Dior Petal Shine & Guerlain Gabrielle Rouge G Put a Spring in My Step!

Hey everyone! Today I’m sharing an everyday spring look with a purple kick with Dior Petal Shine and Guerlain Gabrielle Rouge G. Since both pieces have been around for a while, I am going to briefly go over how they work for me and show you the look I did!

The Dior Petal Shine Iridescent Quint (809) I have is a baby version. The compact is about the size of a Dior 1 Couleur eyeshadow. You can sometimes find these as GWPs (gift with purchase) or in sets (for example, my girl Taylor recently blogged about the Dior Diorshow New Look Set she got from Sephora).

Despite the fact that it is tiny, it is actually very easy to pick the colors up with MAC 239.

Dior Petal Shine packs a silvery peach, an icy pink, a peachy copper, a taupe, and a purple (the descriptions are majorly simplified since this isn’t meant to be a full review). Since it is an Iridescent Quint, every shade is shimmery. The texture of the eyeshadows is very interesting. It feels very creamy, almost slightly tacky but not exactly so. I have swatched a regular quint at a counter and it felt equally creamy. There is no trace of fallout whatsoever, and pigmentation is more than generous. There is also this translucency that makes them extra special!

Here is the swatch on my arm:

The light, shimmery, and translucent shades makes this quint a winner for spring! Most of the shades have more dimension than the similar ones I own, and it’s so easy to put a look together!

Guerlain Gabrielle Rouge G is another shade that screams spring. It is a shimmery nude peachy pink. Compared with the other Rouge G’s I own (Gracy and Gisela), Gabrielle is sheerer and more buttery with more glide. It is also less opaque with one swipe. The intensity can be built up, but I do notice a little product sinking into lip lines when I build up too much. It is very easy to slick Gabrielle on. It is just as comfortable to wear and moisturizing as the other Guerlain lipsticks I have tried. It wears about 3-4 hours on me (with food and drinks), which is considerably shorter than the Gracy and Gisela, but decent for such a buttery consistency.

Here is the swatch. One swipe at the bottom and built up on top:

For the look, I used the taupe on the inner half of my lids, the purple on the outer half, and silvery peach in the inner corners. To keep the look fresh, I went easy with the eyeliner. I also went over my lower lash line with the purple shade.

I blended some Le Métier de Beauté Tenné Créme Fresh Tint on my cheeks, contoured with Chanel Notorious (as per usual nowadays), and slicked on Guerlain Gabrielle Rouge G.

I like the translucency about both Dior Petal Shine Iridescent Quint and Guerain Gabrielle Rouge G. I have a preference for bolder and more opaque shades, but these two pieces are definitely interesting in a different way. Come spring, I’ll wear them like a happy trooper!

What do you think? Does this feel a bit out-of-place for the moment or are you all about spring already? Do you own a Dior Iridescent Quint (the other is Earth Reflection which has been on my wish list for a while now) or a Guerlain Rouge G?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • http://www.cuteandmundane.com/ Dovey

    Hi Sunny,

    I’m really loving lavenders lately, and Dior Petal shine looks perfect for the occasion :-) I can’t get over how cute the little quint is too; I don’t think I’ve ever seen one up close!

    • Sunny

      Haha I think it really is the size of a Dior 1 Couleur. It’s amazing to see how they can fit 5 shades in such a small compact, but 239 fits right in so using it isn’t difficult!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Lovely look, Sunny! I have the Petal Shine quint too and I love it, though to be honest I mostly love it for that GORGEOUS purply-taupe in the lower left hand corner :P But they’re all pretty and that icy iridescent pink makes a pretty inner corner highlighter, too! Seriously though, I NEED the Gabrielle Rouge G. I didn’t realize that it was that sheer and you know how I get around sheer lipsticks! :P

    • Sunny

      Hey Becca, I know what you mean! The taupe (and the purple) had me at hello!

      There are some sheerer and more everyday shades in the Rouge G line-up. Do check them out!

  • http://www.beautyloves.be BeautyLoves

    I wore the exact two products this week! Yesterday, I depotted Petal Shine, so it could fit into my MAC palette and I’m hoping I’ll reach for it more, because I love it! And you’re right, my 239 fits perfectly into the pans. Gabrielle is gorgeous as well, perfect for Spring!

