Oh, gawd! That red in the center of Dior’s new 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Trafalgar ($60) is utterly terrifying…and yet so tantalizingly tempting at the same time.
I have to be careful… If I stare at it too long, I can’t look away. Kind of like watching The Hills (which I’ve been doing A LOT lately).
When I haven’t been pondering the sanctity of girl code and how it was broken in the infamous Brody/Lauren/Jen Bunney love triangle, I’ve been looking for makeup to take me from summer into fall.
Trafalgar has two gorgeous shades that’ll make the seasonal transition easier — a shimmery plummy bronze and a shimmery gold.
Bridging the gap from summer to fall
Both of them have warm, rich tones that look lovely on an end-of-summer tan. I’ve been wear them lately with purple and bronze liners on my lash and water lines, and pairing them with nude cheeks and lips to keep the overall look light and summery.
The plummy bronze and gold also happen to work well with richer cheek and lip colors, like berries, browns and plums, so when fall rolls around, all I’ll have to do is swap out the nude cheeks and lips for something like the dusty rose blush and berry lipstick I’m wearing in these pics…
You could also intensify the eyes even more by layering a deep plum or bronze cream shadow underneath as a base before applying Trafalgar on top. Add black liner on your lash and water lines, and you’ve got a classic fall makeup look.
What about the other shades?
The lighter shades in the palette — the glittery sheer pink and shimmery opalescent pinkish white — come in handy, too. Great for highlighting the inner corners.
They may not be as inspiring as the plummy bronze and gold, but still…
Now I just gotta work up the courage to wear that crazy-@ss shimmery red!
Thumbs up for…
As always with Dior, these shadows blend like a dream, and the shimmer’s on point. They’re shiny, but not hella frosty. When I have ’em on my lids, I feel like my eyes are glowing.
Where can you get it?
You can find Trafalgar now in Dior’s permanent collection at counters and online. It’s $60.
AVAILABILITY: Permanent, and available now at Dior counters and online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,