I am typically a die hard fan of Dior eye shadow quints, but the Fairy Golds palette from their Holiday 2012 Le Grand Bal collection, although pretty, has me waffling in the land of “like” rather than love. Resplendent with medium to large glitter particles, it is a sparkle lover’s dream…which I am not.
I adored the whole concept behind his collection:
“Now that Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother no longer exists, the couturier must be the magician,” said Christian Dior. From Monsieur Dior’s extravagant parties in Granville, his childhood home, to the Parisian balls of the Roaring Twenties, the couturier was profoundly fascinated by the transformative qualities of the ball gown and the fantasy of a fabulous fete. Now, Dior debuts a makeup collection inspired by Dior’s love for entertaining.
This palette fits the vision to perfection, but it took some consideration to make it work for me. I purchased it via The Bay online and was surprised how iridescent it was compared to the promo images online.
The two neutral shades and the brown are similar to colours in permanent Dior quints but it is convenient to have them in the same palette. The formula is the tried and true Dior satin that I have come to love and they apply beautifully across the lid and in to the crease. The glitter white and gold apply more opaque wet, but when dry they offer light buildable pigmentation that is best applied with fingers to avoid minor fall-out. I like t0 to apply the white to the inner corners for an eye popping highlight and a pat of gold to the centre of they eye for a light catching effect.