All (Bow) Tied-Up: Dior Chérie Bow Rose Poudré Swatch/Review

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 lineDior 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

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Wow I wasn’t expecting to like ANY of this collection but this palette ain’t half bad! It does look lovely on you Sunny! I think you can wear ANY colour well! :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Tracy! You’re just too kind! Give me a pastel baby blue and you’ll know what disaster looks like on me LOL

  • Meeline

    Ouhhhhh, the packaging is super cute. I can’t explain why but I find the inside a little disappointing. The swatches are pretty, are these eye shadows pigmented? The lipstick shade suits you.

    • Sunny

      Hey Meeline, the eyeshadows are pretty pigmented. I needed little to no building-up to achieve the colors you see in the swatch picture. Hope this helps :)

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    That oyster grey/taupe shade is definitely my favorite and it’s a pretty palette overall, but definitely not a must-have for me. Still, it’s gorgeous on you (as always)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Becca! They might not be colors that I would typically reach for, but I think they work fine!

  • Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    Love the look on you. Very classy and beautiful. Dior always come up with very pretty packaging.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Angela! I agree with you on pretty packaging 😉

  • Teri

    Big fan of the packaging! But like you said, it’s more like a collectors item, a very cute one tho! Love your hair btw!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Teri!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    This looks much better than Rose Perle, Sunny. Pigmentation is much better!

    • Sunny

      I think this will show up better on fair-to-medium skin tones for sure!

  • Paris B

    I don’t know if its just me but all the shadows in the Dior Spring collection look similar when I use them – the quint, this palette, the trio LOL But it does look lovely and springy on you. And would you look at that red lipstick! 😉 Happy New Year!

    • Sunny

      Happy new year Paris! Cherie Bow has many shades that will probably look particularly good on fair and cool-toned people. I would still like to swatch the quints and trios when they come out, though I don’t know if I can pull the shades off easily.

  • beauties

    very handy :)

    • Sunny

      Yeah it packs everything you need 😉

  • Marla

    Love the case and love Dior. What more can I say. I’ll have to check this out.

    • Sunny

      Haha let me know how you like it in person, Marla!

  • Redhotjillypeppers

    I love those colours ! And the packaging is so pretty.

    • Sunny

      They’re very soft and pretty for sure!

  • BeautyLoves

    I love the colour swatches!

    • Sunny

      Oh I bet this one will work really well for you!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    It is a star! Especiaaly the taupe colour i really really love, it would suit me fine for a change!

    • Sunny

      LOL Peggy you’re going to have so much fun in spring! The taupe is very interesting indeed 😉

  • Larie

    I think the packaging is really cute, too, but I agree that it’s not a must-have. Darling, though!

    • Sunny


  • Rainy Days & Lattes

    I love that the palette has a lid on the lip gloss!!!!!! that is thoughtful especially in a palette like that 😀
    You look sultry! I love it.

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Jen! I agree the lid is a great touch!

  • Catherine (@bcrueltyfree)

    I’m not really loving the colors in this palette, but there is a sort of Mad Men-esque 60s appeal to the packaging! The look you created with it is lovely :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Catherine! I wouldn’t call the colors universally-flattering, but I bet they look fantastic on some!

  • Marijke

    Looks great!!

    • Sunny

      I bet it’ll look great on you, Marijke!

  • Emi at Project Swatch

    The compact is just so cute :)

    • Sunny

      Yup that pattern is very retro chic! My bestie had a pair of really pretty flats with houndstooth pattern when we were at university. This reminds me of them :)

  • Shoegal

    Another great review that’s threatening to make me shell out more cash to Dior! Stop me before I become “Dioraddict”! (Is that a nice name for a lipstick?) Seriously, as I don’t wear eyeshadow in general, I’d really want to get started with a multifunctional palette. Any suggestions?

    • Sunny

      Hey girly, I am personally not usually the biggest fan of all-in-one palettes because they could get messy (Dior ones are exceptions because the glosses are covered by lids). If you can still find Guerlain Liu Eye and Lip Calligraphy Palette (it’s from their Christmas collection), you should definitely take a look. It packs two great bold lip shades (they last well so you won’t really have to carry the palette around), three eyeshadows and one eyeshadow that can be used wet as liner (it lasts well on me and is pigmented enough). I’ll keep an eye on similar ones for you!

  • Claire

    I am not a fan of such palettes but Guerlain Liu taught me not to judge 😛 I really like the middle shade, that is such a beautiful grey (I think Dior does very beautiful greys with interesting undertones … but the texture …). I really hope the texture will be good (or at least look good on my dry lids, lol). I think I could easily live without the gloss/balm there though 😀

    • Sunny

      Hey Claire, the gray shade here has good texture for me. I didn’t have any problems with it! I think Dior played safe with the gloss. Would be great if it were something unexpected!

  • Meryl @ Memoiselle

    Hi Sunny,
    The packaging is sooo pretty! Dior has never fails to drool me especially during spring time :)
    The eyeshadow looks very nice and pigmented. I love the lipgloss too :)
    Ahh Spring is always the most exciting season for makeup IMO!

    • Sunny

      Hey Meryl, I’m glad to hear you like how this looks! I don’t pull spring colors off the best, but I can see why they’re exciting! Do check the collection out when it hits the stores!

  • robin

    they are gorgeoussss!

    • Sunny

      Hey Robin, I hope you’ll check this collection out!