Dior Pink Design 5-Colour Eye Palette: Friday Fun and a Go-Go Girl Face of the Day

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After we finished our TPS reports this afternoon, Tabs and I decided to play hooky and start the weekend early with gravy (for Tabs) and Dior’s new fall Pink Design palette for me. πŸ™‚


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Dior Pink Design 5-Colour Eye Palette, $58

Sometimes I’m a lazy bum when it comes to makeup, yo, and I really like products that take the guesswork out of things. Dior did that here with Pink Design by bundling together almost everything I needed to do this look for my eyes — an eyeshadow base, some cool powder shadows and even a cream liner (for $58, couldn’t they have thrown in a mascara, too?).

To brainstorm ways to work Pink Design this afternoon, I listened to Cat and Mouse by Nikki & Rich for inspiration. Are you a fan? I kinda love their ’60s go-go sound.

It got me thinking about thick cat liner, big false lashes and frosty lips…which led to tonight’s go-go girl-inspired shimmery pink and purple eye.

Are you ready to go-go? Let’s give it a try!

Start by patting the opalescent eyeshadow base from Pink Design (the pan on the lower left) from your upper lash line to your brow bone (I used my fingers). Then, add a splash of color using a MAC 239 Eye Shader Brush (or any eye shadow brush) spritzed with MAC Fix+ (you could use a spritz of water in a pinch), and pat Pink Design’s shimmery pink eyeshadow (the center pan) onto your lid and into the crease.

Next, grab a MAC 217 Blending Brush, aka my favorite blending brush in the world, and soften out any harsh lines by swiping the brush head back and forth along the edges of the pink.

Now, to softly contour the eye, sweep the shimmery purple eyeshadow (the pan on the upper left) into the crease with the same blending brush. Then, to define the brow and open up the eyes a bit more, press a fingertip-sized dot of the glittery pink eyeshadow (the pan on the upper right) at the highest point in the arch of your brow.

dior pink design swatches reviews photos pictures

dior pink design swatches reviews photos

Cat and Mouse also got me thinking about cat eyes, so I lined both my upper and lower lash lines with the dark purple cream liner (the pan on the lower right of the palette) using the Sonia Kashuk Bent Eyeliner Brush.


I traced over the lines with a MAC 266 Small Angled Brush loaded with the shimmery purple shadow, curled my lashes, applied three coats of mascara and finished the eyes with a pair of flirty false lashes (Urban Decay’s Urban Lash in Tease).

The rest of the look was kept super simple… I swiped some NARS Sin Blush on the apples of my cheeks and ended with a layer of Dior Artist Pink High Shine Lipstick on my lips.

Reviews of products mentioned in the look

Links to additional products mentioned

Face products (foundation, concealer, etc.) used in the look

Now where’d I put those white go-go boots I used to wear in my cage dancing days…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Apple Diva says:

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  2. Mrs. Kinne says:

    Love that you finished the look with a side pony!
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  3. Myr says:

    You’re so pretty! πŸ™‚

  4. fish fish says:

    The pink looks really nice on you. But for US$58, I think I’ll pass.

  5. Michelle says:

    Love this fun, flirty look!

  6. I really like this look! Simple yet glamorous1
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  7. Caitlin says:

    So beautiful!! I love the falsies too!

  8. Pinch says:

    I’m loving it, Karen! Love the little drama with the flared lashes! πŸ™‚

  9. ooh I really like the lashes you used in this look. btw I bought the SK bent liner brush after I read your review on here a long time ago, and I’m so in love with that thing right now
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  10. Tiffany says:

    the liner and lashes really make the look! also, artist pink looks really pretty!

    ps – love your tps report πŸ™‚

  11. Twetriz says:

    Karen, you look stunning here! Pink looks great on you. This product looks great!
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  12. lily says:

    this is a gorgeous look ~ you pull it off really well πŸ˜€
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  13. Nina says:

    The look is awesome and goes perfectly w/ your hair and earrings.

    Oh Dior palette, be mine soon! πŸ™‚

  14. Glosslizard says:

    Beautifully done! You look gorgeous and those leopard earrings are the perfect accompaniment!

  15. Karen, pink makeup is very becoming on you! Your eyes look beautiful.
    I’m a little dark for pink but I can actually wear deeper shades.

    Oh and P and S, your mascara is hot too!


  16. Eileen says:

    You really nailed the look: colorful frosty eyeshadow, dark lined cat eyes, sweep of black eyelashes, barely there lips and cheeks. Been there, seen that, done that–but not nearly as beautifully as you. πŸ™‚ You look ready to party!

  17. alicia says:

    Beautiful, as usual. I was also a go-go dancer at raves (in 92′)…..How you doin’??? πŸ™‚

  18. Mona says:


  19. You have the loveliest eye shape. That looks wonderful!

  20. Annalise says:


  21. Paris B says:

    That’s beautiful! And now you got me rethinking this πŸ˜›

  22. Lindsay says:

    Very pretty!
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  23. Anna says:

    This looks gorgeous! I love how you included a list of all the products you used, very helpful!

  24. Kim says:

    I love the pinks (and the lashes!!). πŸ™‚

    I bought a pair of ridiculously high (for me) white go-go boots last Halloween to go with my Princess Leia costume and, I swear, every guy at the party was drooling over them and asking if I’d loan them to their wives. After 20 minutes, my feet were throbbing and I was very ready to give them away! Shockingly, none of the girls wanted to take them off my hands (well, feet). πŸ™‚

  25. Joan says:

    Hi Karen,

    I have been following your blog for quite a while. I just have to say that you are definitely one of the best beauty bloggers out there – funny, down-to-earth, and with a love for cats that I can totally identify with. Your Tabs-related posts are hilarious πŸ˜€

    I must say this is one of your best looks yet! I am totally lemming Pink Design.

    Stay cool and fabulous πŸ™‚

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