Officially, Dior’s new spring 2013 collection is called “Cherie Bow,” but I’ve taken to calling it “Bow Cherie” for a very practical reason.
You see, when I’m wearing the new Cherie Bow Palette in Poudre #001 ($80) while singing and dancing around the house, ”Bow Cherie” is easier to work into the lyrics of Stevie Wonder’s My Cherie Amour.
“Bow Cherie amour,
Pretty little palette I adore,
You’re the only one my heart beats for…
How I wish that you were miiiiiine.”
“Thank you! Thank you! No, no, that’s not necessary… Please, no more roses. I’ll be performing here at the MBB Lounge all week… Don’t forget to tip your waitress.”
But you know what I’m not kidding about? This awesome palette. It really does make me want to sing its praises. The shimmery pink, gray and dark gray shadows thoughtfully avoid my fine lines; the creamy black liner practically draws cat flicks without my help; and the sheer pink lipgloss packs more moisture than a waterfall. Oh, and then there’s the gorgeous packaging, which turns the whole thing into a little work of art!
First time I saw the colors, I thought this was going to be one of those palettes that only cool-toned chicas would be able to wear, but I’m so glad I was wrong. The moment I swept these powder shadows — which, by the way, don’t leave behind a fleck of fallout — on my lids, I knew we’d get along.
The colors seem fairly neutral, I think, for pinks and grays, so even if your skin tone is warm like mine, you should still be able to pull ‘em off.
Dior isn’t a brand synonymous with budget, and they weren’t aiming to change that here. Still, the $80 price tag is painfully typical for a “fancy” palette in one of the seasonal collections of a high-end brand.
Bow Cherie Cherie Bow is definitely expensive, and there’s no getting around that, but it might seem less pricey if you look at the price in terms of the cost per item. The five pieces in the palette work out to about $16 apiece…which sounds a little better than $80.
I might already have similar shades in my collection, but it’s nice to have them all in one stunning bow-shaped place.
PRICE: $80 (yikes!)
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Dior counters and to dior.com this spring
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (I love the colors, quality and packaging, but what’s up with that price?)
My cherie amour…
There other reason I have this song stuck in my head is that new movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook.
In it, Bradley plays a man recently released from a state mental hospital, and Jennifer Lawrence stars as a friend. Throw in some football, a big ballroom dancing scene, and some of the wittiest, coolest dialogue I’ve heard in years (”Excelsior!”), and you’ve got a rom-com destined for cult-classic status.
Seriously, I loved, LOVED this film. It’s the perfect mix of weird and wonderful (aka, my idea of a good time). I can’t wait to see it again.
Watch it, babe!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,