The Dior Chérie Bow Collection for Spring 2013 includes the beautiful Dior 5-Color Chérie Bow Edition Eyeshadow Palette in 724 Rose Ballerine ($61 USD / $61 CAD), a gorgeous palette filled with five soft, feminine hues with a delicate embossed houndstooth pattern. This limited edition collection is available January 15, 2013 at Dior counters!
This eyeshadow palette maintains all of the signature qualities of a Dior 5-Color Eyeshadow Palette, including the velvet pouch, deep navy compact, large interior mirror and two double-ended applicators, however the eyeshadows in this limited-edition palette have a gorgeous, embossed houndstooth pattern.
The shades include a mid-tone rosy pink (top left), a pale icy lilac (top right), a shimmery white (center), a soft pink champagne (bottom left) and a mid-tone taupe (bottom right). All of the shades have the same satin texture, except for the center shade which has a glittery finish. All of the shades are fairly pigmented; not the most intense colors i’ve seen before, but it gets the ‘soft wash of feminine color’ right on.
I really love the colors in this palette- I usually stray away from pink eyeshadows because they aren’t the easiest to wear (especially because pinks can make you look tired or sick), but the shades in this palette are a unique variety of the color family that actually looks quite flattering. I love the beautiful satin finish, which reflects light without being shimmery- it gives your eyes a glow instead of shimmer.
The center glittery shade is quite chunky, but I actually really like it. I wouldn’t recommend using it as an eyeshadow per sé, but more as a texture to layer on top once your eye look is complete. It adds a hint of glittery without overwhelming the look- like sprinkles on a cupcake, this eyeshadow adds a hint of feminine sparkle to the other shades.
The only thing that I find a bit difficult with this palette is that there isn’t much variety, since all of the shades are quite light except for the bottom right taupe hue- it’s a gorgeous shade, but it’s really the only crease/liner shade in the entire palette… so you’re stuck with it. The good news? It pairs beautifully with all of the other shades.
I’m a fan of this palette, and I’ve been using it quite a lot lately- I’m trying to ration myself to make sure I save it for Spring when these pale pinks and soft feminine textures will be right on trend.