Feeling Soft Blue and Purple: My Dior Lace Thursday Face of the Day

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Well, I decided to take the Dior Lace Dentelle Palette in Pearl Glow for a little spin tonight.


Without a particular look in mind before starting, I just grabbed the pan of shimmery blue, purple, pink, taupe and silver and let my fingers make up my mind for me. 🙂

Dentelle AFTER it’s been swatched

By the time I was finished, I’d used a mix of products from Dior, Urban Decay and MAC, ending up with a soft, sorta watercolor effect with a faint wash of blue and purple on my eyes, a light pinkish brown matte on my cheeks and a creamy pinkish/plum lip.

On my eyes, I used the Dior Dentelle Palette in Pearl Glow, Dior 2-Colour Eyeshadow in Nude Look, Dior Extase Mascara and the Urban Decay 24-7 Glide On Eye Pencils in Zero and Ransom.


To tone down my cheeks (because I didn’t want them to overpower my eyes), I used MAC’s Personal Style, a sheer powder blush from the recent All Ages, All Races, All Sexes collection.

For my kisser, I started with a layer of Dior Artist Pink Lipstick and added some Dior Creme de Gloss in Delicious Plum on top.

How about your look today? 🙂 What did you wear? Did you go bold with your makeup, or keep it kinda mellow?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Love your hair! The make up looks great too, such pretty colours.

  2. Brittany says:

    Your eyes look great! Those colors are amazing on you. 🙂

  3. Paris B says:

    Love the earrings! 😀 I went for a neutral nude sort of look with blue eyeliner for contrast and Sugarbomb for dessert! Its Friday! 😀

  4. Lisa says:

    As my daughter used to say when she was but a wee one.
    you look “prit” (pretty)

    When Aja was about 3 or 4 she would look at me when I was getting ready and say “you look prit mommy” So as far as I’m concerned that is a compliment of the highest caliber! :0)

    Oh and your earrings are gorgeous. And I know you’ve been wrestling with your bangs, but they look faboo on you!

    • Karen says:

      You’re daughter has such a pretty name. Is it pronounced “Ah-jah”?

      • Lisa says:

        Actually it’s pronounced like the continent “Asia” There was a group called Steely Dan in the 70’s and 80’s and they had an album called “Aja”
        She’s not named for the album, I just liked the way it was spelled. Her middle name is Li, pronounced as Lee. Of course all this meant endless amusement for us when people would try to pronounce her name!
        She really doesn’t hate us for it though, :0)

  5. Maggie says:

    Ooooh, you look mega pretty (as always)! 🙂 The lace designs on the palette…if I got it, I would never touch it. Too pretty! Though, I AM eye-ing the other palette from this collection–Coquette. Oh how I love my neutrals!

    Is it just me or does your hair have a little bit more of an oomph! today? More volume? Ahhh, I must sound crazy.

    And I rejoice! Tomorrow is Friday! 😀 End of another week.

    For me: neutral lid with winged liquid eyeliner as per usual. And just rockin’ the chapstick! It’s so cold and wintery in my neck of the woods. I don’t think lipstick/lipgloss would help in this weather! 🙂

    • Karen says:

      The lace design is now mangled beyond belief, LOL! 🙂 You aren’t alone in eyeing the other palette… I’m kinda lusting after it too.

      Hmm, as for the hair I did put some Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray in the crown area! 🙂

      What are your plans for the weekend? Doing anything fun? I have friends from high school coming up to visit. We’re going to hang out and have Indian food!

  6. Miss QQ says:

    Very pretty, Karen!

  7. Smiley says:

    Love the lip combo! The eyeshadow really makes your eyes stand out.
    .-= Smiley’s last blog post… Recent Haul Part 1 =-.

  8. I love your earrings! They look so cascading, goes well with the watercolor-ish eye makeup. I really love this look, it’s so soft and pretty 🙂 I kept my makeup really minimal today (the neverending rain is depressing me) with just some mascara and berry tinted lipbalm/lipstain type thing
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… Dun Dun Dun…Unveiling My Stash’s New Home =-.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks! I got ’em at H&M for $5. 🙂

      Ahh, sometimes minimal makeup hits the spot, like a good piece of chocolate. The rain is getting to me too, but at least there wasn’t any thunder today (freaks me out!).

  9. Rae says:

    Oh, Karen, you look so pretty! I just love this.

    Darn you for making me want to play with makeup at 10 in the evening 😛
    .-= Rae’s last blog post… Gorgeous photographs: =-.

  10. Catherine says:

    Wow, this is so gorgeous on you! I actually don’t think I have similar shades in my stash already! But I told myself that I’m going to lay off on the eyeshadow (I have more than enough, really lol) and focus on building up my blush collection for the time being. Pretty sure I’m going to ask SO for two NARS for our 3rd anniversary/vday. 😀

    Oh! By the way – I’m interviewing for grad school early next month and I was wondering if you can suggest a trio or quad of neutral shades that’s not totally matte but not metallic or overly shimmery? I have a lot of neutrals, mostly warm neutrals in addition to brights in my collection, but they’re all pretty sparkly or foily… I’d like to keep my budget ~$30-35. I was originally thinking maybe Dior Earth Reflection, but with the shades as light as they are I just feel like I wouldn’t reach for it that often, and I looked at some Estee Lauder quads today and felt the same way because two of the shades would be so light I’d only use them as highlight and often the crease/contour color wasn’t dark enough.. =/ (Though I adored Rose Gold and may splurge on it for Valentine’s Day teehee.) Thanks Karen!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Stash Week: “Base” (finally continued LOL…) =-.

