I know it’s a little unusual to start a Dior review with a question about MAC, but here goes: do you do MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow? It’s a shimmery purplish taupe in MAC’s permanent line and a staple in a great many makeup bags (I it too).
If it’s also a favorite of yours, take a gander at the new Dior Misty Mauve 5-Colour Eye Palette.
This $58 princess is one of two new eye palettes Dior released with their fall collection (the other being Pink Design), and it shimmies onto lids with five cool-toned shades — a shimmery light pink, a shimmery white, a shimmery purplish taupe, a matte taupe and a shimmery mauve — that MAC Satin Taupe should get along with quite nicely.
Misty doesn’t need the help, though. She can also stand on her own, and when I slipped her on my lids this morning, I marveled at how well the included colors complement each other, blending sans muss or fuss.
Methinks it’s one of the more user-friendly palettes (especially if you like shimmer) to hail from the House of Dior in many moons.
When it comes to shimmer, Misty Mauve has it in spaces. Dior did add one matte shadow to keep fans on their toes…but the other four shimmer like sunlight through glass (borderline frosty even).
Dior Misty Mauve swatches on NC35 skin
Wearing Misty Mauve
Dior may have priced the palette out of reach for many, but $58 isn’t totally unreasonable for a good department store quint (here’s one from Guerlain’s fall line for $84!).
I really like these colors for what they are (shimmery AND wearable), and I applaud Dior for everything except the price. If you wear mauves, purples and taupes on a regular basis, Misty Mauve might be worth a closer look. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,