Get a Dior-able Crushed Glow for Summer

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

Oh, Dior … glow on with yer bad self! Your new 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette in Crush Glow ($58) makes soft, shimmery summer looks that much easier to create.


One of seven items in the Addicted to Dior Summer 2010 collection (available next month), Crush Glow’s shadows radiate a gentle luminosity that totes reminds me of pearls.

It’s a break from the bold and frosty metallic finishes that have graced past Dior shimmers, but that doesn’t mean it’s a shadow snooze-fest. Dior may have turned down the dial (not all the way though) on the shimmer, but it’s still sure to make those lovely eyes sparkle. πŸ™‚

Dior maintained a classic feel with Crush Glow by going with five traditional summer eyeshadow colors in gold, coral, pink, taupe and bronze-brown. No color boundaries are broken here, for sure, but I’m cool with that because of how wearable these neutrals are — think work gigs, dinners with the girls, date nights, or even weekend family shindigs (or hootenannies).

At $58, Crush Glow ain’t tight budget material, but its flexibility, soft and creamy texture (VERY blendable) and excellent, all-day wear time just may save this quint from The Land of Luxury Oblivion.

Six degrees of Metallica?

Last night El Hub and I explored the old part of downtown here in Novato looking for a place to grab a bite to eat. This area isn’t exactly a celebrity hot spot, yet we think we spotted Metallica front man James Hetfield walking (with a heavy metal swagger, of course) down the sidewalk in front of the restaurant where we had dinner!


El Hub: Hey, is that James Hetfield?!
Me: Uhhh, YES! It totally is! I recognize his tats!
El Hub: Wow… I mean WOW!
Me: Omigod, omigod, omigod! I should go chase him down… but I can’t run in these platforms, AARRRGGHHH!

LOL! Metallica hails from the Bay Area, so I suppose it wouldn’t be too big of a stretch to see a band member up here. He’s a little taller and skinnier than I remember from those old school Metallica vids.

Damn… I’m still kicking myself for not trying to get his autograph. Gah! I wish I’d worn tennies to dinner.

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  1. Catherine says:

    Oooh, that’s gooooorgeous! Can’t wait to see you do an EOTD!! This actually looks like a Dior quint I could use all the shades from too!

    And OMG. These kinds of situations always pop up when you’re wearing heels, no? I’ve been so frustrated at not being able to run in mine practically every time I wear them lol.
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Product Focus: Laura Mercier Stickgloss =-.

  2. Kelly says:

    That is so pretty. I have yet to get a Dior palette πŸ™‚

    Yep James lives on a HUUUUGGGEEEE piece of property over in Marin somewhere. Isn’t he giant in person? I saw pics of Kirk’s mansion in Pacific Heights for sale about a year ago and WOW, it was gorgeous!
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Illamasqua Pastels Nail Varnish Collection for Spring 2010 Swatches & Review =-.

  3. Diana says:

    Ohh I love….should I get?

  4. Sonja says:

    I haven’t had much luck with Diors quints (no staying power whatsoever for me!) I might check this out, the colours are exactly what I’m looking for!!!

    Ah, these colours remind me of summer…summer…Now i want an ice cream in that coral/melon-y colour.

  5. lexi says:

    I am surprised to discover that I am taller than Kirk Hammett – guitarist from Metallica. I’m only 5’5 so I can imagine that he’s either the same height as me or 5’4? I’ve ran into him a couple of times. My friend’s brother’s band was big in the SF Speed Metal scene.

    Loving this palette btw…I want it solely for the middle coral/melon shade!

    • Karen says:

      I am totally jealous of your height! You are pretty much the perfect height! I am 5’1, but in my mind I’m at least 5’5/5’6!

      Was Kirk cool?

      • lexi says:

        Sadly, no I wish I could say he was so cool and modest but as he was standing in front of me he didn’t even look at me and just kept talking to my friend’s cousin. Girl, I’m actually 5’4 3/4ths so I just say 5’5 because it’s close enough. Thanks you just reminded me to straighten up my posture!

  6. Maggie says:

    Done. This is sooooo going on my wishlist. *SUPER wants*

    It looks perfect for summer! (Though I would buy it just so I could sit it on my vanity or in my makeup bag. It’s just so pretty.) I’m like DYING over here in front of my computer screen! Can’t wait to see it in person.

    Will this be available at Dior counters in dept. stores or will it also be available at Sephora?
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… I never thought that I’d be in a Showroom =-.

  7. NINA says:

    Oh wow that is such a purdy palette – the colors are indeed very summery !!! Lovelove it!!!

  8. Jenny says:

    wowza thats pretty. wish i could afford the nice things you do =(

  9. Kaoru says:

    Ahhhh, Metallica spotting! Dangit, if I was in Novato yesterday, I might have seen him ><! Ahh well, I got to sleep in instead.
    .-= Kaoru's last blog post… Max Factor Volume Couture Waterproof Mascara =-.

  10. Tracy says:

    I’ve never owned a Dior quint, but this one must come home with me. It is so gorgeous!
    .-= Tracy’s last blog post… Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate is Liquid Gold! =-.

