Hey everyone! I hope you’re not feeling too slumpy from the celebration! To pump some happy energy back in you, I have the star of the show from Dior Chérie Bow collection today, Rose Poudré. It claims to be a “makeup palette for glowing eyes & lips.” Pretty promising in my book!
Dior Rose Poudré has rather hefty metal packaging. It is shaped like a bow tie with a clasp that reminds me of pearls, and the white/light pink/dusty pink top probably wins many ladies over! I like the fact that it is very girly and elegant, but at the same time it doesn’t feel too cutesy or juvenile. It still has that lovely Dior attitude about it!
The palette opens to two applicators, three eyeshadows, an eyeliner, and a lip gloss.
The first eyeshadow shade is a frosty silvery pink. The one in the middle is probably the most interesting shade here. On me it is an almost taupe-y oyster gray that pulls a bit mauve. It is lightly shimmery with a satin finish. The third shade is a dark grayish brown. It contains tiny shimmery particle, but finish-wise it could almost be matte (just a bit of sheen). All three eyeshadows are soft and pigmented (the darkest one is slightly drier but still has decent pigmentation), and there’s no fallout to worry about!
The eyeliner is very creamy and glides on easily. However, if you are looking for a dramatic true black liner, this is not it. It looks a bit grayish on, and while it can be built up to a certain extent, overall it gives a softer look rather than an intense one. On me, the staying power of this cream liner is close to a pencil liner. It’s perfectly fine on my lower lash line, but if I do a thicker line on my upper lash line (like what I usually do), it could crease a bit by the end of the day. It doesn’t smudge, so you are not going to end up with dirty-looking panda eyes. Another tip for applying this is trying not to blink too fast. You might find it helps with the staying power if you give it slightly longer than a gel liner to set!
Hurrah for the lid on the gloss! It is very lightly-tinted pink with shimmer, and the texture isn’t sticky. It is not too visible on my pigmented lips, so it’s more like some sparkle and shine. It wears for three hours on me (no food or drink).
Here is the swatch:
See how interesting the second eyeshadow is? I don’t think I own anything remotely similar!
I actually did a couple of looks with this palette, and you have seen the first with the Too Faced lip liner. I used the eyeshadows in a vertical gradient, though the liner in there is my regular black gel liner (that way you also get to compare the difference between a regular gel liner with the cream liner in the palette). Here is a better look at the eyes:
For the second look, I used the taupe-y gray all over my lids with the grayish brown in the outer corners. I highlighted the inner corners with the frosty pink, applied the cream liner, and slicked the gloss on my lips:
The eyeshadow combination leans cool, but they don’t look out of place on my skin tone (NC25-30). I do think Rose Poudré will be easier for those with fair and fair-to-medium skin tones to wear, and if your undertone is neutral to cool, it’ll look even better!
Bottom line: Dior Chérie Bow Rose Poudré has good quality overall (especially the eyeshadows). Like all the collector’s pieces in Dior collections, Rose Poudré is probably not a must-have. However, if you prefer softer and lighter looks for spring, and you lean fair/neutral/cool, it might be a lovely palette in your stash!
What do you think? Does Dior Rose Poudré look like what you would wear? Would you buy something if the packaging speaks to you?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx