Dior Goldrush Face of the Day: A Brown and Khaki Eye

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup

I must confess: I have a kindergarten crush on the new Dior Golds 569 palette. Actually, I have room in my heart for all five of the colors in the new Dior quint, but my favorite is khaki. Today I paired it with MAC Soba eyeshadow (in the crease ) to create a brown and khaki daytime eye.

Dior me, baby!







For the above look I used…

Over the entire eye
Too-Faced Shadow Insurance Primer

– Beige shade from Dior Golds 569 palette

– MAC Soba eyeshadow

– Khaki shade from Dior Golds 569 palette

Inner eye
– Gold shade from Dior Golds 569 palette

Upper lash line
MAC Fluidline liner in Graphic Brown

Lower lash line
– MAC Technakohl Liner in Brownborder smudged with bronze shade from Dior Golds 569 palette

Shu Uemura Precise Volume Mascara in black

– MAC Concrete eyeshadow

Undereye circles
Dior Long-Wearing Moisturizing Concealer in 430
– Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder #2

– Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer in Almond
– Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder

– Dior Golden Dior Luminizing Makeup Jewel
– MAC Sunbasque blush

– MAC Her Fancy lipstick
– Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Coral Lame 337


Dior put together some highly pigmented, shimmery shadows for the 569 palette. I took extra care not to over-apply because I wanted a subtle look I could wear to work. That’s also why I went with MAC Soba in the crease, to help tone everything down. If you’re aiming for a bigger, bolder evening version of this same look, all you’d have to do is replace MAC Soba with something a little richer, like either the brown or bronze shades from the Golds 569 palette. Whaddaya think?

Happy Monday, cuties! What kind of day have you been having? Mine has been a’ight so far. I’m heading off to work in a few.

Keep on keepin’ on, ya’ll!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Anna says:

    Looks lovely Karen !You are working that Dior Palette girl.

    Might try that myself…..!!

    Had a gret day, the weather is heatin up nicely over here in London !

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Anna,

    I wish I was there! It’s *really* cold here today! I need some hot tea, ASAP.

    This Dior palette is very pretty but also very BAM! GLAM! THANK YOU MA’AM! Talk about shimmery and pigmented. I love it for night looks, but I gotta tone it down for the day time.

  3. Bridget says:

    One reason I have this blog in my google reader is because I don’t have the money to get all the makeup you use, but I live vicariously through you.haha It’s nice to get new ideas and tricks, too.

    The weather is getting gorgeous in New York now, everything is blooming finally! Thank God for Claritin. 🙂

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Bridget,

    You can create this look easily with L’Oreal Aishwarya Greens. (I have this palette, too…I’m going through a huge khaki phase). You have to wet your brush to get the same shadow intensity though as Dior’s…

    NY sounds gorgeous right now. I am right there with you in the allergy department! I’m all about the Zyrtec, girl!

  5. beautytalk says:

    You’re killing me here! i want this so bad.

    beautytalks last blog post..Wearable Spring Eye Colors: Shiseido Hydro-Powder Eye Shadows

  6. Karen says:

    Hi BeautyTalk,

    Get it girl! It’s very pretty and so versatile. 🙂 Happy Monday!

  7. Glosslizard says:

    That’s gorgeous! The Coral Lame gloss really pulls the whole look together! So pretty! 🙂

    I think this would work nicely with the Shu bronze gold drawing pencil on the upper lash like too!

  8. Mariah says:

    That looks SO pretty and natural on you!! Very nice!!

  9. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Thanks girl! I thought about busting out the Shu drawing pencil. I haven’t used it on the upper lash line (yet), just the lower waterline (to open up the eyes). I will try both that and Fluidline in Sage…

    I am quickly getting more and more obsessed with greens. Who knew they’d be so darn wearable?

  10. Karen says:

    Thanks Mariah!

    That’s what I was going for… I can’t go too crazy when I go to work! Hope you’re having a wonderful Monday!

  11. ur beauty mesmerizes me. i love bronzey coppers on u

  12. Karen says:

    Iheartmakeup! Girl, you make me blush! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday and that you’re feeling good!

  13. Dao says:

    wow, look at you! SO radiant! Your lashes are so long, I envy you! The look is very sunny, I like I like!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Thanks! I owe those lashes to Shu Uemura mascara!

    BTW, Tabs is currently sitting on my lap as I type this! He says Hi!

