That was my first reaction when I heard about Dior’s new brown-themed eye palette, the $65 Celebration Collection Makeup Palette for the Eyes.
For real though, doesn’t it seem like everyone and their mama has done a brown-themed eye palette by now?? Ever since UD Naked took the world by storm?
Considering the colors and the price, I was about to dismiss this new one from Dior, but I’m so glad I didn’t, because I think it takes well-trodden territory to elegant new heights.
The Celebration Collection Makeup Palette For the Eyes won’t win the Oscar for Flashiest Palette From Dior, at least not this holiday season, but dagnabbit if it’s not classy with a capital C.
Who’s that girl with the quilted velvet pouch? My, isn’t she fancy?
Oh, look! The pouch houses a sleek navy compact with buttery, easy-to-blend powder eyeshadows and a midnight black New Look Mascara for long, separated lashes, le wow!
Yes, Dior, you’re hitting all the right notes, and if this palette were comprised of just these pieces alone, with the price dropped accordingly, I’d be seriously tempted to gift it to my girlfriends.
But (isn’t there always a but?)…
…I feel like Dior dropped the beauty ball with the other items that come with this set, like the serum primer.
I thought that with my combination dry/oily lids, the creamy texture would do wonders for me, but it hasn’t worked out that way. Instead of extending the wear time of the shadows I wear it with (including these), I think it actually makes them disappear faster!
Plus, the waxy brow liner won’t stay put without the help of a brow powder. Unless I set it with one, I can’t get it to stick around.
And the little liner also included is so little that I have a hard time keeping it sharpened, gah!
It’s hard to hold these pieces against the entire set/palette when the shadows, mascara and packaging get such high marks, but we’re talking about Dior and $65 here. The expectation is for perfection (or darned near it) on all fronts.
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Dior counters and dior.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Nice to meet you, Wythe Blue
Oh, hai, Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue. Would you like to meet my dining room?
Yup, I think I finally found “my blue.” I don’t know
squat much about home decorating, but when Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue materialized before my eyes on monitor last night, I knew it was the one.
It’s described as a warm-toned blue inspired by the sea and sky, and it’s also Benajmin Moore’s Color of The Year for 2012.
What do ya think? Does it say, “welcoming and relaxed dining room,” to you? I like that it reminds me of the beach.
I’m going to pick up a swatch sample this coming weekend and paint a patch on the wall. Hopefully, it’ll be just as pretty on the walls as I think it is in pictures.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,