For a few years I have been collecting shadows here and there, but my go to palette was actually a free bee from Lancome. Recently I hit pan on all the shadows and noticed the palette was pretty much going to be done soon. Thus started my search for my new "go to" palette. Creating quads from MAC, and scouring palettes from all brands, but then I saw this, did a double take, came back as soon as I could, and my new go to palette has been found
For work, and everyday, I really prefer a palette. I like how all the colors are picked out and you know they should work together. Pick and choose which shade you want, or use them all.
I saw this in the department store and did a double take! *Cue in the angels*
I really love Dior eye shadows, but most of the palettes have a pink shade, which is ok....but you know when you have a palette and don't really love 1 shade, for me it's usually the pink.
I tried looking up reviews of this palette while still in the store (anyone else do this?) but saw nothing! It seems like no one has spoken of this even though it was part of Dior Summer of 2011!
Dior had come out with four Lifting Palette in the Series.
Lifting Ivory, Rose, Grey, and Amber
The palette is quite different from other palettes which are part of Dior's line. When I looked at the display and saw this palette, I asked if this was old, the lady informed me it was part of the summer collection. I asked her " So why does it look so old???" the middle shade looked DESTROYED. I touched it and thought it was a cream shadow, she informed me it was actually a Dior eye base!
I could not find too many details, but apparently the base + shadows holds over 40 active skin care ingredients that would be beneficial for the eyes, infused in their formulas. I knew Dior skin care always seemed to work on me, so to my ears this was promising.
I honestly don't picture much happening to my eyes with these added ingredients, but it's always nice to have an extra boost
I apply the cream over my eye lid primer, the cream is not a primer and does not keep shadow on. It may sound like an additional step but I have noticed the colors seem more vibrant when adding on the cream
There is a highlight shade, a peach shade which when applied on my lids looks like a very light amber color -not orange (whew), strong brown, and a brown gel liner!
This palette comes with a cream, three powder shadows, and a gel liner - this sounded like the complete package to me and I was sold!
I thought, I wouldn't need to carry around a separate liner, it's in the palette, which was unbelievably convenient
The peach and highlight shade are not very pigmented in comparison to most Dior shadows. I liked this. In the morning, it's a whirl wind in my house. I am flying around the house, eating toast, probably late, coffee brewing,and ironing my skirt WHILE wearing it -multi tasking
Make up kinda of just happens...when you are ironing clothes as you wear them you are a bit distracted and heavily pigmented shadows can easily go awry...so less pigmented shades are fine by me. The brown is beautifully pigmented so I have to be careful with that, and the gel liner is an amazing espresso shade that does last all day. It states the gel can also be a brow liner, but I have never used it for this purpose
I apply the peach to the inner 1/3rd of my eyes, the brown at the corner and blend in the middle. Highlight my brow bone, and whack on the gel liner. If my hair is up, I kitten flick it for an uplifting eye look, if my hair is down, I apply brown liner on the lower lash line - a mental balance thing...
Below are swatches, I did not swatch the eye cream as it goes on pretty clear
R-L (White highlight, Peach, Brown, Gel Liner) - The gel liner goes on darker when applied on the lash line, looks lighter here as it has been spread out
The swatches were taken with indoor lighting, since our weather has been crap...the peach shade did swatch very pink but I assure you on the lids it looks like a light amber! also since it has a warm amber tone, in dim lighting, or candle lighting, you can see it has green micro shimmer! Sooo flattering, orange and green are complimentary on the color wheel and perfectly match each other. It is not as apparent in normal indoor lighting, but a pleasant surprise!
*These shadows last all day on my eyes with primer*
Do you have a go to palette? I have found mine!!