  15. Leslie says:

    Hi there! I’ve been reading (and loving) the blog for a while and now I have to comment. The face is gorgeous! Love the brown and khaki combination on you. Two questions: Where could I get the summer collection? (Would it be at any Dior counter?) and when is it supposed to be out? Keep up the great work!

  16. Glosslizard says:

    I have such the love affair with greens! The way they can go from warm to cool with gold or blue undertones is amazing! And speaking of greens with blue…. I wore Parrot for the first time today! Holy s**t! It is so much more gorgeous on the lids than in the pan! I never suspected!! *Insert little hearts here*

  17. Amanda says:

    you look fantastic! I do have question: what exactly is the difference when you say “lid” and “inner eye”? cause I think lid as from side to side, if that makes sense, LOL.

    I hope you had a good day too=I was busy here. Had to go to the dentist this morning, and the vet this afternoon, all while fitting in a full day of work. Tomorrow should be better 🙂

  18. ParisB says:

    Gosh! That looks lovely! The palette looks warm though and I don’t do warm eyes very well. I must check it out when it gets here. 🙂 btw I love your blog esp your pictures!

  19. amita says:

    Gosh Karen, u look so pretty!
    This is just the kind of look I’d like to wear to work too… lemme see.. maybe I’ll grab a Revlon colorstay quad in Khaki and combine it with one of my gold e/s shades.. oughta give a similar effect, wat say u?

    amitas last blog post..Green eyed!

  20. msnotty says:

    Nice! I like what you did there! 🙂

    msnottys last blog post..Multiply vs eBay

  21. Dao says:

    Hi Tabby! Did you cat-nap him or what? He seems to be in your place than his 🙂 gotta love a cool cat!

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Leslie,

    Thank you my dear! 🙂 It’s very nice to meet you.

    You can get the summer collection at any Dior counter or at sephora’s online store. 🙂 The collection hits this month, and so call fave counter to find out exact date that they’re getting it in!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day and that we chat again soon. 🙂

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    SWWEEEET! I had a feeling it would absolutely gorgeous on you. What did ya pair it with?

    Yay for Parrot!

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    The inner eye is the area closest to the tear duct. I’ve found that adding a touch of iridescent shadows to that area really opens up the eyes and makes them look bigger! I’ve used golds like this one and Vex from MAC for this! Try it sometime, it’s pretty hot once you find the one that works for ya. 🙂

    Oh, are the puppies/kitty okay? I hope the Vet visit went well…

    Did I ever tell you that I hate going to the dentist? I’m the worse dental patient EVER!

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Amita,

    Thanks girl! Yes, that will totally work. I’ve a similar look to this with a drugstore quad L’oreal’s Aishwarya greens. 🙂 To get the same shimmery intensity all I do is wet my brush and voila! Shimmery shadows. 🙂

    How’s your day been, btw?

  26. Karen says:

    Thank you MsNotty!

  27. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    Naw… he just shows up to my door and scratches away! He knows at my house he gets treats, food, lap time, etc. Seriously, I need help. I buy that fool toys and brushes and he ain’t even my cat. 🙂

  28. Karen says:

    Awww! Big hugs Iheartmakeup! Hope you are enjoying your day!

  29. Glosslizard says:

    I did a duo tone eye with Parrot and Lemon Sugar (I knew that had to be the first look I tried!) and a little matte brown in the crease. Paired it with my Guerlain bronzer and Gazelle on the lips! Pretty nice, if I do say so myself! An excellent look for summer!

  30. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    I KNEW you would do that. Seriously! I just knew! I don’t need a picture to tell me that’s hot.

    Now if only summer would come already!

  31. Glosslizard says:

    Hee hee! I knew you would know! 😉

    Y’know, I hate to say goodbye to spring too soon (I love the spring!) but all these golds and greens and corals are just really pushing me into summer looks! Oh well, gotta go with the flow!

  32. Karen says:

    I love the spring too… but will be happy to say g’bye to my allergies! *ah-choo!*

  33. Amanda says:

    thanks for the tip Karen! That makes more sense now. 🙂 the critters are OK now. Sherwin cut his paw last week (now that was a big messy headache) but he’s a trooper. We just had to have a bandage change and let the vet the stiches.

  34. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    You’re welcome, girlfriend! Oh no, poor Sherwin! What happened?!

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