Thursday, September 8, 2011

Dior SMOKY KHAKI 3 Couleurs Smoky Eye Shadow Palette Swatches, Review and EOTD

This past month Dior has released a new addition to their line of eye shadow palettes - the 3 Couleurs Smoky Eye Shadow Palette. I was on the fence about what to get in terms of the shades, because I really didn't want another neutral palette. Luckily I don't have a ton of Khaki, but it's still full of shades I could wear daily. Smoky Khaki it is!


From the Sephora Website:
3 Couleurs Smoky Ready-To-Wear Smoky Eyes Palette
What it is:
An eye shadow duo and eye shadow base in an innovative sliding palette.

What it does:
This three-color eye shadow harmony helps you create catwalk smoky eyes in three easy steps. The slide-out palette features an extremely blendable base that perfectly preps and colors the eyelid, while the eye shadows offer different effects: matte for a natural ready-to-wear style or shiny for a glamorous, couture style.

Size: 0.19 oz


The Dior Smoky Khaki Ready-To-Wear Smoky Eyes Palette is nothing short of phenomenal. I was a little worried that the shades would be chalky, but the pigment is SO deep and smooth. It blends like a dream and is super easy to smoke out. There are several ways to wear these 3 shades, and any way you try they compliment each other perfectly.

I love how the case slides open and pops up to reveal a mirror, brushes and the 3 shades. The shades are listed as "dark khaki/ sparkling khaki/ soft golden khaki". The dark khaki doesn't really have a shimmer... there is no barrier between that shade and the sparkling khaki, so some of that migrated over. Even though there seems to be a lot of sparkle in the sparkling khaki it isn't over powering. It's a lot more dense than you'd think. I expected it to barely show up because the shimmer LOOKED grainy, however it is not. The golden shade is like butter and is awesome when used as a base or as an inner corner splash of light color.


For the eye look above I used the top left shade (dark khaki - soft smoky) in the crease, the right shade (sparkling khaki - couture smoky) on the lid, and the bottom shade (soft golden khaki - base) as a pop in the inner corner and to blend out above the crease shade. Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Stash was used to line the eyes, and UDPP was used to prep the eyes. The mascara is Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara in So Black.

I wish so badly there was a Purple Smoky set, but since there isn't I'm resigned to checking these out in person, because I definitely want at least one more.

The Dior 3 Couleurs Smoky Eye Shadow Palette retails for $48 and is available at Sephora, as well as Dior counters nationwide.

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7 comments:

PerilouslyPale said...

Love it! I'm not usually a fan of Dior eyeshadows though. I love this as a smokey colour combo.

Paula said...

I really want one of these palettes. I love the idea of it being 3 eyeshadows, because on a typical day my eye looks are comprised of 3 colors. I'm sort of leaning towards the smoky nude because it seems to be comprised of slightly cooler colors though. This looks wonderful on you though.

By the way, I must say that your blog is quickly becoming one of my top favorites. You're always reviewing things that I'm lemming and your reviews are great. Thank you!

BlushingNoir said...

I'm so glad, Paula! you have no idea how awesome it is to hear that ;) Thank you!!

The nude is definitely one you could wear with any thing at any time!

Joey said...

Sigh, this is just gorgeous! I want one of these palettes so badly! xoxo

LuLu said...

this is a beautiful color combo. Looks great on you!

Polarbelle said...

Oh yay! So glad I have this on preorder. It's prettier than I thought. Looks great on you.

Lexa said...

whoa that's pretty

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