Dior Bleu De Paris 5 Couleurs New Look Eyeshadow Palette, $59. Available now at Dior counters and online.
1. There’s something very Hunger Games about blue lipstick
I wonder what Katniss’s prep team would say about Illamasqua’s Lipstick in Apocalips ($24.60, and part of the new Human Fundamentalism collection). Something tells me it would appeal to their Capitol sensibilities.
(Yes, I have a bad case of Hunger Games fever…)
2. I like to call it “Illamasqua’s Eye Shadow in Kermit the Frog”
But that’s its unofficial name. Officially, this matte yellowish green Powder Eye Shadow is called Pivot ($24.50, and also part of the Illamasqua Human Fundamentalism collection), and it only looks like my favorite amphibian.
Wearing Dior Addict Extreme in Incognito
Like a pretty beach bikini, Dior’s shiny new $30 Addict Extreme Lipsticks are saucy and bold, but still leave a little something to the imagination. Lightweight and glassy, they provide just enough pigment and coverage to stand out without overpowering the sheer blushes and eyeshadows we’ve been seeing so much this spring.
Available in 17 moderately moisturizing shades, they’re just the kind of lippies I like to wear around this time every year, when I grow a little weary of fall and winter’s heavy mattes and full-coverage products.
Designed to go the distance with a long-wearing formula, they’re also supposed to have a lip-plumping effect, but per usual, my lips must be immune…
From the left: Incognito, Lucky and Black Tie
Swatches from the left: Incognito, Lucky and Black Tie
One thing I do notice about these is how great they feel. I love the texture! They’re so smooth that I almost forgot about the $30 price, and they’re pretty hydrating, too, although I do like to layer a little lip balm underneath.
If I had to compare them to something, maybe the Chanel Rouge Coco Shines, except I think those are a little more moisturizing.
A few new shades from Dior’s new long-wearing lipstick line, Dior Addict Extreme.
From the left: Incognito, Lucky and Black Tie. $30 each. Find them now at Sephora stores and online.
Review coming soon. 🙂
Might as well take a chisel to Michelangelo’s David. That’s how I felt about swatching the new Dior 5 Couleurs Garden Pastels Eyeshadow Palette ($59) and why it took me so long to build up the courage.
Every time I’d contemplate taking a brush to the raised roses on the pans, I’d see myself tearing into a beautifully wrapped present, squishing a frosted cupcake or picking apart a delicate hors d’oeuvre.
I don’t want to do it! I don’t want to do it! I don’t want to do it!
But I finally did…