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