  11. amy says:

    That is such a pretty palette and I am debating between the Dentelle palette and the Coquette palette! Today I tried on Nars Orgasm blush and Nars Schiap lipstick with Nars Easy Lover lipgloss layered over the lipstick.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… LOTD MAC Lillyland Lipgelée Shift to Pink and Preppy Product Pictures, Swatches and Review =-.

  12. pinksoysauce says:

    Oooh it’s so pretty! I used a bit of Stila’s rose gold illuminator today – Sephora was selling two illuminators (worth $64) for $10 a while back and while the bronze color is too dark, I’m really liking the rose gold.

  13. marisol says:

    You look great Karen! And loving the hair as well.

    Today I jazzed it up a bit since I got up a bit early for work. I used UD Ammo Palette and got some compliments at work from a coworker. I liked the look… didn’t like being up so early though.
    .-= marisol’s last blog post… Tequila & I Are Still Friends =-.

  14. diane says:

    Today I went for a deep turquoise, so…bold!

    .-= diane’s last blog post… Pink smokey eye ! =-.

  15. inday says:

    looking fab karen! you’re hair looks great & i’m diggin’ that color palette on you, very romantic – i especially like the lip colors. but what’s really rockin’ it for me is those star-licious earrings!!

    i went without make-up today because i had a dermatologist appointment and i loathe the feeling of them scraping my face haha some dhc white sunscreen and aquaphor on my lips (so chapped this winter *argh*) and i was out the door!

    i live in the east bay and am truly loving the stormy weather, with the exception of thunder *scary*. is it still wet & wild where you are?

  16. inday says:

    oops, i meant YOUR hair! teehee

  17. Seema says:

    Gorgeous, you look lovely!
    I really love the lippie- what was it by the way?

    Take care 🙂


  18. Ditte K. says:

    Soft and waterproof – am doing fitness training after work 🙂

  19. Paula says:

    You look gorgeous, Karen! Love your makeup and hair. And your skin just looks phenomenal. Boy, this Dior palette is really calling my name–trying not to listen la la la la, as I’m broke for another couple weeks.

  20. Kim says:

    Yesterday I wore nothing on my face but for my eyes I wore a Jade e/s from Maybelline on the lid, and NYX’s chocolate on the outer V and crease. It softened up the jade and made it looks really natural.

    This look (yours, not mine! lol) looks like something that could be worn for a cocktail night or something. Very attractive!

  21. gio says:

    This is so pretty! The colors look great on you and I’m loving the hair as well.
    .-= gio’s last blog post… Looks: Smokey Eyes with a Hint of Purple + swaps =-.

  22. Amanda says:

    pretty! very springy. I love the lip color.

    Today I’m wearing a thin line of BB gel liner (name is escaping me, it’s a soft black, not true black) with UD X on the lid. Smashbox O glow and Bobbi Brown coral blush on cheeks, and lipstick queen glossy pencil in genre (sheer orange) on lips. happy friday!

  23. lexi says:

    That’s a pretty look! I am thinking that this palette will move me more that the Coquette one. I recently made my own MAC palette that is neutral and matte (same feel as coquette colors).

    • lexi says:

      oh i did groundwork p/p as my base
      orb e/s on top – soba on the crease – prussian on outer v
      all that glitters and my highlighter
      sense of style eyeliner

      chanel teint innocence compact – wheat
      MAC MSF – med. dark
      eversun blush

      creme o’spice lipliner
      Victoria Secret lipgloss – Yearning

  24. malomar says:

    This is random, but you should review the L’Oreal 360 makeup cleanser. I’m always skeptical of gimmicky products, but I wondered if it was any good.
    I love reading your reviews though because we have similar skin types 🙂

  25. DonnaN says:

    Oh pretty! Would you say that the Dior Dentalle palette is work the cost. or should I try to recreate it with MAC shadows? I can’t decide if I like this more for the colors or the packaging & would like your expert opinion…..

  26. Trisha says:

    Looking pretty as usual. 😉
    .-= Trisha’s last blog post… An Outfit to Match: Simple and Clean =-.

  27. shivotra says:

    you look so pretty and i LOVE your top 🙂 I think i will get this palette its too gorgeous to skip.

  28. Christina says:

    I love this look! It’s so pretty and delicate but the shadows are so silvery and bright!
    Love it love it.

  29. shontay says:

    Wow Karen, you look stunning. It’s all coming together from the makeup to the hair. Work it! I need to check out this collection. I went all over my local mall last week looking for this collection and it wasn’t there. Hopefully it’ll be there tomorrow. I need to rock my big hair and earring with it, too :-D.

  30. Vanessa H says:

    You look so glamorous, I love it!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… TGIF Survey =-.

  31. cecille says:

    Gorgeous!! Hair, makeup, earring, tank…mahvelous!!!

  32. Tavia says:

    I love this palette and your look is gorgeous Karen 🙂
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… New:NARS Orgasm Illuminator from the Multiple Orgasm Collection =-.

  33. Christy says:

    Lovely, I wasn’t all too sure about this palette. I gotta check it out 🙂
    .-= Christy’s last blog post… NOTD: Sephora by OPI Too Good For Him Nail Polish Review & Swatches =-.

  34. Toni says:

    You look gorgeous with this look! I really like it when you show us how you use the makeup products. I love this palette and will need to check it out!

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