Behold! I’m a makeup magician, and my trademark trick involves making my eye brushes disappear, poof!
One minute they’re there, behaving on the bathroom sink. Next minute…
Have you seen my MAC 217? It was right here a minute ago…
Magic like this is unpredictable, and brushes disappear all the time, sometimes to reappear later in the unlikeliest of places, like the back seats of cars or the pockets of camp shirts.
Thankfully, my magic can finally rest. With the new limited edition Dior 1-Couleur Eye Glosses, I may never need to reach for another eyeshadow brush again! — or at least not until fall.
The doe-foot applicator affixed to both of these two $28 sparkling gel shadows (like creamy eye glosses), which start out like a fluffy mousse but dry down to a powder, does wizardly work, precisely guiding the product where I want it on my lids. I just swipe, say “abracadabra!” and blend out the edges with a finger.
Um…just be sure to prime first, or you risk jaw-dropping creasing within an hour. With NARS Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (the best!) layered beneath them, I get between 6-8 hours of wear.
Oh, and you might want to avoid applying too many layers. These shadows tingle on my lids (it’s supposed to be refreshing). One or two layers seem fine, but many more than that, and they start to sting a little, ouch!
The 1-Couleur Eye Glosses in 750 Sunset (top) on the left and 560 Tan (bottom)
560 Tan on the left and 750 Sunset on the right
Wearing 560 Tan, a shimmery bronze with fine golden glitter
750 Sunset, a shimmery peachy pink with medium-sized flecks of golden glitter
What else can you tell me about these Dior 1-Couleur Eye Glosses?
- They’re new for summer 2012, limited edition and Diorâ€™s first eye glosses
- They’re similar to YSL’s Fard LumiÃ¨re AquarÃ©sistant Water Resistant Cream Eyeshadows, which I love, but aren’t quite as water resistant, and they come in a tube instead of a pot
- Both shades would be perfect minimalist makeup bag products for a weekend getaway (Catalina Island, anyone?)
- They’re like liquid eyeshadow versions of my beloved NARS Orgasm/Laguna Duo
- They’re perfect for busy beauty bees who want sparkling eye looks in a flash
PRICE: $28 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora and sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (an A if I could wear them without primer)
Chronicle coming to DVD next week!
May 15, to be exact. Yes! It’s probably my all-time favorite origin story for a super villain. You take a regular kid, treat him like dirt for years, and then give him super powers. What do you get? Well, sometimes you get a super villain.
I know it’s only May, but it’s my favorite sci-fi movie of the year so far. We’ll see if that holds after Prometheus comes out in June.
In other news, guess who made it to the weekend. You guessed it! We did.
It’s supposed to be nice and sunny here tomorrow, so I’m hoping I can sneak in a hike.
What are you up to tonight? Tabs and I have one more episode of Game of Thrones to watch…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,