Yay! I got it! 😀
This is the Dior Travel in Dior palette that I was eyeing at Changi Airport and on the plane. I had it purchased for me at S$66 ($69 if you do not have a Krisflyer card) and I think its pretty decent although I’d safely say not everyone will like it.
Travel palettes are usually hit and miss
I am usually not drawn to travel palettes from any brand because I’m picky about colours and product combinations. I have a YSL travel palette I barely use because the colours just don’t appeal much to me and it looks like too much going on in one palette. I don’t think the quality is compromised in most travel palettes of the bigger cosmetics houses though – you get more or less the same quality of products as you do otherwise, but you might get some special colours not found in the normal line.
However, I was drawn to this Dior palette for these reasons:-
- The little face/blush brush, lip brush and dual sponge tipped applicator were kept in a separate section of the velveteen pouch the palette nestles in.
- The palette is an all in one face palette without mascara or tube lipgloss. I detest it when the mascara or lipgloss is finished and you have a hole where they used to be.
The palette is just slightly larger than the Dior eyeshadow quads and contains:-
- 4 eyeshadow shades (all shimmery) – light pink, purple-grey, grey and white
- 1 powder blush – Rose Dragee – a straight pink
- 1 face powder – 002 beige – a little too beige for me
- 1 lipgloss – A Lick of Taffy – beige shimmer
- 1 lipstick – Cosmic Rose – rose with no shimmer
Travel in Dior Eyeshadows are a little sheer
I did find that the eyeshadows tended to be on the sheer, light and shimmery side. It brought to mind the Dior Parisian Lights palette for Spring 2009 so if you disliked those textures and colours, you will dislike this palette. I however, liked this palette because the colours are work friendly.
I found that when I used a black pencil eyeliner first and then smudged colour over it, it added greater depth to the colours and helped the smokey grey shade stand out. I’m going to try this trick for Parisian Lights to see if the colours too will stand out more that way.
(Note: The eye colour looks more intense in real life – I just can’t get the colours right in pictures … sigh…)
Travel in Dior Rose Dragee blush is gorgeousness!
The powder blush in Rose Dragee is gorgeous. Light and smooth milled, the colour is a straight light pink that you can layer on for greater intensity. There was no discernable shimmer – I loved it!
The beige colour powder is a pressed powder. Beige 02 is slightly too dark for me so I’m not sure what I’d use it for. But at a pinch it might work for me. The lip colours are my sort of colours. I’m not so into lipgloss but this solid gloss does add shine to the rose lipstick.
Travel in Dior palette is value for money
On an overall basis, I’d say that the Travel In Dior palette is a really good palette if you travel a lot or like to carry your makeup with you. It has all the colours you need for day and night in one very compact palette although you might want to bring some stronger shades with you. Whilst the eye colours are a little light, I’ve found that I prefer lighter shades when I’m travelling because I don’t always get my eye makeup right or take as much trouble to do my eyes when I’m on holiday. I would also take this palette for work related trips because its all such work friendly colours! 🙂
I’m happy I got the Dior Travel in Dior palette and I think the price is great (S$66 = RM158.50) for something as compact and all in one as this baby is. I’m not sure if its available at all Dior duty free counters but this was picked up from Singapore. If you have spotted this in other airports worldwide do holler!
Darn… I think I’m turning into a Dior makeup fan – my poor protesting wallet!
Do you like travel palettes? Which are the travel palettes you have tried and liked?