Just as I was lamenting my inability to do a makeup-look on myself that’s natural, yet defined and balanced I got my paws into the currently available (hereabouts) gift with purchase palette from Dior. It’s small, but oh! So pretty! While I do prefer separate compartments for cream and powder products, I don’t mind too much – and I forgot all about it upon discovering that what we all thought to be glosses were two of the lipsticks from the Rouge Dior Nude line, namely shades 169 and 263. Don’t get me wrong, I do love me a bit of gloss, but I’m really more of a lipstick kind of girl, and these apply smooth for a my lips but better look that goes perfectly with the eyeshadows, 844, 031and 770.
In words those who don’t sit around memorizing shade numbers can understand, this means we’re left with a nifty little palette that will fit into most any purse and provide us with a large mirror for check-ups and touch-ups. The three shades of eyeshadows are made up of a lovely, creamy beige with just the right amount of shimmer to work as an everyday highlighter. The next is a medium shade that can be described as either a taupey grey or a grey-leaning taupe. Also a shimmer, but nothing too extravagant. The final eyeshadow is a darkened taupe, slightly browner, I’d say, than Urban Decay’s Tease. This is an almost-matte satin colour, great for shading the crease.
The great thing is, you can use this palette for a natural daytime look, or a smokey eye, or you could add a red lippie to the mix, and you’d still have leftover space in the tiny clutch that you’ll eventually give up in favour of your partner’s blazer pockets because you’re tired of holding it. The point I’m trying to make is, this palette’s highly versatile, whether you’re attending a party or going away for the weekend, and definetely worth the 600 NOK you’d have to spend on Dior in order to recieve this little gift. And it’s the perfect excuse to finally get started with your Christmas shopping – less than 2 months to go, I’m just saying.