Flower Blossom palette is an all in one palette containing colours that can be used as eyeshadow, blush and highlighter. The middle colour is a shimmery light pink which makes a cute blush. The blue, green and yellow are in fact iridescent shades. They don’t look like much but when applied on the skin, take on an iridescent shimmer when the light hits it. The base pink/peach colour is a shimmery highlighter.
All in all, this palette is, in one word – shimmery. Definitely not for the faint hearted. I would have a problem using this for a couple of reasons:
- The colour areas are too small. I tested the colours using my fingers so I got the blue and green and yellow for the eyeshadow colours. If you are using a brush, I’d imagine you’d have a problem if your brush head is too large. The blush shade too requires a rather small brush and I’m not quite sure how you’d be able to reach the highlighter shade unless you are very careful. That said, a light swipe across all the colours might produce a lovely shimmery effect.
- The colours are too pastel and shimmery. Not for everyone. I for example, prefer slightly stronger shades as opposed to iridescent shades partly because of that now-you-see-it-now-you-don’t colour.
- It won’t suit all colouring. The colours are so pale that I can imagine them looking fresh and pretty on someone with fair colouring. I can’t quite see it working on someone with a strong tan or darker colouring, as I’d expect it might only show up as shimmer – and there are lots more highlighters out there than this one.
- Its too pretty! Face it this is just too lovely to mess up! The sales assistant assured me that the colour and shimmer goes all the way through, not just on the top, so I guess we’ll have to take her word for it.
This is Dior’s limited edition Spring 2008 face palette and retails at all Dior counters for RM169.
Pros: A work of art to admire, Lovely shimmer effect
Cons: Colours too light, too shimmery overall, colour areas are too small