Disclaimer: Purchased by me.
But the truth is, I hardly EVER splurge on cosmetics made by the highest of high-end brands, like Dior or Chanel.
But every now and then, something comes along that plays to my weakness and BAM! My wallet is crying.
I stopped into Nordstom a couple weeks ago to pick up ONE Dior Nail Polish, Pampille (Manicurator made me do it, GAH! I saw her photos on IG and I was done). As the sales clerk searched for it, I made the mistake of looking over the rest of the Trianon spring collection display of makeup.
That’s when my eyes met the five, pretty spring colors in the 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Dulcinee.
The sales clerk came back and said that Pampille was not in stock, but he could order it for me and have it delivered for free. So I did it.
At first I told him I wanted to add Dulcinee to my purchase, and he pulled it out of the stock for me. I had second thoughts, and said never mind. It was absurd, I thought, to spend $60 on an eye shadow palette when I have 389751874359204651374103845 palettes and eye colors at home.
Needless to say, I ordered the palette online, hours later.
This is my first Dior palette, so I took pictures as I took it out of the packaging, because I was pretty impressed that it came with a velvet pouch.
Then I opened it and I swear I heard angels singing.
I couldn’t wait to wear this, and I figured that even though it’s a nice spring palette, I could totally do a look with it and say I was going for “ice princess.”
I totally disregard the sponge-tip applicators that come in palettes, by the way. I keep them in there, for show and possible touch-ups, but I apply my eye makeup with brushes.
Here’s back of hand swatches:
- Satiny, almost radiant orchid purple pearl color
- Satiny blue teal
- Pearl sea green with golden shine to it
- Pearlescent light pink
- Wet-look, fine glittery white
All of these shades needed build up to achieve the opacity that you see in my swatches. The sea green and light pink shades seemed to put color on the lid and hand easier than the other shades.
Here’s how I wore it:
And here’s a couple full-face shots:
I loved wearing this palette.
Sometimes, when I wear makeup, I feel like I’m covering something up, like my rosacea. Sometimes I feel self-conscious, especially when I am trying out a new lip color or wearing a bold eye look. Then there are times, like this time, when I feel pretty BECAUSE of the makeup I’m wearing. I don’t know if that makes sense; I mean, obviously we feel pretty with makeup but I usually do it and don’t think much about it but with this palette on my lids I FELT prettier.
That to me, that confidence and excitement over how a simple five-some of eyeshadow could boost my mood, made the $60 pricetag worthwhile (I still cringe when I say it though, lol!)
For this look I also used: Milani Power Lip in Raspberry Tart, Maybelline MegaPlush Mascara, Ardency Inn Punker World’s Baddest Eyeliner, CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Liquid Foundation in Ivory, Serenity + Scott Brow Gel in Golden Blonde and Wet n’ Wild CoverAll Pressed Powder in Fair/Light.
So what do you think of Dulcinee? Do you treat yourself on things like this, like I did? Would you ever buy this or any other Dior palette?!
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