  11. Arianne says:

    I can’t wait to see how this looks on you. Will you be doing a FOTD for us? If not, you should seriously reconsider. πŸ˜›
    .-= Arianne’s last blog post… Happy St. PatrickÒ€ℒs Day! =-.

  12. Tiffany says:

    These colors are beautiful. Perfect for summer… This may be my first Dior quint purchase
    .-= Tiffany’s last blog post… NARS Orgasm vs. MAC Lovejoy =-.

  13. Jen in VA says:

    Great palette, right amount of shimmer….expensive but these combinations from Dior are generally worth the price as I can see myself using all of them.

  14. Rica says:

    A perfect combination of colour, although I would prefer maybe one matte shade. I usually don’t feel comfortable with all shimmery colour… But I’ll definitely give it a swatch when it comes out at my Dior counter.

    P.S. I have Ever Hip lipstick on hold for me at a slightly further MAC counter… yayy!!!
    .-= Rica’s last blog post… No fun for me next Saturday =-.

  15. Sabrina says:

    OMG OMG OMG! I’m so excited you have a real pic of this! Want badly. Can’t wait for a FOTD/Look with this from you! Thanks for posting the pics/swatches πŸ™‚
    .-= Sabrina’s last blog post… Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2010 Sneak Peek =-.

  16. Amber says:

    Ohhhhh now I need this! Darn you! πŸ™‚
    .-= Amber’s last blog post… Manicure hero =-.

  17. knownever says:

    Those taupe and gold colors are nice!
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… Dagger Moon =-.

  18. linds says:

    what front did you use for the word “crush glow”??? i am in love with it. thanks!!

  19. Marisol says:

    Girl, you should’ve gone barefoot as if you were chasing the ice cream truck. hahaha!

    I think he has a house near Indian Valley. But don’t quote me on that.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Beauty makes people come together =-.

  20. amy says:

    I love the nectarine and bronze colours, as usual the Dior LE eyeshadows are so gorgeous.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD Lavender, Violet and Burgundy Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Palette Curiouser, Wonderland and Queen =-.

  21. Karen B says:

    Such a gorgeous quint. I do still need a neutral palette… heheheh
    .-= Karen B’s last blog post… Conrad Talks Spring Fashion Trends =-.

  22. Marina says:

    Dior shadows look great. And that’s so cool that you saw James, I used to LOVE Metallica πŸ™‚

  23. styleezta says:

    definitely on my WISH LIST!!
    .-= styleezta’s last blog post… H-E-L-L-O Can someone get me a cup of coffee??? =-.

  24. straw says:

    Christian Dior keep repeating themselves. summer 2010 5-colour palette is very similar to 440 sunset cafe palette and to the 569 golds palette. it is so boring when cosmetic companies release every season a “new” makeup line with products similar to past makeup lines. why would i buy the new summer 2010 5-colour palette when i have already bought sunset cafe and golds?mac cosmetics, chanel, ysl etc do exactly the same. they change the packaging a little bit to attract consumers when in fact they sell the same product all over again.

  25. Scientific Housewife says:

    I wish I could afford that because it looks great. And yay for celebrity sightings!

  26. Pinch says:

    These colours look great! And lucky you for seeing James Hetfield! Cool πŸ™‚
    .-= Pinch’s last blog post… Amber Lights. Given up. =-.

  27. iben says:

    First of all, those colours are to die for.

    Second of all, I felt super lucky when I stumbled across your blog just a few months ago. I mean, make up AND cats? But the fact that you actually recognized James Hetfield (!!) based on his tattoos, is just insanely admirable to me. I’m a huge fan and super jealous. I met Courtney Love in Heathrow two weeks ago and I was absolutely star struck. I am not good with celebrities πŸ™‚

  28. ZDubb says:

    I haven’t been here in so long! Oh how I’ve missed this blog. I feel like I must have this set, but it’s going to be hard for me to justify. I currently have MAC Woodwinked and Amber Lights… They’re not exactly the same but I feel like the colors may be to close for me to drop 6 tens on the Dior palette.
    .-= ZDubb’s last blog post… IÒ€ℒm Late. =-.

  29. Oooh that’s a beautiful quint.That taupe looks mighty tempting! I think I might have to get this one… πŸ™‚
    .-= Makeup Magpie’s last blog post… Shades of Green =-.

  30. Lyn says:

    Can you show us how to use the coral and pink eyeshadows? I have brown eyes, and can never figuret how to use the pink color that comes with mo Dior quints. I keep getting the feeling that they make me look like I have pinkeye…but I really want to make the pinks work, just not sure how? Also,are colors on the warm side?

  31. Vonvon says:

    I think I should be able to find similar colors from my stash, but nevertheless, I believe the quality of the shadows, just like other Dior Quints I have, is just superb, and that alone is a good enough reason to get it! Right? πŸ™‚
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… EOTD/FOTD: MAC Spring Forecast Eyeshadow Quad 4 & Blush Ombre Ripe Peach et al. =-.

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