Although it’s fun to sometimes match your eyeshadow to your Cadbury Mini Eggs (mmm…chocolate), spring eye makeup doesn’t have to be all about sweet, sugary pastels.
This spring Dior’s showing off its spunky, tough girl side with a blast of hot pink and black in the new Cherie Bow 5-Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in #854 Rose Charmeuse ($61, one of two quints in the collection).
Oui, oui, Rose Charmeuse also houses a few traditionally springy shades in its houndstooth patterned pans (so cute!) — a shimmery pinkish beige, a shimmery rose and a sheer, matte peach with golden glitter (which, by the way, looks a little like one of my favorite NARS eyeshadows of all time, NARS Night Star).
But for me, the shimmery hot pink and matte black shades are what turn this Rose into a fun, fresh way to wear smokey eyes.
I like to start by patting the black eyeshadow all over my lids as a base. Then, for a purplish pink smokey eye, I layer the hot pink shade directly on top, and blend the two together.
The hot pink by itself probably wouldn’t have been this wearable; I think it really benefits from the matte black.
The black shadow also works great as a base for the other colors in the palette and makes a bunch of different smokey eye effects possible.
Even better than that, though, is the black eyeshadow’s total lack of fallout. Almost all of the colors in the palette are like that, with exception of the peachy shade in the center (the glitter in it does get around…but I just let it do its thing, and then pretend that I did it on purpose, haha!).
Rose Charmeuse is a lot of fun. In the sweet, otherwise dainty Cherie Bow collection, Rose is like the spunky upstart who shuns kitten heels and pearls, and embraces motorcycle boots and leather pants instead.
Come spring, I plan to hang out with her often. Maybe we’ll even start some trouble together…
AVAILABILITY: Coming soon to Dior counters and dior.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+/A- (it is a little expensive, as usual for Dior)
I gotta say, WOW! I’m not usually into mystery and suspense books, but I loved Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn.
I could not put it down. Every free second I had, I was reaching for the Kindle to find out what was gonna happen next.
The story sounds simple enough — a woman goes missing, the police suspect her husband, sh*z goes down — but the way the story is told, how the POV jumps back and forth between the husband and wife, hooked me like a fish. I kept shouting, “TWIST!” and “OH, NO!”
Great writing, too. Highly, highly recommended.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Shoot! I totally missed 12/12/12 at 12:12 today. I worked right past it and didn’t even notice. Did you do anything? I wanted to at least call El Hub at work (but he forgot too).