Its been raining non stop for 2 days now and the grey skies don’t show any hint of letting up. What’s a girl to do then… but to replicate the grey tones for the eyes. Hey! If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em :D
I happen to love grey tones on the eyes – its a colour that works well on me for some reason and if you are on trend, Grege is a new trendy colour that started out in nail polish some time last year or the year before, and has now migrated to the eyes. Grege as the name implies, is a Grey-Beige combination which is shown here in the New Look Dior Grege 5 Couleur Eyeshadow palette (734). Mr. Christian Dior was already on trend back in 1947 when he used Grege tones in his New Look fashion collection – or maybe he started the trend but either way, the New Look collection brings us Grege – a palette of 5 beige, grey and taupe tones which is very neutral and surprisingly, very wearable :)
I would in fact say that this is quite a nice little compact neutral palette to tote around for those who like their neutrals. Its easy to use, the textures are quite good and the size is compact enough (unlike *coughNakedorNaked2cough* :P).
Dior New Look Grege eyeshadow palette swatches – 2 layers : Matte Beige, Shimmer White, Shimmer Grey, Matte Taupe, Shimmer Light Beige
The colours and textures are quite typically Dior so there are no surprises there. You will either like the fine buttery texture or dislike that the colours are quite sheer but buildable. Can’t justify the textures to you because I do like textures like this in all my shadows and shy away from very strong very pigmented colours.
Whilst I would be happier if there was a deeper shade of grey in there, you can deepen the colours with a black liner for more emphasis if you prefer.
Here is an example of how I wore all 5 colours on my lids. Its very easy to layer them on and the colours flow together well although I do find that the Matte Beige shade is a bit too warm for me so I mix it with the Taupe or Light Shimmer Beige to cool it down.
Right. Nothing overly dramatic yes? 5 colours and you probably can’t even tell LOL! I kept the grey and taupe on the outer portion of the eyes, Matte Beige mixed with the Shimmer Light Beige for the inner and middle portion of the eyes and the white shimmer to tie everything together.
This is quite easy to wear in the day. For an evening look, I would use more of the grey and less of the beige but I would also add lots of mascara, a nice deep liner and pair the relatively understated eye look with a bright red lip :)
Here’s another quick example – my tribute to the grey skies. I used only the Grey and the middle Shimmer Light Beige. It is a bit deeper in real life, but this is pretty much the essence of it.
I think that the Dior Grege eyeshadow palette is a good one to splurge on if you don’t already own a ton of neutral eyeshadows. Its great quality and easy to use. However, those who already own lots of neutrals will wonder if they should bother? In which case, I’d say your mileage may vary. If you are a fan of the types of textures you get in Dior shadow palette then its worth considering. If you aren’t, then perhaps wait for another one :)
In a nutshell
Grege (734) is part of the Dior New Look eyeshadow palette collection. A collection of 4 new permanent colours. The colours are a blend of grey and beige tones which make for a good neutral palette. The compactness of the packaging makes it easy to tote around as well as the lux factor. The quality of the shadows are quite good. I found them pigmented enough albeit one layer might be a bit sheer. But that’s how I like my shadows. Brushes pick up colour very very well and they blend beautifully but it will depend on whether you like this sort of formula.
Pros: Nice smooth and fine texture, Buildable colours without looking chalky, Colours are not too shimmery nor too matte, Easy to use
Cons: Pricey, A deeper shade would have been nice for creating smokier eye looks, Some may not like the texture
Because I had grey on the eyes, I decided to add a pop of colour for the rest of my face – would be downright depressing to just look dull and grey, yes? :)
I might bring my eyes in theme with the grey skies but I’d be darned if I didn’t shake things up a little :D I actually thought I’d lost my Guerlain lipstick that I featured here. When I reorganized my drawer, I didn’t notice it and had forgotten about it. But one day, I suddenly remembered it and wanted to use it but couldn’t find it.
You know that horrible niggling feeling at the back of your head, when you can actually see the item in your minds eye but can’t find it? I felt like that. I wanted to say “Accio Guerlain Fuchsia Delice!” <- too much Harry Potter :P But it wouldn’t work… because I don’t have a wand right? :P
Anyway long story short, I found it in the pocket of a handbag I haven’t used in a while. And the moral to this longwinded tale is…. there is no moral. Keep your lipsticks safe and rotate your bags often.
Have you checked out the Dior New Look eyeshadow palettes? Would Grege catch your fancy or might you just overlook it? If you are in Kuala Lumpur, how are you coping with the dull grey weather lately? I love how cool it is but not how wet it also is and don’t get me started on the traffic! I hope you’re all safe and dry :)
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette New Look collection comes in 4 shades (See Rose Porcelaine here) Price : RM210 Availability: All Dior cosmetic counters Permanent: Yes