One of my favourite things about spring is definitely the colours.
With spring comes warmer weather, more sunlight, and lots of bright colours. Now that we are officially into March and Daylight Savings Time is on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about putting away our winter coats, changing up our skincare routine, and incorporating more colour into our wardrobe and makeup. If you need a little help with that, then Dior Beauty has you covered.
As part of Dior’s spring 2020 collection, the prestige beauty brand has come out with a number of items that celebrate pop culture and music. There are eyeshadow palettes, blushes, luminizers, Lip Glows (already reviewed here), and more.
Dior has released two eyeshadow palettes in this collection, both of which are fun and bright. I received the 5 Couleurs palette in Pink Vibration (C$73), which consists of five bright shades that are eye-catching, fun, and definitely not for the faint of heart. This palette opens up to a blend of shocking purples, a bold yellow, and a pastel orange. It also feature music note motifs embossed in the shadows themselves.
Now the first thing I thought when I saw this palette was ‘oh my gosh, it’s so pretty!’ but then logic set in and I realized that although the colours are stunning to look at, they aren’t really shades that I wear on a daily basis. Sure, yellow is fun, but when was the last time you wore it on your eyes?
With that being said, aside from the yellow, this palette is totally workable. I use orange almost every time I apply my eyeshadow since it’s the perfect transition colour. I like to apply the orange into my crease and then I would take the darker purple on top and the lilac on the lids for an easy purple look.
As for the formula, in general I don’t really find Dior’s eyeshadow formula to be that great. The colours apply nicely but I’ve used other shadows from much more affordable brands that are more pigmented. Don’t get me wrong, these apply nice on the lids but I find the formula to be on the lighter side. If you want something that packs a punch, this isn’t it.
Although you can definitely make it work, I think that for C$73 it is on the steep side for such a novelty palette, but if you are a collector of Dior makeup then I think you’ll really like this one.
If eyeshadow ain’t your thing, then I really think you’ll love what the brand has for cheeks.
As part of this collection, Dior has released a limited-edition shade in their Dior Backstage Rosy Glow Blush (C$46). This blush is a universal blush that will work with your skin tone and temperature to create a custom colour suitable for you.
As part of this collection, the shade 003 Pearl is a subtle pearlescent pink that looks super bright in the pan, but I promise it doesn’t actually apply that way. Swirl your blush brush in the pan and apply to cheeks for a healthy glow.
Unlike the eyeshadow palette, this blush will definitely be something that a) anyone can use since it works with each person’s individual skin tone and temperature, and b) it’s a universally flattering colour, meaning that you can use it every single day. I really love this blush and love the whole concept behind it. It’s very bright in the pan but it really does apply really nicely (and the Dior embossing is a cute little detail as well).
As mentioned, Dior Beauty has a ton of other products available in this collection. Although each item may be a little bold for everyday wear, I do appreciate what they did with this collection and if you are a Dior die-hard then I think you’ll want to stock up on more than a few items.
Please note, products sent by PR. All opinions are my own.
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