J’Adore Dior: IT Lash & Fluid Stick (Intrigue)

Two new additions from Dior got my attention recently. I’m an admitted mascara snob, so I wanted to see what the new ‘It Lash’ was all about. So I gave that, and the Dior Fluid Stick (Intrigue) a test drive:

Turns out, this new mascara is pretty good, in spite of that horrid plastic wand. I’m not a fan of those wands… I find them bendy and difficult to steady when applying mascara. But the formula on this mascara is so good, that I forgive the wand. It’s thin, and needs to be built. I prefer 3-5 coats because once you get it on there, your lashes just SING. You should note that this formula lengthens and separates, but doesn’t really volumize. Still, it looks wonderful. Every time I wear it, I’ve been complimented on it and asked about it.

I honestly thought this was going to be a lot like the YSL Glossy Stains. But it’s more opaque, and thicker (the YSL version is almost watery). It reminds me a lot of the lip cremes from Stila and Beaute. It’s got a lot more shine than those, more like a gloss, but it definitely has the opaqueness of a lip creme or even a lipstick.

Although this looks more like a berry under artificial light (which where I photographed my face), it’s very purple in natural light (as in the swatch). So use the swatch as your reference.


DiorSkin Nude Foundation (050)

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift (Cara)

Charlotte Tilbury Feline Flick (lashline)

New Winner: Dior Garden Edition….

I had to pick a new winner for the Dior Garden Edition Palette. I gave it as long as I could.

The Winner Is…

Perilously Pale!
Perilous, you have 48 hours to contact me at shahada@habibibody.com with your  mailing address. I’ll also contact you on twitter, and via email. Congratulations!



I recently announced the winner of the latest giveaway… Erykah C. Here’s the prize:

I sent an email… to respond with a mailing address so I can ship out the palette.

If I don’t have a response by tonight (which will be 48 hours from the original annuoncement), I’ll pick another winner.

FOTD: Garden Edition (2)

I went back into the Dior ‘Garden Edition’ quint for this FOTD. I used the green and pink colors, then brought them together with a bit of deep brown.

*When working on medium to dark skin tones, the best way to bring ‘brighter’ or ‘pastel’ colors together is with a neutral deeper tone, like brown, or dark grey*

Senna Barely Base in Medium
Chanel Blush in Imprevu
Guerlain Sun In The City Illuminating Powder (highlight)
Dior ‘Garden Edition’ Eyeshadow Quint:
Green Eye Shadow (lids)
Pink Eye Shadow (above crease)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (lashline/outer crease/under waterline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in #1 (waterline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Make Up For Ever Rouge Natural Lipstick in N6

GIVEAWAY: Dior Garden Edition Eyeshadow Quint (CLOSED)

Hey Guys,

As promised, I’m paying forward one of the gorgous Dior ‘Garden Edition’ Eyeshadow Palettes.

Love this thing… PERFECT for Spring and Summer!
You guys know the drill… you MUST be a public subscriber/follower to qualify. I’ve currently disabled GFC on the blog because it’s cutting up (again)… but I can see you on my Blogger Dashboard. You can amp your chances by liking Adventures In Makeup on Facebook, and following @shahadakarim on Twitter. You can get even more entries by following via Networked Blogs (in the sidebar), liking Habibi Bath & Body on Facebook, and following @habibibody on Twitter. Each action counts as an additional entry.



Lashing Out at Dior ‘New Look’ Mascara

‘New Look’ — indeed. Everything about this mascara is new: The packaging, the wand, the formula, and the performance. Unfortunately, Dior should have probably stuck with the old… as in, what actually works.

Everything about this mascara is small. The tube is smaller than traditional Dior mascaras, and the wand is small as well. The regular Dior Blackout wands absolutely dwarf this New Look wand, which looks better suited to ‘bottom lash’ application.

If the size is not problem enough, it’s also made of a thick plastic. That wand is perfectly awful. There was no tester at the Sephora where I bought it, so I ended up purchasing it blind. If ever there was a time for a tester… it was with this mascara.

But, in the interest of fairness, I tried it anyway:

It lengthens fairly well, but there is NO volume associated with this mascara. Its finish just isn’t noteworthy… especially when you have to try to achieve it with that awful wand. I don’t like this mascara at all. I have no idea what Dior was thinking with this packaging or formulation. The DiorShow and Blackout mascaras easily live up to their hype. This one, sadly, does not.

FOTD: Color Block

I started out one way… ended up another way… and somehow a whole bunch of color ended up on  my face:

Tom Ford Traceless Foundation (Praline)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Make Up for Ever Shadow in #18 (Orange)
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #18 (crease)
Dior Garden Edition (bright green) Eyeshadow (inner lid)
Make Up for Ever Eyeshadow in 116 (outer lid)
Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil in Perversion (outer lashline and wateline)
Guerlain Noir G Mascara
YSL Glossy Stain in Corail Aquatique

Eye Adore: Dior 5-Colors Garden Edition

This is just beyond stunning. I saw promotional pictures of this quint about two months ago, and instantly fell in love…

Here, I’ll just let the pictures do the talking:

Isn’t it just BEYOND? I love looking at it… just stunning. The shadows are silky and highly pigmented, but they have a VERY high shimmer factor, which means flashback if you use a flash on the camera. I had to cut out the lights to get the color to show up (my camera pictures without flash are pretty much garbage). The colors are actually deeper than my swatches in real life.

This is truly beautiful. Certainly worth paying one forward in a giveaway. Details coming. Ciao for now!

FOTD: Beige Masai

My skin has been ROCKED these last few weeks (stress and hormones) so I’m keeping my skin disinfected and the makeup simple. It’s getting better, little by little… although not fast enough…

Chanel Perfection Lumiere (Beige Ambre 64)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
IMAN Blush in Allure
Dior 5-Color Palette in Beige Massai:
Medium Cool Brown on lids
Rust Brown on outer corners
Dark Brown through the crease 
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero (lashline)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
Chanel Lip Pencil in Nude
Chanel Glossimer in Aurore