November 21, 2011



I rave a lot about my Urban Decay Naked palette and about the numerous MAC eyeshadows I own, but I have neglected to mention another one of my favorites – my Dior eyeshadow compact. I hadn’t used any Dior cosmetics until I took my makeup artistry course last year. There’s a reason this line is high end. With one application I knew I was in love, and in trouble. The first Dior product I own is an eyeshadow quintet called Earth Reflection 609. The quality is what you would expect for something with a price tag of $59. Words like smooth, buttery and silky all come to mind, it's a beautiful product.

Dior 5 colour eyeshadow in Earth Reflection 609 
clockwise from top left - gold, taupe, champagne, dark brown, icy pink middle
without and with flash

The colors in this quintet are quite shimmery yet I find them very wearable. They are highly pigmented while being natural and soft. From this compact alone you can create a light daytime look or add drama for an evening out. It's a great compact for travel as it's all you'd need.

I have had this compact for over a year and although it's not one I use constantly it is a little treat to pull out every so often. I have been reaching for it more and more lately and find that it does offer something special to my makeup collection. With a hefty price tag I don't expect everyone to run out and purchase one but if you have the chance to use a Dior eyeshadow I recommend the experience.

In this FOTD I used the light brown all over the lid with the dark brown in the crease. I extended those same colors onto the bottom lid and then blended a little of the gold color over the center of my eyelid and then over the inner corner. I skipped eyeliner on the upper lid but lined the waterline with a black pencil. I like to use the lightest champagne color as a cheekbone highlighter. It's not too shimmery and adds a beautiful glow to the face.


MAC Face and Body foundation 
MAC MSF Natural in Light Plus
MAC Powder Blush in Well Dressed
Dior champagne eyeshadow to highlight

Dior 5 colour eyeshadow in Earth Reflection 609
Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner on waterline
Loreal Voluminous mascara

MAC Hue lipstick (my current favorite My Lips But Better color)

1 comment:

  1. I don't really care about the makeup (as you know I struggle with eyeshadows), I just like looking at the pictures of you!
    You are so gorgeous!!


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