    • Sunny

      Wow you depotted Petal Shine? I have never attempted to depot Dior quints, but I just took a look and realized it can be done relatively easily. Glad to hear these two work well for you too!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    that mini-palette is so cute :D

    • Sunny

      I know! It’s tiny!

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    I love the colour of the lipstick, it is something I would wear myself and it definately screams ‘spring’! So do I btw…

    • Sunny

      Haha yeah I thought this is more like your thing than an opaque red ;)

  • http://followmarla.blogspot.com/ Marla

    Love the shade of that lipstick. That is a color I would wear.

    • Sunny

      Glad to hear that, Marla! It’s light, but there is enough peach/pink in it to prevent it from making me look washed-out.

  • http://myfashiontrendencies.com Chris

    That baby Door quint is spool cute!

    • Sunny

      Haha I know! It’s ITTY BITTY!

  • http://icarias.blogspot.ca Icaria

    I love that lipstick shade and it looks great on you. I can’t wait for Spring!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much girly! It’s a little ironic to think about spring when the temperature is really dropping here, but I have to keep hoping it’ll come soon!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    Petal shine is the first Dior quint I own and I really love how easy it is to use the shades in the quint.

    • Sunny

      Yay I’m glad to hear you love it too! It’s so beautifully translucent!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    The quint is surprisingly delicate and pretty! I like it! I also really like your earrings, Sunny! Where are they from?

    • Sunny

      Hey Larie, delicate is definitely the adjective for Petal Shine!

      I’ve had those earrings for years and I must have got them back home! Sorry it’s not more helpful.

  • http://lippylash.blogspot.com lippylash

    I’m in love with that nude peachy pink lipstick! woow!

    • Sunny

      I bet Gabrielle will look great on you!

  • http://www.nymphette.be Marijke

    Pretty pretty pretty!!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Marijke!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    Thank you Sunny! I love this one. The shades are so pretty. I actually really love the idea of the smaller sizes, I will never use it all anyway. The look is gorgeous and I’m loving that Guerlain lipstick.. Gorgeous!

    • Sunny

      You’re welcome, Taylor! I wish all companies would make mini-size products and sell them for cheaper. I’d be so proud of myself if I could ever hit pan on anything!

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.sg/ Jacqueline

    What a cute little palette! The colours are so springy :)

    • Sunny

      I know! The colors are so soft, pearly, and translucent!

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    A soft feminine springtime look :-) I would imagine a bolder lip version looking fantastic too! Very nice!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Lily! I’d like to pair the quint with maybe fuchsia next time!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

    I love the soft purple touch in your eyemakeup a lot. and that rouge g! ah, guerlain <3 ;)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Claire! I think the pearliness in the shade makes it so much softer! And who doesn’t love a bit of Guerlain? I know I do ;)

      • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

        … guerlain is awesome! love! and I love that you are a fan of guerlain as well :D the only problem I have: most of the guerlain SA are not very friendly, lol (at least not the one I met, haha).

        • Sunny

          Hmm I don’t have that impression, but I’ve heard different stories about rude SAs at different counters. I personally like it when they just let me probe around on my own!

          • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

            true! it also depends on the person of course. all depends ;)

  • http://www.lenallure.com L e n a

    oh the soft illuminated shades from the quint is so lovely!
    you look very natural and polished. beautiful, Sunny! :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much, Lena! Despite the fact that there is quite a bit of purple in the look, the pearly quality about it makes it less in-your-face!

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    The quint is gorgeous !

    • Sunny

      It is! Now I want Earth Reflection more than ever!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    i almost bought gabrielle but got gemma instead! gabrielle is sooo pretty on you though, now i’m not sure if that’s what i should’ve picked! :)

    • Sunny

      Oh but Gemma is really cute too! I don’t have it but the swatches look lovely ;)

  • http://www.beauty-reflections.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    So pretty on you! I like cute mini palettes. :) Makes me smile.
    I’m starting to get into spring, but it’s hard to do that when there’s like 3 feet of snow around you!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Tracy! 3 feet of snow? I’m already whining because it started snowing for real last night. I wouldn’t get out of the house at all if there were 3 feet of snow out there!