Saturday, July 30, 2011

EOTD - Dior Blue Tie SMOKING BLUE 001 Eye & Lip Palette

Awhile back I posted my review on the Dior Blue Tie Smoking Blue 001 Eye & Lip Palette. You can click the link to see more pics and swatches of this product.

I obviously didn't do my look with this palette as soon as I'd hoped to. It's been a busy couple of weeks! I'm not sure what my opinion on this is. It's totally beautiful, and the navy shades work for me... But when I apply them on the eye they ALL look the same. $70 for a collectors palette is probably the right price point, but I don't think I'm too happy paying it, when I'm not so much of a collector of makeup, but more of a user of makeup. Nothing sits in my stash unused.

I do, however LOVE the fact that the lip part of this palette has a cover. ALL lip/eye palettes should have a cover over the lip. My big OCD about lip palettes is the mess.. this hides the goop look. YAY!

Onto the eye look!

I used the bottom right silver shade all over the lid and up through and past the crease. I then took the top left navy shade and dropped it into the crease and blended it through and into the outer V. Using the upper right blue shade I patted that onto my lid.

Now, I planned to use the bottom left sparkly black/blue shade as my liner, but I hateeee using shadows (especially palette shadows) wet. I tried to do it dry and it was really a no go. I deepened the liner using Dior Waterproof Crayon Eyeliner in Trinidad Black. For mascara, I used the Dior DiorShow Extase Mascara that I got in my most recent Dior Diva Gift.

I haven't heard the best things about this palette. Reviews are looking largely negative. I thought the shades were beautiful and pigmented, but $70 is hard to swallow when there are very similar shades out there that are much cheaper and a bit more smooth. However, if you're a collector, you must have this. I'm a sucker for packaging, and this compact is super heavy, shiny... it's just full of pretties!

Did you pick up anything from the Dior Blue Tie collection? What was your favorite? This palette was the only thing I picked up, but I'm lemming on a few of the lippies.


Lara Faye said...

i love your long lashes! :)
it suits the eyeshadow well. :)

a darkened horizon said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and you have beautiful eyes! :)

Brooke @ Blushing Noir said...

thank you, ladies!!

LVMAKEUP said...

Looks gorgeous on you! I can;t wait to get the leopard looking compact when it comes out! That is so me :)

Hopelessly Devoted To Makeup said...

OMG stunning!!!! I want this!

AtelierBeauty(dot)com said...

I've read at least 2 posts on how disappointing this new palette is, but you execute the colors really well! I avoid using eyeshadows wet as well, unless I needed the intensity which doesn't happen too often!

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