I really miss doing makeup looks and definitely need to come up with a better way of doing them with my work schedule. I am not a morning person, but I really should do them for work since I normally have to get semi-dolled up anyway. When it comes to reviewing eyeshadow palettes, I love incorporating them into a whole makeup look mainly because I find it fun and also because I like to show how the shades can be paired off with the right cheek and lip shades. Whenever I wear a “coloured” eyeshadow, it always feels like a big deal. If I’m not wearing neutrals, I feel like the whole world is staring at me. Green shadows like those in Dior’s new Diorshow 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in Khaki Design* ($69.00 CDN) are sort of neutral for me. Maybe it’s because green is still a shade of “nature’', but I often feel like I need to be wearing the right outfit colours for green to work. Then again, I wore coral in the shots below so what do I know?
Like my previous review of the Nude Pink Design Palette (review), these palettes have a very clear formula of how to use each shade. Being a little scared of my first time with this green palette, I followed the “colour by number” steps and it turned out alright! Excuse the messy curly hair. I can never brush it once I’ve curled it because I will just shed so much. Think of this look as “Jungle Jayne”. I may as well have been wearing leopard print.
GET THE LOOK!
Dior Diorskin Star Studio Makeup SPF 30 in #021
Diorshow Brow Styler in #002 Universal Dark Brown*
Apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion all over the lid as an extra layer of primer. Apply the Step 1 base primer shade from the Khaki Design Palette* all over lid and up to brow bone. Apply the Step 2 olive green shade all over main part of lid. Take the Step 3 contrast shadow and using a fluffy brush, blend in circular motions into the crease and into the outer V of the eye. Line the eyes in small sections with the liner shade all the way out to the outer V. Bring down the contrast shade and line the lower lash line as well.
Highlight the brow bone and inner corners in patting potion with the Step 4 highlight shade.
Apply Diorshow Mascara in #090 Pro Black*.
Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye Edition in Coral Sunset*
Dior Rouge Nude in #618 Twill*
Final Verdict: I certainly liked this palette more than Nude Pink Design mainly because the colours had a bit more impact and really showed up. The highlighter shade was slightly patchy and I suspect would make a great “topcoat” over the solid greens that had a baby soft texture. This palette is priced very luxuriously so like the first Dior palettes I bought in my early 20s, I made sure they were either shades I used all the time or shades that were so rare in my collection that I had to have them. The colours in this palette worked well together and again were very easy to put together to achieve this green smoky eye.
Available now at Hudson’s Bay Company and Sephora.