Believe it or not, this is a tabby’s happy face…
Tabs was thrilled for a number of reasons today.
First, he got to hear one of his very favorite songs, Chamillionaire’s Ridin’ Dirty, which I pumped on iTunes while doing this blue and green eye look with the new Dior $60 Blue Lagoon 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette.
He always stays in the room for Chamillionaire, unlike Maroon 5, of which he’s not a fan (don’t know why, but he always leaves the room when Adam Levine starts singing). I think he thinks of Ridin’ Dirty as his personal anthem.
Picture it, Tabs strutting his stuff while it plays in the background. Totally works, right?
Second, Tabs is a snob, or as he likes to put it, has “a taste for the finer things,” like high end makeup, Dior being one of his favorite brands.
Third, this Blue Lagoon is also a bird of Paradise, as in the new Paradise summer collection, of which it’s a part.
Birds? Paradise? Tabs?
The palette probably made him hungry for dinner, but it made me hungry for all of the fun places I could wear it this summer.
You might be thinking, “but it’s too shimmery,” and well, shimmery shadows that flock to fine lines are for the birds. Nothing makes me feel more “Holy sh*t! I am officially a cougar!” than seeing a frosty finish highlight the fine lines around my smiling eyes. But Dior’s Blue Lagoon doesn’t do that.
These shadows have more of a high-shine sheen than a high-wattage shimmer and reflect loads of light without the frosty effect that can highlight fine lines. I think that’s what makes this palette great for all ages, from teens exploring mom’s makeup collection to mature ladies who love brights.
But my favorite thing is how easily these colors blend, even with their powerful pigments. Sometimes, because of the time and effort it can take, my wrist will ache when I’m trying to blend rich blues and greens like these.
This look took me about two runs through Ridin’ Dirty to blend, so maybe about 10 minutes. Not bad. And I didn’t have to contend with any fallout.
I gotta say, when Dior gets it right, they really get it right. I think I can even talk my friend Jen and my mom into letting me do their makeup with these shades (and they aren’t big fans of blue shadows or green).
Best for: gals/guys who know their way around blues and greens and are looking for a summer splurge, or the cosmetically curious beginner who doesn’t mind spending a serious chunk of change on makeup.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Dior counters
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,