Happy weekend! How is it for you so far? I am probably going to be really stuck with work (again), but I’ve got to show you the Dior Aurora Couture Color Eyeshadow Palette and Turquoise Diorshow Liner before I can start doing anything else. Seriously, they are that exciting!
Aurora and Turquoise are part of the Dior Croisette Collection for summer 2012. Croisette is a thoroughfare in Cannes (Promenade de la Croisette or Boulevard de la Croisette. The literal English translation would be little cross drive, though if you Google pictures you will see it is grand). This collection is indeed infused with colors that are inspired by the French Riviera, and today I am showing you the Aurora palette as well as Turquoise eyeliner!
Even before I saw Aurora in person, I knew it would be incredibly flattering on girls with warm skin tone. I had not previously owned any orange eyeshadows, but with this palette you can really incorporate orange with ease!
On the upper left corner, this palette is composed of a burnished orange-gold. It is high on the shimmer factor, but not at all frosty. The texture and color payoff are fantastic!
On the upper right corner, we have a medium brown. It is also very warm-toned. There is a soft sheen, and the texture/color payoff are equally excellent.
The color in the middle is the only cool-toned shade of this palette. It is a slightly frosty icy pink, perfect for highlighting those inner corners! The pigmentation of this shade isn’t as strong as the others, but for highlighting purposes I think it more than fits the bill.
On the lower right we see a peachy beige. It is very shimmery and somehow iridescent. The color payoff isn’t the best, but it is decent. It is a color I would use for a light wash of my inner half/third of the lids or inner corners, and again for this purpose it works very well.
Last but not least, we have an orange! It is somehow peachy on me and infused with golden shimmer. It also has a beautiful sheen, and the texture and color payoff are again out of this world!
The turquoise eyeliner turned out to be another must-have out of this collection. It is a beautiful turquoise with some silver sparkle. I’ll have to admit the texture is rather hard and dry, but the performance compensates for the texture! Even WITHOUT a primer, it stays on my lower lash line all day with no fading, budging, and smudging. It is the first eyeliner I have tried that can manage this level of performance! I have tried to layer it on top of a liquid eyeliner, and it held up perfectly well too.
What I really love about these two pieces is that besides the quality and the fact that they work very well on those with warm skin tone (though I would say Turquoise would work very well on virtually anybody), you really only need these to go on holiday. With Aurora, you can create very neutral looks as well as a much more dramatic, colorful one. I did two to show you how versatile it is. Are you ready to see them?
To lounge on the beach or beside the pool during daytime, I would go for a more neutral look. Here I used the peachy-beige on the inner half, the gold on the outer, the icy pink for inner corner highlight, and the turquoise eyeliner on my lower lash line. Another obvious option is to use the brown for the outer half. That way it would be very natural, as if your eyes were born with all that amazing dimension!
For some nighttime glamour (say you met a Ryan Gosling lookalike lounging beside the pool and are meeting him for a drink… Hey, a girl can dream, right?), I used the gold for the inner half, orange on the outer half, and the brown for my outer v. I also added a bit of the brown to my lower lash line.
Who’s ready for a lot of summer fun with these? I know I am!
For that effortless great skin and sun protection, may I suggest Dior Hydra Life BB Cream? The lip products showed here are Guerlain Shine Automatique, which I will soon review for you so stay tuned!
What do you think about the collection? Anything you would like to grab? Would you be interested in checking out Aurora and Turquoise in person?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
PS: Stay tuned for the giveaway! A little birdie told me these might be included!
Disclosure: The products mentioned in this review are sent by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.