The Dior Chérie Bow Collection for Spring 2013 includes the Dior Twin Set Shadow/Liner in 060 Grey Sigh ($30 USD / $30 CAD), a double-ended eyeshadow pencil, with one cream shadow end and one powder shadow end, both in deep, pewter grey shades. This limited edition collection is available January 15, 2013 at Dior counters!
I’ve never tried anything like the Dior Twin Set before- they are an interesting concept, and are a great tool for that effortless, imperfect smoky eye that is super trendy for Spring. When I first saw the shadow side, I honestly through that the sponge had been used (haha!) but that’s the way it comes… the powder basically comes out of the sponge applicator, making it a much more easy-to-use loose powder.
The cream shadow pencil has a twist-up mechanism to reveal more product as you use it. The shade is a beautiful deep, slate grey with shimmer. It can be used as an eyeliner or as an eyeshadow. It has a creamy, blendable texture that sets quite nicely.
The powder shadow sponge, as I just mentioned, dispenses the product as you use it through the sponge tip. The sponge is quite large, so it isn’t very easy to be precise. The powder eyeshadow is much more sheer, although it does have a grey tint and shimmer as well. I wouldn’t use the shadow on its own, but only over top of the cream pencil.
My favorite way (and really only way) to use this duo is to line the rims of my eyes with the cream pencil, quite thick, then blend it out and soften it with the powder eyeshadow. Not only does the powder help set the cream, but it also gives the look a soft, smoky finish. One of the biggest trends that we’ll be seeing this Spring is undone makeup; essentially a quick and effortless look that is a tiny bit messy, but still chic- and I think this product is great for that.
Overall, the product isn’t a total winner for me. The powder has quite a bit of fall out and the product in itself isn’t very versatile other than a soft, smoky liner (especially for the price point).