I was quite excited to see that we already have the new Dior Jazz Club Collection available at the Dior counters here. The press pictures looked amazing! I love the strong looks for fall that so many brands are sporting.
However, I am a little uncertain now, after seeing the actual products. The 2 items I was looking forward to were the Night Butterfly eyeshadow palette and the Dior Jazz Club palette.
Dior Night Butterfly Palette – RM189
The Dior Night Butterfly eyeshadow palette is one that will either work for you or not. There’s no two ways about it. The colours are a purple hue so if you carry off purples well, this is a good palette to have. I don’t carry off purples so well, especially red toned purples, so I’m a bit on the fence about this one.
The colours are a mix of iridescent and matte. The center black shade looks shiny but it is in fact matte with glitter mixed in. You can create some serious smokey looks with this palette – one worth paying attention to for the coming party season.
In the temperate countries where they have Fall and Winter, this would be a gorgeous palette to have. However, here where its tropical summer all year round, the colour seems a tad strong. Good for party or night looks, but harder to pull off in the day.
Dior Jazz Club Purple Jazz 002 – RM210
This one’s a beaut in terms of looks. The palette comes looking like a pouch – I’d love to own the original Dior Jazz bag this was modelled after! I like that buckle detail.
Purple Jazz is a palette with shades of purple in it. There is another Smokey Jazz 001 which has more gray tones. Unlike Night Butterfly, this one is quite usable for the day.
Its an all in one palette for the eyes, coming complete with 4 eyecolours (1 matte, 2 iridescent, 1 shiny highlighter), 1 cream liner and 1 brow colour. I felt the brow colour was a little light (2nd from left). The magenta cream liner (1st on left) felt a little dry but the eyeshadow colours were quite lovely.
I found the matte purple eye color a bit meh (3rd from left). But the iridescent taupe and lilac were pretty especially when topped with the highlighter called a Topcoat. Its a pink-cream shimmery shade that does not photograph well. The colours are a little sheer though they can be layered for intensity. The double ended brushes and sponge applicators that come packaged are very nice!
I think the Dior Jazz Club palette in Purple Jazz is worth getting if the colours work for you and you’d like a palette you can tote around for an all in one look for your eyes. Otherwise, you might find it a little impractical.
Do you like using palettes?
Have you any thoughts on either palette? Are you one for palettes? I never used to be one for palettes, prefering to mix and match my own colours. However, lately I’ve been getting up late and rushing my makeup so eyeshadow palettes have become my good friends! Takes the hassle out of thinking although they can stifle creativity a tad.