I hope you are all having a great weekend. Saturday is almost gone, gone! *sniff sniff* But let's concentrate on the half- full side, there is a beautiful Sunday coming up, yay. Close to our place there is a light festival tonight. We are not trying to figure out if we can still make it. Probably not as it has been already quite late. In Germany everything closes super early. This one is until 12 although it gets dark only at 10:30. There is an hour and half time to see the beautiful lights they installed in the park. Almost all the festivals finish at 12:00. even Octoberfest!
On a side note have you already entered my give-away for a $100 gift card to get the pretty charms your heart desires? Check it out here. It runs only until tomorrow night.
Now back to the topic. I already posted the first impressions and swatches of Dior Cosmopolite collection. Despite the weather, I tested these not summer appropriate smoky metallics last week. I would like yo share my thoughts with you this week. Let me start with the eye shadow palette Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic.
|Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic|
Now first the bad news, at least for me. It is not called Electric but Eclectic!!
What was I thinking when I commented that I love make-up with names having electricity. Booh! On a brighter note, I like this name more, Eclectic, it is beautiful and I don't think I own any other make-up product with this name.
Now the good news? It may not swatch all that good (read: abysmal) and it feels very dry to touch but... It applies nice and with almost no fall out. In this aspect it is not like Pied-de-Poule (phew, who needs another PdP?). So yay for that.
That said I didn't know what to do with very close purple shades and almost blackened green without any lustre. I will come to that soon.
|Close-up: Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic|
Here are the shades offered in the palette:
Top left: a reddish mid-toned plum with sparse bluish glitter. This is the only shade I haven't tried on my lids as it appeared very close to the other plum and looked like the glitter right fall out. I will update here if it does by the next try.
Top right: light nude pink with satin finish. This shade feels very buttery to touch and applies beautifully. It doesn't show up on me very much though because it is so close to my skin color. I use it to blend the other strong shades over the crease for a smooth transition.
Bottom right: very deep blackened plum with satin to matte finish. This is a dry shade which is not so bad in the end because I suspect if it would be smoother, it could have fall out. I like using it on the crease and outer corner.
Bottom left: a very deep blackened green with natural undertones and satin finish. This shade looks very much like the deep plum once applied on the lids and gets a little muddy when you combine these. Although the finish is satin, it looks more matte on the lids.
Center: this has an overspray to that and looks silver. Once it is used once, it becomes a frosty off-white. I swatched them side by side below so you can see. Too bad about it, I was loving the strong metallic white/silver here but what is underneath turned out to be subtler.
|Swatch: Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic|
Here is Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic on my eyes. I applied the green on the inner half, plum on the outer half and silver in the middle. I blended over the crease with the nude pink. I am wearing a green Shu Uemura liner along the lover lash line.
|In-action: Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic|
Here is the full look. More details about the cheeks and lips are coming up. These as well as the highlighter are all from the same collection.
|FOTD with Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic|
When I applied Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic, it reminded me of Chanel Les 4 Ombres Tissé Gabrielle. They are both smoky and have green and plums in there. When I swatched them side by side though, they were not very close. The resulting effect on me eyes is though. Now something to note down, the formula of the new Chanel quads are so good but I am rather disappointed with the Dior ones. During side by side swatch, I remembered that again. The following swatches are one swipe (Chanel side) and multiple building up/swatching (Dior side).
If you want any other comparison swatches, please let me know. I put this one close to Constellation and Bonne Etoile, they are very different in terms of finish and colors. Sigh, weren't those the days with buttery lovely Dior formula?
|Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic vs. Chanel Les 4 Ombres #208 Tisse Gabrielle|
|Swatch: Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic vs. Chanel Les 4 Ombres #208 Tisse Gabrielle|
Final thoughts: Dior 5 Couleurs Cosmopolite #866 Eclectic is a nice palette which is unique to my collection. No fall out here during application so yay! I am a little undecided about the finish and separability of the shades on the eye though. I am hoping that although overspray wore out, the middle shade can still bring some light to otherwise dark and close shades with not much of a dimension. If you like it super smoky, you may love it!
What do you think, yay or nay?
Disclaimer: The product in this post was purchased by me.