I see torrents of teal, bunches of brown, gobs of gold and a deluge of Dior on the horizon!
The new $62 Dior Summer 2015 Limited Edition 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 556 Contraste Horizon, one of two limited edition powder eyeshadow palettes in the recently released Dior Summer 2015 Tie Dye Collection, is available now online and at Dior counters, where it patiently awaits makeup lovers hoping to take it home. 🙂
Dior Contraste Horizon contains a shimmery medium warm brown, a shimmery deep teal, a shimmery warm yellow gold, a shimmery mint and an iridescent pale violet, and yes, it’s $62.
Dior is a high-end brand, after all, and with their prices, it seems they aren’t afraid to show it.
This is what I’d call a traditional summer eye palette…with a twist. If you live for classic summer eye colors, you may freak out over the shimmery gold, brown and teal shades in this palette.
Granted, the whole brown/teal/gold combo idea isn’t exactly revolutionary — I mean, it’s no Ryan Gosling body pillow — but because Dior is freaking Dior, these shadows do everything they’re supposed to do, and they do it well.
Take the teal, brown and gold eyeshadows in this eye look I’m wearing. Seriously, it only took one layer with these to reach maximum color. The highly pigmented powders are downright indulgent, and yay! — no fallout. Plus, an eight-hour wear time.
There’s a good chance you’ve seen most, if not all, of these summery colors before (I know I have), but before you flip your ponytail and shout, “Pass!” this palette has secret powers, specifically the shimmery, mossy mint green in the upper left and the iridescent pale violet in the center.
They seem kind of random in there, don’t they? But they make total sense as you start to play. You can layer them on top of, or mix them together with, the gold, teal or brown to create different effects!
It’s a fun, neat way to experiment, and with these colors it’s by design. Here, I added a layer of the mint on top of the teal by pressing it into the center of my lids with a finger. You can’t really see much when I look straight on, but when I look down or blink, a flash of mint green comes through with the teal.
I totally geek out over eyeshadows that play with light. It’s kind of my thing. 🙂
I wish I could show you what I see what I see these moving in the light, because I know that these swatches look kind of basic. But I swear to you, when you see them on blinking lids in real life, the colors are much more dynamic and interesting.
Contraste Horizon has the makings of a true artist’s palette — one that’s designed for play!
AVAILABILITY: Limited edition, available now at Dior counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (beautiful and fantastic, but also quite expensive)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,