Monday, April 18, 2016

No Shrinking Violet


Dior Beauty was on a roll this Spring, churning out several collections. Not that I'm complaining, but now I'm having a hard time remembering which products went with what release...the frivolous things we stress about.

Today, I'm going to showcase two more items I purchased from the Blue Nature Collection: 956 Violet Garden, and 292 Coeur De Fleur.


Another Backstage Boutique, Isetan Shinjuku exclusive, the aptly named 956 Violet Garden is a glorious palette for Spring. Purples are one of my favorite shades of eyeshadows, and my heart goes a pitter-patter from the color combinations of Violet Garden.


Color description from left to right:

A matte, mid-toned, dusty red-violet with thinly dispersed silver micro-glitter that disappears on the lids.

A frosted white with a pink douchrome.

A grey-based, mid-toned, dusty lavender with a satin finish.

An amethyst-based, dark taupe with a satin finish.

a satin, mid-toned, carnation pink with a golden duochrome.

all five of the shadows have a great texture, apply and blend smoothly. They're pigmented, but not insanely pigmented; which works great when achieving various levels of intensity.


Dior Addict Lipstick in 292 Coeur De Fleur is the peanut butter to 956 Violet Garden's jelly; love wearing these two together.

Although not part of the Blue Nature collection, 957 Hortensia Diorshow Colour & Contour Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Duo (of the Glowing Gardens collection) partners favorably with Violet Gardens and Coeur de Fleur. I really liked the Diorshow Colour & Contour Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Duo, and picked up all of them; these babies are budge-proof and long-lasting.


Color description from left to right: 957 Hortensia, 292 Coeur de Fleur.

An Icy, pale ballet pink.

A muted, grape purple.

A milky, nudish-mauvish-pink.


Look Breakdown:
Face:
Sonia Rykiel Fresh Gel Foundation SPF25 PA++ in shade 30.
Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush in Coral Riviera 002.
Dior Label Glowing Colour Blush in 004 (apply a layer of the reddish-pink-coral on the applies of the cheeks, then mix all shades together, and layer them over the first shade, and dust the excess all over the face).
Eyes:
Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin Concealer.
Le Metier de Beaute Eye Brightening & Setting Powder in Revive. 
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (eyeshadow base).
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 956 Violet Garden:
The taupe shadow (all over the lid and along the outer half of the lower lashline).
The red-violet shadow (applied on the outer corner and connecting it to the lower lashline).
The dusty lavender shadow (used to blend out the taupe shade in the crease, and the inner half of the lower lashline).
The white shadow (on the brow bone).
The carnation pink shadow (in the inner corner).
Dior Diorshow Colour & Contour Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Duo in 957 Hortensia (used the eyeliner on the waterline).
Dior Diorshow Designer Mascara in 088 Pro Anthracite (upper lashes).
Dior Diorshow Designer Mascara in 868 Pro Magenta (lower lashes).
Lips:
Mac Lip Pencil in Stripdown.
Dior Addict Lipstick in 292 Coeur de Fleur.



Look Breakdown:
Face:
Sonia Rykiel Fresh Gel Foundation SPF25 PA++ in shade 30.
Dior Bronze Harmonie de Blush in Coral Riviera 002.
Dior Label Glowing Colour Blush in 004 (apply a layer of the reddish-pink-coral on the applies of the cheeks, then mix all shades together, and layer them over the first shade, and dust the excess all over the face).
Eyes:
Shu Uemura Hard Formula Brow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
Surratt Beauty Surreal Skin Concealer.
Le Metier de Beaute Eye Brightening & Setting Powder in Revive. 
MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (eyeshadow base).
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 956 Violet Garden:
The taupe shadow (all over the lid).
The red-violet shadow (patted over the taupe shade on the lid, applying it intensely along the upper and lower lashline).
The dusty lavender shadow (blended in the crease and on the brow bone).
The white shadow (in the inner corner).
Dior Diorshow Colour & Contour Eyeshadow & Eyeliner Duo in 957 Hortensia (the shadow patted thinly in the inner corner under the white shadow and the grape purple eyeliner on the waterline).
Dior Diorshow Designer Mascara in 088 Pro Anthracite (upper lashes).
Dior Diorshow Designer Mascara in 868 Pro Magenta (lower lashes).
Lips:
Mac Lip Pencil in Stripdown.
Dior Addict Lipstick in 292 Coeur de Fleur.

I'm really loving the majority of all the Spring beauty collections, and the variation of combinations. I found 956 Violet Garden exceptionally inspirational; I've already made a significant dent in four of the five shades.

2 comments :

  1. That palette is such a beauty! Lovely shades that is sure pretty in an eye makeup. i think the icy pink is too sheer for me.

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    1. The icy pink is gorgeous in person. If you feel it'll be too sheer, wear into under a white base or wet.

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